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Normally I write blogs about machining, welding, heavy duty mechanical or hydraulics, but not this time. In fact, I'm not even writing this blog, I'm 'borrowing' it from a gentleman named Donald Cooper MBA, CSP, HoF, who in turn 'borrowed' it from a gentleman...

Spring is here and it's time to get farming equipment ready! Kaymor is a one stop shop for all your farming equipment repairs. You will save time and money, getting you on the fields faster. Got a mechanical issue, Kaymor has highly trained heavy duty mechanics that...

Value?  What is it? The dictionary defines value as: 1-the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness, of something. 2-a person's principals or standards of behavior; one's judgement of what is important in life. We all know what value is but what is value as related...

Kaymor employs a variety of trades; welders, heavy duty mechanics, millwrights, electricians and machinists. Kaymor believes in the continuing growth of the trades and is active in the apprenticeship programs, such as RAP (Registered Apprentice Program]. Today we will look at what it takes to be...

CNC machines are used on a daily basis at Kaymor but what is it exactly? Computer Numerical Control (CNC)was first developed in the 1940s and 50s.  These machines relied on punched tape or perforated paper tape for data storage.  As data storage technology improved, so did...

Kaymor is always looking for ways to diversify.  Striving to be the one stop shop for repairs and service, the newest endeavor is hydraulic cylinder repairs.   Kaymor employee Hank Derksen designed and built a hydraulic tear apart and testing unit. This state of art equipment can...

Inspiration comes in all forms.  It could be the seascape that inspires the painter to paint, or a kind gesture that inspires a person to pay it forward. At Kaymor the employers and staff found their inspiration through one person’s quiet confidence and unwavering determination to...

The TreeKing Processor is shown here at Kaymor Machining and Welding for a demo and to show you how it cuts and strokes.  The Processor is installed  on a Caterpillar 538 Machine designed specifically for forestry.   See the TreeKing demo video below:   The TreeKing is headed out to a...

Kaymor Machining & Welding is currently seeking talented new individuals to join our machine shop in Clairmont, AB which is located just outside of Grande Prairie, AB.  Kaymor was established in 2001 and is proud to support the Peace Region by providing Machining, Welding, Fabrication...

Welding Project  – Kaymor Machining and Welding Here is Bruce Barley one of our portable welders cutting and capping piles for a customer’s deck on their house.  A proper foundation is crucial for a structurally sound deck. This will now allow them to to build a...

Kaymor is looking forward to our next up and coming show! The Canada North Resources Expo will be at the CN Centre in Prince George on May 26-27, 2017.  The CNRE takes place every two years and showcases the latest in heavy equipment, machinery and technology in the...

Kaymor is looking forward to attending the Peace Region Petroleum Show! The show takes place May 17-18, 2017, and is hosted by the Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce and the Grande Prairie Petroleum Association. This is a great show to get the latest...

With the current issue on carbon emissions and our planet, it is natural to question the future of the oil and gas industry. As the number of advancements in renewable energy sources and the increasing efficiency of our technologies continue to grow, is the high demand...

The TreeKing is doing a fantastic job at its first demo session in Dawson Creek, BC. We are working in Aspen, which the TreeKing is specifically designed for and has given us great results from the machine. The TreeKing is revolutionizing the logging industry with its multi-stem features,...

Hope everyone is having a fantastic New Year and we are so looking forward to 2017. In the last year, 2016 sure had its up and downs to say the least.  We are thankful to be keeping busy here at the shop and have such a...

At Kaymor we encourage young people to come see and learn about our machining and welding processes.  It has been our pleasure through the years to train and work with many young individuals aspiring to expand their careers in the industry. Today we had a special...

At Kaymor we are very interested in what our clients and oil and gas companies in general have planned for 2017.  Precision drilling is a North American drilling company and they are Canada's largest driller. In an announcement made on Monday Precision Drilling stated for 2017 they...

Here at Kaymor the TreeKing is ready to venture out and start processing trees.  Les and Hank are doing some in shop testing before it can hit the road. The TreeKing is a revolutionary tree harvester that has the ability to multi-stem up to 8 trees and...

It is with great sadness that we have learned about a fellow community member, Jordan Hogan, who has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. In the last 10 years only about 25 people have been diagnosed with this cancer in Canada.  Jordan is the...

This week at Kaymor we have been able to put our demolition skills to the test. We always do whatever it takes to help our loyal customers in the Grande Prairie area accomplish what they need. We have been working on tearing down part of the building, breaking out...

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="300"] Kelvin Twerdochlib, Operations Manager at Grande Prairie TSR[/caption] At Kaymor we are honoured to donate our time to vital members of our community. The Mechanical team have been busy repairing and servicing TSR Units. TSR is Grande Prairie Technical Search and Rescue. TSR was...

We had a great time at Demo International 2016 showcasing the TreeKing.  During the show we got to see some fantastic displays.  One of the booths that really stood out was the Tigercat.  Tigercat featured the 855D Series, Feller Buncher, S855D Series Shovel Logger, H855D Series Harvester and...

At Kaymor our machining service department has been working on a line boring project for a scissor neck trailer. Line boring is the process in which we can repair worn out bores by welding and machining them back to manufacturers specifications or simply over size the existing...

The introduction of the TreeKing has been an exciting process here at Kaymor.  Through detailed hard work and craftsmanship from our team here we are creating a machine that will offer benefits for years to come for our customers.  The machining, welding and mechanical service department's have been working hard to create a top of...

Kaymor is now proud to partner with RCAP to provide leasing services, an equipment financing company who has been offering services for 46 years.  Leasing is a great option for those who want to take advantage of what new or quality equipment can do for your business.  Allow...

We wanted to take a quick moment and thank the Shark Club Grande Prairie for choosing Kaymor as their Business of the Month for July. Every month the Shark Club chooses a business from the Grande Prairie area as a business of the month to enjoy a special discount...

Kaymor has signed a licensing agreement with KTI (Kerik Technologies Inc.) for manufacturing rights to the TreeKing Processor.  This revolutionary equipment will be built in Kaymor's shop.  Rob Stegmeier, Kaymor and Les Kerik, KTI, are very excited to introduce the TreeKing to the logging industry...

Kaymor has just received the best Christmas and New Year gift---a great client feedback! Our team has recently done work for Northstar Energy on their power line towers bases situated in Manitoba. We are honored to receive the following heartwarming feedback from Northstar’s Equipment Designer, Dusty...

Do you like the idea of working on exciting projects, indoors and outdoors, acquiring new skills all the time and sometimes traveling to different locations? Welding might be fit for you! Welding is an exceptionally rewarding career that can also be demanding and challenging. You...

There's nothing better than sitting around a fire pit, in your back yard, roasting marshmallows with friends or family.  However we all know that building a fire pit can be a lot of work! Why not let the guys at Kaymor build you a portable one? ...

Kaymor takes great pride in following all the recommended safety standards required for maintaining a safe workplace. Welding is a process that joins materials by fusion. It is this powerful process of fusing metal and melting down that brings up numerous welding safety issues such as...

Around 1000 BC, the discovery and shaping of metals in ancient civilizations marked the actual history of welding as a metalworking process. Chronologically, those metals were copper, bronze, silver, gold, iron and, later stepped down to, steel. Gold, though, is said to be the first...

You wouldn't think that a machining and welding shop would interest six year old's. Well apparently we're wrong! On Wednesday May 27th, Miss Linssen's grade one class from Hythe, came for a field trip. Out of the bus they marched, single file, where they were greeted...

                Kaymor consistently strives for the best; the best product, the best service, and most importantly, the best education for our staff. We'd like to congratulate the following welders for recently receiving their Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) certification. Merle Ollenberger Jake Mellon John Campbell Bruce Barley Dave Clipstone; Welding Supervisor Dakota...

  Five days, that's all it took from start to finish for the first 3D printed electric car to be produced.  The companies behind the car, AMT-Association for Manufacturing Technology, Local Motors, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Cincinnati Inc, showcased the manufacturing, assembly and finally on...

Every two years, Mccormick Place in Chicago hosts the International Manufacturing Technology Show or better known as IMTS. Earlier this month we attended the show, along with 114,145 other registrants from 112 countries. There were 2,035 exhibiting companies filling the 1.282 million net square foot space,...

We can’t say it enough…..Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! This is just a quick note to thank the businesses and people who helped make Kaymor’s Canada Day float a reality. Thank you-Foster’s Covered Wagon’s (grandeprairie.fosterscoveredwagons.com) for donating the trailer we decorated. Thank you- Iron Coatings, 14410 102st...

Thomas Lukaszuk’s visit to Kaymor was insightful, informative, and well, just down right awesome! President of Kaymor, Robert Stegmeier, hopes his meeting with Mr. Lukaszuk will start the ball rolling to find innovative ways to bring skilled trades to Alberta and keep them here. “Growth is...