Pioneering Rural Natural Gas Distribution in Central Alberta
Unveiling the Journey of Minco Gas Co-op Ltd
Celebrating the Team Behind Our Success
The People Behind The Success of
Minco Gas Co-op Ltd
Minco Gas Co-op Ltd.’s remarkable growth and consistent service to its community are a testament to the tireless dedication and invaluable contributions of its staff and Board of Directors. Our team, led by General Manager Grant Withers, ensures the efficient operation of our services, with a steadfast commitment to the cooperative’s mission. Our Board of Directors, chaired by Joe Sydora, effectively guides our strategic direction, each representing different zones of our service area. Together, their collective efforts have been instrumental in shaping Minco Gas Co-op Ltd. into the reliable and customer-focused organization it is today. We are deeply grateful for their work, which continues to drive our success.
The Team on The Front Lines
Staff of Minco Gas Co-op Ltd
|Grant Withers||General Manager|
|Derek Miller||Field Serviceperson|
|Ross Jackson||Field Serviceperson|
|Mark Tomlinson||Field Serviceperson|
The Team Behind The Scenes
Our Board of Directors
|Joe Sydora||Zone 6||Chairperson|
|Condrad Bielesch||Zone 7||Vice Chairperson|
|Joe Soloway||Zone 4||Secretary|
|Carter Babij||Zone 1|
|Cliff Wowdzia||Zone 5|
|Sean Myshak||Zone 8|
|Willie Sargeant||Zone 2|
|Rod Cannan||Zone 3|
|Micheal Yakimetz||At Large|
How Minco Gas Co-op Ltd Came To Become What It Is Today
Foundation of Minco Gas Co-op Ltd
After several county meetings to gauge interest, Minco Gas Co-op Ltd. was formed on April 19, 1972, aiming to distribute natural gas across the central Alberta region.
Formation of Gas Alberta
The provincial Utility Minister, Roy Farran, initiated the rural gas program, establishing Gas Alberta. It served as a broker to procure gas for co-ops, including Minco, at bulk rates.
Beginning of Construction
In December, Minco started the construction of its gas distribution system south west of Vermilion, following its franchise area established earlier.
First Customer Served
Minco turned on its first customer in January, marking the beginning of its direct service to rural Albertans in its designated franchise area.
Over the years, Minco, with its committed staff and Board of Directors, has expanded its services to more than 1250 members, staying true to its co-operative principles of outstanding service and the lowest possible rates.