In 1976, Northgate Industries Ltd. began manufacturing modular structures.
In 1970 Founder Sid Braaksma incorporated Northgate Trailer Industries Ltd. and spent most of his time selling and leasing recreational vehicles. In 1973, Northgate began offering field repair service to the petroleum and construction industries, then by fall he was leasing industrial modular buildings.
By 1976 Northgate Industries Ltd., began manufacturing modular structures, ranging from basic industrial trailers and camp facilities to more sophisticated complexes such as office, schools and medical facilities.
To further Northgate’s growth in the 1980s, operations were moved to a 40,000 square-foot facility and production was converted to an assembly line model. In 1986 Northgate expanded to international markets by being awarded a USA military contract for modular structures for a base in Nevada. Soon after the Kan-Bud facility was opened in Poland which accounts for the majority of overseas work performed today.
In 1991 Northgate ventured into turnkey camp solutions and opened its first camp in Calling Lake, Alberta.
To meet increased demand for quality remote modular buildings Northgate expanded its manufacturing facilities in 1998. By 2010 Northgate expanded again to its Acheson facility making total manufacturing space in Western Canada to 240,000 square feet with an important base team of skilled and dedicated employees.
Northgate’s client-first philosophy of the early days is still an integral part of its success today!