OTR Wheel Canada Corporate Information

OTR Wheel Canada presently has 6 locations in 4 provinces to serve our customers across Canada, USA and beyond. OTR Wheel Canada currently employs 100 plus full and part-time employees. Our team of wheel specialists are competent, well trained and ready to satisfy any order or challenge. OTR Wheel Canada has teamed up with some the largest & most reliable manufacturers of Agricultural, Forestry, Industrial and Off-the-Road wheels in the world to bring you, the customer, quality and value. OTR Wheel Canada continually works to expand our supply chain to broaden our product line, protect our competitive edge and enable us to serve our customers better. We presently have the capacity to manufacture and repair 8″ to 63” wheels for all types of equipment. We are fully specialized in this field and take a great deal of pride in our product.

At OTR Wheel Canada

We provide you with a quick turnaround, minimal downtime on equipment and help to ensure employee safety!

Our History

The company was incorporated as North Shore Steel Products Ltd., employing three (3) people. Repair service was provided to tire dealers and mining companies in Elliot Lake, Hemlo and Timmins regions.
North Shore Steel Products Ltd. and Wheel & Rim Co. of Canada joined into agreement to work together in securing INCO Ontario Division contracts for the repair and supply of new mining wheels.
North Shore Steel Products Ltd. entered into a joint venture with OTR Wheel Engineering of Quincy, Illinois. OTR is the sole Master Distributor for Titan Wheel International for the after-market sector. The company was then renamed North Shore Industrial Wheel Mfg. This venture allowed our company to have access to Titan’s engineering and technical expertise, to develop a new generation of mining wheels.
Due to the growing needs of INCO and mining in the Sudbury and surrounding area a satellite operation was set up in Coniston, ON. This location would serve as a distribution & minor repair facility to enhance our service. The ability to stock the fast moving wheels & components for the same day turn around would better serve our clients in Sudbury & surrounding area.
With business flourishing we recognized the need to move out of our current location at 1409 Base Line and into a bigger facility, at 215 River Road, a 10.000 square ft. plant This move would make us a fully independent wheel manufacturer. Our capabilities now include mig, submerged arc welding and the ability to manufacture up to 63”diameter wheels.
An action plan was put into place to become ISO 9001-2000 certified by September 2002. We are on schedule to achieve this goal.

North Shore Industrial Wheel achieved the goal of becoming ISO9001-2000 registered and upgraded our CWB certification to CSA 47.1 Division 2.1.

Due to the growth and increased demands from Sudbury, Timmins and surrounding areas NSIW moved into a larger 14,000 sq. ft facility in Sudbury. This move would give us increased warehousing, new paint line and bake oven to impove quality, through put and reduce turn around time.
With the growth of all of our branches we found it necessary to establish a corporate headquarters in the birthplace in North Shore Industrial Wheel. (Sault Ste Marie) This would provide centralized services such as administration, human resources, purchasing, logistics, engineering & technical support for all branches.
Stevenson Wheel – Saskatoon,Sask. became part of the NSIW family. This addition to the NSIW Group will greatly assist our expansion into western Canada
Opened the Thompson location to service the mining industry of Northern Manitoba.
Opened our new 45,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Sault Ste Marie.
Opened our new 20,000 square foot facility in Edmonton Alberta to service western Canada.
A major investment was made in our Sault Ste Marie location with the purchase of 3 new VTL machines and a new 1 million dollar paint line.

North Shore Wheel becomes OTR Wheel Canada.


  • ISO 9001-2008 certified, registrar “QMI-SAI Global”
  • Certified by CWB, CSA W47.1 Division 2
  • Active member of IAPA – Industrial Accident Prevention Association “Safety Group”
  • Active member of EMC – Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium
  • Member of Sault Ste Marie Chamber of Commerce
    – 2003 Community Capacity Building Award winner
  • Registered with QUADREM – Supply Chain Management
  • CIM – Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum