Since 1960, Brian MacAulay had worked with industry to supply quality industrial products such as hose, fittings, valves and rubber. Over the years, Brian saw that industry was becoming conscious of the environment that surrounded them, and was striving to reduce their environmental footprint and improve working standards for it’s workforce. He recognized that, though there were many companies that specialized in the supply of industrial goods, there was no source of expertise for industry to reach out to for environmental safety and control products.
So, in 1983, Brian founded MEP Environmental Products Ltd., one of Manitoba’s first companies truly dedicated to the business of the environment. A visionary in spill control, MEP invested heavily in cutting edge spill containment and control products that were previously unknown to the market place, making MEP the unquestioned expert in the field of environmental safety and spill control.
In 1997, two brothers with a long history in industrial hose and fittings, decided that it was time to put this expertise to work for the benefit of Manitoba industry. With a vision of supplying unparalleled expertise and an eye to superior quality and ethics that would be a reflection of their own personal commitment to excellence, Dave and Ted Powles formed Brothers Industrial Supply Ltd. Brothers soon became well known for the manufacture and supply of quality industrial hose, fittings, rubber products, gaskets, dust and exhaust extraction systems.
In 2018 two brothers from Winnipeg took over the business from Ted and Dave Powles and have taken the business in a higher level of certification and accreditation. While maintaining a commitment to excellence the two brothers; Jeff and Jamie Gural introduced “crimp technology” to the hose program; a service no other distributor / hose assembly plant in Canada can offer. MEP Brothers now proudly offers certified hose assemblies with tracking technology and pressure testing beyond what is required by NAHAD guidelines. MEP Brothers has the ability to provide CRN numbers, UL ratings and CSA numbers to hose assemblies.
In 2019, MEP Brothers introduced “hose safety” to the Canadian market. A new concept put forth by MEP Brothers stating that a hose assembly should be made right every time using the correct components. MEP Brothers hose assemblies are now tagged, tracked and built to a manufacturers’ specification every time………even general purpose hose assemblies. MEP Brothers is recognized throughout the industry as a manufacturer / assembler of the finest hose fittings, couplings, and clamps of their kind in the world, and currently our engineers are working closely with engineers of major hose manufacturers to develop and test even better, safer products for the future.
Whether for air, steam, chemical, petro-chemical, or just water, MEP Brothers has a system for the application.
MEP Brothers today
Today MEP Brothers is a full service provider of certified hose assemblies, hydraulic hose and fittings, bulk industrial hose, custom and general rubber / gasket components, spill kits and environmental spill response products. Whether your request is custom or general we are proud to offer what you require in a timely fashion and a level of professionalism we are truly proud of.
Think safety and go with MEP Brothers