Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the owners of Target?
In 2008 the Target Group of Companies was acquired by The QUIKRETE® Companies Inc. Atlanta GA. Up to this time Target Products Ltd. was a privately held Canadian company incorporated in 1961.
How is Target structured?
The Target Group of Companies is made up of several companies and numerous other joint ventures, including Target Products Ltd, Target Technologies Inc and GT Commodities. All are owned by QUIKRETE® Canada Holdings, Inc.
Target Products Ltd. manufactures cementitious materials for various industries including: industrial, forestry, mining, golf course, civil construction, abrasives and the do-it-yourself market.
Target Technologies International Inc. is a virtual sales and marketing company that supplies products and chain management logistics services for the artificial sports field industry.
GT Commodities Ltd. is Target’s own transportation group. We approach our freight with the same quality assurance programs that all our high specification customers demand. In order to provide our customers with the best service and/or delivery, we approach every customer’s haul with the same service priorities as we do with our own internal transportation.
Where are Target’s locations?
- Target Products Ltd. has plants and offices located in:
- Abbotsford, British Columbia – Target Inside Sales office and Processing Plant, GT Commodities.
- Burnaby, British Columbia – Target Administration, Corporate Sales offices and Target Technologies
- Calgary, Alberta – Plant and office
- Morinville, Alberta – Plant and office
- Thorhild, Alberta – Plant
Abbotsford is located in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley areas and near the U.S. border. It is nestled in a pastoral setting between several majestic snow-capped mountains. Abbotsford combines the best of city and country living into one unique lifestyle. It has a mild year round climate, modern facilities and services, rich cultural background and brand new International Airport.
Located just east of the city of Vancouver, Burnaby is a maturing, increasingly integrated community. The City features great shopping, beautiful scenery and parks, rapid transit, major post-secondary institutions and much more. Both the Corporate Sales Office and Target Technologies are within walking distance from the Production way-University Sky train station.
Calgary is Canada’s fastest growing city. It is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and is a popular choice for outdoor enthusiasts, cosmopolitans, families and just about everyone. Calgary offers: a wealth of cultural attractions, diverse restaurants, parks and pathways, specialty shops, trendy night spots and year-round outdoor recreation.
Morinville is a vibrant suburban community located just 15 minutes northeast of Edmonton. Morinville’s residents are young and family-oriented, with a commitment to keeping the town safe and neighbourly. Some of the town’s many advantages include: high quality education, wide range of recreational activities, excellent transportation linkages and an exciting future.
Located 45 minutes north of the City of Edmonton, Thorhild County offers all the amenities of the big city with a rural lifestyle.
We also have two joint venture plants in Tumwater, WA (Mutual-Target LLC) and Saskatoon, SK (Cindercrete Mining Supplies).
What are Target’s philanthropies and causes?
Some organizations that we’ve helped are: B.C. Children’s Hospital, Vancouver Voices, SPCA, CARES (Canadian Animal Rescue and Extended Shelter), Operation Christmas Child, Marguerite Dixon Transition House, ADRA International, Canadian Red Cross and MS Society.
Why should I choose Target?
We are a rapidly growing company that supplies hundreds of quality products to people throughout Canada, the United States and worldwide. We are the leader in do-it-yourself concrete building supplies and play sand in Western Canada. Now with our association with QUIKRETE® who have been in business since 1940, the opportunities are endless. This arrangement will enable this company to grow into larger markets in a more competitive manner and expand into other business opportunities in Canada and the USA.
What do we offer?
- A comprehensive benefits plan & competitive wages
- Social events for employees & their families
- A wellness program
- An employee recognition program
- Training & development opportunities
How is Target committed to diversity?
A diverse workforce is critical for Target to improve and maintain a competitive advantage. We believe that by maintaining and increasing the diversity of our workforce that our employees can help and challenge one another to reach new heights. Target also believes that diversity is essential for us to succeed in the many industries that we do business in.
What characterizes Target’s Culture?
Target is a successful company built from a small family business. Though the company has grown and is still growing rapidly, it has retained the perseverance and strong work ethic which are integral in creating a thriving corporation from humble beginnings. At Target, we strive to balance our passion and energy for work with our zeal for life and fun. This is reflected in Target’s culture: a supportive, safe, and stimulating environment with a focus on open communications and the wellbeing of all who work within the Target family.
What is Target’s main goal?
To build a sustainable business for the benefit of employees, customers, owners, the community and the environment which we will accomplish by:
- Providing and ensuring a safe, healthy and satisfying work environment for our employees
- Attracting, developing and retaining great employees
- Employing a philosophy of continuous improvement
- Providing our customers with competitively priced quality products delivered on schedule
- Demonstrating honesty, integrity and ethical behaviour in our business practices
- Utilizing the latest technologies concurrently with environmentally sustainable practices
How can I apply for a position with Target?
After reviewing our current job postings, please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply to any position in which you are qualified.
I looked at the job postings but didn’t see the right job for me. Are these all your openings?
All open positions are listed on the Career Section of our website and we prefer applications by email.
Should I send a resume anyway?
No. We encourage you to check our Career Section often as new positions are posted as soon as they become available.
How often do you update your job listings?
Job listings are posted as soon as new positions become available.
Can I submit a resume or application in person?
Applications sent via email are preferred. Please visit our Career Section for a listing of open positions and email us your cover letter and resume as an attachment.
What happens after I apply for a job?
We will contact you if your qualifications meet our requirements. Only those individuals under consideration will be contacted.
What characteristics does Target look for in a candidate?
- We are looking for:
- Qualified, ambitious, and driven candidates
- Professional individuals with high ethical standards
- Employees that strive for quality and efficiency
- Innovative people who seek continuous improvement
No matter what your vocation, if you see a position that interests you and feel a career with Target Group of Companies is for you, we would love to put you through our recruitment process.
Send in your cover letter, resume, and other supporting documents (if requested in the job posting) to our Careers Inbox. Please remember to quote the appropriate reference number on your application.