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MALA Friends of the Profession

A Friend of the Profession of Landscape Architecture is a person or company interested in landscape architecture or the allied arts and supports the further advancement of the profession of landscape architecture.

Friends have the privilege of attending meetings and events of the Association. The Friend receives all membership mailings of the Association, as well as a free copy of an updated membership mailing list on request at any time during the year. Currently, our friends include: Barkman Concrete; Nilex Inc; Playgrounds-r-us; RD Sales; and Maglin Site Furniture.


909 Gateway Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2K 3L1

tel: (204) 667-3310
fax: (204) 663-4854



Add visual flair to your next home or commercial landscaping project with the timeless beauty of Barkman Concrete products. Designed with both aesthetics and function in mind, our products possess simple, yet distinctive styling, which makes them ideal  for almost any application. Choose from our wide range of concrete pavers, paving slabs, retaining walls, site furnishings and landscape boulders all of which are designed with the same attention to detail. And because Barkman products have been engineered to provide the ultimate in durability, even in the harshest of climatic conditions, you can be assured that they will retain their good looks throughout the years.


#3, 320 Jessop Avenue
Saskatoon, SK 
S7N 1Y6

tel: 306.956.0088
fax: 306.956.0055



Since its birth in Western Canada 28 years ago, Nilex has emerged as a leader in the geosynthetics industry in Canada and the United States. Nilex now employs more than 100 people and has grown to become a multi-national group with regional offices in Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Edmonton (Head Office), Calgary, Grande Prairie, Vernon, Burnaby, and a U.S. company in Denver, Colorado.

Nilex is known for supplying "Materials and Construction for Earth and Water" which targets environmental, infrastructure and resource based industries. Within this framework Nilex provides geosynthetics for applications that include Roads and Pavement, MSE Walls and Slopes, Containment, Drainage, Erosion Control, Ground Improvement and Landscaping.

The strength of the Nilex Canadian distribution network plays a key role to the success of the geosynthetic industry's leading manufacturers such as Tensar Earth Technologies (geogrid systems) North American Green (erosion control), Propex (geotextiles) and JDR Enterprises (drainage composites)?all of which Nilex has exclusive distribution rights.

In addition to a widespread distribution network, Nilex operates a construction group (Nilex Construction) with a key business focus on ground improvement and containment; primarily in the oil and environmental industries. The U.S. side of Nilex Construction specializes in the installation of wick and earthquake drains for soil consolidation and stabilization, and is the largest installer of wick drains in North America.

For additional information on Nilex, its products and services, visit


250 Transport Road
Box 7, Grp. 582, R.R. #5
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2C 2Z2

tel: (204) 632-7000
toll free: (800) 889-4305
fax: (204) 632-7421



PLAYGROUNDS-R-US is a family owned company located in Winnipeg and has been involved in the designing of PlaySpaces for 30 years with over 1100 completed projects. As central Canada's exclusive distributor for Landscape Structures Inc., PLAYGROUNDS-R-US is able to provide the highest quality playground equipment in the industry, designed and installed to meet or exceed the requirements in CAN/CSA Z614-98; the CSA standard on Children's Playspaces and equipment. Using highly innovative and durable components, we can custom design a structure to meet specific budgets and needs, provide custom quotations 2D site plans and 3D colour drawings free of charge. Our knowledgeable and creative sales department are able to provide skilled advice on phasing and budgeting of playground projects, as well as fund raising information and sources. Customization is what sets us apart. If you can dream it, we can create it. An example of the talents of the custom design team at LSI is the PlayBooster at the Winnipeg Airport installed in 2001. This barrier- free design features a variety of panels which reflect some of Manitobas many natural attractions, including the famous Churchill polar bears.

The following suppliers are also represented by PLAYGROUNDS-R-US:
Landscape Structures Inc. - The new shape of play is here!
Skatewave - Modular Skatepark Systems -
Splashpad by Vortex - fully automated, zero-depth aquatic playgrounds:

Isted Technical Sales

1601-A Silver Avenue
Winnipeg Manitoba

tel: (204) 632-7000
toll free: (800) 889-4305
fax: (204) 632-7421



Isted Technical Sales was established in 1977 with the goal of developing demand through specification and application assistance. Today, the channels of supply in the Canadian Mid-West are supported by 3 experienced sales teams-Winnipeg, Regina and Saskatoon. We also cover the Northwest Ontario region. Products and services of electrical manufacturers are promoted through architects, landscape architects, engineers and end users.

We provide in house consultation with the design team, in proper selection of luminaires to meet your specification and budget. In house computer generated designs are provided for site lighting, flood lighting and fašade lighting to ensure that the proper light fixture is selected. Upon request renderings can also be supplied.

Attention to detail and integrity of design are benchmarks by which we supply product of exceptional value and longevity.

Below are some of the manufacturers that we represent...

Lumec -
Insight Lighting -
US Architectural Lighting -
Hadco -
Noral -
Hanover -
HK Lighting -


104 - 120 Fort Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 1C7

tel: (204) 943-7090
fax: (204) 943-1386



R.D. Sales is a 17 year-old firm of manufacturer's agents.  We represent approximately 40 lighting manufacturers for the areas of Manitoba and North Western Ontario.

The products represented range from Architectural, Landscape, Site, Commercial Industrial, Roadway, Custom, Floodlighting to high end residential, to name a few.

The two principals, Bob and Don Lagimodiere are the lighting specialists that call on Consultants and assist in design and application of the products.  Our service includes planning consultations with Architect, Engineers, Interior Designers and Contractors to properly apply the products to the specific project.  This includes computer printouts showing lighting effects and lighting levels to guarantee the final lighting design meets the client's specifications.  Budget pricing is provided at the preliminary stages to ensure there are no cost overruns at tender.

Some of the manufacturers that we represent are - Kim Lighting, Hydrel, Antique Street Lamps, Architectural Area Lighting, Moldcast, BK Lighting, G.E., Louis Poulsen, Pace Illumination, Design Plan, Luminis, Stresscrete Poles and Shakespeare Fiberglass Poles.

R.D. Sales has a sub-agency, Superior Sales in Thunder Bay to service North-Western Ontario with all product lines.

The following is a small list of projects where we have supplied the lighting equipment:
Leo Mol Sculpture Gardens
Corydon Avenue Lighting
Hotel Fort Garry Floodlighting
St. Boniface Cathedral Floodlighting
Crossroads Shopping Center Site Lighting
Boundary Trails Hospital
Club Regent Casino and Hotel
Mc Phillips Street Station Casino
Brandon Pork Processing Facility
C.N. Call Center ? Eaton Place

Maglin Site Furniture Inc.

27 Bysham Park Drive
Woodstock, ON
N4T 1P1

tel: (800) 716-5506
fax: (877) 260-9393



For over 20 years Maglin Site Furniture Inc. has been manufacturing and supplying site furniture projects across North America.  Maglin’s respected reputation has been earned by delivering aesthetically pleasing, durable furniture at a fair price and by servicing our customers to a level beyond their expectations.

The durability of our furniture originates with the selection of quality materials and a system of rust proofing that sets the industry standard. State-of-the-art technology is combined with time-honored production methods to create truly stunning product built to stand the test of time and people.

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