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Media Release – 2014 AB Export Awards Winners

May 29, 2014 | By | No Comments


2014 Alberta Export Awards Winners Announced

May 28, 2014 Edmonton, Alta. – On Friday, May 23, 2014, Alberta business leaders from across the province gathered in Edmonton, Alta., for the reveal of the 2014 Alberta Export Awards winners. Produced in partnership with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group, this annual event is a celebration of the achievements, innovative approaches and contributions Alberta exporters have made to the provincial and national economy. Sponsors included the Government of Alberta, Edmonton International Airport, HSBC Bank Canada, Export Development Canada, Grant Thornton LLP and Deloitte LLP.

“As an export-driven province, our success depends on the strength of our global exports, and our ability to develop and grow markets in other parts of the world,” Honourable Teresa Woo-Paw said during her speech.

Ashley Robbins, President of AMR Process Inc., former winner of the Exporter of the Year award, stated the company has experienced a 500% growth rate since he last took the stage a few years ago, which stresses the importance of recognizing and supporting local exporters.

In partnership with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Glacier Media Inc., the parent company to JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group, will be producing a larger initiative, the Canada Export Awards, moving forward. In addition to Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario will also host a provincial Export Awards ceremony later this year.

“Exporting is vital to the success of our economy and to the high standard of living that we enjoy in Canada. It’s very important that we take time out to honour and celebrate our export champions on all levels,” said Ian MacGillivray, Vice-President of Business Development and Events, Glacier Media.

More information on the Canada Export Awards and ceremonies in each province can be found on

The finalists and winners for each award category are as follows:

Manufacturing; Other – Includes companies that are engaged in secondary manufacturing, agri-processing, production of value-added products or components, machinery and/or equipment for industrial use.
• DIRTT Environmental Solutions
• NOVA Chemicals Corporation
IMC International Mascot Corporation – Winner

Manufacturing; Oil & Gas – Includes companies that are engaged in manufacturing for the oil and gas industry.
• Hi-Kalibre Equipment Ltd.
• STRATA Energy Services Inc.
• KUDU Industries Inc. – Winner

Agricultural and Consumer Products – Recognizes an Alberta company that specializes in and exports end products for direct-to-consumer or retail markets.
• Green Prairie International Inc.
• Champion Petfoods LP – Winner

Technology and Media – Includes companies or organizations that produce technology products and/or services for media.
• EMSCAN Corporation
• Streamline Automation Ltd.
Pure Technologies Ltd. – Winner

Services – Includes companies or organizations that provide professional services, expert advice, technical support, engineering, consulting or educational programs for Alberta firms.
• SAIT Polytechnic – Winner

Emerging Exporter – Recognizes an up-and-coming Alberta exporter who has excelled in international exportation, and has made a significant contribution to the development of the Alberta economy.
• EMSCAN Corporation
• Extreme Telematics Corp.
Hunter Well Science Ltd. – Winner

Leadership – Recognizes an organization or individual known for championing the cause of exporting in Alberta within their industry or field of expertise.
• John Cotton of Ian Murray and Company – Winner

International Business Student – Recognizes a post-secondary student who has shown leadership and excelled in international studies while contributing to the Alberta export community.
• Charles Ma of MacEwan University – Winner

Exporter of the Year – The Exporter of the Year is deemed to be the best of the best out of sector winners, and will have demonstrated that they have significantly contributed to the Alberta economy through economic growth in their community, new investment and job creation.
• KUDU Industries Inc. – Winner

For more information on award categories and selection criteria, please visit

For more information, please contact:
Andrea Michelussi
Marketing Specialist, JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group

About Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is Canada’s largest trade and industry association and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada. Collectively, CME’s membership network accounts for an estimated 82 per cent of Canadian manufacturing production and 90 per cent of all goods and services exports. CME’s mission is to assist Canadian manufacturers and exporters to compete and win in domestic and global markets by leveraging the leadership, expertise, connections and strengths of their members. For more information on CME, please visit

2014 Finalists Announced

March 12, 2014 | By | No Comments

Finalists for the 2014 award season have been announced!  Selected from a vast pool of nominations, and representing industries across Alberta, the 2014 finalists have demonstrated considerable success and innovation within the provincial export sector.

Read the full press release here.

Finalists are as follows:


  • DIRTT Environmental Solutions
  • IMC International Mascot Corporation
  • NOVA Chemicals Corp.

Manufacturing – O&G:

  • Hi-Kalibre Equipment Ltd.
  • KUDU Industries Inc.
  • STRATA Energy Services Inc.

Ag & Consumer

  • Champion Pet Foods LP
  • Green Prairie International Inc.

Tech and Media

  • EMSCAN Corp.
  • Pure Technologies Ltd.
  • Streamline Automation Ltd.


  • SAIT Polytechnic


  • EMSCAN Corp.
  • Extreme Telematics Corp.
  • Hunter Well Science Ltd.

Leadership Award Winner

  • John Cotton

International Business Studies Student Winner

  • Charles Ma 

Exporter of the Year to be announced at the awards luncheon May 23, 2014.

26 Feb


Registration Now Open!

February 26, 2014 | By |

Registration for the 2014 Alberta Export Awards is now open! Join us May 23, 2014 at the Westin Hotel in Edmonton Alberta as we celebrate the contributions and success stories of Alberta’s top exporters.  With over 400 expected attendees –many of whom hold executive leadership roles—the Alberta Export Awards provides a premier networking opportunity for attendees.  Attending this event will allow you and your business to connect with leading and emerging industry decision-makers within the Alberta export sector.

Join the celebration by registering today.

Location: May 23, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Westin Edmonton
10135 100th St. NW
Edmonton, Alberta
Estimated Attendance: Over 400 top executives


2009 Winners

February 13, 2014 | By | No Comments

2009 Alberta Export Awards Winners

Professional & Services Award
Winner: AMR Process Inc.

New Media & Entertainment Award
Winner: WMode Inc.

Manufacturing – Oil and Gas:
Winner: KUDU Industries Inc.

Manufacturing – Other Award
Winner: Evans Consoles Corporation

Advancing Technologies Award
Winner: XSENSOR Technology Corporation

New Exporter Award
Winner: Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp

Sustainability Award
Winner: Waterworks Technologies Inc.

Business Studies Student Award
Winner: Joanne Lee

Leadership Award
Winner: Stream-Flo Industries

Exporter of the Year Award
Winner: WMode Inc.

11 Nov


Nominations for 2014 are Now Closed

November 11, 2013 | By |

Applications and Nominations for the 2014 award season are now closed.

Team Player: Hans Gjerdrum leads Kudu Industries to the top

April 8, 2013 | By | No Comments

Several years ago Kudu Industries made it a goal to have half of the company’s revenue come from international sales by 2015. Read More

2013 Alberta Export Award Winners

April 8, 2013 | By | No Comments

Brimrock Group, Sealweld, Aamna Zia, Questor Technology, LJ Welding Automation Read More

Export Awards 2013: Customer Appreciation

April 8, 2013 | By | No Comments

Gord McCormack believes in doing business the traditional way, face-to-face and with a handshake. The fact that he’s the president and CEO of Hyduke Energy Services, a company that designs and manufactures drilling and well-service equipment and has shipped to virtually every major oil and gas market in the world, can make this way of doing business a little challenging. But it’s something he considers important when building relationships with clients. Read More

The 2013 Alberta Export Award Winners

March 20, 2013 | By | No Comments

The fourth annual Alberta Export Awards program recognizes the achievements of Alberta businesses exploring and succeeding in international markets. Thank-you to everyone who came out to the March 15th lunch event in Calgary and to the sponsors who made it possible! The Export Awards was presented by the Government of Alberta and the Canadian Manufactures & Exporters and was sponsored by Economic Development Canada, Edmonton International Airport, Deloitte, HSBC, ATB, Alberta Venture, Mediaco, McCoy Corp, Kudu, and  Calgary Economic Development.

The 2013 winners for each category are:

  • Technology & Media: Questor Technology Inc.
  • Services: Sealweld Corporation
  • Manufacturing – Other: LJ Welding Automation Ltd.,
  • Manufacturing – Oil & Gas: Hyduke Energy Services Inc
  • Emerging Exporter – Brimrock Group Inc.
  • Leadership Award Recipient – Hans Gjerdrum, Kudu Industries Inc.
  • International Business Student Award Recipient – Aamna Zia
  • Exporter of the Year – Hyduke Energy Services Inc

Congratulations to all the finalists: Datacan Services Corp., Nelson Environmental Remediation, Evans Console Corporation, Cyntech Canada Inc., Optima Manufacturing Inc., Katch Kan, Swift Environmental Equipment Ltd., Blackline GPS,  and SMART Technologies ULC. Click here for the category listings.