Fully owned by the Fort McKay First Nation Band, FMGOC began in 1986 with six employees and a single janitorial contract. Since then the group has aggressively taken advantage of its close proximity to the oil sands to establish a selection of innovative companies that provide both revenue and opportunity to their local community.
Today, as when it was established, the group’s mission remains to provide a range of diverse services and products to reputable customers and clients in its traditional territory for the betterment and prosperity of their local community. In seeking to achieve this, the group has become known for achieving success through proper structures and processes.
Over the years, FMGOC has become known for being a family orientated company that strives to meet and exceed the demands of its valued clients. The group has the advantage that it is in the same area as the Alberta oil sands, and as such can deliver materials to its clients in a timely and professional manner. FMGOC is an aboriginal company that has been setting the standard for Indigenous business success in Canada.
Thanks to its strong leadership team, FMGOC continues to channel its profits into the community to support housing, infrastructure, health, recreation and community programs. Looking ahead, the team are continually seeking opportunities for new ventures, growth, and prosperity so that they can remain a local leader and support the community and customers alike. This will remain the group’s ongoing focus as it looks towards a bright and prosperous future.
Last month marked 15 years since their last recordable injury. Ranch Manager Brad Ramstead says this milestone has been achieved through day-to-day effort and team mentality.