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Commitment to Safety

Blasting plays a vital role in a wide variety of both large and small construction projects, as well as site work for homes, roads, malls, tunneling, shaft sinking, and canal widening. For more than 180 years, Austin Powder Company has been in the business of helping customers blast rock safely and efficiently. Our long history reflects the continuous development of new, safer and more reliable blasting products and innovative technologies. Today, Austin serves the construction market throughout the Americas and around the world.

Our top priorities are to work safe and to blast safe.

Our commitment begins with our commitment to safety. We employ certified blasters, state-of-the-art delivery systems and the safest and highest quality products. We also place great importance on environmental concerns, minimizing or eliminating any environmental impacts.

Our long history reflects continuous development of new, safer and more reliable blasting products and innovative technologies. Today, Austin serves the construction market throughout the Americas and around the world.


Each construction project is different. Requirements and constraints regarding blasting are different, and every day, the conditions on site are different. Blasting efficiently is the goal no matter the changing conditions. Austin is able to provide products and support to customers’ blasting crews, or perform the blasting with our own teams, either way achieving the desired results.


For the past 25 years, Austin Powder has been the primary provider for explosives in the forest industry in Canada. British Columbia presents some of the most challenging road building in the industry, and we take pride in calling ourselves “trail-blazers” in this specialized market. Our team is informed and knowledgeable about all our products and their applications. We also promise exceptional service and technical support at any time it is required. Safety and compliance is the first priority in all operations at Austin Powder.

  • Blasting consultation, flyrock analysis, and blast design services
  • On-site blaster & TDG training
  • Delivery services for clients that manage their own blasting
  • Supply management and high-security storage magazines
  • Explosive safety training
  • In-depth knowledge of federal regulations, provincial regulations, and Work Safe BC


Austin’s fleet of service and transport vehicles includes rail tanker cars and rail hoppers. Our entire fleet is routinely inspected and constantly maintained to surpass transportation standards in every region we are active. Our operators receive specialized training and certification for hazardous material handling, safety protocols, and are instructed on fatigue and stress management for optimal performance. Our dedicated transport drivers deliver a continuous flow of materials safely to their destinations on a constant basis. From our various delivery hubs, Austin Powder is capable of reaching clients on either coast, ensuring Red Diamond products are available anywhere in Canada. This reliable network allows our clients to remain in full operation with no downtime.


Austin provides services to our customers in three different areas: The first service area is the most fundamental – the safe delivery of quality products to customers who store their own products and perform their own blasting. In addition to reliably delivering the customer’s products on time, Austin is always available for technical support on a moment’s notice.

The second service area is daily delivery where Austin stores the product, manages the regulatory burden and delivers the product for the day’s blast to our customer’s internal blasting crew. Here again, Austin’s technical support can assist our customer’s blasting crew in numerous ways to help them achieve their desired results.

Austin’s third service area consists of a complete shot service. In this area, Austin provides the highest value to our customers. Through the deployment of our own blasting crew supported by our world-class technical services group, Austin brings all of our collective experience and high-quality resources to achieve the best results for our customers.

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We are a traditional manufacturer of initiation systems for industrial blasting operations and an important technological and research base for production and further development of initiation systems.

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