Pipeline Inspection

Buffalo Inspection Services expands footprint with acquisition of Radius Inspection Services

EDMONTON, Alberta, October 1, 2014 Canada’s largest non-union Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) services provider, Buffalo Inspection Services (2005) Inc. (Buffalo Inspection Services), has acquired Radius Inspection Services (Radius), and independent owned and operated NDE company in Northeastern British Columbia, to continue its expansion into under-served locations.

Radius primary operation is strategically located in Fort St. John, British Columbia, a growth market for oil and gas and pipeline development. The acquisition provides Buffalo Inspection Services with the capability of increasing its presence in North East British Columbia working in partnership with an experienced and capable team.

Radius will operate locally as Silver Shadow Inspection Services, a Division of Buffalo Inspection Services and as a result of this deal will now be in a position to provide additional services such as Phased Array and Mainline Crawler capabilities to its clients.

The company has appointed Glen Griffiths, Regional Manager of Buffalo, to work with the existing Silver Shadow and Radius teams to lead the transition, aligning the organizations together and to integrate Buffalo’s structure that has been refined over the last 38 years.

About Buffalo Inspection Services

Buffalo Inspection Services is the largest non-union NDE company in Canada. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Buffalo has been providing NDE services primarily to the oil and gas industry across Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia for the last 38 years. The company offers a complete suite of NDT services including Radiography, Mainline Gamma Crawler, Magnetic Particle, Liquid Penetrant Examination, Visual Inspection, Phased Array, Ultrasonics, Ferrite Testing, Positive Material Identification, Hardness Testing, Tubing Inspection and Time of Flight Diffraction. The acquisition brings together the teams of Buffalo Inspection and Sliver Shadow to create a 226-strong workforce comprising skilled and certified professionals.