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Sheerness Generating StationHanna is the agricultural service centre for a trading area population estimated at over 12,000 people. The Hanna trading area includes areas east along Highway 9 to the Saskatchewan border, south to the Red Deer River, north to the Halkirk area and west to Drumheller.

Other major industry in the area includes electricity generation (ATCO Electric), mining (Luscar Ltd., Sheerness Mines), and oil & gas.

The major industrial facility includes the Sheerness Generating Station.Natural resources in the area include thermal coal, clay, sand/gravel, oil, natural gas, and bentonite.

 
Agriculture
Agricultural products include wheat, barley, rye, tame hay, oats, flax, canola, beef cattle, hogs, poultry, sheep, and lamb.

As an agricultural centre, Hanna is home to: Hanna Farm Equipment/Heartland Equipment Group, Greenslades Northern Welding Ltd., UFA Farm Supply, Prairie Seeds Inc., the Agricultural Financial Services Corporation, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada PFRA.

 
Oil & Gas

Oil & gas activity is a major contributor to Hanna’s economy.  A number of businesses related to energy extraction exist in Hanna, as well as businesses that service the sector:

Bonavista Petroleum Ltd.
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (head offices)
Cononco Phillips Canada
Enerplus
EOG Resources Inc.
Exlco Oilfield Service
Fluid Experts
Karg’s Oilfield Services
KellAlta Fencing Oilfield Services
Quinn’s Big Country Oilfield Services Ltd.
Reacharound Controls Ltd.
SIG Contracting
Tranco

 
Manufacturing & Fabrication
The main manufactured goods include agricultural product, manufactured homes and absorbants.  Hanna's key manufactureers include Exlco - an oilfield stackable fence manufacturer, and SorbitAll - a manufacturer if absorbents headquartered in Hanna.  Other manufacturers and fabricators in the area include: Big Country Construction, Blake's Welding, Greenslades Welding, Hanna Sheet Metal & Insullation, Hanna Weldingrods and Venture Fabrication.
 
Commercial/Retail

Hanna has a stong commercial and retail sector for a town of its size.  $2.96 million in commercial and retail products are either announced, proposed or are under construction as of June 2006.  Some ley commercial/retail businesses in Hann include: A&W, Best Westerh, The Brick, IGA, Pharmasave, Pizza Hut, MacLeods Tru Value Hardware, Value Drug Mart and Warwick's Home Hardware Building Centre.

   
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