NC Services Group Ltd

December 18, 2013 11:28 ET

NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services Acquires Mullen Rigging and Industrial Services

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 18, 2013) - Edmonton-headquartered NC Services Group Ltd., parent company to NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services Ltd. ("NCSG") announced today that it has acquired Calgary-based, Mullen Rigging and Industrial Services Inc. ("Mullen Rigging").

Mullen Rigging was founded in Calgary in 2006 by Jamie and Jackie Mullen, and is a leading supplier of specialty rigging, lifting, and hauling services across Alberta and specifically in the Calgary and Edmonton/Leduc/Nisku regions of the province.

"Jamie Mullen and his team have built a great business providing their many customers with specialized solutions to their lifting, moving and hauling needs" said Ted Redmond, President of NCSG, "Mullen Rigging broadens NCSG's rigging expertise and provides additional equipment including hydraulic gantries, jacking systems, and gives us additional jack & slide crews in Calgary and Leduc". "We plan to add Mullen Rigging's gantries and other equipment/services to the services offered by NCSG's existing branches, and offer NCSG's crane and heavy haul services to the important Calgary market from Mullen Rigging's Calgary location."

As a part of the transaction, Jamie and Jackie Mullen as well as the other owners of Mullen Rigging plan to stay on with the business in their current roles. They will also play an important function within NCSG growing the specialty rigging capabilities of NCSG as a whole.

"Mullen Rigging's experienced crews will continue to provide our long term customers with our specialized knowledge of rigging, gantry, jack and slide, hauling, and lifting services" said Jamie Mullen, "with access to NCSG's team of over 630 employees and NCSG's fleet of over 285 cranes, 215 lines of hydraulic platform trailers, 280 conventional trailers and 78 tractors, Mullen Rigging will be able to take on larger projects and meet even more of our customers' rigging, moving, lifting and heavy haul needs."

About NCSG

NCSG began as Northern Crane Services. The company was founded in 1987 and purchased in 2006 by the current investor group. Since that time, NCSG has done eight follow-on acquisitions and grown at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 30%.

NCSG, based in Edmonton, Alberta, is one of the largest Crane and Heavy Haul companies in North America. NCSG provides rigging, lifting and heavy haul services throughout the North/South Energy corridor. In Canada, NCSG now has branches in Prince Rupert, Terrace/Kitimat, Fort St John and Tumbler Ridge in British Columbia; Calgary, Leduc/Nisku, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Wabasca and Bonnyville in Alberta; and Regina in Saskatchewan. In the U.S., NCSG has branches in Soda Springs, Idaho; Billings and Sidney in Montana; Williston and Dickinson in North Dakota; and Odessa, Texas. NCSG has a diverse fleet of over 285 cranes and picker trucks, ranging in size from 8 to 1350 tons as well as a highly specialized heavy haul tractor and trailer fleet servicing the refining, oil sands, upstream oil and gas, LNG, mining, infrastructure, commercial and wind/utility industries.

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