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About Friesens

Our Story

Friesens was started in 1907 by D.W. Friesen. The company has grown many businesses since then, all based on the philosophy of serving others, fine craftsmanship, and community building.

We are a company with a very special story. A story that has been written for over 117 years and continues to be written today. We are more than just a business, we are a group of employee-owners that work together to build each other up, to build a company, and to build a community.

a Friesens employee

Our Vision

Help others share their best story with the world through the power of print.

We believe in…

Focusing on what we do, how we do it, and why we do it

  • Help our customers share their best story with the world.
  • Caring people + latest technology = great print
  • Serving others improves relationships within our company and community.

Successfully achieving the industry’s most efficient cost structure

  • Lean work practices
  • Minimal mistakes and rework
  • Fast turnaround
  • Productive, well-trained staff
  • State-of-the-art plants and equipment

Establishing an effective team for long-term success

  • Promoting employee-ownership
  • Investing in front-line leaders
  • Training and education unlocks the potential of all our employee-owners.
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Our Values

“If our customers are successful, so will we be.”
– D.W. Friesen

  • Maintain strong customer relationships.
  • Deliver on our promises.
  • Lead by example.
  • Be a community leader.
  • Compensation and position equality.
  • Continuously improve.
  • Enjoy serving others.
  • Provide opportunities through education and training.
Patti & Rejean, Friesens employee-owners since 1995 and 1999 respectively

Why We Are In Business

As employee-owners, these are the reasons we come to work every day

  • To serve others
  • To build products that improve lives
  • To compete and win
  • To grow and prosper together
  • To create opportunities for 
employee-owners and our families
  • To build a stronger community

Friesens Land Acknowledgement

Friesens Land Acknowledgment

Friesens operations are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.

We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past. As such, we are grateful and humble guests on this territory.

Use of Acknowledgment

The territorial acknowledgement will be delivered by Friesens CEO or delegate at suitable Friesens Corporation hosted or supported public meetings, celebrations, or events.

The Path Ahead

We encourage others to continue their reconciliation journey by visiting the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR). The NCTR is the permanent home for all statements, documents, and other materials gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

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