Our History

Our owner, Narmail Chana, was inspired by his father to become a business owner. After having worked in the fabrication industry for over 20 years, he decided to go out on his own and started A.C. Machine Works Ltd.

Narmail started his first prototyping business in the garage of his own house, with his first client being his next-door neighbour. Since these modest beginnings, we have since expanded to an industrial location in Southeast Calgary and now have a shop with six fabricators and machinists to better suit our clients’ needs.

Today, we continue to supply services to our customers in the oil and gas industry and are looking forward to future challenges. Eventually, we would like to expand more into the automotive industry.

Timeline of Important Events for A.C. Machine Works Ltd.:


August Contera Engineering becomes first big contract for AC Machine Works Ltd. for portable drilling rig equipment prototyping


Narmail Chana moves to his first industrial shop at Ogden Road


AC Machine Works Ltd. hires its first employee


BJ Services provides another challenging project for AC Machine Works, which completes prototyping for underbalance contour tools


AC Machine Works moves into present 3,200-square-foot.shop in the Foothills Industrial Park


A small recession hits, but our business is strong enough to withstand it


AC Machine Works has to lay off one employee for the first time ever


Another recession hits, but our business remains strong

Contact Us

   3551 78 Ave SE

Calgary, AB T2C 1J7



Opening Hours

  Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Services Area

Service Area

  • Alberta

  • Saskatchewan

  • British Columbia

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