Nilex is a leading distributor and manufacturer of geosynthetic products for Construction, Infrastructure Building and Environmental applications. Nilex Construction focuses on innovative technologies to effect efficient soil improvement techniques for civil, environmental and reclamation markets as well as professional installation of wick drains, geomembranes, earthquake drains and other Nilex products.

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9304—39 Avenue , Edmonton , Alberta T6E 6L8 Canada
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Soil and Groundwater
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Internationally (various countries)
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Nilex. Smart. Choice.

Nilex is a leader in the geosynthetics industry providing innovative solutions to support the unique challenges of civil, resource and environmental construction projects. Since 1977, Nilex's engineered, technically advanced geosynthetic materials have provided customers with smart choices and proven alternatives to conventional construction practices for less money.

Our smart, environmentally conscious solutions are used in road building, Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) solutions for grade changes, erosion and sediment control, water management and containment. Using Nilex's proprietary Innovation Calculator, we can calculate the dollar savings and carbon reductions achieved (versus traditional construction methods) by implementing Nilex's engineered geosynthetic materials in your project. In virtually everything we do, Nilex is able to provide our customers with three distinct and concurrent benefits – economic, technical and environmental. We call this Nilex's three-legged stool.

Nilex has offices throughout Canada in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Abbotsford, Vernon, Regina, Saskatoon and Toronto, as well as US offices in Denver, Colorado and Salt Lake City, Utah. With over 38 years’ experience, a long-standing commitment to the environment and highly qualified staff, we deliver a broad range of products and technologies that lessen the environmental impact of a project while providing an economic advantage to our clients.

The Nilex Way

Our core values - The Nilex Way - shape the culture at Nilex and define the character of our company. We recognize that our business success is founded upon a commitment to these principles which inspire and guide all our actions and decisions.

We all succeed

Helping our customers succeed helps us succeed.

Right is right

You can never go wrong by doing the right thing.

Passion & Integrity

We do our work with passion and integrity.

Nilex is committed to protecting and promoting the safety and well being of our employees, clients, subcontractors, the public and the environment. Our goal is to have a workplace free of incidents through the implementation and maintenance of a Health and Safety Management System. 

To maintain our high level of safety standards, Nilex is a member of the following organizations:

In addition, Nilex is COR Certified in Alberta. The Certificate of Recognition (COR) in health and safety is issued to employers who develop and implement health and safety programs that meet established standards. At Nilex, our Safety Management System includes the following elements:

  • Leadership Administration and Accountability
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Responsibilities 
  • Hazard and Risk Assessments
  • Incident Reporting Investigation and Record Keeping
  • HSE Rules
  • Inspections and Observations
  • Communication, Personal and Group
  • HSE Audits
  • Office Safety Program
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • HSE Training and Competency
  • Environmental Management
  • Occupational Services Injury Management
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Security
  • Regulatory Reporting, Record Keeping, and Document Rentention
  • Journey Management

COR is an essential component of WCB's Partners in Injury (PIR) program. Certificates for the Alberta construction industry are issued by the Alberta Construction Safety Association and are cosigned by Alberta Employment and Immigration.

At Nilex, we take pride in giving back to the communities in which we work, live and play. We passionately support programs, causes, and initiatives that make a difference in our community and to its people.

Our People

Our people are committed to sharing their time and talents with the community. As a company, we promote and support the great work our people do in the community. We actively encourage our people to volunteer in the community. Through the Nilex Helping Hands Grant, employees who donate their time, skills, and knowledge through volunteering are eligible to apply for a $200 grant donated to a nonprofit or charitable community service organization of their choice.

You will find Nilexians working with underprivileged children, coaching youth sports teams, participating on boards and volunteer committees, and raising money for local charities.

Whether it be donating promotional items to golf tournaments or providing monetary contributions for charity, Nilex is proud to give back to its community at all levels.