Edmonton, Alberta – July 15, 2022 – Backwoods Energy Services and Carvel Electric are pleased to announce their partnership. Backwoods, whose mission is to drive economic opportunity by empowering Indigenous people and communities, is particularly excited by the partnership, which represents two Indigenous organizations coming together for the benefit of Indigenous people.

Carvel Electric comes to the partnership with a stellar reputation in the electrical industry, while Backwoods brings expertise in matting, civil, forestry/clearing, environmental and security solutions. Together, their partnership can better provide local companies with a greater array of services, backed by solid performance in each area.

“We are excited about this partnership, as our organizations have similar values and focus on customer satisfaction,” states Mike Heck, President and CEO with Backwoods Energy Services. “Furthermore, we each pride ourselves on our safety records, and have a refined project management system to ensure we execute with excellence.”

Jordan Jolicoeur, President and CEO of Carvel Electric says, “When Indigenous companies succeed, they create opportunity for their people and innately give back to their communities – when Indigenous companies thrive, they are able to go beyond their communities and uplift each other, creating a circular Indigenous economy. The Backwoods Energy Services and Carvel Electric partnership is the future of thriving Indigenous partnerships.”

For more information on this partnership, please contact Mike Heck at: mheck@backwoodsenergy.ca or Jordan Jolicoeur at: Jordan@carvelelectric.com

About Carvel Electric

Carvel Electric is a family-owned Metis electrical contractor situated in Stony Plain, Alberta. Carvel is a rapidly growing electrical contractor in the oil & gas, railway and utility industry.

For more information on Carvel Electric, please visit: Carvelelectric.com

About Backwoods Energy Services

Backwoods Energy Services is 100% owned by the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation and provides construction services to the oil, gas, utility, and forestry industries in Western Canada.

For more information on Backwoods, please visit: Backwoodsenergy.ca