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TIMMINS, November 3, 2015 – BESTECH has been selected by Calabrian Corporation to provide engineering services for the recently announced SO2Clean™ production facility in Timmins, Ontario.  This groundbreaking facility will supply the mining, paper and water treatment operations in the region.  Design of facilities to support the SO2Clean™ process and site development are scheduled to begin immediately, followed by construction. The goal is to have the facility fully operational by the end of 2016, resulting with several skilled manufacturing jobs being created.

BESTECH will be the lead engineering firm on the project, completing the land development, civil, structural, mechanical, instrumentation, and process control requirements.  In conjunction with their partner Praetorian, BESTECH will also manage the construction, procurement, contracts, schedules and cost controls.  As a result of this partnership, the company will showcase their expertise in an industry outside of mining.
“Calabrian is extremely satisfied with the Timmins site and eager to embark on this partnership with BESTECH,” said Lee Smith, Engineering and Technology Manager at Calabrian.  “The skills and capabilities that BESTECH offer match our size and needs, making this collaboration a good fit for both parties.  We are already impressed with the speed to which BESTECH representatives have been able to respond and meet our needs.  Throughout the fast pace of this development, they have been flexible and accommodating to our schedule. We anticipate a strong, long term relationship incurring mutual benefits.”
The project is an exciting undertaking for the community as chemical manufacturing will be a unique enterprise to complement the number of employers currently operating in the City of Timmins and outlying region.  Additionally, Calabrian utilizes an innovative technology with their proprietary production process, SO2Clean™, where this system is essentially emission free, reliable and capital efficient.
“BESTECH is thrilled to be able to meet the needs of the Calabrian team and to play a role in the economic benefits that this project will create for Northern Ontario,” said Denis Pitre, Vice-President & Co-CEO of BESTECH. “Our goal is to become part of our client’s team and establish long-lasting working relationships.  We are grateful for the opportunity to continue with the diversification of our services by working with a reputable business in chemical manufacturing.”

About Calabrian Corporation

Calabrian Corporation is a leading supplier of sulfur dioxide and related derivatives used in wastewater treatment and other applications. The Company manufactures sulfur dioxide and downstream derivatives such as sodium sulfite, sodium bisulfite, sodium metabisulfite and sodium thiosulfate in its integrated manufacturing facility in Port Neches, Texas, and serves markets in North and South America. Its products are used in a broad range of industrial and municipal wastewater treatment applications to achieve compliance with federal and local water regulations, as well as other specialty applications in personal care, pulp and paper processing, food preservation, oilfield production and disinfection.  SO2Clean™ is an innovative technology developed by Calabrian Corporation to manufacture sulfur dioxide and various sulfur derivatives.  In the manufacturing process, SO2Clean™ enables the reduction of equipment and steel, lower electricity, operational and maintenance costs as well as no inert gases to convey or vent.


With offices in Timmins and Sudbury, Ontario, BESTECH is a prominent Canadian firm which specializes in the areas of engineering, automation, energy management and environmental monitoring.  Founded in 1995, BESTECH was created to address the need for system integration and industrial automation in the mining sector and has since grown to be a multi-disciplinary team offering diverse services and products. BESTECH has developed strong industry expertise during the last 20 years by responding with innovative engineering solutions and technologies to assist companies in the mining, pulp and paper, forestry, oil and gas, manufacturing, municipal and commercial industries, enhance their productivity, profitability and safety.


For more information, please contact:


Tel: 705.675.7720


Calabrian Corporation

Michelle Gehle

Sales Administrator

Calabrian Corporation

Tel: 281.348.2303