CME Awards Program

Hall of Fame

Russ Edwards (Westman Group)

Russ Edwards has built a company as ‘Strong as Steel’, according to Manitoba Business Magazine (1999). Started in 1975, over the years he has successfully built WGI Westman Group Inc. into a dynamic group of companies composed of Behlen Industries LP, Westman Steel Industries, Meridian Manufacturing Group and Canada Culvert.

The Westman Group operates manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities in 24 centres in Canada and the United States, maintains dealer networks across North America, and has a worldwide customer base. The Westman Group employs over 1000 people and records annual gross revenues of over $300 million