A Canadian energy services and water treatment company is opening a new manufacturing facility on a vacant school campus in Deaver.
Ridgeline Energy Services Inc. of Calgary says the facility will manufacturer the company’s storage and other equipment used to treat wastewater generated by industry and energy production.
The facility was previously Deaver’s school campus, with five buildings on seven acres.
“This facility will enable Ridgeline to lower manufacturing costs, accelerate system delivery times and continue the development of our technology,” Tony Ker, CEO of Ridgeline Energy Services, said in a news release. “We look forward to ramping production in our Wyoming facility to support our growth in the coming years.”
Ridgeline is leasing the buildings and land with the option to purchase the facility in the future as land is transferred from the federal government, the company said.
The company said the northern Wyoming facility provides the company access to customers in North Dakota, Colorado, eastern Utah, western Texas and Alberta, Canada. Ridgeline cited Wyoming’s business-friendly climate, lack of a state income tax and the welding program at nearby Northwest Community College as reasons it is opening the facility.
The conversion of this vacant campus into a manufacturing facility “is a testament to the vision and the entrepreneurial spirit that permeates the state of Wyoming,” said Dennis M. Danzik, Ridgeline’s director of engineering and operations.