Throughout our 100+ year history, TIW has continually improved every aspect of our operations, always believing that we can offer our clients even more value. As a result, we’ve maintained a highly competitive position in the industry, prepared to take on a wide range of common and complex fabrication projects, while taking advantage of our advanced manufacturing technology and equipment. With a 200,000 square foot covered material processing plant located on a 10-acre property, the site is well-serviced by rail and roadway and is adjacent to the Welland Canal, which services the Great Lakes. Additionally Our 23,000 square foot Western facility on a 4 acre lot serves as a service depot, housing large fleets of construction tools and equipment between projects.
TIW Steel Platework Inc
23 Smith Street,
St. Catharines, ON, Canada
The St. Catharines plant’s assembly and layout have been carefully planned to keep production moving steadily. These buildings house every modern facility for shearing, bending, punching, rolling and assembling every type of structural and steel plate product we’re capable of producing. To explore our facilities click on any of the coloured numbers on the interactive map below!
Equipment Designated Areas Office Space Yard Storage
Fabrication & Maintenance Facility
ESAB CNC Plasma Table (Shell Table)Equipment
Used for cutting and beveling shell plates, detail plate and materials generally used for above ground large diameter API storage tanks, bulk silos and spheres.
Up to 120″ wide and 960″ long, 2″ think (Square Cut), 1.5″ beveling Cuts: Traditional bevels, K-bevels, Y-bevels and knife edge bevels.
Primary Plate RollsEquipment
Used for rolling and forming of shell plate.
Up to 1.5″ x 120: wide
One of 3 major plate work fabrication zones, commonly used for the detailing of Roof platforms, pontoons, stairs, shell assemblies, cone roof columns and more.
Constant supervision and inspection is conducted throughout the whole fabrication process, ensuring all material, detail and welds meet our specified engineering codes and our stringent quality standards.
The shop is well lit with modern lighting, equipped with welding stations throughout and serviced by several overhead cranes ranging from 5 to 20 Ton, along with 2 Ton Jib cranes throughout the shop.
Rail Spur (Indoor Loading)Area
One of 3 rail spurs. This indoor spur serves as the primary line for loading outgoing materials destined for field erection.
Shipping and Receiving (Large Components)Area
Serviced with two 20 Ton overhead cranes, this section of our shop is used to ship large components destined for field erection.
ESAB CNC Plasma Table (Nested Detail Parts)Equipment
Used for cutting batches of CNC nested detail parts out of large plates. Each of these parts are specifically labeled and later fabricated onto their intended tanks, silos, vessels and spheres.
Up to 120” wide 960” long, 2” thick (Square cut),
1.5” beveling Cuts: Transitional bevels, K-bevels, Y-bevels and knife edge bevels.
Used for part identification, heat number traceability, layout development.
Detail Fitting (Round Table)Area
Used for specialty items, such as pressure vessel components, typically used when conducting repairs for oil refinery Turnaround Maintenance Events.
Secondary Plate RollsEquipment
Used for small detail parts such as manway and nozzle necks made from plate as well as some light structural sections.
Up to 1” thickness x 116” wide
Used for Plate bending and forming of cones, small square to round sections and miscellaneous detail.
250 Ton - 3⁄4” thick x 14’ wide
Used for Dishing, Shaping & Forming of various detail components
Stores and Tool RepairArea
At the south end of the machine shop, the stores department holds material for both the Field Erection Department and the Shop. The storage space is equipped with shelves and special partitions to allow the storekeeper to keep an accurate inventory and provide material to the shop or field when required.
Shipping and ReceivingArea
This section of shop is used to ship or receive small components for use in fabrication.
Tank Detail Fitting AreaArea
Used for fabricating smaller nozzles requiring TIG root and other specialty weld capabilities.
Maintenance ( Shop & Field)Area
The maintenance bay is used for supporting our 200,000 square foot fabrication shop as well as all field equipment for our project sites.
This bay is used by our team of certified mechanics and electricians as a workspace, storage and maintenance facility for electrical equipment, machinery, cranes, small tools and more.
In-house, certified mechanics maintain and repair all field equipment, such as vertomatics, 3 o’clock welders, diesel generators, compressors and welding machines.
The machine shop is used for general light machining of nozzle faces, drilling, tapping, milling and some light threading and other special components.
Boring Mill, Radial Drills, Lathes
Shipping Receiving OfficeOffice Space
Central point of coordination of all transportation of materials to and from our various project sites & locations.
An active database of continuous tracking on all shipments, whether by truck rail or water.
Material Storage (Outdoors)Yard Storage
Used for storing both stainless & carbon steel plates, structural beams and pipes in various sizes and thicknesses.
Our 40,000 square foot outdoor storage yard is serviced by two 20-ton overhead cranes.
Field Equipment Depot/StorageArea
With multiple jobsites operating simultaneously across the country, C-Cans are used to store tools and equipment between jobs.
Field Equipment (Large Items)Yard Storage
Used for storage of material destined for field erection.
TIW Storage (Across the road)Yard Storage
Used for additional storage of material destined for field erection. (80,000 sq ft)
Production OfficesOffice Space
Facilitates office space for the Production, construction, quality and Safety departments. Conveniently located next plant and surrounded by incoming and outgoing shipping items, these offices are focused on fabrication, detailing and field administration.
For cutting beams, chanel, angle, HSS tubing and pipe. With a built in measuring devices, it will cut everything to length.
- 36″ wide
- 24″ high
- 70’ long
HYD-MECH Band SawEquipment
for straight & bevel cutting of beams, channel, angle and HSS tubing.
capacity: 30′′ wide x 16′′ high
CNC Angle Lines (x2)Equipment
used to punch and cut angle, channel and plate to length. Will create round and slotted holes.
- 12″ deep
- 3/4″ thick
- 40’ long
CNC Drill LineEquipment
For drilling beams, channel, angles, plate and HSS tubing. Capable of drilling up to 2” thick.
W4 x 13 to W40 x 215
Fit & Weld AreaArea
This section of the shop is used for fitting detail to structures along with all applicable welding. This includes fabrication of various structures such as platforms, handrails, stairways, bridges etc.
- 10 ton (9x 5 Ton cranes)
Used for commercial blast cleaning at a finish of SP6.
- 9’ high
- 4’ wide
- 70’ long
In Shop Heated Painting AreaArea
Used for in shop heated painting of beams and various structures.
- Shot Blast facility to produce SSPC-SP6 cleaning
- 11,200 square feet of indoor heated paint area
Hydraulic Cambering MachineEquipment
W8 x 10 to W36 x 194
Capabilities: Up to…
- 36″ deep
- 70’ long
Main OfficesOffice Space
Accommodates various administrative, supporting service departments from Accounting and Purchasing to Information Technology. Furnished with multiple meeting rooms, kitchenettes, and facilities.
- The second level is the administrative heartbeat of the company. Laid out strategically, the Sales, Engineering and Contract departments conveniently share close quarters, allowing consistent communication from the time of an estimate through the duration of a contract.
- Along with day to day correspondence our state of the art meeting room, hosts weekly production meetings where all departments come together to review and discuss the very progress details and scheduling of all active contracts. Through advanced audio/video conferencing technologies, communications are unified between branch and field offices.
Structural OfficesOffice Space
- This section of offices is dedicated to the administration, drafting & processing of all structural fabrication.
CNC H.D Plasma / Oxy-fuel Burning TableEquipment
Used for cutting batches of CNC nested detail parts out of large, thick plates. Each of these parts are specifically labeled and later fabricated onto their intended structures.
1/16′′ to 6′′ thick: 10′ wide by 52′ long
- Plate sizes: up to: 10’ X 52’
- Thickness: 1/16″ up to 6″
- 2x Plasma torches
- 4x Oxy-fuel torches
Equipped with multiple overhead cranes, this indoor bay serves as short-term storage for various equipment and plate products.
Rail Spur (Loading)Area
One of 3 rail spurs. This outdoor spur serves as the primary line for loading outgoing materials destined for field erection.
Rail Spur (Incoming)Area
One of 3 rail spurs. This outdoor spur serves incoming rail shipments for receipt of raw materials.
Our steel shop contains the latest in steel fabrication machinery and is regularly updated to keep up with both technical and safety standards.
- 2x CNC ESAB CNC Plasma tables: (120” wide x 960” x long x 2” thick)
- 1x CNC H.D Plasma / Oxy-fuel Burning Table (1/16″ to 6″ thick: 10′ wide by 52′ long)
- 2x Plate Rolls (1.5” x 120” wide) and (1” x 116” wide)
- 1x Brake Press (250 Ton – ¾” thick x 14’ wide)
- 1x Hydraulic C-Press (200 Ton)
- 1x Drill Line (Capacity: W4 x 13 to W40 x 215)
- 2x Angle Lines (Capacity: L2 x 2 to L8 x8)
- 1x HE&M Structural Saw (Capacity: 44” wide x 26” high)
- 1x HYD-MECH Band Saw for Bevel Cutting (Capacity: 30” wide x 16” high)
- 1x Hydraulic Cambering Machine for Beams (Capacity: W8 x 10 to W36 x 194)
- In-shop Heated Painting (11,200 sq ft, Shot blast facility, SSPC-SP6 cleaning)
- Machine Shop (Boring Mill, Radial Drills, Lathes)
- Overhead Cranes: (Four 20 Ton, One 17 Ton, One 15 Ton, Six 10 Ton, Twelve 5 Ton, Two 3 Ton)
- Jib Cranes (Seven 2 Ton throughout the plant)
Facilities & Storage:
- Fabrication Plant: (200,000 sq ft covered material processing plant)
- Outdoor Incoming Material: (40,000 sq ft yard, 2×20 Ton Overhead Cranes, with dual hoist radio control. )
- General Yard Storage: (325,000 sq ft)
- 3x Rail Spurs (2 Outdoor, 1x Indoor)
- Office Space: (13,000 sq ft of office buildings)
The key to producing a high quality product lies in exceptional coordination among every employee on the floor. Our shop supervisors and inspectors also play an integral role, ensuring smooth and accurate production takes place from layout to final inspection, and that we maintain the high standard of quality that has earned TIW its stellar reputation for dependability.
- GTAW (TIG)
- GMAW (MIG)
- SMAW (STICK)
Standards & Codes
TIW Steel Platework Inc
703 19th Avenue
Nisku, AB, Canada
The Nisku facility serves the Western Canada marketplace, providing office space for sales, conferences, meetings and routine training as well as a home office where western Project and Construction personnel are based.
On a four-acre lot, this large 23,000 square foot facility serves as a depot, housing large fleets of construction tools and equipment between jobs. Highly trained and ticketed heavy duty mechanics are stationed here, providing routine service, maintenance and repair to TIW equipment such as compressors, generators, skid steers, trucks and trailers. The service vehicles that take our mechanics to onsite repair jobs across Alberta are parked on this property.
The Nisku facility is also used for light duty mechanical work such as welding, fabrication and and tool repair. Several welding booths are used to prequalify welders before being dispatched to remote jobsites.
Within the 6000 square foot maintenance shop facility, you’ll find a loading area where equipment is loaded and offloaded. A large forklift with a lifting capacity of 25,000 pounds awaits, along with an overhead crane with a lifting capacity of 5 tons. With two overhead doors, a 53-foot highboy trailer can easily drive through for easy offloading. A separate full-sized drive through wash bay is used for cleaning and servicing trucks & equipment.