History - Since 1921

Long standing customers may remember us as North West Tent & Awning, started in 1921. In the early days, we were primarily a manufacturer of tents, tarps and awnings using cotton and canvas materials. Since then, virtually every aspect of our business has changed - except the most important ones - we still put our customers and employees first!


The company name was changed from North West Tent & Awning to the Norseman Group Ltd. in 1999 to reflect the changing nature of our business. Today, Norseman is the largest and most technologically advanced custom industrial fabric and foam manufacturer in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.


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The company began its global work in the 1960's when we developed a portable enclosure system for drilling rigs utilizing a steel frame and fabric shell. Norseman is the industry leader in "winterizing" drilling rigs. Our enclosure systems have been used around the world; from the frigid Russian Arctic, where we have supplied over 100 rig structures alone, to the searing heat of the African desert.

With the continued success of Norseman and the growing knowledge and expertise of our design & fabrications teams, Norseman acquired 'Factory Direct' in 2003 - a manufacturer of fabric membrane and steel framed portable structures. Norseman Structures has developed a reputation for manufacturing and installing high quality, cost effective shelter solutions when compared to conventional structures and buildings.

After many years of fabricating foam components for the protective packaging industry, Norseman decided to expand its operations working with foam and acquired Allfoam Industries in 2005. The formation of Norseman Allfoam created one of the largest custom foam fabricators in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest that services industries as diverse as: sound management, health & wellness, construction, sports & recreation and product packaging.

In June 2010, after many successful years of providing membrane structures to the marketplace, Norseman Structures acquired manufacturing assets once owned by Cover-All Building Systems. Together with its existing manufacturing facilities Norseman now operates over 200,000 square feet of quality controlled manufacturing space for unmatched steel framed, fabric covered building production capacity.

Today, using a broad selection of advanced synthetic fabrics, foam and employing leading edge technologies, we work closely with our customers to design and manufacture custom solutions in an extensive range of applications. We have lengthy experience providing quality products to diverse industries including: Transportation, Agriculture, Construction, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Forestry, Sports & Recreation, Health & Wellness and Exploration. In addition to our custom fabrication capabilities, Norseman has a unique selection and inventory of standard line products that provide protection solutions to a wide range of customers around the world - just ask us.

At Norseman we are passionate about providing innovative solutions to protect people, products, assets and the environment.