Manufactured Divisions

  • Blademaster
    Ice King
    BAYCO

Distributed Products

  • Sunnen
    Goodson
    Clemco-Zero
    JRIBetter Engineering
    DCMRMC
    FentechAXE
    Blackstone-NEY

In The News ...

  • becomes Official Sponsor of Curl BC.                                                                                     
Chatham, March 28, 2016 – Ice King is pleased to announce that they have partnered with Curl BC and Curling Quebec this season and are now the Official Distributor to both federations for the next three years.

“We here at Ice King are very proud to have been able to partner up with two very successful curling associations this season and we look forward to growing our relationships with both organizations over the coming years,” said Ice King’s Sales and Marketing Manager Al Moon when asked about the company’s involvement in Canada’s competitive curling community. Ice King designs and manufactures Ice Scrapers and Profiling Equipment for Curling Rinks worldwide.  
Find the full press release here.                                                                                            
         
  • becomes Official Sponsor of CQ. For the full press release click here

 Montreal, October 14, 2015 - Curling Quebec is extremely proud to announce that Ice King is now an official sponsor of the federation.  Both parties have agreed to a three year agreement.

 Ice King, a division of Guspro Inc., is a pioneer in curling equipment specialized in the fabrication of ice scrapers and blade sharpening.  Curling Quebec’s ice technicians will therefore benefit, for the duration of the agreement, from the equipment and the expertise of the entire Ice King team.

 "It is an honor for Curling Quebec to have Ice King as a new partner for the next three seasons" says Marc-André Robitaille, Executive Director of Curling Quebec. "They share our vision of the importance of providing elite competitors and everyday participants with optimal ice conditions at all times." 

  • Blademaster (Guspro) Expands into Curling Market through Acquisition of Ice King™. For the full press release click here.

    Chatham-Kent Chamber of CommerceJanuary 22, 2014 – Guspro Inc. announced today that it has acquired Ice King, makers of ice maintenance equipment for use in curling rinks. Guspro will manufacture the Ice King product line at its headquarters in Chatham, Ontario. "Ice King is known for their outstanding curling equipment and impeccable customer service. We're very excited to continue that tradition under the Guspro umbrella," said Brian Sunnen, Vice President of Guspro.

    Guspro will continue to operate the business under the Ice King brand name, which traces back to 1968 and the invention of the first curling ice scraping machine by Harry Mather in London, Ontario. "This transition will facilitate Ice King's advancement of ice making technologies, and we're pleased that the company will carry on in capable hands. Our customers will certainly benefit from Guspro's R&D capabilities, global reach and eight decades of manufacturing expertise," said Cindy Kortebein, former CEO of Ice King™.

  • Blademaster (Guspro) named Industry of the Month. For the full story click here.

    Chatham-Kent Chamber of CommerceJune 2013 – A local family business with an eight-decade history has been recognized as an important industry with the municipality of Chatham-Kent.

    Guspro Inc. has been designated “Feature Industry” for the month of June 2013 by the Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce and Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Economic Development Services.

    “It’s a highlight for the business. It really is a feather in the cap, and it’s a recognition of what they do in the community,” said Chris Appleton, chairperson with the C-K Chamber of Commerce. “They really are a pillar in the community. They’ve been around for so long and are very much a contributor to the community,”

    A Chamber committee went over numerous businesses looking for certain standards before finally selecting Guspro as the Feature Industry for June, Appleton said.

  • Blademaster (Guspro) is featured in The Canadian Business Journal. The entire article can be found here.

    CBJ - February 2013 IssueFebruary 2013 – Guspro started as a manufacturer and distributor of honing machines and abrasives in 1932, and the company remains competitive today by continuously creating and providing innovative industry solutions. Guspro offers three product lines but the company’s most renowned trademark – Blademaster – gives this Canadian company some serious bragging rights, as Blademaster is the No.1 supplier of skate sharpening and contouring machines to the NHL. Blademaster machines are endorsed by the Society of Professional Equipment Managers (SPHEM), and are used by eight of the top Olympic teams [Canada, USA, Czech Republic, Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Slovakia].

    Located in Chatham, Ont., this family business has remained successful over the past 80 years due to a strong vision, industry knowledge, and the ability to change direction in order to keep the business moving forward.

    The company celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2012, and today, the Guspro umbrella operates three successful divisions: Blademaster, Sunnen Products Distribution, and Guspro Heat Cleaning Ovens. The Canadian Business Journal sat down with Brian Sunnen, Vice-President, and Al Moon, General Sales Manager, as they revealed some of the secrets behind running three distinctive businesses of international prominence.