In the early days, when fish farms were popping up in many of the coves around the southern shores of the Bay of Fundy, both in New Brunswick and Maine, Clarence Blanchard saw an opportunity to start his own business. In 1989 when Future Nets opened its first shop, our focus was new net construction for the local fish farms, and as time went on and our customers needed more from us, we began adding services to our operation. Services like net repair, trucking, mobile crane service, land based net cleaning and net disinfection. By adding these services, it not only helped our customers to focus on their farming operations, it also allowed us to really see all aspects of the nets, especially when they returned from service. This was how we quickly learned how nets needed to be designed and constructed to withstand the harsh conditions of our off-shore farming areas.
In the last few years as demands for new net construction dropped off for fish farms, we began looking to other ways of utilizing our sewing machines and buildings, this is when we branched out into making treatment tarps, sport nets, safety nets, then into pond liners, geotextile dewatering bags, mud dewatering bags and many other products or requirements needed from this sector of customers.
To help explain our success story over the years at Future Nets, from day one our promise has been to offer our customers “High Quality Products and Services” at a “Competitive Price” with “On Time Delivery,” which still stands true today. Our staff remains as dedicated today as in the past to construct high quality products, built from many types of materials, that can be sewn or welded into value added end products for customers. Please contact us today, and our team of knowledgeable craftsmen are ready to work with you to construct and deliver what you need.
Future Nets’ mission is quite simple; we aim to supply the best products and accompanying services to suit the needs and best interests of our customers.
Owner and General Manager
A native of New Brunswick, Canada, Clarence has owned and operated North America’s largest independent net manufacturing operation since 1989.
Denise has worked in office administration for aquaculture-related companies for the last 15 years. She is also a native of New Brunswick.
A graduate of the New Brunswick Community College Administration Program, Helene is also a Charlotte County native and has worked in aquaculture-related companies, doing administration and operations for the last 15 years.
Operations Supervisor/On-Site Customer Service
An import from Newfoundland, Paul has been with Future Nets for the past 13 years and has extensive experience manufacturing and servicing nets.
Linda has a certificate in business and 33 years of experience in accounting, finance, systems, and operations management.