Trinidad history 101: 5 milestones in our growth

As the adage goes, “You can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.” We think our history of growth says a lot about where we are heading as a company. In this post, we want to reflect on some of our milestones to give you an idea of how we see our future.

1. Trinidad is founded in 1996

This, of course, was the first of many milestones. We started with four rigs, and now we have 134. Right from the beginning, there were some fundamental values that enabled (and continue to enable) our success: values like listening to our customers, staying on top of technology, focusing on performance and always taking care of our team. Taking care of our team means working to keep every worker safe, every day, and giving our employees opportunities that allow them to grow their careers and share in our success. Continue reading

Sharing success: We grow as you grow

Brent Kryzanowski and his wife on vacation in San Francisco.
Brent and his wife on vacation in San Francisco.

Brent Kryzanowski has been with us pretty much since the beginning. He started in 1996 when we were a Saskatchewan-based company with only one rig. Back then he was a Motorhand. Now, we have 134 rigs operating in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, and Brent works as our Top Drive Superintendent.

Brent’s career growth is emblematic of Trinidad’s story. Over the last 17 years we have risen to the top of our industry by staying on top of technology, by listening to our customers and through the hard work of people like Brent.

OK, back to 1996 (you remember 1996, it was the year “Independence Day” starring Will Smith came out). Back then Brent was working on Rig #1 north of Lloydminster, Sask. By 1998 he was a Driller. Three years later he was a Rig Manager. The man who promoted him to Rig Manager was a Field Superintendent named Lyle Whitmarsh – who is now Trinidad’s CEO. As Trinidad grew, so did the opportunities for Brent. Continue reading