About Us

Noront Steel Limited was established in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada in 1945, in response to Northern Ontario's growing demand for fabricated steel products. Noront is a full service steel fabrication firm with the experience and ability to ensure all of the projects we engage in are engineered, detailed, fabricated and erected ON TIME and WITHIN BUDGET!

Over the past 60 years we have consistently produced successful projects and have satisfied customers throughout North America's automotive, mining, forestry, pulp and paper and co-generation industries. Noront Steel Limited is proud to boast one of the steel fabrication industry's most experienced, dedicated, motivated and technically astute work forces.

Our team of experts employ the latest technological advancements in order to provide our customers with an unparalleled level of quality in our products and services.

Our History

Noront Steel was established in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada in response to the growing demand for fabricated steel products by the area's mining industry. In 1945 Mr. James Nemis and a small group of his International Nickel Company (INCO) co-workers recognized this growing demand and began fabricating steel furnaces in a small garage in the city’s West End. The demand for their products continued to expand, so Mr. Nemis and his team decided to take the plunge and commit themselves to their steel fabricating business full time.

As Northern Ontario’s resource sector continued to evolve so did Noront Steel. Through continuous, sustainable growth the company has positioned itself as the premier supplier of fabricated steel products in Northern Ontario. Since the beginning, Noront Steel has committed itself to providing its customers with "The Highest Level of Quality and Service, Prompt On Time Delivery and Industry Competitive Pricing".

Noront is a family owned and operated business, founded by Mr. James Nemis, who was president and general manager until his sudden death in 1978. Mr. Nemis was an extraordinary entrepreneur and community leader, who left behind a legacy that, continues to inspire the family at Noront Steel today. (Noront’s founder was driven by "The Joy of Achievement" ) Mr. Nemis was committed to being an industry leader and was never apprehensive about exploring new and exciting avenues to grow as a business. During his tenure, Noront explored and succeeded in such businesses as air conditioning & refrigeration, sheet metal and ventilation, spring manufacturing, wire and cable and snow machine design, development and manufacturing (The SNOWBUG!)

Today his son Terry, who presides over the company as its President, is continuing the same tradition of excellence initiated by his father. Terry has grown with Noront Steel and is firmly committed to furthering the company the old fashioned way, through hard work and good family values. Terry believes that the quality of Noront’s products and services should speak for themselves and is constantly striving to improve production quality and efficiency. The eternal quest for excellence and achievement will always be the driving force behind Noront’s continued success!