International Steel Day: UBC CSCE tours George Third & Son steel fabrication facility

Thursday, September 25, 2014 | By Lindsay Cashin

UBC CSCE Student Chapter reports on their visit to the George Third & Son steel fabrication facility:

To celebrate International Steel Day, the UBC CSCE Student Chapter toured the George Third & Son steel fabrication facility in Burnaby, BC.  Before the tour, the chapter was treated to a brief lecture by Rob Third, Director of George Third & Son, and he focused on the problem-solving process that teams face on construction projects.  Rob also spoke about the long history of the company, and what it has taken to grow a small operation into one of the Lower Mainland’s premier steel manufacturing facilities.  The tour itself focused on the various processes that GTS completes on a regular basis, including blacksmithing, rolling, welding and fine-fabrication.

George Third & Son prides itself on accepting and successfully completing challenging steel projects.  As Rob puts it, the challenging and complex jobs that scare most steel fabrication companies away are the jobs that George Third & Son pursue.  One such challenging job that George Third & Son is currently working on is the Telus Gardens Office Tower.  Rob was able to show us pieces of this project that are currently in the facility and highlight the project’s unique challenges.  The UBC CSCE Student Chapter would like to thank Rob and the team at George Third & Son for taking the time to host our members on International Steel Day.

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