Certifications, Awards & Philosophy

Though Drader has the buying and production capabilities of a large international plastics manufacturer, we have never lost our small-company approach to building personal, long-term relationships with our customers.

For 70 years, we have built trust and confidence in the work we do by creating reliable and consistent product lines for our customers. Because we foster company culture that puts safety first and keeps an open mind to new ideas and processes, our customers get access to the latest technologies and software.

We consider ourselves innovators and we never stop learning and growing in our design and plastics engineering services. As a result, our customers feel like they have options in their manufacturing choices, and have a partner on board when they sell their products or services in a global market.

Drader History Timeline

2012 – Drader wins ASTech award for Optimization of Process and Products; Drader expands services with the purchase of assets of Acro Foam & Plastics Ltd. and can now offer Thermoforming services
2011 – CPSC Drader receives the Employer of Choice award and Certificate of Recognition for partnering with Canadian Manufacturing & Exporters to develop the Learning a Culture of Safety Course
2010 – Drader’s second facility in Brampton is opened
2008 – Drader wins prestigious contract, from a worldwide competition to design and build containers
2007 – Drader celebrates its 60th anniversary
2005 – Drader expands operations into Ontario
2004 – Drader launches an industry-changing product by introducing the BagPal pallet replacement system
2003 – Drader launches exciting new product line of oilfield thread protectors
2002 – Drader enters into the continual journey of Lean Manufacturing
2000 – Aggressive growth leads Drader to increase its plant size once again, increasing to 53,000 sq. ft.
1997 – To handle the growth mode, Drader expands into a new 35,000 sq. ft. plant, custom built for injection molding
1993 – Drader now has a line of 9 different bakery trays to offer customers options
1991 – Drader expands custom molding operations and starts up extrusion line
1989 – The Drader family sells to a group of local Edmonton business people
1988 – First prototype of the industry-changing “Injectiweld” plastic welder
1980s – Drader concentrates on growing bakery business and expands into custom manufacturing
1979 – Drader launches the industry-changing Plastic bakery delivery tray
1960s – Drader focuses on being a major supplier to the baking industry
1957 – Drader works with Honey Boy Bakery to produce a nesting steel bakery delivery tray, eliminating the cumbersome wood crates

Drader Certifications & Community

  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Safety Program & Committee
  • Partners in Injury Reduction (COR Certification)
  • 2011 Canadian Plastics Sector Council Bronze Level Employer of Choice
  • ASTech Award
  • ISO 9001:2008
  • Operation Clean Sweep Partner
  • Learning a Culture of Safety