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Lonny Thiessen: Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2014

Founder, Western Manufacturing

Alberta's 50 Most Influential The Next 10
Jul 1, 2014

by Alberta Venture Staff

Lonny Thiessen

When he was 22, Lonny Thiessen started Western Manufacturing, a company that builds oilfield tanks, with a $1,000 investment. He launched it in 2008 – right as the market tanked and profit disappeared from the energy industry. For a while he had one customer. About three years later, though, Thiessen has made up for that. Last year Western Manufacturing’s revenues were above $30 million. Thiessen’s secret has been outsourcing and keeping in-house costs to the bare minimum. He’s also taken on long-term contracts for huge oil tanks to even out the peaks and valleys of the boom-bust energy industry.


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