Canadian Business unveils 30th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Winnipeg, Manitoba - (September 13, 2018) Canadian Business and Maclean’s today ranked Manitoba’s TREK Geotechnical Inc. (TREK) as number 383 on the 30th annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. TREK is one of only 14 Manitoba companies to achieve a ranking this year and ranked 21st among the 35 professional services companies named.

“The companies on the 2018 Growth 500 are truly remarkable. Demonstrating foresight, innovation and smart management, their stories serve as a primer for how to build a successful entrepreneurial business today,” says Deborah Aarts, Growth 500 program manager.

Founded in 2010 as a private, wholly Manitoba-owned consulting engineering firm, TREK has grown to over 35 employees providing engineering services to private and public sector clients. TREK has taken on increasingly larger projects in recent years, including the Southwest Rapid Transitway and the marquee Taché Promenade development in Winnipeg, and the Boychuk and McCormand Interchanges in Saskatoon.

“TREK’s success is a direct result of attracting, developing and supporting outstanding professionals and support staff, and providing a work environment that inspires exceptional performance,” said President and CEO James Blatz. “TREK’s leadership and management team consists entirely of practicing engineering professionals which allows us to maintain our focus on high quality engineering while providing timely responses that our clients have come to expect.”

In 2018, TREK opened a new office, housing its engineering and laboratory testing operations built in partnership with Lakeview Realty of Canada Ltd. Lakeview Vice-President Brent Calnitsky noted, “It has been a pleasure for us to work closely with TREK on accommodating their space needs given their rapid growth over the years. The opportunity to partner on the development of their new headquarters was an obvious win for Lakeview and TREK. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship going forward.”

Growth 500 winners are profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business, published with Maclean’s magazine, and online at and

About TREK Geotechnical

TREK Geotechnical Inc. is a geotechnical engineering consulting firm based in Manitoba offering a broad range of geotechnical services from design to construction. We serve clients from both the private and public sectors, including contractors, multi-disciplinary consulting firms and government agencies. TREK has provided geotechnical design and construction services on numerous projects ranging from riverbank stabilization, bridge and building foundations, to flood protection infrastructure.

About the Growth 500

For 30 years, the Growth 500 has been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the Growth 500—formerly known as the PROFIT 500—profiles the country’s most successful growing businesses. The Growth 500 is produced by Canadian Business. Winners are profiled in a special Growth 500 print issue of Canadian Business (packaged with the October issue of Maclean’s magazine) and online at and For more information on the ranking, visit

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country's premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada's business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at