About Us

With health and safety in mind, Northern Strands has been supplying industry since 1970, evolving into six major divisions that offer needed tools and technical knowledge in mine hoisting and attachments, general rigging, engineered fall protection, suspended access, training and agriculture terminal maintenance.

Northern Strands Mining, Wire Rope, Attachments & Equipment Division excels by providing a wide range of equipment and services, by being the best full service provider of wire ropes, attachments, equipment and service. Truly Mine Hoisting Solutions®.

Our Rigging Division is a full-service facility operating out of Saskatoon, Regina and Esterhazy with the ability to fabricate custom chain and wire rope slings. We have a vast inventory of synthetic lifting slings, chain hoists, lever hoists, shackles, trolleys, winches (tuggers), and other general rigging hardware. Our network of suppliers and in-house expertise is leveraged for the benefit of our customers. We have Vertical and horizontal test bed services which we can use to certify that equipment is in compliance with applicable standards.

The Engineered Fall Protection Division offers a variety of fall protection systems, solutions and services. Custom-engineered solutions can be designed to suit specific requirements. Services and equipment include: inspection and replacement services for overhead and vertical lifelines, consulting, supply and installation services for single point anchors, guardrail systems, walkways, platforms and structural assessments.

Northern Strands has a large and diverse Suspended Access Division. Our suspended access solutions have been used on sloped roof buildings, glazing applications, sheeting, insulation and concrete restoration, surface and underground in the mining sector along with many other uses throughout Saskatchewan and Western Canada. All of our equipment goes through a rigorous inspection and recertification process each time before it leaves our shop to ensure that our equipment will provide the most dependable solution for your needs. We provide onsite technical assistance with all suspended access rigging and setup ranging from simple to highly engineered set-ups.

Northern Strands offers a multitude of safety training courses for construction, mining and agriculture industries. We have the ability to provide flexible on-site training. Please call us to discuss booking training for dates that are not listed in our online calendar. Our seminars are taught by knowledgeable and experienced instructors who hold several accreditations from industry leaders such as Crosby, Capital Safety, Honeywell, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and Occupational Health and Safety. The Courses offered are: Fall arrest, Overhead Crane, Crosby® Rigging, Tugger Safety, Wirelock® Socketing, Suspended Access Equipment and General Mine Safety Awareness training. Northern Strands Training Seminars offer the most up-to-date information on the topics they discuss, and can be delivered on a tight schedule with courses like Tugger Safety and Fall Arrest averaging four hours in duration to more extensive programs such as the 40 hour Overhead Crane course which can be completed in four 10 hour days or five 8 hour days. Northern Strands is able to accommodate this training seminar on-site, provided a suitable work area is available, or at one of Northern Strands' facilities.

The Agriculture Terminal Maintenance Division is able to provide products and services for fabrication & assembly, general repair, car progressioner, and agriculture terminal maintenance. We stock Nordstrong parts for all sizes of car progessioner, provide cables, accessories, connection kits, gearboxes, motors, brakes, specialty bearings and housings. The Northern Strands Group of Companies has also recently outfitted a Mobile Railcar Progressioner Servicing Unit custom suited to service a multitude of railcar loadout facility maintenance requirements. This all-terrain unit is built off of a Yanmar C25R Track Machine and carries a service deck outfitted with a rope greasing system, socketing vice, heavy duty winch, hoisting davit, service greasing system, and welder/generator/air compressor combination unit to accommodate a variety of loadout servicing needs including rope greasing, component replacements, general system inspections/servicing, rope tensioning, welding repairs, and more. The Mobile Railcar Progressioner Servicing Unit comes fully site compliant with positive air shutoff, fire extinguisher, beacon, lighting, and ROPS.

Northern Strands Certifications and Associations: COR Safety certified, ISNET, Mission Zero Charter Member, Canadian Dam Association Sustaining Member, AWARF, SAIA, CASA.