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Delivering High Quality Casting Solutions to Industry for over 70 years.
  • 1913

    FL Irving incorporate Riverside Iron Works on the shores of the Bow River, now home to Eau Claire Calgary


  • 1945

    Dominion Bridge, Riverside Iron Works sold, Foothills Steel Foundry Inc created

  • 1955

    Irving Wire incorporated was established. The company produced Wire Mesh for the cement industry

  • 1960

    Irving Wire and Foothills Steel Foundry merged on shared facilities at the Glenmore Trail site. Company was then purchased by brothers D.F Irving and Harry Irving (2nd Generation)

  • 1975

    Irving Wire and Foothills split into separate corporations. Foothills Steel Foundry adds machining capabilities to its SE Calgary location.


  • 1980

    The addition of a second basic Arc Furnace took place boosts casting capacity to 6000kg clean weight.

  • 1990

     H.F Irving (3rd generation) takes over General Manager of all facilities

  • 2000

    Power deregulation forces a decrease in economic casting ability. Glenmore Trail facility closed, all operations moved to SE Calgary (Shepard) location

  • 2001

    H.F Irving assumes ownership of all FSF locations

  • 2002

    Foothills Steel Foundry expands operations into Asia to support the growth of the company and combat rising raw material prices.

  • 2007

    Distribution facility opened in Australia

  • 2009

    US Distribution facility opened in the US

  • 2015

    Technology embraced, CMM and laser scanning. Solidworks used to design all parts. CNC machine capacity added. Railway division created


  • 2018

    Proprietary High Chrome White Iron line introduced into Northern Alberta, alongside Chrome Carbide Overlays (CCO) and pipe spool rebuilding line.

  • 2020

    Additional CNC Machine and fabrication capacity added, welding and assembly lines increase in capacity and aggressive Oilsand supply expansion introduced.

Reliable, Experienced, Forward Thinking
and Innovative.

Past Projects

Over 70 years we have had the honour of working with some major league projects. 

We are proud to have been able to work with some of the finest companies to help innovative solutions to help solve their problems. Ask us about how we might be able to help you to solve critical bottleneck causing problems on your site. 

P&H Rope Shovel
Gear Rack Assembly