Office Locations

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.

 

Headquarters

23 Smitch Street, L2P 3J7
St. Catharines, ON, Canada

Headquarters

Western Branch

703 19th Avenue
Nisku, AB, T9E 7V9

Western Branch

Headquarters

 

 

Headquarters

TIW Steel Platework Inc
23 Smith Street,
St. Catharines, ON, Canada
L2P 3J7

 

 

Interactive Tour

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

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ESAB CNC Plasma Table (Shell Table)

Equipment

Usage:

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.

Capabilities:

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.

CNC Etching.

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Primary Plate Rolls

Equipment

Usage:

Used for rolling and forming of shell plate.

Capabilities:

Up to 1.5″ x 120: wide

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Fabrication Area

Area

Usage:

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.

Handling:

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.

Equipment:

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.

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Rail Spur (Indoor Loading)

Area

 Usage: 

One of 3 rail spurs. This indoor spur serves as the primary line for loading outgoing materials destined for field erection.

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Shipping and Receiving (Large Components)

Area

Usage: 

Serviced with two 20 Ton overhead cranes, this section of our shop is used to ship large components destined for field erection.

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ESAB CNC Plasma Table (Nested Detail Parts)

Equipment

Usage:

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.

Capabilities:

Up to 120” wide 960” long, 2” thick (Square cut),
1.5” beveling Cuts: Transitional bevels, K-bevels, Y-bevels and knife edge bevels.
CNC Etching

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Layout Area

Area

Usage: 

Used for part identification, heat number traceability, layout development.

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Detail Fitting (Round Table)

Area

Usage:

Used for specialty items, such as pressure vessel components, typically used when conducting repairs for oil refinery Turnaround Maintenance Events.

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Secondary Plate Rolls

Equipment

Usage: 

Used for small detail parts such as manway and nozzle necks made from plate as well as some light structural sections.

Capabilities: 

Up to 1” thickness x 116” wide

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Brake Press

Equipment

Usage: 

Used for Plate bending and forming of cones, small square to round sections and miscellaneous detail.

Capabilities: 

250​ ​Ton​ ​-​ ​​ ​3⁄4”​ ​thick​ ​x​ ​14’​ ​wide

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Hydraulic C-Press

Equipment

Usage: 

Used​ ​for​ ​Dishing,​ ​Shaping​ ​&​ ​Forming​ ​of​ ​various​ ​detail​ ​components

Capabilities:

200 Ton

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Stores and Tool Repair

Area

Usage

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.

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Shipping and Receiving

Area

Usage: 

This section of shop is used to ship or receive small components for use in fabrication.

 

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Tank Detail Fitting Area

Area

Usage:

Used for fabricating smaller nozzles requiring TIG root and other specialty weld capabilities.

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Maintenance ( Shop & Field)

Area

Usage: 

The maintenance bay is used for supporting our 200,000 square foot fabrication shop as well as all field equipment for our project sites.

Shop Maintenance:

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.

Field Support:

In-house, certified mechanics maintain and repair all field equipment, such as vertomatics, 3 o’clock welders, diesel generators, compressors and welding machines.

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Machine Shop

Area

Usage: 

The machine shop is used for general light machining of nozzle faces, drilling, tapping, milling and some light threading and other special components.

Equipment: 

Boring​ ​Mill,​ ​​ ​Radial​ ​Drills,​ ​Lathes

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Shipping Receiving Office

Office Space

Usage: 

Central point of coordination of all transportation of materials to and from our various project sites & locations.

Capabilities:

An active database of continuous tracking on all shipments, whether by truck rail or water.

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Material Storage (Outdoors)

Yard Storage

Usage:

Used for storing both stainless & carbon steel plates, structural beams and pipes in various sizes and thicknesses.

Capabilities: 

Our 40,000 square foot outdoor storage yard is serviced by two 20-ton overhead cranes.

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Field Equipment Depot/Storage

Area

Usage:

With multiple jobsites operating simultaneously across the country, C-Cans are used to store tools and equipment between jobs.

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Field Equipment (Large Items)

Yard Storage

Usage: 

Used​ ​for​ ​storage​ ​of​ ​material​ ​destined​ ​for​ ​field​ ​erection.

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TIW Storage (Across the road)

Yard Storage

Usage: 

Used​ ​for​ ​additional​ ​storage​ ​of​ ​material​ ​destined​ ​for​ ​field​ ​erection. (80,000 sq ft)

 

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Production Offices

Office Space

Usage: 

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.

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HE&M SAW

Equipment

Usage: 

For cutting beams, chanel, angle, HSS tubing and pipe. With a built in measuring devices, it will cut everything to length.

Capabilities: 

  • 36″ wide
  • 24″ high
  • 70’ long

 

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HYD-MECH Band Saw

Equipment

Usage:

for straight & bevel cutting of beams, channel, angle and HSS tubing.

Capabilities:

​​capacity:​ ​30′′​ ​wide​ ​x​ ​16′′​ ​high

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CNC Angle Lines (x2)

Equipment

Usage:

used to punch and cut angle, channel and plate to length. Will create round and slotted holes.

Capabilities: 

  • 12″ deep
  • 3/4″ thick
  • 40’ long
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CNC Drill Line

Equipment

Usage:

For drilling beams, channel, angles, plate and HSS tubing. Capable of drilling up to 2” thick.

Capability:

  • W4​ ​x​ ​13​ ​to​ ​W40​ ​x​ ​215

     

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Fit & Weld Area

Area

Usage: 

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.

Capabilities: 

  • 10​ ​ton​ ​(9x​ ​5​ ​Ton​ ​cranes)
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Wheelabrator

Equipment

Usage: 

Used for commercial blast cleaning at a finish of SP6.

Capabilities: 

  • 9’ high
  • 4’ wide
  • 70’ long
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In Shop Heated Painting Area

Area

Usage:

Used for in shop heated painting of beams and various structures.

Capabilities:

  • Shot Blast facility to produce SSPC-SP6 cleaning
  • 11,200 square feet of indoor heated paint area
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Hydraulic Cambering Machine

Equipment

Usage:

for beams

Capacity: 

W8​ ​x​ ​10​ ​to​ ​W36​ ​x​ ​194

Capabilities: Up to…

  • 36″​ ​deep
  • 70’​ ​long
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Main Offices

Office Space

1st Floor:

  • Accommodates various administrative, supporting service departments from Accounting and Purchasing to Information Technology. Furnished with multiple meeting rooms, kitchenettes, and facilities.

2nd Floor: 

  • 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.
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Structural Offices

Office Space
  • This​ ​section​ ​of​ ​offices​ ​is​ ​dedicated​ ​to​ ​the​ ​administration,​ ​drafting​ ​& processing​ ​of​ ​all​ ​structural​ ​fabrication.
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CNC H.D Plasma / Oxy-fuel Burning Table

Equipment

Usage: 

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.

Capacity:

  • 1/16′′ to 6′′ thick: 10′ wide by 52′ long

Capabilities:

  • Plate sizes: up to: 10’ X 52’
  • Thickness: 1/16″ up to 6″
  •  2x Plasma torches
  • 4x Oxy-fuel torches
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Indoor Storage

Area

Usage:

Equipped with multiple overhead cranes, this indoor bay serves as short-term storage for various equipment and plate products.

 

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Rail Spur (Loading)

Area

Usage:

One of 3 rail spurs. This outdoor spur serves as the primary line for loading outgoing materials destined for field erection.

 

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Rail Spur (Incoming)

Area

Usage:

One of 3 rail spurs. This outdoor spur serves incoming rail shipments for receipt of raw materials.

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Equipment Listing

Our steel shop contains the latest in steel fabrication machinery and is regularly updated to keep up with both technical and safety standards.  

Platework:

  • 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)

Structural:

  • 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)

Misc Shop:

  • 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)
Shop Floor Discussion

Production

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.

Quality Weld Procedures

Welding Capabilities

  • GTAW (TIG)
  • GMAW (MIG)
  • FCAW
  • EGW
  • SMAW (STICK)
  • SAW
  • STUD

Standards & Codes

  • API
  • ASME
  • ASNT
  • ASTM
  • AWS
  • AWWA
  • ISO
  • CSA
  • CWB
  • MSS
  • NACE
  • NBBI
  • NFPA
  • SSPC

Western Branch

 

Nisku Facility

TIW Steel Platework Inc
703 19th Avenue
Nisku, AB, Canada
T9E 7V9

Overview

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.

Western Production Shop Bay

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.