Meet Our President, Todd Burns

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The Beginning Todd is a sociable guy with big plans for Cypher Environmental. With a background in business, Burns took over his father’s concept for an environmentally friendly clay stabilizer in 2010 and expanded on his vision.   It was a rough start with no repeat customers, little cash flow in the bank account, and no warehouse or property: just an idea and a business run out of a basement.  “I always saw there was a ton of potential,” says Burns. “I knew that if the company was managed a little differently, then it could really take off.”  Todd’s first step as the new owner was to take control of the manufacturing and come up with a better EarthZyme product. He refined the old EarthZyme to reduce the time, cost and energy inputs to manufacture it, while simultaneously improving the end result. Now the product has a 50% higher California Bearing … Read More

Our Commitment to the Environment

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Corporate Mandate We have a clear corporate mandate at Cypher Environmental: ensure all of our products are designed to solve environmental issues present in communities and industries worldwide.  To achieve that goal, our products must be manufactured using only environmentally friendly, non-toxic and sustainable inputs. We source the raw materials we utilize with as much local content as possible, and all finished goods that Cypher ships are in concentrated form. This reduces shipping costs, related fuel burn and GHG production accordingly.   Corporate Social Investment Strategy  Most companies refer to a Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy, but we like to see these donations and involvement in local charities as an investment in our community. While our products make a positive environmental impact, we also want to give back to the community through reinvestment of some of our proceeds into local charities and non-profits.  In the past, we have supported a variety of … Read More

A Great Day For Golf – Our 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

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Close to 80 golfers came out to support the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre (WHRC) at Glendale Golf and Country Club for our third annual charity golf tournament a couple of weeks ago.  The day was a huge success and a lot of fun. Our hole sponsors pulled through — nobody is going to forget the sangria and sliders at the JOEY Restaurant hole, and the samples from Torque and Fionn MacCool’s. Everyone tested their golf skills at the Waverly Mitsubishi hole, but unfortunately, nobody got a hole in one and won the car, maybe next year!  We were all reminded why we were at the tournament when we had our photos taken with the Animal Ambassadors from the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre. Ash is a Great Grey Owl. She came to the WHRC in the summer of 2018 as a fledgling after being found in a ditch. Her rescuers kept … Read More

2019 Annual Distributors’ Meeting

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After a successful launch in Mexico in 2018, this year we decided to invite our distributors to our home base in Winnipeg, Manitoba for our 2nd Annual Distributors Meeting to bring everyone together and share best practices and ideas, build our relationships and offer some insight into our upcoming initiatives.        At Cypher Environmental, our primary driver for growth is innovation. It’s essential not only to tell our distributors how and why we develop our products, but also show them. We want our distributors to gain knowledge of our products, how they work, and how they are designed. Our hope is that they will develop a deep understanding of how to use them correctly to get the best return on investment for their customers.    Often our distributors deal with one person at CE, but our team relies on each other to run smoothly. Although we are not a family-run … Read More

Tell Me About Dust Stop®

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Cypher Environmental’s goal is to improve project safety, operational efficiencies and your bottom line. We’re innovating for the growing global economy with our range of environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional road dust control methods, like Dust Stop®.  What is Dust Stop®? Dust Stop® solutions are dust control products created to withstand heavy traffic on mine haul roads, and affordable enough to use as road dust suppressants on secondary roads for counties and municipalities with limited budgets. Dust Stop® is a cost competitive, non-corrosive and environmentally friendly alternative to common road salts like magnesium chloride and calcium chloride. Dust Stop® comes in a highly concentrated form to match your dust control needs and save costs with economical shipping and long lasting results. You can also use Dust Stop® for erosion control of mine tailings and stockpiles, and other unpaved surfaces. Dust Stop® Municipal Blend (DSMB) DSMB can be used in the … Read More

Tell Me About EarthZyme®

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At Cypher Environmental, we’re driven to create innovative products that improve project safety, operational efficiencies, and your bottom line. EarthZyme® is a high quality, lasting soil stabilizer with a lot of other benefits — like saving money. If you’re looking for ways to cut down on operating expenses, create a safer work environment, deliver lasting results, and help the environment, then EarthZyme® is for you. What is EarthZyme®? EarthZyme® is a cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and long-term soil stabilization solution made specifically for high clay content materials. Cypher Environmental created EarthZyme® to improve the engineering properties of the road and soil by increasing the density and California Bearing Ratio (CBR), which further reduces permeability and swell. How does EarthZyme® work? The combination of enzymes, electrolytes and surfactants in EarthZyme® work by acting on the clay component from the soil and releases water to create a more compacted road. EarthZyme® manipulates the … Read More

Cypher Environmental’s 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

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  Join us for a fun day of golf in support of the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre. This year, Cypher Environmental is proud to host our 3rd annual charity golf tournament at one of Manitoba’s must-play courses, Glendale Golf & Country Club, on July 23, 2019. Glendale Golf & Country Club is a scenic course designed by renowned architect, Stanley Thompson and sits on a picturesque riverbank. Join us for a fun day of golf and delicious dining — all for a good cause! Cypher Environmental’s strong commitment to environmental conservation is a reoccurring theme for our golf tournaments, and this year we are proud to donate 100% of the golf tournament proceeds to the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre. The Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre (WHRC) is a volunteer-driven charity that relies on generous donations to rehabilitate injured, sick and orphaned wildlife for their return to the wild. Since 1984, the … Read More

Cypher Environmental looks to broaden its export reach to the world

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While it is well known that Cypher Environmental exports its dust control and soil stabilization products globally, it is lesser known that the company also employs a diverse range of team members with origins from all over the world.  One of those being Cypher’s current Production Manager, Joseph Kurgat, who came to Canada less than two years ago from Kenya, and already has an important position with the organization.  Team members such as Joseph are not in the spotlight as often as some of the senior members of Cypher, but its important to remember that all members of the team make valuable contributions that enable the company to grow and service its constantly expanding list of customers and distributors worldwide. With the Canadian Government also expanding its list of Trade Agreements such as the CPTPP, opportunities for Canadian exporters such as Cypher also continue to expand, making it vital for … Read More

Canadian Minister of International Trade Makes Announcement at Cypher Headquarters

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The Honourable Jim Carr, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre and the Canadian Minister of International Trade Diversification, visited Cypher’s headquarters in Winnipeg on Monday, April 15th, to make an announcement regarding the re-opening of a regional Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) office in Winnipeg, servicing the Prairie Provinces. The office will be located in Winnipeg’s downtown area and will see over $3 million CAD invested throughout a 5-year period. This will add to the current 160 trade offices around the world and will give local companies better access to federal services that give Canadian companies a leg up on exporting into new and existing markets.   Cypher was chosen to host the event due to the significant engagement already had with Global Affairs Canada and the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service. As a prime example of the type of companies that should be leveraging the TCS, Cypher already exports its … Read More

Cypher Environmental benefits growth due to support from the TCS

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Cypher Environmental is proud to being one of the quickest emerging players in the global cleantech market, in terms of road stabilization, road dust control products and wastewater remediation technologies.  With a focus rooted in innovation, product development and R&D, the company needed a strategy to help take these products to the global marketplace.  Cypher has developed a vast distribution network covering a range of countries and territories all over the world.  However, in doing so, a great amount of due diligence and resources were required to ensure that Cypher was dealing with the right partners on the ground in various regions globally.   Canadian exporters are lucky to have a support system in place that can offer strategic assistance to companies such as Cypher that are looking to enter new markets.  The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), a division of Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is one of them.  The … Read More