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Spartan Controls Announces Contribution Agreement with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

May 23, 2018

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Spartan Controls is pleased to announce we have renewed our partnership with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), with a $4. 3M contribution agreement. NAIT, known for hands-on, technology-based learning, is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology, the environment, business, health and trades.

“Investing in and supporting education for the next generation of industry experts is a core principle at Spartan Controls,” said Grant Wilde, President & CEO. “We believe collaboration and innovation go hand in hand in solving today’s industry challenges, creating a bright future for the communities where we work and live.” 

This 11-year contribution agreement includes a substantial donation of world class technology, technical support, collaboration and awards funding and will support the Instrumentation Technology, Alternative Energy Technology, Power Engineering, Water and Wastewater Technology and Millwright programs. 

“The gift from Spartan Controls is transformational! On behalf of everyone at NAIT, our most sincere thanks,” said Dr. Glenn Feltham, President and CEO of NAIT. “Their gift elevates our students’ education. It ensures they have the most advanced equipment to learn on, and directly supports their educational journey through scholarships and bursaries. What an amazing investment in our students and province!”

Spartan has long supported polytechnics and universities across Western Canada, contributing well over $15 million in equipment and other support, including scholarships, advisory involvement, academic chair funding, and curriculum collaboration.

About Spartan Controls

Spartan Controls is the leading provider of automation, valves, measurement and process control solutions in Western Canada. For over 50 years, Spartan has provided customers with high performance solutions, industry expertise, lifecycle support, and technical training.

Our automation solutions are used in all process industries including oil and gas, oil sands, mining, pulp and paper, power, pipeline, and municipal. We are dedicated to providing exceptional customer experiences where expertise and collaboration come together 24/7, 365 days a year. For more information visit

About NAIT

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With nearly 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to Alberta’s prosperity.

Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

For further information please contact:

Tom Osborn

Spartan Controls

p: 780-468-5463

e: [email protected]

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