- In 1964, the Mountain “Nodwell Peaks” in Antarctica was named in honour of Foremost’s founders, the Nodwells, due to the enormous support and innovation equipment (Nodwell 10) used in Antarctica.The first Husky 8 was manufactured and sold in 1967; Jack Nodwell closed two contracts in 1970 in Moscow for 67 Husky 8 units.
- In 1970, Bruce Nodwell was made “Officer of the Order of Canada”, Canada’s highest civilian honour for his contribution to the opening of the Canadian North through his inventions and development of tracked vehicles.
- In the 1970’s Foremost created a tracked bus for Brewster. In 1981, Foremost sold the first wheeled “Terra Bus” to Brewster for their Glacier Tours for tourists on the Columbia Ice Fields in Jasper, Alberta. A further 23 buses have been purchased for their fleet.
- In 1984, Foremost won a contract for $36,000,000 for 50 Husky 8G with fire fighting packages, plus spare parts, delivered to the Soviet Union.
- A series of commemorative postage stamps, called Historic Land Vehicles, was issued by Canada Post Corporation between 1993 and 1996. The Robin-Nodwell RN 110 is illustrated on an 88 cent stamp.
- In 2002, Foremost Mobile Equipment partnered with NASA to launch scientific balloons using our Commander vehicle in the Antarctic, and then worked with them again to develop the NASA Mars Lander Balloon Launch Vehicle used successfully in two launches to date in Hawaii on June 28th, 2013 and on June 8, 2015.
- In July 2013, the CNRL Lamella tanks were the largest pieces of equipment to date to traverse Alberta roads.
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