Member Spotlight: Supreme Steel
Started in 1972 by John and Sally Leder, Supreme Steel has become one of Canada's biggest privately held steel fabricators.
John started working for a fabrication company and one day suggested the company buy a truck so he would not be working from the trunk of his car. They came back with the suggestion that he buy his own truck and go into business for himself, which he did, and Supreme Steel was born.
Located in Zone 5, Supreme Steel’s facility is hard to miss! The land was purchased in Acheson in 2006. They dismantled their Canron facility in Vancouver and used the steel to build their 112,550 sq ft shop in Acheson, which opened in 2008. The Mod yard was built in 2011, and the stunning office building was added in 2017.
Supreme Steel is a full-service provider for the industrial and mechanical sectors, commercial infrastructure, and the oil and gas industries.
They offer engineering, design and drafting services. They are a steel supplier with global procurement, and on the construction side, they are steel fabricators who do the installation, mod assembly, maintenance, and turnaround.
The employees at Supreme Steel are a family, and John puts great value on their experience and knowledge. Even though it’s a large company, he knows his employees by name and has a story or two about many of them.
They have built some well-known landmarks across Canada and the United States, including the Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver, Safeco Field in Seattle, Anthony Henday bridges and the Diavik diamond mine in the NWT.
Supreme Steel is built on a foundation of giving back to the community where they work and live. They support organizations such as the Salvation Army, Make a Wish and Rehoboth.
Despite its amazing success, Supreme still has the soul of a hard-working prairie couple with a welding truck.
Supreme built its atrium to be rented out to charity organizations and for corporate events. The ABA has been fortunate to host many events in this amazing area.