Spartan Controls to offer vendor-neutral OPC Training


Edmonton, Alberta - March 3, 2009

Spartan Controls is pleased to announce a partnership with MatrikonOPC to offer vendor neutral OPC Training. Spartan Controls is the foremost supplier of control solutions and instrumentation in Western Canada.

"Spartan Controls has always been a strong believer in providing educational courses that matter to our customers. We believe that partnering with the world’s largest OPC training provider, MatrikonOPC will further extend our training offering to the Process Control Industry. With MatrikonOPC’s program, our offering to the Process Control Industry is complete," said Bill Elliott, Services Manager of Spartan Controls.

It is a great opportunity for MatrikonOPC to partner with an industry leader like Spartan Controls. This partnership will allow for both of our companies to expand our breadth of offering to our clients. At the end of the day, meeting our client’s needs is our main goal," said Sean Leonard, VP MatrikonOPC.

MatrikonOPC is the world’s largest source of OPC Training. They offer OPC hands-on Workshops globally in multiple different languages. MatrikonOPC is the only vendor whose trainers have extensive onsite experience; bringing this experience into the classroom enables students to learn real world solutions, to real world problems.

For more information on MatrikonOPC Training visit their website at:

About Spartan Controls
Spartan Controls sells, applies and services products that measure, control, and automate processes for the process industries in Western Canada. Dedicated to delivering great service and value, Spartan serves the oil and gas, power, pulp and paper, mining, chemical, water treatment and other process industries. As well, Spartan continually invests to provide differentiated local support for their customers.

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About MatrikonOPC (a division of Matrikon Inc. [TSX: MTK])
With a collection of more than 500 OPC products and over 100,000 installations worldwide, MatrikonOPC is the world's largest supplier of OPC connectivity products. Matrikon is a charter member of the OPC Foundation, and has demonstrated a commitment to developing OPC as the industrial connectivity standard.

MatrikonOPC's international customer base includes a wide range of companies from process to discrete manufacturers in industrial, commercial and military applications. With offices throughout North America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East, MatrikonOPC's reach is global.

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MatrikonOPC and Matrikon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Matrikon Inc.

For more information, contact:
Sameer Suleman
MatrikonOPC Training Product Manager +1 780-448-1010 extension 4573

For business and investor related information, contact:
Nicole Sayler
Corporate Communications & Investor Relations