Stream-Flo Founder Duncan McNeill presents cheque to the Calgary Food Bank. Master Flo Canadian Sales Manager Jeff Helesic (far left), Stream-Flo Founder Duncan McNeill (center), Stream-Flo Canadian Wellhead Sales Manager Russ Gardiner (far right) with Calgary Food Bank volunteers.
Edmonton, Alberta (December 4, 2015)—The Stream-Flo Group of Companies, Stream-Flo Industries Ltd. and Master Flo Valve Inc., is pleased to announce that this year it will donate to 12 Canadian and 6 U.S. food banks in the communities in which it operates in place of giving away door prizes at its employee Christmas parties. In total, the company will donate $26,000.00 to the food banks.
Food bank use is increasing dramatically in communities hit by the downturn in the oil and gas industry. In Alberta, food bank use increased by 23.4% between March 2014 and March 2015, compared to a rise of 1.3% for all of Canada, according to a November 17 report by Food Banks Canada. The report attributes the increase in Alberta to rising unemployment caused by the drop in oil prices over the last year-and-a-half.
“With the industry down-turn, local charities are struggling to keep up with the demand for their services. Many of our neighbours in those communities are having trouble just making ends meet,” says Mark McNeill, President of the Stream-Flo Group of Companies. “One of our Guiding Principles is that the communities in which we work will benefit from our presence. Supporting communities such as Sylvan Lake, which have supported us, is important to all of us at Stream-Flo and Master Flo.”
In addition to donating to local food banks, the Stream-Flo Group of Companies supports local organizations in the communities in which it operates throughout the year, as well as organizations that serve the regions in which those communities are located. This includes donating $3 for every dollar raised by employees to purchase $258,730.00 worth of medical equipment for the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton in 2014, and donating $56,394.00 to the PTSD Foundation of America’s Camp Hope in Houston in 2015. Also this year, Stream-Flo organized a golf tournament in Midland, Texas in support of the UMC Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center. Since Stream-Flo took over organizing the tournament in 2013, it has raised $60,000 for the burn center.
Established in 1962, Stream-Flo Industries Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of wellheads, frac trees, gate valves, check valves and emergency shutdown systems for the global oil and gas industry. These products are supported by comprehensive services from installation and field maintenance to customer property management and remanufacturing. Stream-Flo’s head office and world-class manufacturing facility is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with the Stream-Flo USA LLC head office in Houston, Texas. Both are supported by strategically located service and distribution facilities across Western Canada and the United States. International customers are supported from facilities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Erbil, Iraq (Kurdistan). A privately-owned Canadian company, Stream-Flo is part of the Stream-Flo Group of Companies. www.streamflo.com
About Master Flo
Established in 1979, Master Flo Valve Inc. partners with customers to design and manufacture surface and subsea choke valves, control valves, actuation and complete flow management solutions that lower costs and optimize production over the life of their field. Master Flo’s head office and world-class manufacturing facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is complemented by manufacturing, engineering, sales and service capabilities at its U.S. head office in Houston, Texas, and its U.K. head office in Aberdeen, Scotland. Global sales, service and distribution are delivered from facilities in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Bangkok, Thailand; Beijing, China; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Pau, France; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A privately-owned Canadian company, Master Flo is part of the Stream-Flo Group of Companies. www.masterflo.com
For more information and photos, contact:
Ken Schmaltz, Corporate Marketing Manager
The Stream-Flo Group of Companies
Supported Community Food Banks in Canada
BROOKS, ALBERTA Brooks Food Bank Foundation
CALGARY, ALBERTA Calgary Food Bank
EDMONTON, ALBERTA Edmonton Food Bank
EDSON, ALBERTA Edson Food Bank Society
ESTEVAN, SASKATCHEWAN Salvation Army Food Bank
FORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA Wood Buffalo Food Bank
FORT ST. JOHN, BRITISH COLUMBIA Salvation Army Food Bank
GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALBERTA Salvation Army Food Bank
RAINBOW LAKE, ALBERTA St. Peter & St. Paul’s RC Church Food Hamper Program
RED DEER, ALBERTA Red Deer Food Bank Society
SLAVE LAKE, ALBERTA Slave Lake Native Friendship Center
SYLVAN LAKE, ALBERTA Sylvan Lake Food Bank
Supported Community Food Banks in the U.S.
Needs Inc. in Cheyenne
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
East Texas Food Bank in Tyler, Texas
Northwest Assistance Ministries in Houston, Texas
San Antonio Food Bank
West Texas Food Bank in Odessa, Texas