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Making the pieces fit with JNE Welding

Looking back, Adam Logue sees his career with JNE Welding much like his chosen profession as a welder/fabricator. “You’re always trying to figure out how the pieces fit together – what you need to do today in order to plan for success tomorrow.”

JNE Welding (“JNE”), one of Saskatchewan’s largest full-service fabricators, is headquartered in Saskatoon and majority owned by Des Nedhe Group, the development company of English River First Nation, and Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation. Providing welding and fabrication services in the mining, environmental, construction and energy sectors, JNE is driven to be one of the most diverse custom steel fabricators in Western Canada.

Adam, now Chief Executive Officer, began his career at JNE over 25 years ago. He was drawn to the diversity of projects and the wide variety of challenges that come from serving across so many different industries, including the nuclear sector. “We’ve partnered with industry leaders on truly massive and complex projects, including large fabrication challenges like 40,000-pound bulkhead doors and underground water tanks for uranium mining operations.”

We always look to build relationships as we fabricate projects.

JNE has a 30-year history of operations in some of the most complex industrial and construction environments in Saskatchewan, but Adam is quick to point out that a key part of ongoing success has been “investing in our people and truly partnering with clients to solves challenges – we always look to build relationships as we fabricate projects.”

Combined with Indigenous ownership, this commitment to people and partnership really sets JNE apart.

“We’re an Indigenous community-owned company. This provides our team with a sense of higher purpose  and we all understand the importance of what we are doing and how our work contributes to the community,” added Adam. “All of our team gets it. This guides our decisions and adds to the overall quality of our work.”