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Dynamic partnerships are key to our success.

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We engage with great partners so we can create great solutions. Turning ideas into innovative solutions takes collaboration. That’s why we work closely with research centers, universities, community groups, industry associations, certification and standards organizations, as well as other companies.

Bayern Innovativ

Bayern Innovativ

Through our DSG-Canusa team, we are engaged in the work of Bayern Innovativ, a network of Bavarian automotive manufacturers and suppliers. The main goal of this network of companies and scientific research institutes is to exchange information and ideas to develop implement solutions that meet the challenges of emerging trends. We are currently members of a working group focused on automotive wiring components (splices) related to functional safety metrics.

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CCAB

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Businesses (CCAB) & Shawflex

Our Shawflex team is proud to participate in this organization’s important work to promote and strengthen a prosperous Indigenous economy. By fostering business relationships, and creating opportunities and awareness, this partnership builds bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and businesses, which helps create a safe, healthy and equitable world for all our communities.

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The Copper Mark

The Copper Mark

Shawflex has been accepted as a Partner of The Copper Mark, an organization that promotes responsible production practices. This association work is highly significant as manufacturing companies work to transition to clean energy options in their operations. Shawflex is one of only a handful of wire and cable manufactures to be accepted as a Copper Mark Partner.

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Energy Workforce & Technology Council

Energy Workforce & Technology Council

Both through membership and leadership, we actively support the mission of the Energy Workforce & Technology Council (EWTC). Currently, our CEO, Mike Reeves is on the leadership team. EWTC works to provide members with the tools and information they need to safely, profitably, and sustainably to help build a low-carbon future. Key initiatives are to develop future leaders in the industry, and promote best practices in environmental, social and governance issues among its member companies.

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H2O Research GmbH

H2O Research GmbH

Studies carried out by H2O Research on behalf of 3P Technik in Germany led to a partnership with these two groups that contributes to our ability to deliver stormwater management and treatment products to North American markets. This Xerxes partnership has contributed to our ability to develop some of the most innovative and effective pollutant-removal devices in the North American stormwater market This is part of the ongoing work of our Xerxes team to provide sustainable solutions with a three-prong focus: managing water volumes, preventing water pollution and restoring water quality.

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headversity

Headversity

Our alliance with headversity supports the work of our Human Resources teams as they focus on the mental health of our stakeholders all over the world. Like headversity, we believe that when putting mental health and mindfulness front and center a company not only addresses challenges, it gives people the tools and resources they need to stay ahead of their mental health.

NSF

NSF

The NSF (originally the National Sanitation Foundation) works to protect and improve human health around the globe. Its environmental scientists, public health specialists, microbiologists, toxicologists, chemists and engineers test, audit and certify products and services. Our Xerxes manufacturing facilities are among the few in North America that are certified to produce NSF-listed fiberglass tanks that can be used to safely store drinking water and emergency fire protection water.

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Non-Metallic Innovation Centre

Non-Metallic Innovation Centre

Our work with the Non-metallic Innovation Centre (NIC) and TWI Ltd. in Cambridge, UK, will result in expanded operating capabilities of composite pipe, and, in turn, will increase adoption of more environmentally secure non-metallic pipe systems. Other Flexpipe partners in this project to develop new and advanced test methods for composite pipes are Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Saudi Aramco Technologies Company (SATC).

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Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries

Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries

Shawflex is a member of the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI), which promotes a robust nuclear power industry in Canada. OCNI works to develop positive and mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous communities, including employment, economic and business development, and employee training. Like us, OCNI lives out the belief that diverse organizations are more innovative, more resilient and more adaptable.

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Pride at work

Pride at Work

A partnership with Pride at work was brought about by a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) committee initiative in 2022. This partnership provides us with a framework for our work to create awareness by supporting and guiding our employees and attracting new and diverse talent. By sharing resources and providing training opportunities we can create the kind of organization and communities that are safe and healthy for every individual.

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UL Solutions

UL Solutions

UL Solutions is a global safety science leader dedicated to helping companies in their efforts toward sustainability, security, quality and regulatory compliance. Throughout the decades of our strong partnership with UL, Xerxes engineers have contributed to the creation and ongoing revisions of some UL standards, including 2215 (for Oil-Water Separators) and 1316 (for Fiberglass Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids). We continue to see this partnership as a key to our work in being both industry innovators and leaders.

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University of Alberta

University of Alberta

We work closely with a team at the University of Alberta that specializes in prototyping and testing composites, both reinforced thermoplastic and thermosets. This partnership provides our Flexpipe engineers a greater understanding of the fundamental behavior and limitations of these materials. It also helps in our work to develop the next generation of composite products.

University of Toronto

University of Toronto

In our continuing efforts to address the environmental damage caused by hydrocarbon leaks in oil and gas conveyance infrastructure systems, our DSG-Canusa and Shawflex teams are involved in a joint research program with the University of Toronto Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Mitacs. Currently, our work is focused on developing low-smoke zero-halogen (LSZH) smart polymer compounds for the wire and cable industry.

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