Virginia Business Awards 2022

Virginia Business Awards 2022 | 8 The production of bigger and better buildings than ever before depends on specialists in the field who can make dreams come true. Few companies know this better than the team behind Canatal Steel USA. In New World Report’s Virginia Business Awards 2022, the team achieved astonishing success. We take a closer look to see how they laid the foundations for such a series of amazing achievements. ith quality, reliability and agility at the core of Canatal Steel USA, it’s little wonder that the team has been able to achieve such breath-taking success over the last twelve years. The business has grown from humble beginnings, renting 20% of a building and employing 14 people, into a phenomenon which has seen the firm own the 175,000 square feet building and providing opportunities for 150 hardworking employees. Based in Roanoke, Virginia, the business really does represent the best of what the region has to offer. The team understand the challenges inherent in any construction, and have built scheduling and sequencing into the heart of what is on offer. Any delays at any point in the construction process can have a significant impact on the rest of a project, so the team at Canatal Steel USA remain as flexible as possible in order to provide ways of offsetting any delay. The team aim to deliver on time and exceed the high expectations placed upon them. A quick turnaround is the order of the day when it comes to what the team deliver, meaning that the thought process is one which is solution-oriented at all times, building on the proactive and agile nature that every staff member embodies. Customer needs can alter quickly, and adapting to these needs professionally and quickly is what separates Canatal Steel USA from the competition. Achieving this flexibility has not been easy for the team, but they are proud that any aspect of steel construction and delivery can be achieved in house. The team’s turnkey attitude means that projects of any complexity can be completed swiftly and comprehensively. Many of the team’s incredible project managers are accomplished engineers themselves, bringing an expert eye to proceedings. It’s clear that staff are an essential part of the success of Canatal Steel USA, and the firm’s new plant manager, Stéphane Vadeboncoeur, has done much to streamline the various processes involved in producing the high-quality steel that is the lifeblood of the firm. Since his employment two years ago, Stéphane has seen the plant adopt a leaner approach, leveraging the benefits of up-to-date equipment in order to provide the stunning steel parts which buildings depend upon. The challenge faced by the Canatal Steel USA team is not finding new clients to take on, but meeting the demand already there. Staffing, particularly when it comes to qualified welders and fitters, is not easy to find. This bottleneck in the system not only limits the team’s ability to ramp up production, but has held them back from responding to present orders as well. Canatal Steel USA is a part of the larger “Les Industries Canatal” organisation, based in Quebec, Canada. Overall, the group can count over 600 people in its employ. Being part of this larger organisation has opened the door to new and exciting opportunities for the team, allowing them to thrive. The drive to achieve perfection and to satisfy even the most complicated needs of customers is what unites the firm together in such harmony. Steel manufacture is an essential part of the construction industry, and one where only the highest standards will do. As the firm continues to explore ways of expanding their services, we celebrate their current achievements. As the obvious supplier of choice for so many, we can’t wait to see what they do next! Company: Canatal Steel USA, Inc. Name: Stéphane Vadeboncoeur Email: [email protected] May22529 Best High-Rise Structural Steel Engineering Company 2022 W