We are proud of our long history at our current location.

      Highlights include:

      1910
      Founded as Canada Steel Company, a rail re-rolling mill
      1914
      Name changed to Burlington Steel Company
      1921
      Forging machines for the production of grinding balls installed
      1935
      First electric furnace installed
      1961
      Control of company taken over by N. Slater Company
      1968
      3-strand Concast continuous steel billet casting machine commissioned
      1974
      Entered SBQ market
      1984
      Burlington Steel renamed Slater Steels, Hamilton Specialty Bar
      1985
      Installed ladle refining station (first in Canada)
      1986
      Achieved Ford Q1 (first steel bar mill)
      1995
      Achieved ISO 9002
      1996
      Installed in-line laser bar gauge (second in North America)
      1996
      Certified to QS-9000 (first SBQ mini-mill, worldwide)
      1998
      Commissioned new electric arc furnace
      1999
      Achieved QS-9000 Third Edition
      2001
      Registered to ISO 14001 December 2001
      2002
      Achieved Q1 - 2002 - February 2002
      2002
      Registered to ISO 9001: 2000 February 2002
      2004
      HSB Division purchased from Slater by Delaware Street Capital (DSC) April 2004
      2007
      Hamilton Specialty Bar (2007) Inc. officially formed
    2008Achieved recertification of ISO/TS 16949
    2010Upgraded to Co-Jet Burners (D-Furnace)
    2011Upgraded Financial reporting systems to LANSA
    2012Added C52 Tundish Slide Gate System & administrative offices renovation
    2013Invested in Billet Laser Cutting upgrade, Smart Arc Regulator and Added new Scrap Crane #17
    2014Added AMEPA Slag Detection (ladle and furnace)
    2015Invested in Eddy current electro-magnetic surface/subsurface defect inspection system