JNE - "A Strong Saskatchewan Company"
JNE Welding is a Saskatoon based company founded in 1980 by Jim Nowakowski. JNE began as a small service company with just a few employees working alongside journeyman welder Jim Nowakowski. JNE now provides engineer-to-order, custom steel fabrications to the mining, petroleum, gas, heavy oil, energy and environmental sectors of Western Canada.
At JNE we pride ourselves in standing apart from the rest of the custom steel fabricators. We have developed and implemented systems far beyond most firms in Western Canada and certainly beyond those in Saskatchewan.
As a result of a total investment nearing 10 million dollars in 2006/2007 JNE has grown from a Company of 81 employees in 2005 to a team of 150 full-time personnel in 2009. We celebrate the rich diversity of our team comprised of Canadians including Canada’s First Nations and immigrants from around the world including Ukraine, Philippines and South Africa to mention only a few. These talented individuals, along with the considerable capital investment, and a substantial investment in training have helped JNE increase revenue a combined 62% 2008 over 2005 to annual sales exceeding $30 million.
Several key factors were and are involved in JNE’s short and long-term growth and employment strategies. A considerable emphasis in our hiring strategy is placed on attitude versus pure aptitude. We continue to build a strong team that has depth in both personal leadership skills as well as industry related training and experience. Over the past 5 years we have recognized the role that both trades and leadership training play in sustainable, well managed and well planned growth.
As such, we are participating in development of trades in the Province’s minority groups, we continue to participate in the discussion phases for expansion of Provincial programs and facilities to provide skill development training, and JNE was a pilot project location for Read Saskatoon for training and integration of immigrants. JNE invests annually in a wide range of training for our people. In 2008/2009 our training investment exceeded a quarter million dollars.
JNE is proud to be one of many strong, successful Saskatchewan companies; however, we are prouder still of our contribution in shaping strong citizens who on a daily basis play a role in making this Province and its people a jewel in the Canadian landscape.