In March 2013, a company formed by Auriga acquired a majority ownership position in Pioneer Offroad Holdings ULC. Founded in 2006, Pioneer (www.pioneerrentals.ca) is a specialized equipment rental company focused on providing off-road equipment to environmental, surveying, and contractor customers servicing the oil and gas industry in Alberta, Canada. The Company provides a fleet of off-road transportation equipment that enables customers to access remote locations while providing the highest level of customer service and product safety available in the market. With seven strategically located facilities in the oil sands regions of Alberta and British Columbia, Canada, Pioneer is well-positioned to benefit from the continued robust growth of the oil sands and energy industries. In December 2013, Pioneer acquired Commercial All-Terrain Rentals, a Bonnyville based competitor, bolstering its position in the Cold Lake oil sands region. In December 2014, Pioneer acquired EZ Solution Rentals (now Pioneer Sanitary Solutions), a Taylor, British Columbia, based specialty equipment rental company focused on the rental and servicing of executive mobile washroom facilities.
Founded in 1990, Beers Enterprises, Inc. dba The Switch (www.theswitch.tv) is a leading provider of broadcast video transport services, offering customer-controlled, highly secure, extremely high speed broadcast video switching and transmission services for domestic and international television networks, common carriers, local broadcast stations, and producers or distributors of sports, entertainment, news, financial, political and public service television programming. Broadcast video transport services include: live event coverage (sports or news gathering), studio-to-studio or studio-to-production house transport for editing and/or production review, or content distribution to local affiliates or cable/satellite head-ends, involving real-time transport (sporting events, live talk shows or entertainment, time-sensitive editing or review) or non real-time transport (syndicated entertainment, non time-sensitive editing or review). The Switch’s network has been built using its proprietary control system software to provide very high levels of customer convenience, flexibility, and capacity. Examples of recent events transported by The Switch include the Oscars, the Emmys, The Tonight Show, and the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.