The Riverside Brass Way

In 1966 two young and inspired men, Ervin Steinmann and Elmer Schlegel, took a big chance and bought Riverside Brass. It started as a small family operation that was dedicated to service, quality, and innovation.  Every customer was treated like Ervin and Elmer would want to be treated, with respect and care.

Over the years Riverside Brass has grown into a respected leader and innovator among Ontario’s non-ferrous foundries, providing advanced capabilities in brass, bronze, aluminum, and zinc castings.  Because of our knowledge and expertise we can advise you on product design, casting optimization, choice of alloys, and the cost saving advantages of our manufacturing process.

We built our reputation and company by finding good people, one at a time. We’ve grown from just Ervin and Elmer serving two customers, to over 125 dedicated and highly skilled workers and over 100 clients, many of whom have stayed loyal for years.

As we’ve grown, Riverside has been able to innovate for the future without losing our strong family values. Riverside has developed a great deal of proprietary technologies that allows us to do things like sandcast to tolerances that are not easily matched by the competition. All while retaining honest, face to face customer service.

Recently, Riverside has consolidated its focus on the manufacturing sector producing a wide range of quality industrial castings for major North American customers, primarily serving the water and electrical markets.  In 2010, Riverside developed and opened a brass, bronze and aluminum plaque division.  It serves government, heritage, special event, cemetery and memorialization markets.

In the end, Riverside Brass has lasted and thrived for over 40 years because we’ve never wavered from three overarching ideas:

  • To fulfill the expectations of our customers by manufacturing quality non-ferrous castings, supported by technical services in a state-of-the-art facility
  • To operate a profitable, growth-oriented company, creating career opportunities and financial rewards for our employees and our shareholders
  • To manage the company using innovative strategies to improve the quality of life locally, nationally and internationally