(K-Line's Evolution: Vision, Growth, Excellence)
Glenn Expands Services: K‑Tek Incorporation
K-Line's Risky Sahara Power Project
In 1977, not long after creating K‑Tek, Glenn was approached to provide contractor services in Libya, Africa.
The job entailed installing many kilometers of overhead and underground feeders over a six-month period in the middle of the Sahara Desert. This was the largest project K‑Line undertook and had the potential to make or break the company.
Glenn took the calculated risk and mortgaged his assets to allow K‑Line to complete the project in Africa. Following the successful completion of this job, K‑Line stayed in Africa for another five years supplying power to the Bengasi Airport.
K-Line's Expansion Journey in Saskatchewan
In 1980, Glenn Kellett once again saw an opportunity for expansion.
While in Saskatchewan, Glenn decided to stop at the SaskPower facility to inquire about opportunities in the province. He was informed that the Saskatchewan area contracts were out for renewal.
K‑Line decided to bid on the contracts and was successfully awarded the Prince Albert and Yorkton area contracts. In 1985, K‑Line set up a permanent facility in White City, Saskatchewan where K‑Line still operates today.
K-Line's Expansion and Innovations: 1983
In 1983, not long after expanding to Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia Power contacted K‑Line asking if there was interest to work in Atlantic Canada.
Eager to expand and diversify K‑Line’s market share, K‑Line accepted the challenge. For the next twelve years, K‑Line performed live line distribution work and the construction of transmission lines in Nova Scotia and the surrounding Atlantic provinces.
K-Line Expands Market Reach Coast-to-Coast
Refusing to remain stagnate, K‑Line began exploring yet another opportunity to diversify its market share. In 1994, an opportunity came to acquire a contractor in British Columbia, Allteck, located in the Lower Mainland.
In the spring of 1994 Glenn’s son, Allan Kellett, among others relocated to BC to set up shop. For a while, K‑Line officially operated coast to coast, from British Columbia to Nova Scotia.