When Ted Redmond became president and CEO of Edmonton-based NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corp. in August of 2010, the crane business was scraping the bottom of the Great Recession. On the eve of the economic collapse, the business had been growing, having acquired four other companies in 2008 and early 2009. But when project work dried up, the company was forced to hunker down, making do with maintenance contracts of its customers, many in the oil patch, that were also scaling back operations.

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