Pelican Products Canada Makes Top 50 Defense Company List Two Years Running

Protective case and portable LED lighting maker gets nod for second year in a row.

Pelican Products Canada, the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective case solutions and advanced portable LED lighting systems has been named for the second year in a row to Canadian Defence Review Magazine’s list of 2012 TOP 50 Canadian Defense Companies.

As Canada’s leading defense and military magazine, Canadian Defence Review, conducts and annual survey that ranks the top defense companies in which Pelican climbed 6 spots to #35 from #41 in 2011.

"Hitting this milestone two years in a row is a huge honor that validates the efforts of our great team,” said Ed Meyer, General Manager of Pelican Products Canada. "We are proud to serve the Canadian Defense community with the highest quality products and services in the industry and look forward to rolling out new and innovative solutions that will support their efforts for years to come.” Pelican Products Canada is headquartered in Edmonton, AB and runs a Pelican-Hardigg Advanced Case Center facility in St.Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC.

In Canadian Defense Review's 2012 Top 50 Defense Companies Rankings, there were seven new companies in the survey. "It is a testament to the strength of the defense industry in Canada that we had difficulty in listing all the defense companies that we would have liked to," said CDR's Peter Kitchen.

This is the eighth year for the Canadian Defense Review survey of Canada’s Top Defense Companies. An evaluation panel consisting of Canadian Defense Review editorial staff and independent advisors, ranked the companies based on factors such as economic impact, innovation, contribution to the nation's security, and support of Canada's military.

The complete list of 2012 Top 50 Canadian Defense Companies can be found at For more information, visit