We are a diverse team of multidisciplinary professionals with over 50 years of collective business ownership, engineering, R&D, shop-floor fabrication experience driven to help customers solve their most challenging process and production issues on time and on budget.
Incorporated in 2009, P.W. Custom Fabrications was acquired in 2014 by George Foss, the former owner of 3L Filters, a highly successful Canadian custom fabrication company with North American reach. Key to 3L’s success was the assembly of a qualified and knowledgeable team and its reputation as an innovative, one-stop supplier for customers. This same approach has been implemented with the acquisition of PW and the integration in 2015 of Pro-Tech Manufacturing (general machining and fabrication).
Since acquiring PW, George has developed new markets by producing complete systems for customers in both the aviation and food Industries. PW’s ability to shear, form, polish, machine, weld and assemble metal products in its facility provides a significant advantage over many of its competitors.
Of key interest – George and the PW partner team have developed a highly innovative, patent-pending pressure vessel ‘quick-access’ closure which has significant market potential in multiple sectors, including: oil and gas, mining and water. While in its development, this innovation has garnered the attention of numerous field trial customers and has earned several new TSSA designations.
Meet The PW Team
George Foss, B. Admin, CMA
P.W. Custom Fabrications has built its core business infrastructure on speciality fabrication – pipe, vessel and skid filtration, separation and recovery systems. We reinvest in our R&D programs and infrastructure to introduce new resource- and cost-saving technologies, processes and products to our valued customers.
PW’s pressure vessel and power piping business is complemented by a new line of speciality stainless steel pressure vessel ‘quick-access’ closures’, available in 18” to 36” diameters. We are capable of supplying complete vessels with internals for bag or cartridge media. In addition, we also offer quick-access closures as stand-alone ‘fittings’ for refurbishment of existing vessel head-lift closures.
An Advanced Water Technologies partnership in 2018, between Southern Ontario Water Consortium, PW and McMaster University has led to the development of innovative electrochemical-based technology for treating complex mixed-chemical industrial waste water streams. This technology, which will be branded under PW’s new subsidiary company – The Liquid Recovery Group (LRG) – is currently in field trial development with a major North American industrial customer, and will be available to the market in early 2020.
Mission / Vision / Values
Mission | To create innovative liquid pressure vessel and power piping solutions, from single vessel to complex systems, enabling customers to maximize their returns on filtration infrastructure investments.
Vision | To be a leading Canadian innovator in stainless steel liquid pressure vessel and power piping technologies by leveraging our strengths in custom stainless steel fabricating and finishing capabilities.
Values | Our concern for helping customers solve their most challenging problems aligns with our curiosity and commitment to innovating environmentally sustainable technologies for the protection of our precious natural resources.
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