A man with 35 years experience in construction and installation work, primarily in Alberta, is using that experience to provide a service in the Kamsack area.
Earl Rudd operates Rudd Instrumentation, a company he had started several years ago while he was still working in the oil and gas business, primarily concentrating on installation and repair of the various instruments required for measurement, control and the flow of gas and oil.
Rudd, who moved back to Kamsack in 2008 with his wife, Maria, works from a 30-foot by 60-foot shop at the back of his First Street home. He is equipped to do a variety of yard work including lawn maintenance, rototilling, snow removal and chainsaw work, particularly using an 18-foot pole saw.
To do the work, Rudd has a small tractor equipped with a six-foot mower, a rototiller, small backhoe with two sizes of buckets and a rear blade for snow removal and dirt levelling jobs.
“I also use a riding and a push mower,” he said last week, adding that when using his tractor and roto-tiller he is able to dig deeply into a garden, as opposed to the surface tilling that other equipment does. He also owns a 30-foot fl at deck trailer and, for light moves, a 28-foot enclosed trailer. They are both hauled by his one-ton truck.
“I’ve also done a lot of carpentry and have all the carpentry tools needed to do small projects.”
Born and raised in Kamsack, the son of Erla and the late Jim Rudd, Earl graduated from the Kamsack Comprehensive Institute in 1974 and then went to work at the Northern Petroleum Corporation. Eighteen months later the NPC employees went on strike, which marked the beginning of the end of the corporation in Kamsack, so he moved to Calgary where he started working on instrumentation. By 1980 he was working towards obtaining his Journeyman’s Instrumentation Mechanical accreditation and obtained it in 1986.
Rudd then obtained employment at Opsoc, first in Calgary, and then at Sedgewick, Wainwright and Lac la Biche, basically working with the calibration and maintenance of gauges that regulate and monitor oil flow.
Now working from his shop in Kamsack, Rudd says he is prepared to accept jobs in the area. Persons wishing to contact him may see his advertisement in the Business and Professional Directory in this newspaper, or may email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.