“Penticton Top 40 under 40 is presented by Prospera Credit Union in partnership with the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce and JCI Penticton, with support from the Canadian Youth Business Foundation”
Peter Rathjen and Clayton Lemke are the owners and driving force behind Talon Fabrication Ltd, a local company that manufactures custom metal products. Talon Fabrication was started in 2007 and since that time, the pair behind the company have been involved in the community through a variety of initiatives.
One of the most successful programs that Peter and Clayton have run is a work experience program that is offered to high school students. This program was started at Talon Fabrication Ltd as Peter participated in a similar program while attending Penticton Secondary school, which helped propel him into the industry.
Rathjen and Lemke have developed many different products and range from heavy industry pieces to specialty house hold products. Talon Fabrication Ltd has become known for a specialty wine barrel rack that is used in the locally in the wine industry.
The two have been successful in providing high quality products, but one specific achievement stands out, the development of a piece of equipment that is used in the mining industry to lay acid drip lines that are used in the leaching process of mining copper.
Overall, Rathjen and Lemke are entrepreneurs that are taking advantage of the industries within British Columbia and the Okanagan to build their business.
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