The availability of a skilled workforce, affordable serviced land, and multi-modal transportation links has long made Port Colborne home to a fabricated metals cluster. Port Colborne's strength in the field has contributed to Port Colborne adding manufacturing jobs in recent years, in reverse of the North American trend. 

With large-scale, capital intensive manufacturing facilities, custom production drop forges, and machine and welding shops, Port Colborne offers many advantages to producers looking to contract fabricated metals work. 

A locally owned and operated rail-way, docks and stevedoring facilities, and transportation/logistics companies are all based in Port Colborne. This gives a comparative advantage to all producers, capable of sending products to markets across North America and the world. 

The fabricated metals cluster in Port Colborne has extensive experience in:

  • Custom quality forgings;
  • Fabrication, machining and assembly for power generation, oil and gas, mining, transportation, and milling industries;
  • Custom fabrication and welding from plate steel, stainless steel, carbon steel pipe and tubing, structural steel, and other materials; and
  • Rebuilding, repair, and assembly of large diesel engines, gearboxes, air compressors, and related equipment.

The fabricated metals cluster in Port Colborne is represented and supported by the Niagara Industrial Association.

Fabricated Metals Cluster Companies

The following list of companies involved in Port Colborne's fabricated metals cluster is sourced from the 2009-2010 Niagara Canada Business Directory, sections "332-Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing" and "333-Machinery Manufacturing".

Allied Marine & Industrial
Barber Hymac Hydro Inc.
Algoma Ship Repair
I M T Partnership (PC Forge)
ITT Ontario Pro Services
J T L Machine Limited
J. Oskam Steel Fabricators Ltd.
Magnum Crane Sales Inc.
North American Tool & Die
P R W Fabrication Ltd.
R.J. Gillespie Enterprises Ltd.
Thurston Machine Co. Ltd.

For contact information on these companies, view the  Service to Business Database .