We aren’t just a sign builder; we help build legacy.
We began over 70 years ago, designing and manufacturing cast bronze, aluminum, and brass plaques & signage. We have now forged ahead to help businesses and individuals stay current, offering a wide variety of materials and product types.
When you purchase a piece from Behrends Group, you aren’t just buying a sign. We pour our passion for material, design, and function into every project we take on, thereby delivering world class signage and displays.
We have created hundreds of donor and recognition walls and monuments, interpretive displays, custom signage, art pieces, wayfinding systems, entry features, memorial markers, and more. What they all share in common is that they help build business and community through clear communication and design.
Our foundry and manufacturing facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is comprised of a 12,000 square foot manufacturing plant consisting of a sand casting foundry, a finishing department, multiple CNC cutting stations, an automotive style painting booth, and our head office which houses our estimating and design teams.
Behrends Group Is A Forward Thinking Brand
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MANUFACTURING
Our foundry department uses completely biodegradable chemicals for our sand mixing process. This environmentally conscious method is more expensive than some others in the foundry industry. The aggregate (also known as sand) we use to create our sand molds, is a recycled by product from a mining process. After we cast a mold, the aggregate is reclaimed and cycled through the molding process several times. The spent aggregate is eventually disposed of, meeting or exceeding requirements to be placed into landfill.
RECYCLED MATERIALS – A NEW LIFE FOR METAL
At Behrends Group of Companies, we’re constantly refining our tools, techniques, and processes, challenging ourselves to be better, more considerate craftspeople. For example, the metals we melt are supplied from larger smelters, who have created the alloys from recycled materials. This recycled material is acquired through scrap metals dealers. We create new products, cast from an industry of upcycling.
This progressive mentality has also led us to experiment and work with an increasingly wide variety of cutting-edge products, such as custom polycarbonate display panels, or using interactive electronics to elevate engagement within a display.
In The Business Since 1952
Our company is large enough to meet the high quantity, high consistency demands of our larger clients, and yet small enough to build personal relationships with all those we serve.
We are proud to be the best at what we do, and our team is the greatest proof of this. Among the approximately 25 employees that make up our manufacturing team at any given time, Behrends employs 6 foundry employees with combined experience totaling approximately 175 years. The finishing department includes 12 employees with a combined total of 90 years of experience.
We also keep a team of 5 full-time designers with over 30 years of combined design experience. The expertise of these loyal, long-standing employees, alongside our dedication to keeping abreast of industry-relevant technological advances, are the reasons we can take on complicated and demanding projects confidently, and turn out consistently great results. Our level of experience means we work well collaboratively with other trades — over the years, we’ve worked with architects, construction companies, masons, carpenters, artists, other graphic and industrial designers, engineers, and many other fields to achieve our collective goals.
Your Behrends Group piece is hand crafted by professionals who will deliver an outstanding product, every time.
At Behrends Group, each order is scheduled according to the work required by each department, and each department is given a completion date for their section of the order. These dates are tracked in our internally hosted, networked scheduling program, which gives our plant manager and our sales department precision tracking and co-ordinating capabilities, allowing us to maintain punctual production and delivery times, and making it easier to stay on-budget.
The bottom line for our customers is that they can expect a consistent, accurate project delivery.
Thank you for considering Behrends Group to be an integral part of your business or property’s identity.