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Special Look at a VETS Facility Services Equipment Replacement Project



Celebrating 100 Years in Business 

In 1921 when Vet’s Group founder, and WWI veteran Fred Rayner got on his bike with a roll of sheet metal under his arm, he probably didn’t imagine the company would be led by his great-grandson 100 years later. Interested in learning more? Take a read through this Business in Edmonton article to learn about our 100 year history.



Join VETS at the Indoor Air Quality Summit April 13, 2021

VETS Facility Services is proud to sponsor the inaugural Indoor Air Quality Summit on April 13.  Indoor air quality (IAQ) has always been an important part of our work at VETS, in fact it is the inspiration of our purpose of ’providing healthy and comfortable environments’. The recent pandemic has turned the light onto the difficulties of creating safe, clean indoor air within an existing HVAC system. If you want to learn more about the impact of indoor air quality in your building or system, join us for this upcoming event. Click here to register

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VETS Sheet Metal is the New Exclusive Western Canadian Distributor for
REMBE® Explosion Safety Products

[Edmonton, Alberta, February 5, 2020] - Two well established businesses unite to provide safe dust collection and explosion mitigation services to the wood fiber, food and beverage, agriculture and mining industries.

VETS Sheet Metal, founded by a World War 1 veteran in 1921, is now the exclusive Western Canadian distributor of German manufacturer REMBE® line of flameless explosion vents, explosion panels and quench valves.

A leader in the industrial HVAC and dust mitigation industries, VETS Sheet Metal is proud to be able to offer its customers the ultimate in German designed and engineered explosion safety systems. Much of the dust produced as by product in the wood fiber, food processing, agriculture and mining industries poses a potentially catastrophic risk to workers, businesses and the communities they serve. With the correct facility and ventilation planning as well as integration of safety products such as REMBE® explosion vents; the Q-Box and Q-Rohr, the extent of an incident and its implications for workers and the business can be mitigated.

The Q-Rohr is the original flameless explosion vent for indoor applications. It enables a flame arresting and particulate retention explosion venting that doesn’t need complicated outdoor venting or incur the costs of facility restructuring.

The Q-Box provides safe explosion venting in working areas either indoors or out. It is designed for plant components with low rigidity and large explosion venting areas.

About VETS Sheet Metal
Founded over 95 years ago, VETS Sheet Metal is a premier industrial, commercial and institutional sheet metal contractor. Specializing in modular construction, industrial and commercial HVAC systems, dust collection, institutional and heavy commercial sheet metal. VETS looks after projects with the utmost attention to safety, budget, and schedule. Beginning with estimating and detailing processes all projects are led by a highly organized, well-trained team focused on making sure jobs are completed on time, and on budget. VETS Sheet Metal is committed to integrating old school, quality craftsmanship with BIM and 3D CAD technology. The benefits of these unique processes are seen through increased productivity in fabrication, layout, and installation.

About REMBE®
For over 40 years, REMBE®, GmbH has been and continues to be a leader in the innovation and manufacture of high‐quality explosion protection systems, safety systems, and dynamic weighing systems. As the inventor of flameless venting, REMBE® specializes in combustible dust explosion prevention/protection systems for many applications across a multitude of industries. REMBE® has led the process safety industry in new, more adaptable rupture disc products to address ever‐changing, complex needs. And the C‐LEVER dynamic weighing system provides a reliable, easy‐to-use-and-maintain option for continuous weighing.

REMBE®, INC., located in Charlotte, NC, serves the North American market and is ready to assist you.

For additional information contact:
Erin Rayner
Marketing and Business Development Manager
VETS Group
Office: 780-638-1579

Ever wonder why we are called VETS? Check out this video that explains where we got our name and why it’s still important to us, 97 years later. 


AirTek Is Now VETS Sheet Metal 

As of April 2nd, 2018 AirTek Pneumatics is now VETS Sheet Metal. In the Spring of 2016 VETS added AirTek Pneumatics to the VETS Group of companies. Through the last two years we have grown together and combined our teams, best work practices, and the cultures. One of the final pieces of this process is to integrate the AirTek Pneumatics brand into the VETS Sheet Metal name. Do you have questions about this change, email Erin at




On February 20th, 2018 the largest cyclone project VETS has ever built, left our Edmonton shop, to be delivered and installed at an OSB (Oriented Strand Board) Mill. With one of the pieces weighing in at 30,000 pounds, the total assembled weight is approximately 48,000 pounds - that’s 24 tonnes. Once installed it will stand over 80 feet in the air. This system is NFPA compliant and has increased filtration capacity as well as an explosion panel top.

Do you have questions about dust collection or fume extraction systems? Are you concerned about your system meeting NFPA requirements? Give us a call 780.434.7476, or email us at





On March 10th, 2018 at the 33rd Annual Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Awards Gala, VETS Facility Services took home the coveted Pinnacle Award for Customer Service. This annual gala hosts approximately 400 attendees and special guests attended, including Mayor Don Iveson, and Councillor Dziadyk who gave the address from the city. Award recipients represent companies and individuals that are examples of excellence in the Edmonton commercial real estate industry. 

A little over 3 years ago VETS’ Facility Service division underwent a fundamental change in how we deliver our services. Our focus went from a traditional reactive approach to a full service, preventative maintenance approach.  With a change of this scale it was important to understand whether or not we were succeeding in the eyes of our clients. The basis of our the award submission was the process created to measure our success and address any issues or concerns as soon as possible.

Interested in finding out more about or Facility Services, contact Amber Forrest at, or give us a call 780-434-7376. 



The VETS team fabricated a bag house within a tight timeline. The video below shows the finished product and shipment to the client.

VETS Recognized by SMACNA for Safety Excellence in Canada

Recently the Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) recognized Canadian member firms for their safety efforts in the inaugural SMACNA Safety Excellence Award Program–Canada.

In the past, SMACNA has recognized members in the United States for their outstanding occupational safety and health performance. This year, they have included Canadian firms and VETS Group is proud to be 1 of those 3 Canadian firms recognized.

The full article from SMACNA can be found here: