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Imperial Steel Celebrates 90 years of Excellence

Imperial Steel’s history has always played an important role in the company’s identity.  This year, the company will celebrate its 90th anniversary of its founding – a historic milestone for a company that was founded by an immigrant during the height of the Great Depression in rural Manitoba.

Henry Bobrowski founded Imperial Steel on May 1, 1932 as a small welding shop.  In the years that followed, he built a reputation within his local farming community for his creative solutions to farming dilemmas. 

It has been 90 years since the company’s founding and in the halls today, you will find the fourth generation of Bobrowski’s leading the charge. Though much has changed over the years, the drive for providing quality solutions for our customers is still very much at the core of our business. Imperial Steel will continue to evolve and deliver on trusted products for many more years to come.

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A message to our clients: Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Canada and around the world, it has been our priority to do our part. Following the directive of Public Safety Canada which lists manufacturing (e.g. primary metal/steel, blow molding, component manufacturers, chemicals, etc. that feed end-product manufacturing) as an Essential Service, we have continued our operations here at Imperial while taking the utmost pre-caution and measure to ensure the health and well-being of our staff, suppliers and clients.

For the past weeks, we have taken additional measures to protect our staff who are working throughout this crisis. We have implemented temperature testing of every staff member prior to entering the premises. Within our facilities, we have put in place social distancing measures (6 feet at all times). Doors are also locked to prevent the entry of non-essential vendors and salespeople.

To reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19, all freight paperwork are now being handled via email. Documents are digitally signed to reduce in-person interaction and surface transmission.

Thank you to our team for going above and beyond in these challenging times to keep our operations running. If you have any questions about the measures that we have put in place, please contact Terry at

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Happy Easter from All of Us at Imperial Steel


Happy Easter from all of us at Imperial Steel. We hope you will have a wonderful and relaxing long weekend spent with family and friends. We also wanted to take the opportunity to introduce to you the next generation of our family. Dylan, Kayla and Matthew have already been learning the ropes in the family business.  They are looking forward to working with you and providing the same level of service we have been providing for the past 85 years.

From left: Dylan, Kayla and Matthew
From left: Dylan, Kayla and Matthew

Feel free to reach out to us for assistance or if you have any suggestions and feedback. Happy Easter!

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85 Years of Excellence in the Tubing Industry

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On this day 85 years ago, a tradition of excellence was born. Henry Bobrowski established a reputation of quality and craftsmanship that we are proud to continue to this day.

The success and growth that we have achieved at Imperial Steel would not have been possible without the wonderfully loyal customers with whom we’ve had the pleasure of doing business throughout the years. To our valued customers, we say ‘thank you’, and assure you that the value-added service and superior products you’ve become accustomed to will always be a part of our customer relationship.

The world has certainly changed in 85 years but one thing will never change – you can put your trust in Imperial Steel Products because Quality is a Tradition!

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Imperial Steel Supports a Safe Farming Community

Ag-Safety-Week-2017-500x475Imperial Steel has always been a proud supporter of Canadian farming families, and that’s why we support Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW).

Organized by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), CASW is a public awareness campaign focusing on the importance of farm safety. The aim is to empower producer families with the information they need to help keep kids, adults and seniors safe on the farm or ranch. CASW takes places every year during the third week of March and in 2017, it is set for the week of March 12th to 18th.

This year, we are appealing to adults – especially those who are busy juggling family, farm and work, to use safe farming methods.

Even adults need help sometimes, and that’s why you should never stop learning. Check out the resources available to you – including new “Farm Talks” info and “Toolbox Talks”, which feature topics such as Operating Portable Augers, Preparing Grain Bins for Harvest, Transporting Oversized Loads, plus a new women’s health series – at

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Imperial Steel – Dates of 2016 Holiday Closure


All departments at Imperial Steel, including our office and manufacturing services departments, as well as shipping & receiving, will be closed effective December 23rd, 2016 so that our staff can enjoy the holiday season with their families.

All services will resume on Monday, January 2nd, 2017, at 7:00am.

Imperial Steel would like to wish everyone very Happy Holidays and a prosperous 2017.

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Check out our Inventory Specials and Limited Time Offers!

Special Offers

Did you know that Imperial Steel often has special offers on tubing of all sizes, gauges, types, and lengths?

If your project requires tubing, you should check the Special Offers page on our website; it’s updated regularly with the tubing we’ve added back into our rotating inventory stock.

If you don’t see tubing that meets your specific needs, take a look at our Value Added Services page and view our video for examples of what we’ve done in the past.

We are always up for a challenge and love to solve problems for our customers, so request your free estimate online or give us a call to talk about your project needs.

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ZAM® Continues to Outperform in the Marketplace

Here at Imperial Steel, we’ve been wise to the great product known as ZAM® for a while now, and proudly extolled its’ virtues in the spring and fall of 2015, because we knew it was going to be a game changer for many companies and industries.

ZAM logoFast forward a little over a year, and the demand for ZAM® has now grown exponentially! The producers of ZAM®, Wheeling-Nisshin, are working at full capacity to produce the product that so many industries have grown to trust.

They have expanded into industries such as road/civil engineering, the rail industry, construction, housing, and the list continues to grow. The superior corrosion resistance, press formability, and five different types of chromium-free treatments, make it a unique product and a tough act to follow in terms of durability and longevity. ZAM® Solar Racking, for example, is 2 to 20 times more corrosion resistant than galvanized, making grid failure virtually impossible.

Companies using ZAM® are already seeing life cycle cost reduction thanks to its’ superior corrosion resistance and variety of processed products.

We’re happy to have witnessed and been a part of the advent of this ground-breaking product in North America, and continue to support its’ growth in the marketplace.

If you have questions about how ZAM® can help to improve your projects, contact Imperial Steel for a free estimate today.

  • ZAM® is produced according to Designation: A1046/A1046M Standard Specification for Steel Sheet, Zinc-Aluminum-Magnesium Alloy-Coated by the Hot-Dip Process
  • ZAM® is a registered trademark applied to the hot-dipped zinc-aluminum-magnesium-alloy-coated steel sheets developed by Nisshin Steel Co. Ltd.
Value Added Services at Imperial Steel

Value Added Products – Large Diameter Air Filtration

At Imperial Steel, we work with our clients to determine exactly what products will support their application requirements. We enjoy working with our customers to manufacture parts that are closer to finished parts versus longer tubing lengths that they have to manipulate themselves to make the specific parts they need.

raw-coils-large-diameter-air-filtrationIn recent years, we have had the opportunity to create products for the purpose of large diameter air filtration. Air filtration is a very important aspect to the processes of many industries such as construction, agriculture, marine, mining, automotive exhaust, and companies that specialize in heating/cooling.

The benefits of large diameter air filtration will vary depending upon the industry. Overall, larger air filtration ranging from 7” to 12” will guarantee more filtration efficiency and higher airflow.

Imperial Steel has the ability to be very adaptive to many different manufacturing specifications and we will assist the manufacturer with the research and development required to produce a truly superior product.

Is there a problem we can help you solve? Contact us for your free estimate today.

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Value Added Products – Air Grain Vacuum

At Imperial Steel, we have extensive experience in the agricultural industry, and we have been a supplier to the manufacturers of grain augers for many years.

A grain auger is an agricultural screw conveyor with a long metal tube approximately 8 to 13 inches in diameter with an enclosed metal auger that is used to raise and transport grain from the ground to the top of the grain bins or to load trucks from the grain bin. Grain augers can also be used to disperse feed from a wagon to cattle feeders on a farm. (Definition courtesy of RITCHIEWiki.)

Air Grain Vacuum-475x351In recent years, there has been a demand for equipment that will help to improve efficiency on expanding farms.

Enter air grain vacuums.

An air grain vacuum is a high capacity air fan that creates a vacuum for picking up and moving grain, and is designed to move grain from grain storage facilities onto grain transport vehicles.

The latest generation of grain vacs delivers capacities exceeding 10,000 bushels per hour, and many farmers run whole bins through a grain vac instead of turning to an auger. According to manufacturer reports, both fan-type and pneumatic-type grain vacs are now running through a million bushels without requiring major maintenance.

Imperial Steel is proud to provide tubular products used in various agricultural applications throughout North America. Our thin wall steel tubing is used by several grain vac manufacturers due to its strength and durability. We have the ability to adapt to many different manufacturing specifications and will assist the manufacturer with the research and development required to produce a truly superior product.

Contact us for your tubing needs today!