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We Are Axton
Leaders in Industrial Metal Fabrication

Our team has been delivering quality manufacturing on a global scale since 1976.

Our HIStory
IT ALL STARTED WHEN…

Axton was first founded in 1976 as a small steel fabrication company, making anchors and other varied parts for small pulp mills. As we grew in size, we started specializing in pressure vessels and heat exchangers. In 2003, NORAM Engineering and Constructors Ltd. added Axton as a subsidiary to their engineering technology group of companies. This connection provides Axton with potential access to a valuable resource for complex engineering or R&D if required. 

Today, Axton has evolved into a team of metal fabrication experts delivering custom metal machining and manufacturing on a global scale and becoming an industry leader through quality workmanship and innovative solutions.

Our Core Values
What Shapes Our Culture

  • Core Value 01
    Know No Bounds

  • Core Value 02
    Customize Solutions

  • Core Value 03
    Be Attentive

  • Core Value 04
    Lean On The Team

Our Materials
Discover Our Extensive Range

In 2016, Axton purchased the intellectual property rights of Ellett Industries, a local competitor heavily focused on fabrication using exotic materials like titanium, tantalum and zirconium. This acquisition enhanced our existing knowledge base of using carbon steel, stainless steel, chrome moly, duplex stainless steels, nickel alloys and various clad combinations in the manufacture of custom equipment.

Our Team
Precision Through Leadership

Our Leadership Team provides the strategic direction to propel our organization forward, ensuring that precise, wellbuilt and high-quality products are always at the forefront.

  • Tom Hamilton

    Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Before joining Axton, Tom was co-founder and owner of Aco Manufacturing. He has extensive knowledge in material handling together with 30 years experience in management.

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  • Steven Halvorsen

    General Manager

    Steve has over 35 years of experience in custom metal fabrication, machining and assembly. Prior to joining Axton he was General Manager of Enterprise Steel in Kelowna, designing and manufacturing oil and gas process modules for export and domestic markets. His experience allows him to examine new opportunities from many different viewpoints and identify solutions that provide the best benefits for our clients and
    stakeholders.

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  • Bob Wilson

    Assistant General Manager

    Bob has over 45 years experience in design and manufacturing of mechanical equipment for the pulp and paper, environmental, undersea, nuclear, sawmill and oil/gas industries.

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  • Grace Juzenas

    Sales Manager

    With over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and project management, Grace brings a strong knowledge base of engineering principles, materials and fabrication techniques for pressure vessels and
    exchangers.

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  • Geoff Haygarth

    Operations Manager

    Geoff began his career in steel manufacturing in 1975 before joining Axton in 1987. His expertise is in production, project management and logistics.

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Quality Assurance
Quality Is Our Main Priority

We strictly adhere to our quality assurance and quality control programs, ensuring we meet all specifications.
These processes include:

  • Documented quality control and quality assurance programs
  • Yearly ISO audits
  • ASME and National Board Reviews every three years
  • Up-to-date amendments and revisions as per the ASME code

We are equipped to perform various types of NDE including PT, MPI, UT, PMI, Helium Leak Test, and hydrotest up to 10,000 PSIG. We develop inspection and test plans for each project’s specific requirements and employ in-house Level II PT and MPI certified inspectors. Radiography and other specialized NDE services are provided by approved local subcontractors.