Western Canadian Steel might be a new name in the steel building erection industry, but we certainly don’t lack for experience. Our management team is built from the field up, with more than 75 years of combined experience. We’ve been around long enough to overcome any challenges our crews might encounter, yet we’re young enough to tackle projects with enthusiasm.
Our industry is a small one, so we know the value of a solid reputation and the hard work it takes to earn our clients’ trust. We place as much importance in building quality relationships as we do in the steel structures we erect. We pride ourselves on being a hardworking company whose goal it is to build repeat business by being accountable to our clients and staff, following through on our commitments, building a culture of accountability and productivity, and representing ourselves and our clients to the best of our ability – everyday. WE WORK HARD FOR YOU!
Western Canadian Steel’s Management team combines decades of steel building project experience.
I am the proud owner of the multi-facetted steel erecting company, Western Canadian Steel Inc. (WCS). I have completed over 400 successful projects across industries such as commercials buildings, mining, energy, and milling operations of pre-engineered and structural buildings and over 24-years of experience in the trade.
At WCS, we pride ourselves on the highest safety standards, quality and production. We specialize in full structural erection, pre-engineered erection, sheet metal, paneling, roofing, insulating, and full logistics for the scope of work. The key aspects to our success as a steel erection company stems from our crew management and experience workers, along with flexible scheduling to fit the timeline of your project.
As a Senior Estimator and Project Manager for Western Canadian Steel (WCS), I consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments and construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues. Analyzed blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates. In addition, I have also been responsible for the projects overall performance. I work alongside Corey Ivanitz, owner of WCS, to establish the construction plan and site-specific safety programs while supervising staff, monitoring project costs/safety, and providing a liaison between owners, consultants, and trades.
I've been employed at WCS for over four years, but in the metal building industry my entire life, as my Father and Grandfather both took to this field, too. So, for just over 16 years, I have been a part of some great projects and lucky enough to work alongside some amazing crews. To name a few; Meadow Lake OSB, Slave Lake OSB, Fort St. John OSB, London Costco Wholesale, Mississauga Costco Wholesale, Big River Expansion Project, Kupol Gold Russia, Diavik Diamond Mine, New Afton Mine, and New Gold Red Lake. And, when I turned 27-years-old, I began to run my own crews with a strong emphasis on teamwork, communication, hard work, and quality. Roughly four years later, I transitioned to an office job when I joined WCS. And, since then, have personally managed over 80 commercial projects and six industrial projects (and, counting).
I can honestly say it's in my blood and I'm excited with every new job and look forward to working with you for the first time or over-and-over, again.
When Amanda joined WCS in 2015 she found her dream job! Being a self-proclaimed "nerd" her over 16 years of bookkeeping experience and passion for numbers makes her a perfect fit. She is skilled in various industries including construction and oil/gas. A gypsy at heart Amanda loves to travel, chasing the sun and experiencing other cultures whenever possible.
Though new to the construction industry, Keri has experience in a wide variety of areas and brings a unique set of skills to the WCS team. She has a thirst for knowledge and is always willing to go the extra mile. When she isn’t in the office, Keri enjoys spending time with her family, being the coolest Auntie ever, binge watching Netflix, and conquering the many worlds of video gaming!
Allysha Merritt is a Health and Safety Coordinator with Western Canadian Steel. She is a professional Geoscientist with a background in the mining industry who has developed a love and passion for Health and Safety. After graduating from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Science, Allysha began working in the mining industry within northern Saskatchewan. While working for a mining company with a history of world-class health and safety programs, Allysha gained the knowledge and skill set to enter into the Health and Safety industry and is no working towards her National Construction Safety Officer designation. Presently, Allysha lives in the Okanagan, where she loves to hike, snowboard and enjoy the beautiful outdoors as much as possible.
We’ve already completed a number of large-scale projects that demonstrate our ability to turn around quality work on tight schedules and we certainly don’t shy away from challenging projects. We’re willing to work anywhere in Canada, including Northwest Territories, Nunavut and other remote locations.
If you take a look at our portfolio, you’ll see we have the capacity to erect clear spans of more than 250 feet. We’ve erected structures for an array of industries, including: oil and gas, manufacturing, mill sites, agriculture and municipal. We have also provided global construction project consulting services, including onsite management of local labour forces in foreign countries.
Perhaps one of our greatest strengths at WCS is our versatility. We have the project management capabilities to run up to 100 employees in the field while taking care of estimation and coordination services for up to six projects at a time. We have the capacity to operate multiple crews in multiple locations, and we can quickly scale up or scale down our workforce to meet productivity objectives and tight schedules when required.
At WCS, we understand that quality work starts with skilled employees, so we invest heavily in ongoing training to further our workers’ careers. In return, our clients benefit from a dedicated team that sets the benchmark for efficiency, safety and workmanship.