About Us • Schnell Industries - Winkler, MB | Manufacturer

About Us

Background
In 1978, fresh out of high school, I got a job at an oil drilling rig/manufacturing company that built and rebuilt oil equipment that was sold worldwide. In 1981, I made the move to mid-western Canada where I worked at multiple companies producing equipment ranging from commercial boats to highway trailers and agricultural equipment. In 1994, I rented a 600 sq ft. bay in the village of Plum Coulee, Manitoba where I started my business. I built and repaired equipment mainly serving the farming community. In 1997, my business had out grown the space and moved into a 2400 square ft. shop, just a block away from our original location.

I never shied away from challenges and opportunities. This led us to developing various custom ad-ons for harvesting equipment, including a conveyor system for John Deere combines. The conveyor allowed the farmer to gently unload fragile crops like edible beans.

In 2002 we purchased a 4000 square foot facility, just across the tracks from the previous shop. Then in 2006 we reconnected with the oil and gas industry and as a result we required another expansion in 2010, we then expanded our existing building to 12500 square feet. Due to continuous growth through our existing and new customers another move was required. In 2013 we built a brand new 20000 square foot shop with high ceilings, extra wide shop doors and put in 2 overhead cranes, making our shop fully equipped to tackle any project out there. Our new facility is located in the east end of Winkler, Manitoba.

– Fred Dueck
President

“We take pride in our attention to detail!”

Family
We recognize the traditional family values as the fabric to healthy communities. My wife has stood with me through all phases of our business adventures and did the bookkeeping for many years. Our two daughters helped with various jobs from fabrication to bookkeeping. Our two sons joined the business right out of school and both hold prominent positions in the family business, including Brent becoming the business’ general manager.

Community
We recognize the communities in Southern Manitoba are close knit with strong morals and work ethic. It is because of this, we have exercised loyalty and respect to individuals, employees and fellow business people.

We have had numerous employees that volunteered with the local fire department. We have accommodated them by giving them paid time off when they are in need. Currently, Brent, is a volunteer fire fighter.

Our other community involvement includes our commitment of time and donations to various events.

How our business became successful and why we stand out from others;

As a custom manufacturer, we cater to all types of fabrication needs and welcome new challenges as they come.
Got an idea? We can build it!