Leaders in manufacturing.

We are a vertically integrated group of experienced operating companies manufacturing aluminum and zinc, building the parts that our world needs.

About Nordstern

About Nordstern Group

Who we are

We are driven by new ways to feel a sense of accomplishment. We believe that together we can achieve what appears to be just out of reach. Established in 2018, Nordstern Group was formed in collaboration with Custom Castings Ltd., Protek, and Sure Cast Foundry Inc.

Our mission

Nordstern Group is driven by a commitment to build on best practices, and to discover new ways to improve, one small change at a time. We believe we can strengthen and benefit ourselves and those around us, through creativity and continuous incremental improvement toward a shared goal.

Our list of companies

Nordstern Group is an amalgamated company with years of experience in the aluminum and manufacturing industry. We are made up of leading experts from across North America.

Custom Castings


Custom Castings Limited specializes in manufacturing high-quality permanent mold aluminum and zinc alloy castings. Operating out of a 50,000 square-foot facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Custom Castings provides its customers a single-source solution using world-class technology.



With more than 25 years in the coating industry, Protek applies coatings for various industries, which protect products against the harshest materials. The company’s innovative facility and coating applications, allow the company to exceed all expectations. The company is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Sure Cast Aluminum Foundry


Sure Cast Aluminum Foundry is located in Blaine, Minnesota. For more than 30 years, Sure Cast has produced top quality sand and permanent mold castings for a diverse range of industries. The company’s state of the art technology, and its commitment to working with customers as partners to assist them in achieving their goals and objectives.

Forte Tool & Die


Our forte is specialty and low volume machining as well as tool and die manufacturing. We have decades of experience working with a variety of materials, from acrylic to zinc. Specializing in shorter run production, we’re able to get you the parts you need in a shorter amount of time. Forte stands by our work and we’ll ensure that we meet your specific requirements for inspections.

Our management team

Our team breathes life into our vision of best practises, creativity and continuous incremental improvement.

Mark Striepe

President & CEO

Armand Bernard

Vice-President, Finance & Administration

Darren Lodge

Vice-President, Business Development

Sandy Rayner

Corporate Controller

Erika Reimer

Human Resource Manager

Emmanuelito De Ala

Business Analyst