Our Parent Company
R.D. Southern was just 17 years old when ATCO was originally founded as Alberta Trailer Hire in 1947. With initial revenues of $1,077 and 15 utility trailers, R.D. Southern (pictured here) and his father, S.D. Southern, set a bold course to service Alberta’s booming oil industry. Seventy years later, ATCO is a diversified $22 billion global corporation that has delivered service excellence and innovative business solutions across several platforms, including electricity generation, natural gas distribution and transmission, energy storage, industrial water, retail energy and permanent and temporary modular structures. ATCO serves more than two million customers around the world, providing integrated, forward-thinking solutions. From reliable, sustainable energy for homes and businesses to innovate temporary and permanent structures and everything in between, ATCO builds communities, energizes industries and delivers customer-focused infrastructure solutions.