V&S Schuler Engineering — Canton, Ohio
Structural Steel Fabrication
With eight decades of experience fabricating structural steel, V&S Schuler is synonymous with quality and excellence. We’re one of the few utility fabrication companies to hold AISC certification (for Steel Building Structures, and for Bridge and Highway Metal Components) and ISO 9001:2015 certification.
From complete substations to structure additions to grating platforms, no job is too big or too small for V&S Schuler.
Our 58,000 square foot facility features two Peddinghaus Anglemasters capable of punching and shearing angles up to 6” x 6” x 5/8”, and a Peddinghaus drill line capable of drilling any structural shape up to 36” wide.
We also recently added a new MetalMaster Evolution System from Messer Cutting Systems. This state-of-the-art machinery includes a 10’ X 35’ burn table with 8’ wide cutting capability and High definition Plasma equipment capable of cutting material up to 2”. It also comes with oxygen-fueled torches that can cut up to 4”.
Based on drawings and customer criteria, our skilled programmers create exact programs for each piece of material. We then use our state-of-the-art equipment to punch, drill, shear and cut the material precisely to our customers’ specifications.
After all pieces for a structure are manufactured, they go to our fitting and welding stations. All fitters and welders must pass a rigorous skills evaluation conducted by an independent third-party firm, ensuring they’re certified and meet our high standards. We also have Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI’s) on staff.
There are multiple quality checks throughout the fabrication process, and we perform a final quality check once your product is finished. We also prepare it for the protective coating of your choice.
With seven galvanizing plants throughout the Midwest / East Coast and another one opening soon, V&S provides the most cost-effective corrosion protection technology for structural projects across the United States. We also have vendors who can apply a wide range of coatings.
Our shipping department will work with you to make sure your delivery is received in the manner you specify, and we take pride in providing excellent ongoing customer service after your material is on site.
Our three fabrication facilities – one for structural steel and two for tubular steel — all hold AISC certification and ISO 9001:2015 certification. Multiple quality inspections are performed throughout the fabrication process, and our fitters and welders are certified to shop and AWS standards. Management at each of our facilities continuously looks for ways to make improvements that ensure we meet the highest standards.
Steel & Component Packaging
We fabricate steel and aluminum at our facilities, galvanize steel in-house, and supply all the associated specified electrical components. V&S Schuler also has the capability to design structures and associated foundations, provide electrical high voltage design and furnish associated electrical arrangement drawings.
Galvanizing & Other Protective Coatings
We can provide you with various types of protective coatings for your fabricated steel. Though we feel galvanizing and paint over galvanizing are the superior choices in protective coatings, we can also supply you with weathering steel and painted steel.
Modified Erecticon is a system of standardized welded members with related fittings that act as building blocks for substations. All bolt holes are punched on 3″ centers allowing for an exact fit as well as interchangeability. This system also allows for easy expansion later, eliminating the need to cut off existing plates, drill new holes or weld additional members.
On-Time & Organized Delivery
Our shipping departments will work with you to make sure your delivery is received in the manner you specify.
Transmission & Distribution Structures
V&S Schuler has been supplying transmission and distribution towers to the electrical utility for more than 80 years. Since 1994, we’ve also offered tapered pole structures.
Wood / Steel Equivalents
V&S Schuler specializes in wood pole equivalents and masts. When replacing an existing distribution line or erecting a new one, tapered steel poles are the best choice because of longevity, price, maintenance costs and the long spans they can support. We have an extensive catalog of wood pole equivalents and masts that we can provide quickly and at a lower overall cost than wood.
V&S Schuler supplies a full line of gratings for platforms, substation pits and staircases. Regardless of the project, we can provide customized steel or aluminum grating. We also fabricate and supply railings for stairs and other structures.
Anchor Bolts & U-Bolts
We supply a full line of anchor bolts and U-bolts for securing your structural and/or tubular steel to its foundation.
All the bolts and hardware meet ASTM and AASHTO specifications.
Warehouse / Storage
Each of our facilities has enough space to stage your material until you’re ready for it. Let us know if your job site isn’t quite ready for your material. We’ll work with you to provide a lay-down area for your steel and warehouse storage for your substation electrical components.