Topco began operations in 1959 as a manufacturer of oilfield thread compounds and specialty sealants. The first products included API Modified, a tubing and casing compound for the pipe mills and well servicing industry; a zinc based compound blended in compliance with API Bulletin 7A1 for tool joints; and finally a heavy metal lubricant for drill collars in extreme pressure conditions. Early customers included steel mills, the oilfield supply store businesses, and the western Canadian drilling contractors.
As the company grew through the 60s additional product lines were either manufactured or representation agreements were signed for product distribution in the Canadian energy industry. In 1977 Topco opened a distribution center in Edmonton to be closer to that customer base as well as those companies in the Nisku Industrial area.
In 1994 Topco started a full service centre in Red Deer to inspect, repair, and recertify high pressure iron used by the well servicing contractors. This Integrated service facility grew in size and moved into it's current location five years later. Today the inspection recertification division has 4 operating centres in Alberta along with a stand alone well service pump facility capable of inspecting and repairing the large hp pumps used by the contractors to complete wells and bring on production.
Topco has 8 locations in Alberta; a thread compound blending plant in Calgary, an equipment manufacturing operation in Edmonton, 4 Integrated Services (IS) centres, and 2 major product distribution facilities. Topco established a US operation in Oklahoma City in 2010 to inventory and distribute products for our American customers.
Topco continues to grow with an expansion in its manufacturing capabilities, through the addition of several new product lines, Endurel® Well Servicing and the Endurel® valves and seats for large well service pumps. The company takes pride in supplying high quality products, maintaining strong inventories, and having an experienced and professional staff to provide technical advice and assistance to our customers.