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Southgate Station Professional Building – Combining Architecture and Efficiency

The Southgate Station Professional Building, erected in 2011, AB, is a gorgeous multi-story professional building that claims its title as a landmark in the city of Lethbridge.

But what sets the Southgate Station building apart from other steel buildings? Well, just looking at the building can help answer that question. The project sought to combine traditional masonry and architectural …









BEHLEN Celebrates Export Achievement

On Wednesday March 23, 2016, BEHLEN was honored to accept the Manitoba Export Award for 2016 at the Canadian Manufacturing & Exports (CME) Gala Awards Dinner hosted at the RBC Convention Center in Winnipeg. The gala is held to celebrate Manitoba’s excellence in manufacturing and exporting where it is CME’s goal to recognize individuals and companies who have achieved notable …









BEHLEN – Made in Canada

BEHLEN, we’re proud to be Canada’s largest manufacturer of steel building systems and the first to manufacture frameless steel buildings in the country. Today, we sell steel structures including industrial, commercial, recreational, and institutional facilities, as well as conventional steel structures and custom steel fabrication projects, all of which are manufactured locally and shipped to construction sites around the globe.









The DELTABEAM’s just keep on coming

BEHLEN has been manufacturing DELTABEAMs for Peikko Canada and the orders just keep rolling in, but some of us are still wondering what a DELTABEAM is.

According to Peikko, a DELTABEAM is a composite beam used for slim floor construction and is used in multi-storey construction. The beams make the erection of buildings faster as they come as ready to …









Stepping Into the Future: 2015 BEHLEN Dealer Summit

Another Dealer Summit has come and gone. This year we decided to mix things up a little bit and have our summit locally. Our company has come a long way in the past couple of years and we wanted to have the opportunity to show our dealers our upgraded facilities and where our people come from.








BEHLEN Dealer Awards

The BEHLEN Dealer Awards were handed out on April 30 at the 2015 BEHLEN Dealer Summit during the annual Gala Dinner. The awards are presented to our dealers to honour them in achieving top performance through a variety of categories in 2014. We are proud to announce our 2014 BEHLEN Dealer Award winners.

2014 Sales Volume Awards: $500,000 Sales Category









BEHLEN Hosting Westman Lean Consortium

What is a Lean Consortia?

A Lean Consortia is a group of organizations that gain powerful benefits through collaborative support, learning and networking.  Members share improvement ideas and experiences, develop connections with fellow lean practitioners, and share costs of training and educational events. They find shared understanding that lean is more than a set of tools and techniques; it’s about …









8 Reasons to Build With Steel

How steel can be your solution to overcoming obstacles that often arise in the building process

With so many building materials available on the market it can be a challenge to keep up with current trends and new products. The traditional view of building with steel is that it creates big box looking …









Largest frameless steel building in the world hosts first soccer game

Massive BEHLEN-manufactured building holds international-sized soccer pitch

 

After months of manufacturing and construction, the largest convex-style frameless steel building in the world hosted its first soccer game. The structure holds a FIFA certified, international-sized soccer field and bleachers.

On November 8, the first game was played, with more than 3,000 fans in attendance, including the president of the Football …









BEHLEN wins Mbiz Award for Long Term Achievement Business

BEHLEN was extremely proud to accept the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce 2014 Manitoba Business (MBiz) Award in the Long Term Achievement Business – Rural Manitoba category on Wednesday, October 29th. The award is the second BEHLEN has won this year, the first being the 2014 Business Excellence Award from the Brandon Chamber of Commerce.

“In the last year, we’ve reached …









More jobs for Brandon with BEHLEN’s big new project

BEHLEN Industries LP (BEHLEN) will soon start the biggest project in its history which will create more jobs for Brandon workers. The company will complete the job with its Edmonton-based building partner, NWS Construction (NWS). The project includes the manufacturing of 31 buildings for Shell Canada’s Carmon Creek heavy oil development located near Peace River, Alberta

“This is a huge …









BEHLEN Shortlisted for MBiz Award

BEHLEN Industries is one of the three finalists in the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce 2014 MBiz Awards in the Long Term Achievement Business – Rural category.

In the last year, we’ve reached some major milestones, including expanding internationally, developing new technology in our plant and receiving our largest ever contract from our partner, NWS Construction, to manufacture buildings for a heavy …









BEHLEN wins silver in CSSBI’s photo contest

BEHLEN placed second in Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute’s (CSSBI) photo contest in the steel building systems category, with a photo of one of the company’s international project’s.

The building is the largest convex-style frameless steel building in the world. It will house an international-sized soccer field and bleachers.

The picture clearly shows the massive scale of the building, which …









BEHLEN sister company opens state-of-the art facility

At BEHLEN we recently had the opportunity to tour WGI’s new plant in Cambridge, Ontario. The state-of-the-art facility includes an automated system that manufactures material for our sister company, Canada Culvert. The modern technology in the plant will increase productivity, expand WGI’s capacity and show some of the latest innovations available in today’s steel industry.

Innovation is an important part …









Building a Better Brand

A note from Rosamalia Villamizar, Marketing Manager at BEHLEN

You may have noticed BEHLEN has a new look. We’ve updated our website, started a blog, designed new brochures and more. We hope these changes make us more approachable and showcase our products and exciting new projects. See below for a number of ways we’ve refreshed our image in …









PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Terminal Project

Iconic Olympic Buildings Made Possible by Pre-engineered Steel

PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Terminal Project delivered on Schedule, on Budget

When asked if he would recommend BEHLEN Industries LP (BEHLEN) to others, Colony Buildings (Colony) president, David Thompson, answered quickly, “Absolutely. Except to my competition.”









Steel Buildings – More than Big Box Stores

Perhaps because of the prevalence of big box stores in our cities across Canada, many people think that choosing a steel building for their new construction project means that their only option is a big, square box. In fact, steel buildings are as versatile as any other building method and are often less expensive to customize whether you’re looking for …