New businesses opening in Stettler

A new clothing store, a safety business and a major chain store have arrived in the Stettler area.

A new clothing store, a safety business and a major chain store have arrived in the Stettler area.

• JC Trendz Clothing

JC Trendz Clothing has opened downtown Stettler with brand-name clothing for men, ladies, teen and plus sizes, handbags, jewelery, belts and sunglasses – all at affordable prices.

“I wanted to open a store with casual clothing at affordable and middle-of-the-road prices,” said Chris McClaskin, who opened the store at 5006 – Main Street with several years of experience in retail clothing.

JC Trendz is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

While she is the only employee, McClaskin hopes to add more staff as the business grows.

• Transcend Safety Services Ltd. in Stettler

Transcend Safety Services Ltd. opened in Stettler at 4302 – 44 Avenue to provide industrial safety services, products, sales and courses.

“We thought there was a need for another safety company in the Stettler area,” said Doug Mielke, who co-owns the business with Larry Klettle, both of whom have over 30 years experience each, while safety technician Troy Hronek has 10 years experience.

“I’m pretty sure activity in the oil industry will pick up,” said Mielke.

With deep roots in the region, all three men are well-qualified in their field.

• Canadian Tire

Canadian Tire, with Mark’s clothing store is the newest major chain store to plant roots in Stettler, opening on Highway 12 at the western gate to the community.

“One of the things I am most passionate about is to ensure our store has the products our customers are looking for at the prices they want,” said Adrian Wardell, who manages the store with his wife Melanie, with more than 17 years of Canadian Tire experience, and very excited to be part of the Stettler community as well as for the opportunity to serve their customers.

Featuring a small-market concept, the store is designed to provide customers in smaller towns with a one-stop shopping experience, featuring the key cornerstone departments of automotive, hardware, home sports and seasonal and a full-size Mark’s store.

• Tornado Technologies in Gadsby sold

Tornado Technologies Canada in Gadbsy – was sold Oct. 1 to Canadian Erectors Limited, a leading Canadian steel fabrication and construction company based in North York, Ontario.

“It’s business as usual, “ said plant manager Charles Lacroix, who heads a staff of 25 employees.

Based in Gadsby for about 25 years, the business is now under Tornado Combustion Technologies.