Safer Highways in
Roadside Supply provides safety equipment for everything from
large capital projects to smaller county jobs and bridge rehabs
Although Roadside Supply has all the roadside safety barriers
required for companies to conduct highway barrier
construction and repair, it also has something a bit more
to offer: the knowledge and understanding of the products and solutions
to issues that only decades in the industry can provide.
“If a customer has a problem or issue, we will help in any way to find
a solution. Customer interaction is a large part of our company and the
service we provide. We offer all necessary support for our products from
documentation, customer on-site and classroom-style training,” said Grant
Duma, the company’s CEO.
Roadside Supply is family business based just outside of Edmonton,
Alta., and is one of the largest distributors of highway safety barriers in
Western Canada. It provides high tension cable barriers, guardrail systems,
modified thrie beam, bridge approach transitions, bridge rails, crash attenuators,
crash cushions, sign systems, delineators, delineation and temporary
Roadside Supply began in 1998 when Duma’s parents, who have been in
the guardrail business since the late ‘70s, decided to sell the construction
side and focus on the supply side. Duma was just in high school during this
transition, but after graduating university with an engineering degree in
2008, he took over the operations of the business and began its expansion.
Roadside Supply originally offered its services in Edmonton and
northern Alberta, but throughout the years it has broadened its services
to the entire province of Alberta, and then to other western provinces
including Saskatchewan, Manitoba, British Columbia, Yukon and the
In 2012, Roadside Supply relocated and moved to a larger facility to accommodate
its growth. This expansion allowed the company to continue
to grow, carry a larger inventory and offer more products to its customers.
By Pat Rediger
24 Think BIG | Quarter 4 2020 | saskheavy.ca