Caster crew - people in safety equipment workingASW STEEL INC.

ASW Steel Inc. is a premier specialty steel-making facility located in Welland, Ontario, offering a unique combination of carbon, stainless, and other specialty steel making capabilities. Flexible steel refining methods include: argon oxygen decarburization, vacuum oxygen decarburization, vacuum degassing, and ladle metallurgical station.

ASW owns some of the most sophisticated, efficient and flexible specialty steel refining equipment available today (AOD, VOD, VDG and wire fed LMF). This unique facility is capable of tight tolerance chemistry regulation through its state-of-the-art automatic alloy add program, fine trim wire feed system and modern quality control laboratories

argon facility

MELT SHOP FACILITIES

The key driver for the Welland Facility’s production flexibility and efficiency is the state-of-the-art equipment in place. Close to US$15 million in facility and equipment upgrades were made to the caster, melt furnace, and refining operations prior to initiating operations in 2008. The Welland Facility is now among the premier specialty steel-making facilities in North America, offering a unique combination of carbon, stainless, and other specialty steel making capabilities.

The Welland Facility is now among the premier specialty steel-making facilities in North America, offering a unique combination of carbon, stainless, and other specialty steel making capabilities.

billet caster facility

OUR QUALITY POLICY

ASW STEEL INC. is committed to a Quality Management System that makes Quality a basic business principal. The management of ASW STEEL INC. shall ensure this policy is communicated, understood, implemented and maintained at all levels throughout the organization. It is the goal of ASW STEEL INC. Management to fully understand, support and add value to our customer partnerships through the implementation of appropriate resources to ensure continual improvement of the Quality Management System.

No product will be shipped to the customer until its quality and conformance to customer specification is assured.

Why ASW Steel:

We are strategically located near multiple local sources for scrap steel (Hamilton 50 km, Pittsburgh 400 km) and are within 8 hr delivery to large U.S. and Canadian steel markets (Chicago Ill., NYC , Montreal Que., Charlotte N.C.) as well as 50 km of five access points to the U.S.
We are directly connected to the provincial power grid with a dedicated 115 kV electricity transmission line and multiple major natural gas access points.  We have a closed-loop 10 million gallon per day capacity water treatment facility including an abundant raw water supply through agreement with the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority.
ASW Steel has rail access within the facility, major highway access (recently expanded to four lanes - hwy 406), is less than 1 km to ship loading docks along Welland Canal (accessing the Great Lakes and international freight) and 50 km to the port of Hamilton.