Koch Stainless Products Ltd. in 1970 with their first small shop building located near the corner of Logan and Quelch in Northwest Winnipeg. The company specialized in stainless steel and manufactured a wide variety of restaurant equipment. Increasing production made moving to a larger plant necessary in 1978 when they constructed their new shop at their present location on Jarvis Ave. Subsequent additions in 1986 and 1996, and the purchase of adjacent buildings in 2001 and 2008 have expanded the shop to its present size.
The focus of the company has changed away from the restaurant equipment in recent years to a wider variety of custom and production metal fabrication. The addition of new shop equipment to meet changing capabilities has left Koch Stainless Products Ltd. in a position to provide the services of production run capacity and direct OEM supply to their shop. The Koch family has to this day remained active in the company.
The President of the company, Irv Koch, heads up an office staff consisting of a general manager, production manager, receptionist, bookkeeper, sales representatives, purchasers, draftspersons, health and safety officer, human resource officer, shipper, receiver, shop supervisors and department lead hands. We have approximately 65 dedicated employees committed to superior customer service.
Koch’s facilities include 2 plants with approximately 40,000 sq. ft. of shop area. Koch’s main plant at 511 Jarvis has 35,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space which includes laser cutting and CNC turret punch capabilities. Koch has a 5000 sq. ft shop dedicated to welding which has 12 work stations. This shop offers full Mig and Tig capabilities and is equipped with fume extraction arms, air make-up unit and bulk gas delivery system to meet your toughest welding demands. We have extensive knowledge and experience in Kanban and JIT direct supply chain processing and have been trained in Lean Manufacturing. The shipping / receiving departments use 6,000 lb. and 4,500 lb. capacity forklifts for loading and unloading. The company has 2 pick-up trucks, a flat deck 1 ton truck, a service van and a trailer for on-site services and deliveries. Our material inventory has over 100,000 lbs. of various metals and sizes to meet our customers’ every requirement.