New General Manager

New GM Announcement
The owners of IRL are pleased announce the introduction of Mr Leonard Legault as the new General Manager of IRL Supplies in Prince George. Leonard brings decades of management and business experience with him, from running his own companies for 20 years. He has a strong background in Forestry, having spent much of his life involved in the industry. We know Leonard will be a benefit to IRL for years to come and welcome him enthusiastically to the company.
IRL Supplies has been in business for over sixty years catering to professionals in forestry, mining & geology, survey, engineering, safety and first aid and has expanded its presence in Western Canada with the purchase of Alltech in Saskatoon, SK. IRL Supplies owner, Rob Romeyn has filled the role of General Manager for over 15 years and will continue as company president as the company continues to grow.
As management and staff, we wish Mr Legault a warm welcome to the IRL Family!

Job Position: General Manager


General Manager for IRL Supplies (Prince George)


IRL Supplies is a vibrant 60 year old company serving professionals in the Forestry, Mineral Exploration, Survey and Engineering industries in Canada and around the world from our locations in Prince George, BC and Saskatoon, SK. We are customer service driven business developed by and sustained by establishing quality relationships with the people and companies that purchase from us. IRL also has a strong manufacturing division (in Prince George) for a number of different products including Flagging Tape, Snowshoes and Silviculture Truck Canopies.


We are seeking an experienced, energetic general manager with excellent interpersonal skills to help guide IRL as it continues to grow into the future. The qualified individual will be a creative thinker who is driven to see continual growth for themselves, the company and those in it, they will have a proven record in managing and coaching people on an individual basis and in a team environment.



Providing direction for the company’s Prince George location (15 to 20 employees)

Taking the lead in business planning and promoting growth strategies

The ability to write and execute business plans following the company’s Vision & Mission

Fostering a positive company culture

Overseeing management staff that look after the day to day operations

Managing and providing direction for outside sales staff

Overseeing inventory management, purchasing and  manufacturing of IRL brand products

Analyzing financial statements

Provide regular business progress reports and sales reports to the company owner

Assisting in the day to day work of the company as and when required.



Qualifications & Assets

-Minimum of 5 years experience as a General Manager or similar or;

-Minimum of 10 years experience with a combination of management roles

-Outside Sales experience

-Must be knowledgeable with analyzing financial statements

-Extensive experience in inventory management.

-Experience in establishing selling prices, tracking margins, sales analysis and negotiating product costs

-Proven record building and managing teams as well as individuals

-Field work experience highly beneficial particularly in Forestry (RPF or similar)(or alternately field geologist, environmental or Engineering).

-University or college degree, diploma or certificate related to business, management or financial management an asset

-An effective communicator, verbally and in writing, and proficient with common computer skills


While we list many attributes we wish to see in the successful candidate, we are not necessarily looking for the one who checks off the most boxes, we are looking for a person who can be an integral part of the IRL family, providing guidance and direction to our staff as IRL continues to grow and expand into the future. This position is ideal for an experienced General Manager who is eager to be a part of a team in a thriving company that encourages personal growth in our staff and for the company and sees opportunity in every situation.


Please email or drop off resume with cover letter describing your experience in confidence to:


Rob Romeyn

Owner and General Manager


610 Richard Rd.

Prince George, BC

2 Locations to serve you better and 24/7 online ordering!

Our new website with 24/7 ordering online by computer or smart phone, combined with our store “Alltech Mining & Forestry” in Saskatoon, SK and our store “IRL Supplies” in Prince George, BC makes it all the easier to do business with us!

On the web:

  • 24/7 ordering
  • Charge to your established account or pay online securely by credit card
  • Choose a shipping method or ask us to get you a shipping rate
  • Prompt order confirmations & updates

Saskatoon SK:

  • 830 – 47th St in North Saskatoon
  • easy access
  • great selection
  • excellent service

Prince George

  • 610 Richard Rd
  • easy access – loads of parking
  • excellent service
  • flagship store
  • our manufacturing facilities for Flagging Tape, Field Vests, Silviculture Canopies, snowshoes and more

It just doesn’t get much easier!


IRL acquires Alltech Mining & Forestry Supplies

Our quest for world domination has begun! (one step at a time)

IRL Supplies is very pleased to announce that we have acquired Alltech Mining & Forestry Supplies Ltd in Saskatoon. We at IRL wish Alltech’s previous owner Al Kraus all the best in his retirement! In the coming months we look forward to meeting many of their loyal customers as well as expanding the product line offered there.

Al Kraus would like to thank the many customers over the past 21 years of business for their patronage and for the relationships that were formed. He wants to assure everyone that they are in good hands with IRL Supplies (2011) LTD. and you will enjoy continued success with them.

We welcome our new customers and trust that you will be pleased with the high level of service and support you will receive from IRL Supplies.

Alltech Mining  & Forestry Supplies will be a division of IRL Supplies

Rob Romeyn

Owner – IRL Supplies

New Website


Website upgrade! 


IRL Supplies is pleased to announce the introduction of our new fully mobile compatible website and site re-design for Summer 2017!

We have been working closely with our web design partner to make our new site design mobile compatible for use on smart phones and tablets in addition to computers.

While we were working through this process, we decided to take advantage of this time to upgrade the ‘look and feel’ of the site and improve on site navigation as well.

Key features of the new site are:

  • Compatibility with cell phones
  • Compatibility with tablets
  • Larger profile photos of all products
  • Smoother drop down menus for product navigation
  • New look and feel with a cleaner layout

We are excited to be rolling out this new design to the public on Wednesday July 12th!


Product pages screen shots on an iPhone in Safari


Other navigation pages on iPhone



The new design and layout for computers (Mac & PC)


Since 1958 IRL has been a proud supplier to professionals who work in the field and office for forestry companies, exploration & mining, survey, engineering and related industries, we truly appreciate your support and your business!

As internet technologies have changed, so has how we do business, over the years IRL has seen numerous changes to our website with each bringing new and exciting updates.

Two and a half years ago we contracted out our website design & development with the want and desire to be able to offer you, our valued customer, a site where you could not only order online but also have access to all your account information. This new website is now is being used by dozens of account customers and hundreds of new customers as well.

However, Technology does not stand still of course so the past two months have seen us in the forefront of our industry again re-designing our website to make it fully mobile compatible for phones and tablets. While we were at it, we also took advantage of this opportunity to improve the looks and functionality of our website with new larger product photos, improved product menus and easier navigation, we think you will be pleased with the new design. To that end, our new site will be rolling out this week and as always we welcome your comments. Whether you need to check for a certain product or need to place an order, it is now possible to do so on your computer, phone or tablet!

IRL is an independently owned company with deep roots in our local communities, our mission is to provide exceptional customer service to those in the natural resource industries by consistently meeting or exceeding your expectations and always striving to provide quality, innovative tools for the job. Our word is our guarantee and we welcome you to reach out to us at any time with any questions or concerns

We look forward to continue serving you as we near our 60th year in business

Rob Romeyn

Owner; IRL Supplies (2011) Ltd

AME BC’s Roundup 2017



We are very excited to announce that IRL will be attending AME BC’s Roundup conference in Vancouver again this year!
“Thousands of members of the global mineral exploration and development industry are meeting in Vancouver from Jan. 23 to 26 at the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) Roundup conference. Roundup marks the inaugural event in the exploration year at which we review 2016 exploration work results, celebrate successes, and discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for the industry. It is appropriate that AME Roundup is held annually in Vancouver, which is home to 800 public and private mineral exploration and mining companies active in nearly 100 countries around the world. In fact, as of the end of December 2016, there were 702 mineral exploration and mining companies based in British Columbia and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSXV exchanges, up slightly — but encouragingly — from 698 in October. Altogether, B.C.-based companies account for nearly 60% of the public mining companies listed on these exchanges.” — Gavin C. Dirom is the president & CEO of the Association for Mineral Exploration

The conference takes place at Canada Place on January 23 to the 26th and we will have all of the tools of the trade available for sale at our booth, #1120. We hope to see you all there!

Can’t make it to Roundup 2017? That’s ok! You can still purchase the supplies you need through our webstore at!



We are happy to introduce a new product at our booth this year. Check out the Brunton Axis Pocket Transit Compass! “The Axis was invented by geologists for geologists and features a significant new twist on the pocket transit that is designed especially for easier geological measurements.”

Weshaw will also have the Shaw Backpack Drill available for viewing at Roundup again this year! “The handheld drill has been found to be best used as a near-surface initial scanning and mapping tool, often in conjunction with handheld XRF field analyzers (guns). When mineral enrichment is discovered by these means larger drilling equipment can then be efficiently employed to establish vertical definition.”





Of course, we will have the ultimate geology microscope on hand. If you haven’t heard of the Dino-Lite, it is an incredible tool for anyone in the exploration industry. It is a 1.3 megapixel handheld digital microscope with adjustable polarization. Pick one up right now: 

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