• WS split the operation into two parts – manufacturing and structural. Manufacturing continued under the W.S. Machining and Fabrication name while the structural division now operated under the name W.S. IRON WORKS.
  • Improvements were made to electronic processing and data collection systems, boosting efficiencies and providing access to real time data analysis.
  • Primary work during these years included: industrial manufacturing, steel fabrication processing and structural steel fabrication.


  • A modernization project added a formalized marketing department, as well as a number of new high tech equipment including: 3D design and engineering software, lights out CNC equipment, fully automated press brakes, CNC machining/turning centers, and shot blast equipment.
  • WS began increasing their production work, purchasing their semi truck and becoming increasingly known as a Tier 1 Manufacturer.


  • WS had grown to 139 Employees and sold their original location in Blumenort, moving all the manufacturing to Steinbach.