WILLISTON, N.D. – The workforce housing provider with more than 4,000 beds in North Dakota is planning to expand to Canada.
Target Logistics, which has lodges throughout the Bakken housing oilfield workers, will have two projects open in Canada before the end of the year, said Troy Schrenk, senior vice president for Target Logistics.
Target Logistics merged with Algeco Scotsman in February, a partnership that has allowed the companies to enter new markets, Schrenk said.
Target Logistics plans to provide housing to the energy and resource sectors throughout Canada, which include oil, gas, mining and forestry, he said. Schrenk said he could not comment on the specific locations of the first two projects.
Several of the company’s U.S.-based customers asked Target Logistics to consider expanding to Canada.
“It’s a natural fit for the Target Logistics offering, especially given Canada’s land mass and remoteness,” Schrenk said.
Canada has a higher standard than the U.S. for workforce housing and the public acceptance of temporary housing is stronger in Canada, Schrenk said.
“They look at it as a preferred solution,” Schrenk said.
Target Logistics has lodges in Williston, Dickinson, Tioga, Stanley and Watford City.