Tim Sawarin wanted to take control of his future, and create a promising future for his family. Since 1992 he and his wife Susan have owned and operated Tri Land Welding & Machine LTD. Tri Land Welding & Machine LTD. is a maintenance, repair, and fabrication, and CNC production shop. They cater to the oil, agriculture, trucking, and construction industries. They design new, and modify old equipment for higher production at a lower cost. Tim began as a journeyman mechanic and moved to shop foreman and eventually to owner. When he is not machining he volunteers as Vice Chair or the Community
Futures Lloydminster and Region Board and the Investment Review Committee.
Tri Land proudly employs a 3rd year apprentice, Matt, and Daniel, a 3rd year engineering student at University of Alberta. As well as his children Katharine, a Journeyman Machinist (recipient of the John A. Mery Memorial Scholarship as a 4th year student for her 100% practical exam, outstanding grades and attitude), and Adam, an Apprentice Mechanic and “Jack of all Trades”.
Tim utilized Community Futures Lloydminster and Region for advice and tools on how to run a business. He credits Community Futures with giving him the outline on how to run a business, advice on organization, finance, and business planning. He came across Community Futures' services by a referral from a bank. Tri Land did not acquire a loan from Community Futures, but rather utilized the tools and programs available for entrepreneurs.