Beaver Plastics Ltd.

About Us

Beaver Plastics Ltd. is a solutions-driven EPS manufacturer with a long history of developing innovative products and construction solutions in Expanded Polystyrene. Our product offering is extensive and spans several business categories. Home Builders, General Contractors, consumers and OEM businesses rely on creative solutions and high-quality EPS products delivered directly or through our net-work of Distribution Partners. For over 50 years we have been focused on customer driven, new product and new market development.

Our head office and main manufacturing plant is located in Edmonton (Acheson), Alberta with a second manufacturing facility located in Chilliwack, B.C. Both facilities house state of the art EPS manufacturing technology that ensure extensive capacity and production efficiency.

Our Story

Beaver Plastics Ltd. was founded by Grant McCarthy in 1967. Grant was an Engineer by trade and as such, developed new products through research and creative engineering.  As an engineer and innovator, Grant instilled a business culture focused on customer driven new product solutions that continues to thrive in our business today. As the first EPS manufacturer in North America to Achieve ISO 9001 certification, Beaver Plastics continues to dedicate equal focus on product quality. We see ourselves as industry leaders focused on solutions that can make your business efficient and effective. Our innovative insulation products and building systems provide more energy efficient, comfortable and safe buildings while protecting the environment.

Grant McCarthy
Grant McCarthy with the first Beaver Plastics Shape Molding Machine. (1967)

Innovative Solutions in EPS

Beaver Plastics has always been more than an EPS Manufacturing Company. Through our innovative problem-solving approach, we collaborate with industry professionals, research engineering and building code requirements and develop product solutions that will satisfy specific construction industry needs. We have developed new innovative solutions for both residential and commercial construction as well as specialty applications. In addition, we can provide guidance and assistance for your project requirements including specifications, code compliance, project material take-offs, layout design, product training, installation training and guides, custom designed product solutions and exceptional customer service.

EPS and The Environment

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is an innovative, high-performance and low cost building material engineered to deliver long-term, reliable energy efficiency. EPS insulation is an ideal choice for green building design, offering numerous environmental advantages, including reduced energy consumption, low embodied carbon, recycled content, localized manufacturing and improved indoor air quality.

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation is a closed-cell foam plastic that is 98% air. EPS insulation does not contain chlorofluorocarbon (CFCs), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) or hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFCs) blowing agents. EPS contains only air, is safe and easily recyclable.

Product Stewardship

Beaver Plastics recognizes and accepts responsible product stewardship* – we have developed a three-part plan for reducing waste going in to local landfills.

  • JOBSITE READY SIZING. This means offering the contractor custom product sizing that can reduce waste trim and labour on the job site, most often at no extra charge.

  • RECYCLING. Many of our customers have joined us to collect and return clean jobsite insulation waste and scrap product to our plants for recycling. Beaver Plastics’ also recycles 100% of our in-house EPS waste and scrap.

  • REDUCE WASTE – LESS PACKAGING. We offer a reduced or no wrap option when feasible to avoid landfill disposal. Simple strapping of insulation bundles can be an option to full polyethylene film wrap.

*Product Stewardship is where environmental, health, and safety protection centers on the product itself, and everyone throughout the lifespan of the product is called upon to be responsible for reducing ecological impacts. At Beaver Plastics, this includes manufacturing products that do not contain or release harmful substances. Our products are clean, safe, functional, efficient, durable and recyclable.

Our two plants Canada (Alberta and British Columbia), along with our affiliated EPS producers, distributors and agents, manufacture and supply high quality EPS products throughout North America.