About Us

Focused on being the Employer of Choice in our region and the Manufacturer of Choice to our Dealer Network, Vale Industries is a small town business with Global Ambition.  With a track record of over 30 years developing and manufacturing quality steel products, we continually welcome new challenges and talented employees. Learn more about Vale in our Vision, our Story, and our Systems and Processes.

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 Meet Our Owners

Our fearless leaders, Kendra and Pieter Cruson, have been working together in manufacturing for more than 15 years.  While their individual careers demonstrate more experience than that, the working together part is what matters most.  They have complementary skills that together create a foundation to support their team to achieve their collective best.  They feel privileged to have been raised on a farm, learning what it takes to make things work from a young age.  While they love travelling as a hobby, their favorite new hobby is grandparenting.

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Our Vision, Mission & Values

Vision: To be a World Class Manufacturer of Quality Steel Products
Mission: Continuous Improvement and Strategic Growth
Values: Our People – Employees/Vendors/Customers, Safety, Quality, Integrity, and Community

Our Story

Vale Industries has 130-year-old agricultural roots near Indian Head, Saskatchewan, Canada. Vale for “valley”, the name originated when it was first used for the farm business in 1974. In the 80’s and 90’s Vale Farms became known as the home of Conserva Pak™.

Conserva Pak™ was the primary business until 2007, when John Deere purchased the intellectual property while maintaining contract manufacturing at Vale.

By 2009 business ownership evolved through the formation of Vale Solutions and the introduction of manufactured hopper cones and wheel handling equipment.

In 2014, the Halford brothers, Chris and Grant, joined forces to transform Vale Solutions into Vale Industries. This partnership saw the addition of custom equipment for the aggregate and mining sector. And, in 2020, Vale Industries expanded its agriculture line to include a 6500-bushel portable field bin – the Grain Giant™.

Vale Industries is committed to supporting the community of Indian Head and area, providing exciting employment opportunities, and contributing to the local and Saskatchewan economy.

Our History

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The Vale Experience

At Vale, we uphold a high standard of quality, integrity and safety. These values shine through in everything we do. When you use our products, you can expect reliability backed by an industry-leading support and unmatched service.

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Our Systems and Processes

Vale’s core capabilities include engineering, 3D modeling, shop drawings, fabrication, welding, painting, final assembly and trucking. Our partners in these capabilities include the Safety Association of Saskatchewan Manufacturers, the Canadian Welding Bureau, Global Shop Solutions, and the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan.

Quality Assurance and Quality Control is a key pillar in our safety-production-quality balanced approach to business. We achieve our results through in-house processes including engineering, design, receipt and production inspection, and final assembly function testing.