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Whiting Equipment Canada Inc.

Whiting Equipment Canada Inc.

Principal/Founder name(s)

Principal: H.–Rudi Kroeker, P.Eng. President and CEO

Business Description

Whiting Equipment Canada Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures heavy industrial equipment that lifts, moves and contains dangerous and precious things, melts metals and crystallizes chemicals.

A subsidiary of Whiting Corporation (Monee, Illinois), Whiting Equipment Canada Inc. is an acknowledged leader in the specialized fields of metallurgical manufacturing, chemical processing, materials handling, and transportation maintenance equipment industries.

Milestones/Successes to date

Below is a list of recent projects, with locations and applications that Whiting has recently been heavily involved in from all over the globe:

Chemical Process Division
Canada (Saskatoon) – Ammonium Sulphate [(NH4)2SO4] Crystallizer
Argentina – Potash (KCl) Evaporator & Crystallizer
Spain – Potassium Nitrate (KNO3) Crystallizer
Israel – Potassium Nitrate (KNO3) Crystallizer
China – Sodium Chloride (NaCl) Plant
India – Sodium Chlorate (NaClO3) Crystallizer & Dryer

Metallurgical Division
South Africa – Fused Zirconium Arc Furnace
Germany – Steel Foundry Arc Furnace
Chile – Steel Foundry Arc Furnace
North America – Six (6) 17 Ton Ladles
Japan – 5 tonne Argon Oxygen Decarburization (AOD) equipment

Notable Accomplishments
1997 – A joint venture with Zhejiang NAMAG Equipment Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (in PR China) was founded.
2008 – Whiting acquires 100% shares of NAMAG.
2011 – Acquisition of Handling Specialty Manufacturing Limited, a premier source of custom engineered handling solutions.

How has Innovate Niagara / BioLinc helped you achieve success so far?

Whiting Equipment Canada Inc. chose BioLinc to serve as its only Canadian testing facility. The partnership between BioLinc and Whiting Equipment Canada Inc. resulted in the creation of the Whiting and Swenson Test Centre, Niagara Campus, at BioLinc’s incubator facility. This makes Niagara a hub for inorganic chemicals crystallization laboratory testing. Previously, chemical engineers would have to go to the U.S.A. or Europe to gain access to similar laboratory facilities. BioLinc provides Whiting with laboratory and office space as a testing facility to support Whiting’s projects for the global market.

Being an entrepreneur means…

“Being an entrepreneur means filling a need”, says H.–Rudi Kroeker, P.Eng. President and CEO of Whiting Equipment Canada Inc.