Meridian Manufacturing Inc. is committed to manufacturing the most innovative and quality storage and handling products to serve the Agricultural, Industrial and Oil & Gas industries. Backed by over 65 years of experience, Meridian continues to break barriers in industry standards and elevate the bar higher. We are continuously looking at ways of improving our product lineup and incorporating the latest technological advancements to better serve our customers. Your success is our passion, hence our endless pursuit to better meet your ever-changing needs. The meticulous attention to quality and detail reflects the attitude of an enthusiastic and skilled production team, leading confidence to each Meridian customer of a superior and dependable product. Meridian’s Winnipeg based parent company, WGI Westman Group Inc., is recognized as Platinum members of “Canada’s Best Managed Companies.”
In 1965 Meridian launched its first all welded SmoothWall steel hopper bin from a small farming community in rural Manitoba under the Friesen brand. The Friesen Bin soon became the preferred alternative to the familiar galvanized corrugated variety, with manufacturing space expanding to meet the ever growing demand. A subsidiary, with the autonomous identity of Wheatland Bins opened in Lethbridge, Alberta in 1979. An additional sales office was opened in Camrose, Alberta in 1984. Camrose was well suited logistically to expand the manufacturing capability of the growing business, therefore two years after opening a sales office in central Alberta, Camrose was manufacturing bins as well. Another satellite was launched in Storm Lake, Iowa in 1989, with the whole US market to explore, the bulk seed tender becoming their most valued product. A larger more permanent facility was built in Winkler, Manitoba in 1997, bringing with it employment opportunities for the growing community. The same year, Camrose moved into a new office and manufacturing complex expanding the shop floor space to accommodate the continuing demand for a hoppered bin, both in agricultural as well as commercial bulk storage. Expansions and new innovations continued in all facilities, as powder coating ovens and self-contained sand blasting units were added to each shop. Industrial and agricultural ULC Petroleum tanks were also added to the Meridian product line. In 2002, WGI Westman Group Inc., purchased the Manitoba and Alberta production facilities with Storm Lake completing the acquisition in 2004. In 2007, all operations came together and became known as Meridian Manufacturing Group, with product names such as Friesen, Wheatland, Stor-King, and Grain Max converging in 2008 under the strong recognizable Meridian brand. In 2013, Meridian announced its merger with Behlen and Sakundiak, sister companies to Meridian under WGI, imparting Meridian with 150 years of combined experience and facilities in Regina, Saskatchewan and Brandon, Manitoba. The name Meridian Manufacturing Group was also changed to Meridian Manufacturing Inc. Today, Meridian is proud to bring you the most comprehensive line of premier storage and handling products available on the market.
Meridian Manufacturing Inc. consists of seven sister facilities, each accommodating a large sales region, but working congruently to benefit customers the world over. Today, Meridian has expanded to include over 600,000 square feet of production space, four of North America’s largest powder bake ovens, an extensive trucking fleet and over 1000 employees dedicated to meeting the needs of our invaluable customers and dealers.
WGI, Westman Group Inc.
WGI Westman Group Inc. is a dynamic entrepreneurial group of companies composed of BEHLEN Industries LP, Westman Steel Industries, Frontier Laser, Canada Culvert, Sakundiak Equipment, and Meridian Manufacturing Inc. The Westman Group operates manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities in 24 centers in Canada and the US, maintains dealer networks across North America, and has a worldwide customer base.
BEHLEN Industries LP was established in 1969 in Brandon, Manitoba and is currently Canada’s largest manufacturer of steel building systems. Over the past 40 years, BEHLEN Industries LP has provided building solutions to North America’s leading organizations and has expanded to serve customers worldwide, achieving this growth and recognition through commitment to quality and customer service.
Westman Steel Industries
Westman Steel Industries has over 29 years of fabricated structural product manufacturing experience. With their experience and vast knowledge in the steel industry they are able to provide information and support for all of your agricultural, commercial, and residential needs.
Frontier Laser is a competitive job shop with state-of-the-art computer-controlled lasers and brakes, also providing fabrication, punching and painting services. Frontier’s extensive experience enables them to produce quality parts and components and meet strict delivery requirements from prototype to production.
Canada Culvert is the culmination of over 150 years of experience entrenched in delivering high-quality, ground-breaking engineered products supported by exemplary service and expertise. By offering versatile, cost-effective products they have set the benchmarks on the Canadian landscape.