The Weatherhaven Story

1981 – Doors open for business in Canada, serving the expedition and mining exploration markets. Early projects include remote sites in the Canadian North where our products—in a revolutionary departure from its predecessor, the canvas tent—enhance the quality of living in camps that face extreme weather conditions.

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1984 – Our first contract with the military is secured, and we provide our first helicopter maintenance facility that’s soon designated its own NATO Stock Number.

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1986 – We install our first turnkey mining construction camp in Alaska. The 300-person camp meets all regulations including fire, safety, and electrical. The camp is delivered by C130 aircraft, a groundbreaking solution vs. more common road transportation methods. This enabled timely delivery to a remote location.

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1988 – First camp in Antarctica is installed at 80 degrees South. The Polarhaven shelter is custom designed for extreme environments. We now provide 20 countries with shelters for scientific exploration in the Antarctic, and continue to supply fabric structures and expandable, containerised products to the area.

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1990 – Our first United Nations, heli-packaged, turnkey camps are deployed to the Western Sahara. We deploy 18 x 32-person camps for this peacekeeping mission. Weatherhaven shelters have been used on every UN deployment since 1990.

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1993 – We deploy a large construction camp to Canada’s first diamond mine, located in the high Arctic. Deployment is by air, during early winter, with adverse conditions of blowing snow and freezing temperatures. A Northern success and a model that was repeated many times for this booming industry.

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1995 – In response to the Kobe earthquake, we launch our new Mobile Expandable Container Configuration™ (MECC™), providing 100 fully-equipped, emergency response centres, which are stationed throughout Japan for future civil emergencies.

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1997 – We deliver our first expandable containers as Command Posts to the US Marine Corps. These are now the standard for all Marine Expeditionary Force and Fleet Service Support Group Headquarters.

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1999 – Our first one-sided expandable MECC is used for a Swiss field medical facility, 221 of which are used as frontier medical units throughout Switzerland.

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2000 – The first of 360 MECCs are delivered to the U.S. Army Field Kitchen Program that Weatherhaven won with its strategic U.S. partner. In 2005, Weatherhaven’s partner wins the second contract for an estimated 250 field kitchens.

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2002 – We design, build, and deploy a turnkey, 24-bed field hospital to South Africa based upon our expandable containers linked to our modular tent systems. Weatherhaven initiates production in South Africa.

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2003 – Our largest single-site camp to date, Camp Julien, is deployed and installed in Afghanistan to support the Canadian Forces. This 2000-person camp included sleepers, kitchens, showers, offices, gymnasiums, vehicle maintenance workshops, etc.

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2003 – Weatherhaven wins the Canadian Forces’ Standing Offer Contract for Repair and Overhaul, which includes R&O services for a variety of softwall and MECC™ shelters and associated systems, such as refrigeration units and HVACs.

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2004 – We design, build, and deploy a state-of-the-art, all-expandable, container-based field hospital for the Canadian military—serving as the flagship of our newest product niche. Weatherhaven initiates production in South America.

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2005 – Weatherhaven moves into new corporate facilities and introduces the HERCon, its new shelter product. The HERCon is an expandable container that uses hard-walled technology and has a compact shipping configuration.

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2008 – Ray Castelli appointed CEO of Weatherhaven and joins the ownership group of the company.

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2008 – Weatherhaven wins competitive international tender for supply of the Australian
Defence Force Controlled Environment Soft Shelter (CESS)-Medical program. CESS-Medical is a system of soft shelters complete with Environmental Control Units (ECUs) and a number of High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter systems.

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2009 – Weatherhaven and its Canadian teaming partner are awarded a four-year contract to build 895 baseline shelters to support the Medium Support Vehicle System program. The baseline shelters are produced in five variants and are being outfitted as workshops, field offices, post offices, field kitchens, dental units, medical units, and electronic-optronic MRT.

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2010 – Weatherhaven provides 140 temporary shelters for emergency response use in Haiti after the devastating earthquake.

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2011 – Weatherhaven celebrates 30 years of business success and technical innovation.

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2011 – Weatherhaven is one of the sponsors of Operation Western Front in support of Canadian military families and the “True Patriot Love” charity. Four Weatherhaven structures were setup and used as field-type mess halls to feed the black-tie crowd.

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2011 – For the first time, Weatherhaven makes its on Canadian Defence Review Magazine’s list of the top 50 Defence Companies in Canada. CDR is a well-read magazine in both industry, as well as DND/government circles.

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2011 – Weatherhaven launches the Tactical Redeployable Expandable Container Capability (TRECC). This two-pallet position container fits inside a CH-47 Chinook helicopter instead of being underslung, and can be flown at high speed to emergencies. The TRECC is showcased at London’s DSEi, one of the world’s largest defence and security shows.

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2012 – A team of Weatherhaven volunteers participate in the Ride to Conquer Cancer. They cycled just under 250km in two days, through wind, rain, mud, and at the end, a little sunshine. The team ranked 8th out of 339 teams on a per-rider donation, outperforming the likes of Team CTV, ICBC, KPMG, and more.

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2013 – Weatherhaven is voted #2 among BC Business Magazine’s list of top 20 innovative Companies in the province.

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2013 – Weatherhaven is awarded a US $5.6 million Boeing contract to support Canada’s Medium-to-Heavy-Lift Helicopter program. Boeing orders 24 of the MSVS-type units to be used as portable repair and maintenance Special Equipment Shelters for Canada’s CH-147 helicopters.

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2014 – Fulcrum Capital Partners Inc., a Canadian-based private equity firm acquires a majority interest in Weatherhaven. The company remains 100% Canadian-owned and operated.

Over 30 Years Of Growth & Innovation

As a leading innovator and custom solutions provider in the mobile shelter systems field, we’ve covered a lot of ground since opening our doors in 1981. Our team has achieved many milestones, successes, and technical advances over the years. We’ve grown significantly, domestically and internationally, since our inception, and we continue to strive towards meeting the mobile shelter needs of customers everywhere on Earth.

Weatherhaven’s CEO, Ray Castelli, echoes the pride behind our vision, values, and success.

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Our Vision & Mission

Weatherhaven is a global redeployable shelter systems company that combines a proven, multi-purpose product range with innovative design expertise. Our vision is to develop unique specialty shelter and camp solutions that meet our clients’ needs—regardless of site accessibility, infrastructure requirements, or challenging environmental conditions.

Our People

Weatherhaven began by manufacturing and selling mobile shelters to the expeditionary market, so it’s no surprise that our employees embrace the West Coast outdoor culture. Our products and solutions are unique, and so are our people—we’re avid rock climbers, travelers, hockey players, mountain bikers, skiers, pilots, snowboarders, sailors, and so much more.

With keen leadership and guidance from senior management, we place knowledgeable staff at every stage of a project—from sales and marketing to program management, engineering and design, manufacturing, quality assurance, shipping, and installation.

To deliver competitive products, and superior after-sales and in-service support, we’ve aligned ourselves with global manufacturing partners, and built an extensive, worldwide network of sales offices and agents.

Our project portfolio speaks for itself: Our dedicated and hardworking employees have supplied mobile shelters and systems to customers in over 50 countries around the world. Without our customers—and our team’s high level of industry and product knowledge—we wouldn’t be where we are today.

Complete Shelter Solutions

We provide everything you need to complete your project or mission while living and working in our turnkey shelter systems. From need assessment and shelter design, to shipping logistics and installation, we’ll handle all your mobile shelter needs.

Tell us your needs and we’ll work with you to deliver your redeployable shelter capability.