PTW Branch Operations feature of the week – Dawson Creek
Our Dawson Creek Branch is our only branch that has the ability to provide airfield maintenance and is the only electrical and instrumentation (E&I) contractor in the Dawson Creek region equipped to maintain the local airports. Most of the work encompasses preventative maintenance and repairs to runway and approach lighting systems, signage, and backup generator systems, but we are also skilled to assist on larger maintenance jobs, including underground cable failures. Our team has been trained to develop these skills through the completion of Airport Lightning Maintenance Courses, provided annually by the Campbell River Airport and sponsor companies. “This program is one of the only courses in Canada to offer this specialized training in a ‘hands on’ format. You’ll find electricians attending the courses from all across Canada, from large, medium and small airports including Canadian Forces bases,” comments Brentt Ford, Area Manager for Dawson Creek.
On August 2, 2022, our team provided airfield maintenance to the North Peace Regional Airport in Fort St. John following a Canadian Forces Snowbirds aircraft crash. The crash led to damages to approach lighting on the runway, and our Dawson Creek crew was called to repair the impacted infrastructure. “Once the investigation was complete, and we were given the green light, we went straight to work to procure parts as needed, and to have any infrastructure manufactured locally, as lead times for some items would have been too long. The approach lighting system was back online within one week.”
The Dawson Creek Branch also services client operations in the oil and gas, as well as agriculture industries. The team provides E&I services to these industries in addition to Regional District waste water lift stations, Microseismic monitoring installations and maintenance, and municipal service contracts.
Our team consists of a very close, family-oriented group that genuinely enjoys spending time together. The crew enjoys hunting trips, river boating, sledding and quadding on their days off, with many of the team having worked together for 10+ years. “Half the shop came from the acquisition of Edge Electric & Controls in 2015. They are a tight knit, talented group who look out for one another, and will always have each other’s backs.”