R&W Metal has been partnering with our customers for over 30 years to design and manufacture advanced, innovative and high quality rack solutions within the glass and automotive industries.


We are industry leaders in designing and fabricating rack solutions for the glass and automotive industries. Our new 112,000 square foot facility in Paris, Ontario was designed to accommodate our customers’ projects from design to delivery with our advanced on-site capabilities.

For over 30 years we have partnered with leaders in many industries to develop a wide range of shipping and material handling racks. We are the go-to rack supplier for some of the strongest glass manufacturers across North America, several OEM’s and their Tier 1 suppliers. This diverse and continued experience is what allows us to call ourselves experts in the industry and why we are called on for advice when it comes to rack solutions.

Our Specialties

We are industry leaders in designing and fabricating a wide range of rack solutions including:

  • Shipping racks
  • Material handling racks
  • Returnable packaging
  • Other fabricated metal products


1986 Started metal fabricating work in Burford, ON on the farm with only two people building paint racks, garbage bins, glass racks and other miscellaneous products
1988 R&W Metal Fabricating and Design Inc. was officially incorporated
1989 Received our first glass rack order direct from plant with 4-6 members on the team
1992 Moved to a 10,000 square foot facility in Harley, ON focusing only on fabricating glass racks, automotive racks and returnable packaging
1994 Moved to a 10,000 square foot facility in Waterford, ON with the team growing to 20 people
1996 Moved to a 16,000 square foot facility in Simcoe, ON
1996 Opened R&W Metal USA in DeWitt, IA (closed in 1998 – Temporary location)
1997 Opened R&W Metal USA in Rossford, OH (closed in 2000 – Temporary location)
1999 Moved to a 26,000 square foot facility Brantford, ON with 30 employees
1999 Expanded Brantford facility to 39,000 square feet
2003 Expanded Brantford facility to 54,000 square feet and grew to 80 team members
2007 Purchased first 2D laser with the second purchased in 2012
2014 Purchased land in Paris, ON for new facility as we outgrew Brantford
2015 Started building the 75,000 square foot facility in Paris, ON
2016 Built addition to expand to 112,000 square feet
2016 Purchased first 3D (Tube) laser
2016 Purchased first robotic weld cell
2017 Fully relocated to Paris, ON facility
2019 Purchased second 3D (Tube) laser