Our History

Alberta Mining Corporation, AMC, was founded in 1948 by Frank Ruben. Frank was a true pioneer in the development of Alberta’s primary resources – establishing North Canadian Oils in 1947 as well as building Alberta’s first pulp mill – North Western Pulp and Power Limited in Hinton, Alberta in 1951.

By 1970, with Bob Ruben, son of Frank at the head, the company’s core business had evolved from primary industries to real estate development. Commercial and Industrial Real Estate holdings became the focus of AMC during those years.

Peter Ruben, Frank’s grandson, took over the company in 1997 and over the next few years, AMC began to make a strategic shift with respect to its real estate strategy. In anticipation of the demand fuelled by the baby boomer generation, the company began adding resort and recreational residential property to its portfolio, thus the creation of Rockwater Properties..

As in the past, AMC continues its gradual evolvement. Today, under the Leadership of Connie Ruben, AMC has entered into the exciting new domain of Technology Development through the creation of May-Ruben Technologies. The partnership with Wayne May has provided AMC the opportunity to be a leader in world changing technologies and doing so never forgetting to care for the natural resources the Earth provides.

Where will AMC go next?

It will depend on the needs of the world around us and the group within us. Chelsea Ruben, great grandaughter of Frank Ruben has now entered the company and is currently working with MRT. It will be interesting to check in over the next few years to see what changes are in store for the AMC Group of Companies.