North America

Where we have worked:


Redpath Canadian Experience: Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, North West Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, Saskatchewan


Redpath United States of America Experience: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming


In 1962, today’s global entity of The Redpath Group started out as a small workshop in Noranda, Quebec; where 26 year-old Jim Redpath launched the J.S. Redpath Mining Contracting Company.

In 1965, the company took a giant leap forward with the sinking of Creighton # 9 shaft for INCO Ltd. near Sudbury, Ontario. This secured Redpath a world record for the deepest single-lift shaft in North America and a rapidly growing reputation as a premier shaft sinker.

In 1967, the company moved operations to North Bay, Ontario, taking advantage of its central proximity to Canada’s mining industry. With the successful completion of Brunswick #12 shaft in Eastern Canada and the Dome #8 shaft in North Eastern Ontario, by 1984, Redpath had markedly grown in reputation, size and capability.

In addition to shaft sinking, the Redpath name had become synonymous with the Arctic Region; having completed highly demanding projects at Polaris, Nanisivik, Lupin, Raglan in the Canadian Arctic and Black Angel in Greenland.

Countless milestones accomplished in its early years enabled the company to establish a worldwide presence today. It is this global strength, experience and expertise that continue to lure both clients and employees to Redpath Contractors and Engineers.

In 1973, Redpath opened its initial U.S. office in Phoenix, Arizona. In the beginning, the company primarily focused on a multitude of mid-sized projects throughout Nevada, Arizona, Idaho and Colorado. In 1982, The Redpath Group was commissioned to sink Hecla’s Lucky Friday shaft East of Wallace, Idaho.

The company’s extensive arctic experience has provided support to many successfully executed Alaskan projects, including contracts at Greens Creek, Kensington, Pogo and Niblack.


View from inside an underground mine site in North America.
A tipi just outside a mine site in North America.

Redpath Canada Limited

Head Office
710 McKeown Avenue,
North Bay, Ontario, Canada
P1B 7M2
Tel: +1 705-474-2461
Fax: +1 705-474-1954

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