ESTEVAN - A prominent fabrication business in southeast Saskatchewan is looking to add a location in Estevan.
An application for development for Saskarc to establish a fabrication business was approved by Estevan city council during the Aug. 9 meeting. It will be located at the site of the former Estevan Brick Plant on Jensen Road.
According to its website, Saskarc performs fabrication, modularization and industrial finishing of commercial projects, such as high rises, convention centres, stadiums, airports, hospitals, schools and more; industrial projects, including mines, oil and gas facilities, power plants, steel mills and food processing plants; and civil/infrastructure construction projects, such as hydro dams, tunnels, water treatment plants, pipeline infrastructure and bridges.
Saskarc’s main focus is on petro chemical, oil and gas, refineries, oilsands, mining, power generation and food processing industries.
The company’s head offices are in Oxbow.
In a report to council, Richard Neufeld, the land development services manager for the City of Estevan, said one comment was received from the owner of the Casa Colina apartment complex, who expressed concerns regarding heavy trucks on Fourth Avenue South.
Casa Colina is located northwest of the proposed Saskarc location.
Land development services and city engineering both agree the travel on Fourth Avenue South should be limited to light vehicles and service trucks, Neufeld said. He believes a Green for Life Environmental garbage truck should be the largest vehicle that uses Fourth Avenue South on a regular basis.
However, Neufeld recommended that council approve the project, subject to standard conditions for discretionary uses that include provisions for landscaping, obtaining other required licences and permits, and for Saskarc to begin operations within one year of the issuance of the permit.
Councillor Shelly Veroba agreed with Neufeld, saying that heavy trucks should not be allowed on Fourth Avenue South from Perkins Street to Jubilee Place, as the road is not in good condition, but she thinks it’s great to have another business in that area of the city.