Pelican Products Canada Makes the Top 50 Defense Company List for the Second Year in a Row

Published May 25, 2012, 12:00 AM PST

Torrance, CA -

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 time 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, conducted its annual survey and ranking of 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 CDR's Top 50 Defense Companies Rankings for 2012, 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 CDR survey of Canada's Top Defense Companies. An evaluation panel consisting of CDR 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

Pelican Products, Inc. is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.

Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance protective cases, temperature controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and in numerous outdoor markets. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 25 countries, with 23 international sales offices and eleven manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU. and the division which manufactures temperature controlled packaging for the healthcare industry, does business worldwide under the brand Peli BioThermal. For more information, visit or

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