Our Founder’s Philosophy

Steelway Building Systems is a privately owned Canadian company which manufactures steel building systems and material handling equipment for use in industrial, commercial, agricultural, recreational and institutional applications across Canada, the northern United States and around the world. Founded in 1976, it has steadily grown over the last 30 years. Today it is the major manufacturer of building systems in Canada.

In some respects, there is little difference between the product Steelway makes and others in the industry, although we have one of the highest standards of quality in North America. The difference between Steelway and others is very evident in the way we do business and in our philosophy towards people.

Quality is an important element in everything we do. We are ISO 9001:2000* registered, CSA A660 certified and CWB approved. We also feel that quality should extend to the way you treat your customer, your employees and your vendors. Steelway's philosophy is that business should be fun. If you buy a product from us, it should be an enjoyable experience. If you work for us, you should enjoy your job and, if you sell to us, it should be a positive experience.

As a customer, your experience should see a quick and positive response to your enquiries and problems (and, yes, we have problems on occasion) that should be resolved in a positive, expedient fashion to everyone’s satisfaction.

As an employee, everyone knows your name. Steelway pays competitive wages and benefits, but more importantly you are treated with respect and your problems are resolved in a non-adversarial fashion.

As a vendor, we take the approach that you are a part of our customer and employee team and that our success should be yours as well.

If you are considering using a Steelway building or material handling system for your next project or you are considering employment or becoming a supplier, I hope we treat you in a most professional manner and make your experience a positive and rewarding one.

Steelway products are of extremely high quality, highly engineered, excellent value, and are competitively priced. All these features can be delivered to you by a company that supports its products with excellent Customer Service and with a positive people-first philosophy where everyone is a winner.

Glen G. White, Founder
1945-2006

* At the time this article was written, Steelway had its ISO 9001:2000 registration. Steelway currently is ISO 9001:2008 certified.