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Supreme International

Started in Region

1953

Business Type

Manufacturer: feed processors and environmental processors

Operations

250,000 sq. ft. facility

Employees

120

Supreme International manufactures vertical feed processors with a highly developed product line. They became the first company in North America to design, test and manufacture the Vertical Feed Processor. Supreme has revolutionized the livestock feeding industry by adding many new innovative features to the vertical processor that enabled livestock producers to feed their cattle more efficiently, allowing them to lower their feed costs and improve their gains.

With its primary manufacturing facility in the City of Wetaskiwin and its secondary facility in the United States, Supreme International operates globally with well-established distribution in the Middle East, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Russia, Mexico, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Hungary and all across the USA and Canada. Supreme has become the benchmark for quality throughout the world. In its continued growth and innovation, Supreme International also expanded into the environmental industry, with an industrial line of Enviro Processors for the recycling industry to process and blend different waste commodities.

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Home Hardware Western Distribution Centre

Started in Region

1985

Business Type

National Distribution Centre: distribution for national retail chain

Operations

750,000 sq. ft. facility

Employees

450

Home Hardware Stores Limited is Canada’s largest independent home improvement retailer. The company is owned by close to 1,100 independent small business operators from every corner of Canada, who operate under one of four banners: Home Hardware, Home Hardware Building Centre, Home Building Centre and Home Furniture. The company remains a genuinely 100% Canadian, dealer-owned and -operated major retailer.

Home Hardware meets the challenge of servicing its stores with a highly efficient, world-class distribution system. The Home Hardware Western Distribution Centre in the City of Wetaskiwin services its Western Canada dealers from Vancouver Island to the Northwest Territories to Manitoba, and warehouses over 50,000 products.

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Manluk Industries

Started in Region

1978

Business Type

Manufacturer: Metal fabrication, machining and forging

Operations

225,000 sq. ft. facility

Employees

190

Manluk specializes in full turnkey manufacturing solutions, providing world-class quality, delivery and efficiency. While utilizing cutting-edge technologies, such as robotic integrated manufacturing processes, it maintains the old-world pride and dedication to exceeding customer satisfaction. These values support industries, such as on- and off-shore drilling, wellhead, downhole tools and mining. The company’s capabilities include forging, heat treating, machining, cladding, wear resistant overlays, corrosion resistant overlays, nickel plating, nitriding, moly coating, HVOF, Xylan. With global span, Manluk ships products to over 20 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Middle East and into Africa.

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Wetaskiwin Co-op

Started in Region

1917

Business Type

Retail, hardware and gas: services community and regional farmers
Feed and fertilizer manufacturer: normal and organic animal feed, normal and organic fertilizer

Operations

100,000 sq. ft. across 4 facilities

Employees

250

Wetaskiwin Co-op started as a modest supply Co-op that operated out of a boxcar on a railroad spur in Wetaskiwin in 1917. Today the Co-op operates a lumber, hardware and agro business out of its home and agro centre, a state-of-the-art Cardlock facility, a bulk petroleum department, a feed manufacturing facility that produces normal and organic feed and services various locations in North America, and a fertilizer manufacturing and distribution facility. The Wetaskiwin Co-op is one of the largest and unique stores in Alberta, servicing the local and North American agriculture market through a large distribution network.

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