Once known as Norpro Security and Investigations, after its latest partnerships and acquisitions, Norpro is poised as much more than a security company.
In 2018, Norpro partnered to become the exclusive northern Ontario dealer for Caliber Communications, which offers the first UL Certified live Video Monitoring system which can even replace guards on sites, as well as provide remote Internet and cell service.
Then in early 2019, they acquired Unique Data Systems and Lucidia Technologies, two Sault Ste. Marie IT firms. Most recently they have acquired NorthStream Safety and Rehab with locations in Wawa, Thunder Bay, and Atikokan.
In addition to the drug and alcohol suite of services, NorthStream offers a wide range of occupational tests and evaluations.
“We help ensure you hire employees who are fit for work and we test for baselines such as hearing and lung function,” said Donna Nordstrom, owner/operator of NorthStream. “Our services continue on through the whole employee life cycle with job demand, functional, ergonomic and accessibility assessments.” NorthStream also offers employee/supervisor training for drug & alcohol, WHMIS, and AODA, as well as offers rehabilitation services for safer, timelier return to work. NorthStream opened in 2016.
Partnership talks began after a chance meeting at a mining client site, and both saw the benefits of working together right away.
"NorthStream Safety & Rehab is the only company in our field that encompasses the full range of Health & Safety and Rehabilitation Services." said Nordstrom. "We believe in the full solution model, like Norpro, and both firms mesh well in terms of their focus on customer service. It's a perfect fit."
Nordstrom takes on the role of Director of Health and Safety and Rehab for Norpro.
"Donna's group rounds out our ability to protect a company's physical assets, its people, and its data and information networks," said Brad Gregorini, President of Norpro. "The occupational pre-employment testing, worksite testing, drug testing, and rehab services in addition to their health and safety help us solve more pain points for our clients. None of our competitors can offer the simplicity of our 'one call to respond to it all' model."
Founded in 1980 in Sault Ste. Marie as a security company, Norpro has expanded and now prides itself on being a proactive solutions company. The full-service security company specializes in solving, anticipating, and preventing problems for clients for security, health & safety, rehab, business and restaurant equipment, and information technology.
Norpro has gained a reputation for being highly responsive to clients' needs, and able to identify and eliminate businesses pain points. Norpro lately is echoing the message that they are more than security, as they protect organization sites, their people, their data, and their systems and keep them up to date. Norpro is focussed on making it easy for organizations to focus on their key business, because with one call, Norpro responds to it all.