Soo Foundry and Machine has been a fixture in the Sault Ste. Marie economy for more than 50 years. With a solid reputation for quality work, dependable service and innovative approaches to unique problems. Soo Foundry employs a workforce of 40-45 machinists, welders, millwrights, and hydraulic technicians.
The origins of Soo Foundry are found in Northern Ontario at the turn of the last century when Sault Ste Marie was the hub for the forestry, mining and transportation industries.
Strategically located at the mouth of the St Mary’s River where Superior meets Huron and Michigan all of the local resource industries depended upon the transportation corridor provided by shipping on the Great Lakes.
Soo Foundry, initially called Northern Foundry was located on the Sault Ste Marie waterfront where repairing cargo ships was a huge part of their beginning business.
Wilfred and Jack Cohen started in the scrap metal business and bought the company in 1958. Business at that point included the manufacture of manhole covers for the city as well as a variety of other products.