Success Story

Mike Haid – Iron Bridge Fabrication

If you’ve travelled the Trans Canada near Sault Ste. Marie, walked the trails in Kitchener, or driven on highway 23 near Bornholme then you’ve crossed a bridge designed and manufactured by Perth County’s - Iron Bridge Fabrication.  

Iron Bridge has come a long way from their start in a residential basement in Wellesley in 2011. Iron Bridge Fabrication has quickly grown into a thriving business located outside of Brunner in Perth East.   Attracted to Perth County by tempting low tax rates, available real estate and an eager skilled work force, owner Mike Haid made the decision to establish roots here. “One of the benefits of being in Perth County for my company is the strong work ethic and commitment to the job of the local workforce.” says Haid.   

Iron Bridge creates durable, low-maintenance, high-performance structures and metal fabrications – everything from pedestrian and vehicular bridges to custom stairs and machinery. At their head office in Brunner, their team manages the entire project from start to finish.  From initial sketches and computer design through to installation. 

Haid says that being in a rural environment is perfect for their company and has never been an obstacle to growth. With projects as far away as Edmonton and a staff of 30, Perth County definitely suits this young, rapidly growing company – in fact they are currently hiring!  Iron Bridge has plans to grow its staff including adding to its team of skilled metal fabricators to meet growing demand.  Their home-grown entrepreneurial spirit and quality products have made a mark on landscapes across Canada. Their most recent project is the building of a bridge east of Millbank on the Kissing Bridge Rail Trail.  

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