Hubert Sabourin Inc.

Supplying Metal in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec since 1972.


Hubert Sabourin Inc. is a second generation, family owned and operated, steel supply business located in Alexandria, Ontario, in the heart of Glengarry. We pride ourselves on serving the community at large for more than 45 years. 


Whether your a hobbyist, an Engineer, a Contractor, a Retail store, a Manufacturer, a local garage, the marina, a farmer, or a custom design shop, think Hubert Sabourin Inc.


With over 10,000 square feet of industrial warehousing, Hubert Sabourin Inc. has many of the metal products (Steel, Stainless steel (304), Aluminum plates (3003-H14, Extrusion, 6061-T6, 6061-T5), bronze, brass, UHMW white nylon) you need for your next project or repair in stock. From sheet metal to flat bars, from plumbing pipes to tubing, from I-beams to H-beams, from rebar to steel mesh, and a whole lot more.


We carry lengths in the cold roll steel (C1018) up to 20 feet. C1045 Chrome induction shaft for high stress applications and hot roll steel up to 24 feet. Call us for more information.

About Hubert Sabourin Inc.

People are our strength, Metal is our foundation.

As mentioned earlier, our company is family owned and operated. We’re the second generation to build and carry on the legacy of the business started in 1959 by our father Hubert Sabourin. That’s right, our father was an industrious man. He started a business out of the need for animal bedding on farms when one summer there was a shortage of straw. He remembered, as a kid growing up on a farm, that his parents would sometimes use wood shavings for the animals bedding in the barn or the horse stall, that was when SANILIT LIMITED was born. A company that provides ecologically sound, sanitary litter for animals.


When our father was building the business, he often had to design and construct his own machinery. He bought the required metal for a project, and any left overs were set aside to maybe use later. One day, I am not sure when, a farmer came by to purchase bags of wood shavings. While he was talking to my father, he noticed the small pile of metal and asked if he would sell the metal to him. The farmer needed the metal to repair a piece of farm equipment. From that day forward, the word spread, and my father started selling metal in the local area.

Fast forward to 1972, and Hubert Sabourin Inc. was born. Warehousing a wide variety of metal, in various types and sizes. As he was building a second business, industrial machines to bend, cut, and shape metal were added. If he needed a tool to complete a project and it wasn’t available, he would fabricate it.


For example, as the business was growing, he needed a better way to transport the wood shavings, so he constructed a double, 30 foot length transport trailer to haul the material. Many of these trailers are still on the road today.


45 years later, the name and the brand Hubert Sabourin Inc. is synonymous with quality and durability. Our company supplies many businesses and manufacturing facilities within a 150km radius.

For the hobbyist

Welding processes use an electric arc that forms between a consumable wire electrode and the workpiece metal(s), which heats the workpiece metal(s), causing them to melt and join.

Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)

GTAV is also known as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. GTAW is most commonly used to weld thin sections of steel, stainless steel, and non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, magnesium, and copper alloys. The process grants the operator greater control over the weld than competing processes such as shielded metal arc welding allowing for stronger, higher quality welds. However, GTAW is comparatively more complex and difficult to master, and furthermore, it is significantly slower than most other welding techniques.

Arc welding

One of several fusion processes for joining metals. By applying intense heat, metal at the joint between two parts is melted and caused to intermix - directly, or more commonly, with an intermediate molten filler metal. Upon cooling and solidification, a metallurgical bond is created.

Air carbon arc gouging

Air carbon arc gouging or Air carbon arc cutting previously known as air arc cutting, is an arc cutting process where metal is cut and melted by the heat of a carbon arc, turning it into Molten metal, then removed by a blast of air. This process is useful for cutting a variety of materials, but it is most often used for cutting, and gouging aluminum, copper, iron, magnesium, and carbon and stainless steels. Because the metal is blown away by the air jet, it does not need to be oxidized. This process differs from plasma cutting operations because in air carbon cutting, an open, or un-constricted, arc is used, and the arc operates separately from the air jet.

Metal Inert Gas welding

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding is an arc welding process in which a continuous solid wire electrode is fed through a welding gun and into the weld pool, joining the two base materials together. A shielding gas is also sent through the welding gun and protects the weld pool from contamination.

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