Peter and Dagmar Steetz of Steetz Copper Craft in Calgary travelled to Stuttgart, Germany in January to attend Europe’s most popular construction trade fair. The biannual event “Dach + Holz International”
(Roof + Timber), ran from January 31 through February 3, attracting manufacturers and tradespeople from all over Europe, representing all aspects of roofing and carpentry.
“We had the opportunity to meet most of our suppliers there, like Schröder, WUKO, Stubai, Perkeo, Grömo and MASC,” said Dagmar Steetz, “and we didn’t have to travel all over Germany and Austria.”
This gave us a chance to talk in person with them and see all their
new products,” she added. Steetz said that most companies
represented at the show featured product demonstrations and materials for roofing and carpentry, but “they had an extra hall for architectural sheet metal work, where they focused more on tools and machinery.”
Stuttgart is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. The city has adopted its own tag line, “Standort
Zukunft” which translates as “Where business meets the future”. That term could well be applied to the Steetz’s, who take pride in providing their customers with a combination of top-notch service and Europe’s most modern, best engineered tools and machinery.
Steetz Copper Craft has recently expanded its business relationship with WUKO Maschinenbau of Austria (Maschinenbau is German for ‘Machine Engineering’). “WUKO products are known for their superior quality and toughness,” says Steetz. “They are produced in small series and are only made of high-quality materials.” In addition, she says, “Each WUKO product is individually checked before it is delivered.”
Steetz Copper Craft supplied the RCABC with a full line of tools and machinery for its Architectural Sheet Metal facility, which opened in Fall of 2010.