×

Warning

JFolder: :files: Path is not a folder. Path: /home/pembinav/public_html/images/stories/galleries/galleries/2016_10_mandako_agri
×

Notice

There was a problem rendering your image gallery. Please make sure that the folder you are using in the Simple Image Gallery Pro plugin tags exists and contains valid image files. The plugin could not locate the folder: images/stories/galleries/galleries/2016_10_mandako_agri

In the late 1980's, John Redekop followed his dream and started a welding business in Plum Coulee, MB.

What was once known as JR Welding, has now become Mandako Agri, a farm equipment manufacturer that ships products across North America and into Australia.

Redekop says at the time property taxes were cheaper in Plum Coulee, which was one of the reasons he decided to locate the business in that area.

He explains why he decided to remain in the community.

John Redekop MandakoMandako Agri President John Redekop

"Sometimes for doing business it would be good if you were in a bigger centre, but at the same time small communities do need support as well," explained Redekop.

The company's product line now includes land rollers, grain carts, and vertical tillage machines. Mandako Agri's latest innovation is the Chisel Plow, which boasts a flexible frame that can easily maneuver across uneven surfaces.

During its busy time of year, the company employs up to 55 people including many family members.

Redekop hopes to one day see family running the business.

"Our plan is that the family is taking over," he said. "They do most of the management by now. I'm kind of backing off and just helping them out so that they can take care and learn from some of the stuff that I learned over the years."

Mandako Agri showcased many of its products during a field demonstration last week.

{gallery}galleries/2016_10_mandako_agri{/gallery}

More Ag News

Farm Women Gather In Brandon For Annual Conference

Farm women from across the province had a chance to reconnect this week in Brandon. The 31st Annual Manitoba Farm Women's Conference wrapped up Tuesday at the Victoria inn. Chair Donna Lee Brown says…

KAP Pleased To See Ag Highlighted In Throne Speech

Keystone Agricultural Producers' (KAP) President Dan Mazier was on hand at the Legislative Building for Tuesday's Throne Speech. He said it was nice to see so much attention given to agriculture.…

Agriculture Mentioned In Throne Speech

Agriculture was mentioned today as the Manitoba government delivered its speech from throne to mark the opening of the third session of the 41st Manitoba Legislature. The province said it will invest…

Soy Canada Takes Part In China Trade Mission

Officials from Soy Canada were among those in China over the past ten days as part of a trade mission led by Federal Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay. “What we’ve heard is that Canada is reliable and…

MacAulay Busy Promoting Canadian Ag In China

Federal Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay’s trade mission to China is reportedly off to a strong start, with industry groups reaching a multitude of new deals. The marquee event during MacAulay’s visit…

Canadian Bison Association Holds Annual Convention

There's a lot of optimism in the bison industry right now with strong and stable prices. The Canadian Bison Association held its 34th Annual Convention this past weekend in Regina. Executive Director…

Agribition Underway In Regina

Monday was the opening day for Canadian Western Agribiton at Regina's Evraz Place. One of the big highlights of the show this year is full access to the new International Trade Centre which now…

Pulse Canada Officials Discuss Key Issues In India

Officials with Pulse Canada, along with officials from the Government of Canada, addressed a number of key concerns during a trade mission to India last week. One of those was India's decision to…

Canola Council Wraps Up Trade Mission to China

The Canola Council of Canada's (CCC) trade mission to China wrapped up in Beijing today. On the mission, led by Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, the Council co-hosted the first…

A Look at the 2017 and 2018 Cattle Markets

Ann Wasko, Market Analyst/Consultant with Cattle Trends Inc., is busy giving presentations this week on the Prairies. She says prices were better than expected for 2017. "Across North America,…

Canola Industry In A Good Place

2017 marked the first year that Canola has surpassed all wheat acreage in Western Canada, so producers are relying on it a lot in their crop rotations. Warren Ward is an Agronomy Specialist with the…

Big Crowd Turns Out For Brandon Soybean Conference

There was a big crowd on hand Thursday in Brandon for a conference put on by a group looking to attract a soybean processing facility to Manitoba. Over 90 people attended the event, which was held at…

MacAulay Appoints Directors To FCC Board

On Friday, Federal Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced appointments to the Board of Directors of Farm Credit Canada (FCC). The appointees include: Mr. Del Anaquod (newly appointed as Director,…

Federal Government Supports Satellite Technology Research To Help Ranchers

It was announced Friday that the federal government will contribute $988,000 to a study that will explore the use of new and innovative technology to track hay and pasture production. The research is…

Pulse Canada CEO Visits India

Pulse Canada CEO Gordon Bacon says that wrong signals from pulse superpowers like India, could lead to Canadian farmers sharply reducing pulse plantings. This could set "the stage for a potential…

New Crop Missions Underway

The Canadian new crop missions are underway. One of the teams is currently promoting this year's crop in Latin America. Among those along on the trip is Alberta farmer Kevin Auch, who also chairs the…

Efficiency Key When Discussing Future Of Canadian Grain Industry

G3 CEO Karl Gerrand took the stage this week at the Grain World Conference in Winnipeg. He was part of a panel discussing the future of the Canadian grain industry. Gerrand talked about the…

Manitoba Beef Producers Concludes Fall District Meetings

Manitoba Beef Producers wrapped up its round of fall district meetings this week. General Manager Brian Lemon said they had good turnouts at the meetings, adding that producers were generally in a…

Will Yields Continue To Increase Into The Future?

By the year 2050, there will be 9.8 billion people on earth to feed. That from Kurt Ahrens, founder of market analysis company Grainbot, who was a speaker this week at the Grain World Conference in…

Brandon Set To Host 31st Manitoba Farm Women's Conference

The 31st Manitoba Farm Women's Conference is right around the corner. The event is being held November 19 - 21 at the Victoria Inn in Brandon. Chair Donna Lee Brown talked about how the role of women…

PembinaValleyOnline.com is your only local source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

26
Oct
2017
Pickelball

26 October 2017 - 21 December 2017, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Emerado Centennial School, Winkler





13
Nov
2017
Great Violinists, Great Concertos

13 November 2017 - 18 December 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Bryce Hall, University of Winnipeg





16
Nov
2017
Minds in Motion - Altona

16 November 2017 - 04 January 2018, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

The Gardens on Tenth, Altona





19
Nov
2017
Pitching Clinic

19 November 2017 - 18 March 2018, 12:00 am - 2:00 pm

Central Plains RecPlex, Southport MB





20
Nov
2017
Great Violinists, Great Concertos

20 November 2017 - 25 December 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Bryce Hall, University of Winnipeg





22
Nov
2017
A Labour of Love by Winnipeg Artist Segun Olude & Gibril Bangura

22 November 2017 12:00 am - 6:00 pm

MHC Gallery, Winnipeg





22
Nov
2017
Elf on the Shelf Retail Promotion

22 November 2017 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

TBA





Login