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About BJ Take2018-07-12T20:36:06+00:00

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Who Is BJ Take Inc.?
BJ Take Inc. was founded in 1995. Since then we have grown to become an established manufacturer and designer of energy efficient lighting products. Located near the shores of Lake Erie in Dunnville, Ontario, BJ Take has been a leader in innovation and custom design throughout North America for over 15 years.

Here at BJ Take, we pride ourselves on our capabilities for innovative design and in-house manufacturing. Each member on our team participates in the creative process, individually doing their part to ensure that our products are exceptional. By constantly developing and improving our products we ensure that all of our customers’ needs are met, thus maintaining a reputation for quality products and superior customer service.

BJ Take is continually expanding its facilities in order to accommodate a growing product line. Our factory, as well as our state-of-the-art equipment, allows us the flexibility to design new custom products suitable to our clients’ individual needs. If you are unsure which product best suits your needs, please contact us.

We provide high quality Canadian manufactured lighting products with an emphasis on energy efficiency, custom innovation, and customer satisfaction while remaining flexible and competitive in new and existing markets.
BJ Take monitors customer experience and makes it a priority to implement improvements whenever possible. As a result,  we will continue to improve every day so that we can anticipate the diverse and changing needs of all our customers.
BJ Take strives to conserve energy to create a greener environment for our planet, as well as save money to benefit our customers. Therefore we take great pride in offering a range of energy efficient products including T-8 and T-5 fluorescent and LED high bay fixtures as well as our retrofit LED conversion kits.
Project work is where our light burns brightest. Since we manufacture our fixtures here in Canada, we can develop lighting products to match given project specifications at dramatically reduced lead times and at costs that set a standard in the industry.
Product Mix
High Bays 17%
Industrial 27%
Commercial 21%
Architectural 20%
Specialty 15%

The BJ Take Team

BJ Take Group Photo 12 staff members
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Ed Buma

President After working in the automobile industry for years, Ed found himself at a professional crossroad when cutbacks left him on the outside looking in. After gaining experience with lighting from his previous company, he decided that he would go into business for himself. Once BJ Take Inc. was born [...]

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Doug Wilson

Vice President Sales After working for years in a sales leadership role for various industries, Doug Wilson cut his lighting teeth with a competitor before joining BJ Take Inc. Since joining the company, Doug Wilson has been instrumental in establishing a go to market model of distributors and sales agents [...]

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Bruce Maclean

Regional Sales Manager Bruce Maclean joined BJ Take with over 39 years of sales and customer experience within the lighting industry.  While working for several of the industries leading manufacturers, Bruce offers insight, knowledge and understanding of the industry to both customers and agents of BJ Take. He is primarily [...]

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Helene Vail

Director of National Agency Sales As a leader in client satisfaction and continually exceeding sales forecasts, Helene Vail offers over 10 years of experience in the lighting industry. As the Director of National Agency Sales, she is responsible for ensuring overall agency sales performance across Canada while utilizing her experience [...]

Jeff Vanderveen

Engineering Jeff Vanderveen has worked for BJ Take for eight years. He started out as Assembly and Shipping Coordinator and then Production Manager. He is currently the head of the Product Development team.

Andrew Lishman

Engineering After years of supervisory experience in a technical industry, Andrew joined BJ Take in the Product Development department.His ability to understand and see the bigger picture while making decisive actions has benefitted customers greatly.

Josh Buma

Engineering Josh Buma grew up in the lighting industry working at BJ Take Inc. In order to take a greater role in the company he received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Brock University in 2013 and is now part of the Product Development team.

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MaryAnn Buma

Controller MaryAnn started her career with the Royal Bank of Canada International Centre. With the experience gained there, she took on the role of controller for BJ Take Inc and has been in the position for 20 years.

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Peter Valstar

Director of Operations Peter Valstar has over 30 years of management experience and has been managing manufacturing plants in Calgary for both the oil & gas industry and the banking sector. Peter holds a Bachelor of Management degree from the University of Calgary as well Human Resource diplomas.

Kristine Sisson

Administrative Assistant With several years of experience in the Accounting field, Kristine has worked with industry leaders in the transportation and manufacturing sectors. As Administrative Assistant, Kristine offers an insight that is uniquely positioned to ensure client satisfaction is maintained at all times.