Future Steel Buildings has been providing First Nations peoples with steel building solutions since the company first began over 40 years ago. The Director of Future Steel, Marcel Aitoro has fond memories delivering numerous Quonset buildings to a First Nations band in Northern Ontario back in 1978. At the time, the band was using the Quonset huts they had purchased as a place to build custom canoes which they had planned to sell internationally. Since then, Future Steel has provided various steel building solutions for bands across Canada, and custom developed each order to meet the specific needs of each group.
Today Future Steel continues to have long standing relationships with over a dozen First Nation bands across the country, and has continued to be a strong supporter of the collective efforts of First Nations infrastructure development. Our building specialists, factory engineers and operations mangers understand the unique needs, and requirements of First Nations projects and have worked diligently to accommodate all these specific demands. We make sure to accommodate all First Nation purchasing schedules, specific structural requirements, as well as respect all site access and delivery protocols. Because of this high level of respect, and attention to detail in all aspects from design all the way to delivery, hundreds of our Future Steel buildings have been ordered by various First Nation communities across Canada.
Some of the Creative Uses for our Steel Buildings
- The Beausoleil First Nations of Georgian Bay use their Future Steel Building to service their reserve’s ambulance
- The Kamloops band on the Douglas Reserve in British Columbia use their steel building as a council meeting room
- The Rama Township Reserve outside of Orillia, Ontario uses its steel building for equipment warehousing and storage
- The Jean Marie First Nations of North West Territories turned their Future Steel building into a sawmill
- The Webequie Reserve just north of Thunder Bay, Ontario is using their custom Future Steel building as a community ice rink
In addition to these unique structures, we have also provided our steel buildings for public service use which has included social housing for many First Nations communities across Canada. Overall, we at Future Steel Buildings are committed to investing in First Nations communities as a strategic supply partner to help create growth and improvement within each band. Some of the latest projects that we have tackled include steel buildings for heat and pump sheds, transfer stations, recycling depots, road maintenance garages, and vehicle storage units. We examine the functional and structural requirements of each individual band and work together with all necessary departments to design and develop steel building solutions that meet their exact needs.
Marcel Aitoro holds his relationship with First Nations communities close at heart, and feels that the various bands across Canada have helped build the company to become what it is today. Future Steel Buildings will always have these First Nations communities covered!