CALGARY, June 8 /CNW/ - Matrix Solutions Inc. (Matrix), an environmental
and engineering consulting company based in Western Canada, today announced
its merger with Odyssey Environmental Ltd. (Odyssey).
"Bringing together our companies' complementary skill sets enhances our
service offering for meeting client needs," said Robert Pockar, President and
CEO of Matrix. "For Matrix, the quality of Odyssey's professional team and
strong background in spill response, environmental liability assessment,
remediation and reclamation, coupled with a reputation for excellent client
service in the Saskatchewan and Manitoba markets give us a strategic advantage
in providing integrated services and innovative solutions across Western
Canada to our upstream oil and gas clients."
"Odyssey is very excited to be joining a group of world-class engineers,
scientists and technologists that share our corporate culture and values,
while providing opportunities to diversify our services into other sectors,
including the potash and uranium industries," said Jonathan Hutt, President
and CEO of Odyssey, who will continue on at Matrix as Vice President,
Saskatchewan Operations. "The addition of Matrix's complementary disciplines,
robust support services, mentorship and training programs, and opportunities
for increasing employee ownership offers us an excellent way to expand
Odyssey's existing business capabilities."
The Boards of Directors of both companies have unanimously ratified the
merger that has Odyssey Environmental Ltd. becoming a division of Matrix
Solutions Inc. effective June 1, 2009. All Odyssey employees will be
continuing on in their same positions as employees of Matrix. All current
Odyssey project and service arrangements will also continue as previously
scheduled, and offices in Weyburn and Swift Current, Saskatchewan remain open
for business with enhanced service capabilities.
With roots dating back to 1984, Matrix Solutions Inc. is a 100% Canadian
and employee-owned environmental and engineering consulting company
specializing in providing practical solutions to clients, both domestically
and internationally. Over the years, Matrix has expanded to become a
recognized leader in: environmental and social impact assessments and audits;
environmental management, planning and regulatory compliance; environmental
site assessment, remediation and reclamation; environmental monitoring;
hydrology and hydrotechnical engineering; and overburden characterization and
oil sands delineation.
Odyssey Environmental Ltd. is a 100% Canadian and employee-owned
environmental consulting company that specializes in site assessment,
remediation and reclamation projects throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
From offices in Weyburn and Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Odyssey's 29
professional staff bring over 175 combined years of experience in providing
high-quality environmental services to the upstream oil and gas industry.
Specialized service offerings also include emergency spill response, low-level
aerial photography utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles, electromagnetic
surveys, landowner and regulatory management, and liability management.
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