A legacy of success

North American Steel was incorporated in 1952 under the Federal Charter as a subsidiary of Steel Equipment of England, who had been manufacturing steel storage warehouse equipment since 1898. Pioneering the idea of providing the most advanced racking and shelving storage solutions in North America, businesswoman and entrepreneur Rosalie Fabricius, acquired the firm in 1972 and brought it to the top of the steel manufacturing industry.

Today, with over 60 years of experience, our independent Canadian company has expanded consistently under the guidance of design engineers committed to our mission: Engineered for Strength, Focused On Service.

1972 Whitby, ON – Acquisition or company by current owners including 80,000 sq-ft manufacturing plant
1981 Whitby, ON – Addition of EasyUp Long Span Shelving
1996 Edmonton, AB – Acquisition of 50,000 sq-ft racking & shelving manufacturing facility
2000 Colborne, ON – Acquisition of 130,000 sq-ft manufacturing plant for highrise & structural racking
2002 Whitby, ON – Expansion & acquisition of Triple-A dies & manufacturing
2003 Edmonton, AB – Complete 15,000 sq-ft line , including welded frame Wide Span & Longspan shelving
2004 Whitby, ON – Increased powder coating paint line facilities
2005 Colborne, ON – Manufacture the only fully seam-welded step beam in Canada
2007 Whitby, ON – Building expansion of 15,000 sq-ft to increase our Engineering department
2007 Colborne, ON – Added extra HD 4” pallet racking upright
2008 Whitby, ON – Manufacturing compression clip boltless shelving and shipping area expansion
2014 Mississauga, ON – Mississauga office location
2017 Colborne, ON – Plant expansion
2017 Whitby, ON – Plant expansion
2017 Mississauga, ON – Plant expansion