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About Us

Since 1997, Northwind Industries, under the guidance of President and Owner – Kurt Wainman, has worked diligently to provide its customers with the best possible services. Achieving this goal takes the kind of hard work and dedication that Northwind puts into every one of its projects.

Operating from our head office in Inuvik and a satellite office in Edmonton, we specialize in the construction of highways, bridges and oil platforms North of the Arctic Circle, as well as, providing “heavy” long distance hauling to and from Inuvik.

Our Vision


Northwind prides itself in being one of the few companies to offer fully qualified and trained local employees.

Being 100% Inuvialuit owned and operated has allowed Northwind to benefit from the extensive experience that our employees have in dealing with the harsh conditions of Canada’s northern territories.

With this practical local experience, combined with world class equipment and training, we continue to be the industry leader in the Western Arctic.


Building Business


Operating from our head office in Inuvik and a satellite office in Edmonton, we specialize in the construction of highways, ice roads and oil platforms North of the Arctic Circle.

In summer or winter, by river or road, Northwind has the gear to help you achieve your Arctic logistic challenges.

Our customers include all the major Northern-based oil and gas companies, environmental remediation companies, as well as Municipal, Territorial and Federal Governments.



Safety Culture


Safety is a top priority at Northwind. All of our employees are fully-licensed, certified and trained.

Working with industry leaders, Northwind has developed a culture of safety that is a part of everything we do.

Staff are supplied with highest quality personal protective equipment that meets or exceeds industry standards as well as our extreme temperatures. Our safety policy stretches beyond what regulation requires, because our employees are our best asset

Contact us to view our safety manual.


Northwind Industries Ltd
P.O. Box 1130, 146 Navy Rd
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
867-777-2426 office        
867-777-3203 fax   

Kurt Wainman, CEO

Fred Bailey, V. P. Gen. Manager 

Northwind Auto                                                                           
Kara Skiffington, Manager
867-678-2950 office  
867-777-3203 fax                                         P.O. Box 1130, 61 Industrial Rd                   Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0 

Northwind Heavy Equip Repair

Bruce Chesney, Manager                           867-777-5887 office  
867-777-5885 fax                                         P.O. Box 1130, 250 Airport Rd 
Inuvik NT, X0E 0T0

Northwind TRUKing 

Northwind Truking , Edmonton Depot           Steve Smith, Manager                                              587-521-1531 office                                     780-298-9998 cell                                         10418 Meyer Rd
Acheson, AB T7X 6A3 

Northwind Truking , Inuvik Depot                 Brent Feniuk, Manager

867-620-0420 cell
146 Navy Rd, P.O. Box 1130                         Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

Northwind Tire and Towing Ltd                                                  
Roy Hansen, Manager             
867-777-4747 office 
867-620-1041 cell 
P.O. Box 1920, 56 Industrial Rd
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0  

Northwind Petroleum Ltd

Brandon Monchuk, Manager 
867-777-3974 office
867-777-3174 fax
867-678-5190 cell   
P.O. Box 1130, 17 Distributor St 
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

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