Situated in Southern Manitoba, Intersteel is a leading manufacturer of waste and recycling containers. Our containers are used in collection and transportation of waste matters and recyclables. Although we are equipped to make a variety of quality products, at present we are most well known for our containers and custom orders. Intersteel’s purpose is to produce and provide quality manufactured products that will benefit not only the necessity of our customers but also the environmental needs in our world. Intersteel has been in existence since 1962, originally under a different name. The business has seen very few organizational changes over the past 50+ years and still exists to faithfully serve customers and clients.. Read our History and Philosophy to learn more about our past, our present, and the future of Intersteel.
Intersteel was started by John Warkentine in 1962 under the business name Stanley Manufacturing. It was first located on Stephen Street in down town Morden, Manitoba, Canada. Stanley Manufacturing’s main focus was on repair-work for farm machinery. However, quickly it expanded its vision into manufacturing a variety of machines and machine accessories such as:
- snow blowers
- rotary mowers
- bale stacker’s
- utility trailers
- harrow drawbars
- stone pickers
- and many other custom products
But, the biggest selling product was the sunflower harvest attachments, which were shipped as far as Chile and Sudan. Although the majority were exported to the USA. In the late 1970's the name was changed to Intersteel Industries and shortly after relocated to its present address, just west of Morden on Hwy 3. In the mid 1990's there was a shift in production as waste management became the foremost field. At this time, with John’s son Rick helping manage the business, Intersteel began making containers of all shapes and sizes.
In 2015, Intersteel Industries was sold to Maverick Industries, owned and operated by Kyle Wiebe. Upon the sale of the business, Intersteel Industries was rebranded simply as Intersteel. Maverick Industries specializes in custom steel fabrication and manufacturing. Kyle brings this background and a wealth of knowledge into Intersteel. This new phase in the life of Intersteel continues in the traditions of the Warkentine’s while adding to the service and product offerings.
…Guides Our Quality
As a manufacturer working with steel, our philosophy guides our quality. We believe in sourcing only top grade steel. We build our containers to be durable. We believe in reinforcing our products in high stress areas, because we know that you never know what kind of abuse your bins and containers will receive. Our goal is to make a product that will outlast any other bin or container you have had before. We are also committed to serving our customers through refurbishing old bins and containers, even from other manufacturers.
Centrally located in Southern Manitoba, we are in the perfect place to serve all of Canada and the United States. We have products stretching from the East Coast of Canada and through the prairies. Our central location not only within Canada, but within North America gives us incredible reach throughout the continent. Our production facility is located 30 minutes from the USA border, providing us with a logistical advantage for our American clients.