The 3M Canada Company
The 3M Canada Company – Morden facility began operations in 1982 with the manufacturing of “Scotchkote”. In 1986 the plant expanded in order to accommodate health care products manufacturing. The Morden plant underwent further expansions in 1992, 1999/2000 and 2006 to provide for increased capacity. The 3M Morden plant specializes in the production of ScotchkoteT epoxy resin powders for pipe and re-bar coatings. This facility also manufactures health care products, Red DotT monitoring electrodes, surgical dressings, molded masks, and TransporeT and MicroporeT surgical tapes. Most of 3M Morden’s production is for the Canadian market but the firm also exports to the United States, and around the world. “The company had been based in Ontario and wanted a western presence in a town of under 15,000 population. Morden had a very well maintained industrial park with good railway access and a good pool of semi-skilled workers.
Buhler Manufacturing (Farm King)
Buhler Manufacturing was established in 1932 and operated as Standard Gas Engine Works until the Company was purchased by John Buhler in 1969. The Company has since grown to become a significant player in the farm equipment industry. In the early 70’s it started to grow from a company with annual sales of approximately $200,000 to its present corporate sales of approximately $361 million. Today, the Company operates eight manufacturing plants in Canada & US, and ten distribution centers and employing over 1100 people. The Company remains strongly committed to its core business as a manufacturer of a wide range of agriculture equipment. In 2000, the Company purchased the only tractor manufacturing plant in Canada. Ranging from 145 hp to 536 hp, the tractors became the perfect compliment to the Company’s long standing portfolio of short line farm equipment, which includes grain augers, front-end loaders, mowers, tillers, rear blades, snow blowers, rollermills, hammermills, conveyors and haying equipment. Buhler Manufacturing has excess production capabilities and has excellent capabilities in fabrication, machining, painting and assembly. The Company distributes its products through a dealer and distribution network across North America. The work force, strong work ethic, close locations to the U.S. and good support from the City were cited as factors determining the location in Morden.
Huron Window Corporation
Huron Window Corporation was established in 1980 as a manufacturer of insulating glass. The business grew and led to the design of Huron PVC windows in 1981-82. Huron window designs are manufactured exclusively by Huron Window Corp. and “Huron” is a registered trade name in Canada and the U.S.A. The company specializes in the production of PVC window systems including awning, casement, picture, bay, and slider windows. They also manufacture insulated steel entrance doors. Huron products are sold exclusively through established building supply centers and glass shops. The company’s current sales territory is Canada and covers Ontario to British Columbia. The company purchases hardware, weather stripping, and glass from outside suppliers. “Morden has a good labour force and recreation facilities for staff. The City Council is to be commended for its support of business.”
Decor Cabinet Company
Like most businesses, the Decor Cabinet Company was born from an idea. Established back in 1977 in the small town of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, our idea was to create cabinets that customers would enjoy and be able to create a lifetime of warm family memories against a backdrop of cabinetry that reflects their values and lifestyle. Decor operates two modern production facilities (146,000 sq ft) and a showroom (4,800 sq ft) with the latest innovations in cabinetry. We are based in Morden, Manitoba and our expanding dealer network is spreading throughout Canada and the USA. Modern facilities, quality materials, excellent equipment, and comprehensive staff training have created a highly-skilled workforce that is able to produce a superior product with over 190 beautiful finishes, 11 types of wood species and over 50 door styles. We believe our success lies in developing and maintaining good relationships – with our customers, our dealers, our staff, our suppliers and our local and global community. Decor is dedicated to supporting various organizations that give help to the needy, lend a hand to those in trouble, and teach values that remind us to show compassion to our neighbor. That is just a part of what makes Decor undeniably different.
Morden Industrial Park
The diverse nature of agriculture, industry and commerce in Morden and district has led to the successful development of a number of businesses, trades and specialists over many years.
We also have the following National/International businesses with a presence here in Morden's Industrial Park: