Westeel

About Us & History

Protecting the World’s Most Valuable Resources

Communities around the world depend on food, water and fuel for survival - securing these vital resources is essential. Since 1905, from our boardrooms to our shop floors, we have focused not only on what we build, but on what we protect and who we serve.

From local farmers to global partners and oil and gas pioneers, we are dedicated to defending the hard work and investment of our clients. We are problem solvers at heart and leverage communication and collaboration to create storage solutions that work.

With a focus on flexibility, exceptional quality and ease of assembly, Westeel products and services are now available across the world. A century after entering the market, we have grown into a global leader in steel manufacturing and are proudly one of the first bin manufacturing ISO 9001-certified companies in North America.

Associations & Accreditations


  • 2015

    Westeel Acquired by AGI

    Westeel is acquired by Ag Growth International. www.aggrowth.com

  • 2013

    Vicwest acquires Italian grain handling company PTM

    Vicwest acquires Italian grain handling company PTM to be operated by Westeel to provide clients with comprehensive and customizable large-scale agricultural solutions.

  • 2013

    Westeel opens international office in Mumbai

    Westeel opens another international office in Mumbai, India to provide service and support to their international clients. 

  • 2011

    Westeel opens international office in Madrid

    As Westeel’s European market continues to grow, Westeel opens an office in Madrid, Spain to continue providing clients with customer service and support.

  • 2011

    Completion of conversion of Vicwest Income Fund

    Vicwest Inc. announces the completion of the conversion of Vicwest Income Fund (the "Fund") to a corporation, Vicwest Inc.

  • 2006

    Vicwest acquires Northern Steel

    In a strategic move to realize higher efficiencies and acquire even greater purchasing power, Vicwest acquires Northern Steel to be operated by Westeel.

  • 2006

    Westeel introduces above ground water storage

    Westeel’s dedication to innovation results in another addition to the product portfolio as Westeel introduces above ground water storage to its North American clients.

  • 2004

    Vicwest Corporation becomes a publicly traded company

    Joining many of the world’s best and most innovative companies, Vicwest Corporation becomes a publicly traded company on the TSX.

  • 2003

    Westeel becomes wholly owned subsidiary of Vicwest

    Westeel Limited is proud to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Vicwest Corporation, a leading North American manufacturer and distributor of products and systems ranging from agricultural solutions to liquid storage.

  • 1998

    Westeel introduces secondary containment to its product line

    While demand for Westeel’s original containment products continues to be high, to meet the growing market's needs secondary containment is introduced to the product line.

  • 1986

    Westeel amalgamtes with Vic Metal Inc.

    Westeel's building products, farm roofing and siding operations amalgamate with Vic Metal Inc. to form VicWest Steel Inc.

  • 1982

    Westeel introduces its Wide-Corr Grain Bin

    Westeel introduces its Wide-Corr grain bin, a revolutionary solution for major farming operations and the grain handling industry. 

  • 1973

    Westeel purchases Anthes Western Limited

    Westeel purchases Anthes Western Limited, the Winnipeg tank manufacturing facility of Molson Industries Ltd. This was the beginning of Westeel's leadership in the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (A.S.M.E.) pressure vessel and atmospheric tank/petroleum storage industry.

  • 1965

    Westeel Products Limited purchases and amalgamates with Rosco Metal Products Limited

    Westeel Products Limited purchases and amalgamates with Rosco Metal Products Limited, forming Westeel Rosco Limited. Today, Westeel's Standard-Corr grain bins continue to be sold with the WESTEEL-ROSCO stenciled name identification.

  • 1960

    Westeel acquires Columbia Metal Rolling Mills

    Westeel acquires Columbia Metal Rolling Mills along with their steel roll forming equipment and a developed line of metal wall panel and steel deck products produced in Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver.

  • 1945

    Post-war civilian demand surges for steel products for use in industrial plants

    Now called Westeel Products Limited, post-war civilian demand surges for steel products for use in industrial plants, road building, the oil industry, agricultural construction and general construction work. As the gasoline tractor replaces steam and horsepower on the nation's farms, the demand for on-farm fuel storage booms.

  • 1930

    Western Steel Products Limited forms a vast manufacturing network known by the trade name “Westeel”

    Western Steel Products Limited forms a vast manufacturing network known by the trade name “Westeel”. It includes plants in Regina, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, as well as sales offices in Halifax, Quebec City, Ottawa, Brandon, Swift Current, Lethbridge and Grande Prairie.

  • 1926

    Winnipeg Ceiling and Roofing Company merges with a number of growing companies to become Western Steel Products Limited

    Winnipeg Ceiling and Roofing Company merges with a number of growing companies to become Western Steel Products Limited. They design and produce the first corrugated steel granary, a structure that would soon become a familiar sight on the Canadian prairies. 

  • 1905

    Westeel begins life as Winnipeg Ceiling and Roofing Company

    Westeel begins life as Winnipeg Ceiling and Roofing Company, a modest Winnipeg shop founded by W. J. McMartin to manufacture ornate ceiling panels, wall panels and sheet metal products.