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    So many options!  So many SOLUTIONS!

    Over the years our company has evolved into one of Western Canada's best distributors of specialty access hardware.  Almost 40 years later, Steeves Agencies is still striving to be your first choice for specialty access hardware.

    We recognize that the components we supply create an important first impression for your customers.  That's why it's important to get it right the first time.  We're more than just a supplier of hardware, we're also your "hardware consultants", your experts-on-call!  We're here to make your design efforts go smoothly!

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    What sets us apart

    Steeves Agencies is family-run, and proud to be 100% Canadian owned. Over the years our company has evolved into one of Western Canada's largest distributor of specialty access hardware.

    And though our product offering has changed a little since the 1980's, our approach is still the same: we want delighted customers!

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    We LOVE solving problems

    We may have some high quality parts and great product lines, but we still offer some of the best customer service you will ever find.

    We will take the time to find the right solution for you, but most importantly,  we will make sure you are satisfied. We only win if you win.

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    We can do things your way.

    Whether it's a customized component, special labeling or just scheduled deliveries.  We can do that!  Let us know your specific requirements and we'll take care of the rest.

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Handles By Elesa

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Handles

HandlesLooking for something a little less ordinary?  We can help!

Elesa’s handles are extremely durable, yet stylish… not to mention functional and easy to install! 

Use our Contact Form to let us know your specific requirements and we’ll put together a list of options that suit your project!

ATCA-Compliant Captive Screw From Southco

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Captive Fasteners

Screen Shot 2013-02-07 at 9.40.32 AMATCA-Compliant Captive Screw From Southco Meets PICMG® Float and Material Standard

Southco, the leader in ATCA access hardware, is the only ATCA supplier to offer a captive screw compliant with the current PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) ATCA R3.0 standard. The ATCA-compliant 47 Captive Screw meets float and material requirements as designated by PICMG.

Learn more about Southco’s ATCA-compliant 47 Captive Screw »

…or use our Contact Form to request more information!  We’re here to help.

We have that.

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Pawl/Cam Action Latches

DSC_5386Did you know that we can supply just about anything related to metal enclosures and access panels?  Most of our customers are surprised at the things we can help them find.  Pictured here is a lock assembly that we supplied to a customer with VERY specific requirements:

  • – The keys must be unique (not keyed alike, as is the standard)
  • – The keys must be removable ONLY in the locked position
  • – The pawl must be “universal” for RH or LH operation of the lock

We have that.  In fact, this customer asked us to supply the locks with FIVE (5) keys per lock, so that they could quickly respond in the event that the customer lost both of the keys that shipped with each lock.  Yup.  We can do that.

Do you sometimes have a really complex requirement to meet?  Does your customer’s spec sheet seem impossible?  Don’t panic, and use our Contact Form.  Quite often, the solution is just an email away.  

We Have Drive Rivets

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Drive Rivets

Drive RIvets FAMILYSteeves Agencies carries a range of Drive Rivets for blind applications where strength and ease of installation are critical.  Drive Rivets are ideal for attaching panels to wood, masonry, even metal.  While they’re more expensive than screws, drive rivets have enormous holding power and are very easy to install.  All you need is a drill and a hammer!

For more information about our Drive Rivets, or to speak with one of our customer service people, use our Contact Form!

We’re Proud To Be Members Of The Winnipeg Chamber Of Commerce

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in About Us

NOVEMBER, 2010  –  Steeves Agencies is proud to announce that we are officially members of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce!  We’re looking forward to being actively involved in the Chamber’s activities and meeting its other members.

The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce is the leading organization representing business in our community. Incorporated as The Winnipeg Board of Trade by an act of the Provincial Legislature on March 8, 1873, The Chamber is older than the City of Winnipeg by six months.

Today, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce continues to serve as the “voice of business,” ensuring that the business perspective is heard on the issues of the day.

Visit the Chamber’s website at www.winnipeg-chamber.com

Introducing Arctic Spas

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in About Us, Adhesives

I’d like to introduce one of our customers!  Arctic Spas has long been a trusted name in Spas and Hot Tubs, and we’re proud that they would use our adhesives in their world-class tubs. Arctic Spas® was founded in 1994. The ownership group is a unique group of guys, having all grown up on farms and in small rural communities of western Canada, where the value of your word far outweighed your commercial success. We have carried those same values through the entire culture of our business. We pride ourselves on listening and supporting our customers, dealers and employees alike. Visit one of our showrooms or our factories and speak with anyone, it is obvious we all take providing the best product and service in the industry very seriously.We have always been known for our product quality and innovation. Our focus continues to be on offering the most innovative designs, provide a wonderful hot tub experience, costing less to operate, and require the least amount of maintenance. Our spas combine the most advanced spa technology with world-class construction techniques to ensure your enjoyment for years to come. Want to learn more about Arctic Spas? Click on their logo to visit their website.  Alternately, if you’re interested in the type of adhesives they use to make their tubs, use our Contact Form and send us a request! Steeves Agencies is a distributor of specialty hardware components including latches, hinges, drawer slides, plastic components, adhesives and much more.  We’ve been in business for over 30 years, and we’re proud to be a 100% Canadian-owned family business.  We’re here to help!

The TORO Test: Methacrylates In Action!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Methacrylates

Toro_thumbOn January 25, 2010, Winnipeg was hit with a blast of Arctic air, along with a LOT of snow, most which seemed to settle on or around our office.  NO PROBLEM!  We have our handy Toro snow blower to help dig us out! This machine’s been with the company so long, it has more seniority than 60% of our staff, so it’s not entirely surprising to find some of the parts on this machine are wearing out.

While in the process of cleaning our tiny parking lot, I noticed the chute (where the snow is ejected from the machine) was wobbling around, and about to fall off.  Upon further inspection, I discovered that the chute is attached to a sort of welded flange.  This flange is welded to the main body of the snow blower, and after years of use a section of the flange had broken off.

My first reaction  was “We need a welder, stat!”  but since I don’t have a welder (yet), and it would take too long  to take it to someone with a welder, I had to find another way.

Peter, our Salesman and resident adhesives expert suggested we glue it back together.  So that’s what we did!  After all, we stand behind our adhesives, right?

So we took a few minutes to discuss the details of our application:  Will this MP55310 bond metal to metal?  Turns out it’s not necessarily bonding “metal” to “metal”, since these are painted parts.  We did NOT remove the paint, so technically this is a ‘paint to paint’ bond.  Stay tuned for an upcoming article on “What Are You REALLY Bonding” for some good information on adhesives.

Anyway, back to the story.   e gathered the materials we needed to make our repair:

  • MP55310 Methacrylate Adhesive from ASI®
  • Manual Dispensing gun
  • Short Mixing Tube
  • C-clamps
  • disposable putty knife
  • plastic gloves
  • disposable shop rags/paper towels for cleanup

We removed the chute from the snow blower to allow easy access to the flange.  We used a wire brush to clean around the flange and particularly the damaged area from any loose debris or dirt.  We then positioned the flange section and began applying the adhesive all around the chute opening, making sure to fill the break completely.

Once the glue was applied, I used a putty knife to smooth out the adhesive on the underside of the flange (and to remove any excess).  After 30 minutes, the adhesive was already beginning to cure.

 

AND THE RESULTS…

The very next day, I re-assembled the machine, fired it up, and moved a mountain of snow in –30C temperature.  The glue had been curing for just over 18 hours, and it held fast.

Want to know how our repair is holding up? Want to try this on your own?  Use our Contact Form and ask for an update or for some product information.

UPDATE!  – March 19, 2011:  The snow is almost gone now but we’ve had two major snowfalls since this article was posted.  I’m proud to say that the repair is holding up beautifully!  No signs of loosening of the bonded parts, no flexing, bending, chipping or peeling.  It’s a sight to behold.  In fact, today we had some visitors come to the office to see for themselves!  Yup, they heard that we’d repaired our snowblower’s discharge chute with glue, and they just had to see it with their own eyes.  They were amazed!

SSP Series Weld-On Hinges

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Lift-Off Hinges

Weld-On-SS_thumbSSP Series Hinges are ALL STAINLESS STEEL bodies with a Stainless Steel pin installed. They even have a stainless bushing for a completely corrosion-resistant assembly.

For a stainless steel enclosure, use the stainless version of our popular Weld-On hinges!  Available in a range of sizes from 40mm (1.58”) long to 200mm (7.87”) long, with a stainless pin installed!  Easy to install and enormously strong, these hinges require very little maintenance or adjustment.

 

 

 


Part Number Length Thickness Diameter L1 L2 Pin Diameter
SSP-040 1.58 0.38 0.315 0.63 0.58 0.197
SSP-050 1.97 0.38 0.315 0.79 0.58 0.197
SSP-060 2.36 0.46 0.394 0.93 0.7 0.236
SSP-070 2.76 0.51 0.45 1.13 0.85 0.236
SSP-080 3.15 0.61 0.51 1.29 0.85 0.315
SSP-100 3.94 0.77 0.63 1.63 1.2 0.394
SSP-120 4.75 0.77 0.63 2.04 1.3 0.394
SSP-135 5.32 0.9 0.709 2.25 1.5 0.5
SSP-150 5.91 1 0.787 2.54 1.63 0.5
SSP-200 7.87 1.13 0.906 3.44 2.05 0.625

 

Weld-On Hinges are adaptable to many applications- need an all-stainless hinge for your stainless steel enclosure?  We have many of them in stock!  Call us today toll-free at 1-800-318-1119 for more information, or use our contact form to request more information and pricing.

Tie-Down Rings

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Handles

ZN-100-3We have a range of super heavy-duty Tie Downs for trailers, flat decks, cargo containers, skids, or any other place you might want to securely fasten your stuff! All Steel construction and zinc plating for maximum protection from the elements.  Want something just a bit better than the rest?  Ours have an optional lock washer in the ring bolt to give you smoother operation. 

Want to learn more?  Use our handy Contact Form and we’ll call you back with whatever information you need.