To be recognized in the construction market as the best Quebec subcontractor in structural manufacturing.
We believe that integrity, honesty and mutual respect are the essential ingredients for the successful completion of all projects. Innovation is central to our continuous improvement process.
Our flexibility provides you with the latitude you need to meet all your steel manufacturing needs.
A Brief History of Fortin Steel…
Jean-Yves Fortin founded the company under the name Jean-Yves Fortin Soudure Inc, a small general welding shop at Cap-St-Ignace.
The company grows and moves to Montmagny’s industrial district in a new 5000 sq. ft. building. It manufactures metal works, all types of trailer and even a 45-foot boat (a steel boat, of course).
Steelwork manufacturing for commercial buildings. The company specializes in work requiring the “sandblast” and becomes a major subcontractor for Bombardier at La Pocatière.
The company grows with the years and expands its facilities to handle ever more sophisticated projects.
The company begins structural steel fabricating as a subcontractor for many partners. This takes an ever greater proportion of our production capacity.
1999 et 2000
Major technological milestone reached with the acquisition of CNC equipments, including a three-spindle Drill Line , an Angle Master and an FPB1800 Punch Plate.
After several expansions, the company’s production surface reaches 50,000 sq. ft., plus a 27,000 sq. ft. warehouse extension.
In January, the company receives AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) quality certification.
1 Mars 2007
Jean-Yves Fortin passes the torch to Richard Gagné, selling him 100% of the shares in the company. Mr. Gagné, an engineer graduate, had been working in the company for 20 years, having joined it in 1988.
Jean-Yves Fortin Soudure Inc. changes its corporate name to Fortin Steel Inc.
Fortin Steel makes every effort to guarantee its clients top quality products at the very best price. We make substantial investments into optimizing structural steel manufacturing processes, updating and expanding our equipment line with the latest technology and maintaining the expertise level of our team.
We have begun the process of obtaining ISO 9001 and ICCA quality certification.
All this with one goal in mind…
becoming partners in your growth.