Established in 1918, StrathCraft Awards, located in London, Ontario, has been creating custom products for distinguished organizations across Canada and the USA. With partnerships with the RCMP, Thames Valley District School Board, Police Fire EMS and Military, they offer exclusive lines of award products tailored to their client requests. Lynne Ryckman, the Managing Partner, envisions taking the company’s expertise to a broader market, aiming to provide people with the pleasure of owning unique, handmade niche products to enjoy in your home. “There isn’t really anything StrathCraft cannot make or engrave onto.” says Ryckman.
Building on 100 years of manufacturing success with crests, badges and medallions, StrathCraft capitalized on the Yeti engraving market which helped sustain the company during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volumes were so high, this led to the purchase of a second laser engraving machine to keep up with the demand. More requests for engraving on charcuterie boards, a variety of tumblers, and customer-supplied items like Swiss Army knives and leather patches for hats and clothing came in. This has led to a much requested line of nursery room décor on sustainable wood materials for your home.
The pandemic was a great reset for StrathCraft. It led to new staffing, processes and procedures that reinvigorated the company. StrathCraft took the opportunity to employ many new Canadians to capitalize on their expertise and education obtained in their own country. “It is a pleasure to come to work every day and be part of a wonderful team of such hardworking individuals.”, says Ryckman of her staff. “Staff contribute new ideas, products and designs almost daily for consideration. Our skilled graphic designers work with the laser and casting departments to produce quality products”.
With their dedication to craftsmanship and innovation, StrathCraft ensures their products mark moments of accomplishment and become cherished keepsakes for years to come.
For more information www.strathcraft.com.