​Acden and Bravo Target Safety announce oilsands partnership

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The industrial arm of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and Calgary-based Bravo Target Safety have launched a new partnership in the Wood Buffalo Region, called Acden Bravo Target.

With more than 2,000 employees, Fort McMurray-based Acden is one of the largest Aboriginal employers in Canada.

Newly-formed Acden Bravo Safety is the company’s 17th service line, many of which are partnerships with other businesses, such as Acden Horizon North, Acden Bee Clean and Acden Lakeshore Contracting.

The creation of Acden Bravo Target is a mutually beneficial agreement between the two companies to deliver and satisfy client’s growing requirements with a unique set of emergency response and industrial safety services, the companies said in a joint statement last week.

“Our objective is to harness the economic development of the oilsands for the benefit of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation,” said Acden CEO Garry Flett.

“The creation of Acden Bravo Target allows us to integrate industrial safety services and further enrich our comprehensive service offering by responding to the specialized needs of our valued clients.”

Acden is highly regarded across the Wood Buffalo region, Bravo Target Safety CEO Kevin O’Brien said.

“Acden is unique in its commitment to the ACFN and its membership. As we expand our presence in the region, we will work with local Indigenous communities to create long-term employment opportunities.”

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