Making waves: Pro Metal has big plans for the future

Pro Metal Industries Ltd. collaborated with the City of Regina and Larissa Kitchemonia, a talented Anishnaabe-Saulteaux artist from The Key First Nation, to bring the doors and gate of the renewed Wascana Pool to life. Photo by Treena Amyotte

More than just a metal fabrication company, Regina’s own Pro Metal Industries Ltd. is a 100 per cent Indigenous owned organization that has experienced exponential growth in recent years under the direction of company president, Mark Brown who joined Pro Metal in 2020. Their continued dedication to local, national and soon international contracts combined with their custom solutions make them an industry leader across the province and the country.

Pro Metal Industries is owned by Pasqua First Nation through the PFN Group of Companies

Meetings at the Pentagon and White House

Pro Metal obtained their Controlled Goods registration in 2020, which gives them top secret security clearance and designates their facility as secure by the federal government. This designation significantly increases their ability to produce top secret “controlled goods” for both Canada and U.S. clients. As part of this international growth, Brown had the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. this year with the Saskatchewan First Nations Natural Resource Centre of Excellence led by Sheldon Wuttunee. “We had the opportunity to meet with 10 different government departments with high profile officials which included a visit to the Pentagon and the White House,” says Brown.

Photo by Kevin Peigan

Thinking ahead

Beyond defense contracts, Pro Metal has also become well-positioned to support one of Saskatchewan’s major sectors—mining. The company produces various metal components and products for mining projects, and continues to grow relationships within the province’s potash industry.

Pro Metal and PFN Group of Companies have also played a role in the development of Indigenous procurement policy with the City of Regina. “We are  on the advisory committee that influenced the development of the 20 per cent Indigenous procurement target and policy,” says Treena Amyotte, director of business development, at PFN Group of Companies. “That work will open doors for not just us but many Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan.”

Making room for growth

Plus, Pro Metal is walking the talk when it comes to growth. Their new state-of-the-art facility is under construction now and is on track to be completed by March 2024. Located on land owned by Pasqua First Nation, it will be their first 100 per cent Indigenous-owned, off-reserve business as they own the land, the building, and the entity. The new location opens the door for Pro Metal to triple their capacity, take on new business, and further increase employment to 120 employees while maintaining their Indigenous representation.

They also recently opened their own powder coating facility, which now eliminates the reliance on outsourcing, creates jobs, and streamlines the production process for their customers. The 7,000 square foot facility was designed by Pro Metal and their powder coating lead, Travis Freeman, who joined the team with his 23 years of experience in the industry. In addition to centralizing their own production process, the new facility offers powder coating to consumers and businesses who may currently be sourcing out of province due to Saskatchewan’s limited powder coating services. Pro Metal’s new facilities will allow them to pursue more innovative ventures, including “chemical agent resistant coating (CARC) which is part of the special painting process required by the military.

Pasqua First Nation Chief and Council. Photo by Mark Greschner

Supporting each other

Pro Metal also knows the meaning of their work is greater than just business. They are committed to the success of Indigenous communities and their people. A major motivation for Brown and his team is knowing that their work directly impacts their ability to give back to their community through employment opportunities and much more. Plus, they work to align themselves with other Indigenous businesses. “We can align and go after bigger projects together and enable our growth by taking on larger and more diverse projects together,” says Brown.

The Pro Metal team proves that a business can prioritize both profits and people. Their focus on growth and success gives back to their communities and their people every day, while helping grow the economy.

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Pro Metal Industries Ltd.
A PFN Group Company
261 Sherwood Road​
(306) 525-6710