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Manufacturing

From specialized trailers to aircraft engines, Lethbridge is home to a range of small to medium sized manufacturers. Oil and gas equipment, and home manufacturers also benefit from cost-effective manufacturing of products and supplies. Automation and robotics, Lean manufacturing and Kaizen practices contribute to the continued success of these businesses and our highly diversified local economy.

Heavy manufacturing is a significant industry in Lethbridge, not only in terms of job creation and employment, but also in the economic impact it has on the city. A competitive tax structure, excellent proximity to markets and a highly dependable workforce has allowed a diversified manufacturing base to thrive and grow in Lethbridge.

According to a 2006 study, the manufacturing industry in Lethbridge generates more than $1.2 billion in annual sales, and has a total payroll of over $185 million.

Manufacturing firms in Lethbridge occupy more that 4.1 million square feet of floor space.  Sixty per cent are exporting their products to other countries. According to Statistics Canada, there are  4,660 people employed in the manufacturing sector in the Lethbridge Region, this is a 30% increase from the 3,575 employees reported a decade earlier. The largest employers in the manufacturing sector are:

  • Charlton and Hill (www.charltonandhill.com) is a family run company and a historical part of the community.
  • Triple M (www.triplemhousing.com) is a privately owned independent company providing fully integrated housing and components for use by individuals and companies.
  • BCT Structures has over 140,000 square feet of state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the city.
  • Regent Home Systems Inc. (www.regenthomes.ca) has been building homes in Lethbridge since the 1960s with a facility that offers 110,000 sq. ft. dedicated to housing production.
  • Southland Trailers (southlandtrailers.com) has been dedicated to manufacturing and delivering industry leading products for over 25 years.
  • Haul All Equipment (www.haulall.com) is a third generation manufacturer of fully integrated waste management and recycling equipment systems
  • Cummins (westerncanada.cummins.com) was named one of 50 best managed companies in 2004.

View these and other Lethbridge manufacturing companies on our interactive map.

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Notes

Rating index assumes the United States as a baseline of 100.0%

Sources

Competitive Alternatives: KPMG's Guide to International Business Location, 2012 Edition


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