The Slimdor Story
From Coal Mines to Contracting
In 1979, Jens (Slim) and Dorothy Bach started Slimdor Holding Ltd. Their first project was the reclamation of the Canmore Coal Mines, a 3,000 acre site mostly located in the area now known as Three Sisters. Shortly thereafter, Slimdor was awarded a major mining contract for Steele Brothers Canada, which was held until 1981.
“Their first project was the reclamation of the Canmore Coal Mines, a 3,000 acre site mostly located in the area now known as Three Sisters.”
In 1982, Slimdor was successful in being awarded another contract which was to mine raw materials for Lafarge Canada at the Exshaw cement plant. The quality of service and productivity Slimdor provided helped to develop and flourish its business relationship with Lafarge. Over the next 26 years the Lafarge contract expanded to include processing and selling of rip rap, maintenance and labor work at the plant as well as several construction projects at the plant site.
Rich Bach purchased the company in 1988 under the current name of Slimdor Contracting Ltd. During the early years Slimdor did a considerable amount of construction and maintenance contracts for municipal landfills along with flood protection, riverbank restoration, trail maintenance and campground construction for Alberta Environment.
Expanding Our Focus
Slimdor continues to work in these areas but has since expanded its focus over the past 27 years on site development, earthworks and underground utilities works within residential, commercial and infrastructure. During this time Slimdor has acquired the people, knowledge and equipment to meet the needs of any large or small project.
Our Commitment to Growth and Development
Moving into the future, Slimdor is committed to becoming an established construction leader whose name is associated with only the highest quality and professional work. We aim to do this through the people we employ and the companies with partner/work with. Our employees are our greatest asset and we are dedicated to their development and growth. Our partners will include those likeminded companies that have the passion for excellence, the vision to innovate and the character to stand by the work the same way we do at Slimdor.