Manufacturing and engineering, and Covid-19

| March 20, 2020

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Just a week ago our world looked very different. This week we’re in the midst of one of the biggest health crises the world has ever seen. We have been thinking long and hard about how we respond to this awful situation. One of the serious concerns right now is our lack of preparedness for this pandemic.  At Sandfield Engineering we are preparing for what comes next.

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Process Engineering Ltd

Established in 1990, Process Engineering Ltd. has set the standard for innovation and creativity in the execution of both small and large projects with technical and logistical complexity in remote areas of Alberta and British Columbia.

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Process Engineering Ltd

Established in 1990, Process Engineering Ltd. has set the standard for innovation and creativity in the execution of both small and large projects with technical and logistical complexity in remote areas of Alberta and British Columbia.

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