About Us

Artspan is an industry leading manufacturer of structural insulated steel panel products. Our insulated metal panels provide exceptional structural building envelope solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial applications.


Our history began in 2006 when Arthur Paetkau founded Eagle Mountain Structural Insulated Panel Systems, also known as EMSIPS. Passionately, Art pursued the development of the highest quality insulated metal panels, pioneering the implementation of these insulated wall panels into both residential and commercial building systems.

On March 1st, 2017, WGI acquired the manufacturing and inventory assets of EMSIPS, creating space for the growth in production capabilities. Along with new ownership came the chance to solidify our identity as an industry-leading manufacturer of quality insulated steel panel products. Our current business name – Artspan Inc. – accurately describes the function of our panels, but also pays tribute to the outstanding efforts and successes of our company’s original founder and owner, the late Arthur (Art) Paetkau.


Artspan’s products are designed, manufactured, and distributed out of our 32,000 square foot facility located in Winkler, Manitoba, Canada.


Artspan Inc. is owned by WGI Westman Group Inc., a dynamic entrepreneurial group of companies that operate manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities in 77 centers in Canada and the US while maintaining dealer networks across North America, and a worldwide customer base.

Artspan Inc. - partners - Behlen Industries
Artspan Inc. - partners - Armtec
Artspan Inc. - partners - Convey All
Artspan Inc. - partners - Meridian Mfg.
Artspan Inc. - partners - U-Build
Artspan Inc. - partners - Westman Steel


Artspan is always looking for dynamic individuals to add to our team. Take a look at our current job openings with the whole WGI Westman Group.