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Acheson, Alberta

Coordinates: 53°32′45″N 113°46′17″W / 53.54583°N 113.77139°W / 53.54583; -113.77139
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Acheson is located in Alberta
Location in Alberta
Acheson is located in Canada
Location in Canada
Coordinates: 53°32′45″N 113°46′17″W / 53.54583°N 113.77139°W / 53.54583; -113.77139
RegionEdmonton Metropolitan Region
Census division11
Municipal districtParkland County
Named forA. Acheson Tisdal
 • TypeUnincorporated
 • MayorAllan Gamble
 • Governing body
  • Natalie Birnie
  • Allan William Hoefsloot
  • Phyllis Kobasiuk
  • Kristina Kowalski
  • Sally Kucher Johnson
  • Rob Wiedeman
706 m (2,316 ft)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code span
Area codes780, 587, 825

Acheson is a locality and an industrial area in Alberta, Canada, within Parkland County.[1]

Acheson is located on the Canadian National (CN) main line and Highway 60 (Devonian Way) between Highway 16A (Parkland Highway) and Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway). It is 3.2 km (2.0 mi) west of the City of Edmonton, 5.7 km (3.5 mi) east of the City of Spruce Grove, and 20 km (12 mi) north of the Town of Devon.

The locality is named after A. Acheson Tisdal, a railway official.[2] Acheson was founded as a repair facility for CN, with industrial development following in the 1970s.[3] It is recognized as a major employment area by the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board.[4]


Acheson Industrial Area[edit]

The Acheson Industrial Area is the economic development hub of Parkland County.[5] Its 10,000 acres (4,000 ha) of land[5] is home to over 200 businesses.[3] The Acheson Business Association established in 2004.[6]

Within the Acheson Area Structure Plan, the industrial area borders the City of Edmonton to the east, Highway 16 to the north, Spruce Valley Road to the west, and Highway 628 to the south.[7] Industrial parks within the Acheson Industrial Area include the Ellis Industrial Park, the Sherwin Industrial Park, and West Acheson Industrial.[7]

Oil and gas industry[edit]

Profire Energy is an oilfield technology company, specializing in the design of burner-management systems (BMS) and other combustion-management technologies.[8]


  1. ^ "Parkland County, geographical codes and localities". Statistics Canada. March 5, 2010. Archived from the original on April 5, 2012. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
  2. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 9.
  3. ^ a b "History of Acheson". Acheson Business Association. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved October 15, 2011.
  4. ^ "Growth Plan 2010" (PDF). EMRB. Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board. March 2009. Archived (PDF) from the original on November 2, 2019. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Acheson Industrial Area". Parkland County. Archived from the original on August 26, 2011. Retrieved October 15, 2011.
  6. ^ "About Acheson". Acheson Business Association. Retrieved October 15, 2011.
  7. ^ a b "Acheson Industrial Area Structure Plan" (PDF). Parkland County. Parkland County. December 17, 2014. Archived (PDF) from the original on November 2, 2019. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  8. ^ "Profire Energy, Inc. Included Among the IBT 1000 Fastest - Bloomberg". www.bloomberg.com. Archived from the original on May 27, 2014.

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