An Iron-Clad Legacy: Anatomic Iron Steel Detailing’s History

Anatomic Iron Steel Detailing has a rich history in the steel industry. The legacy started 50 years ago in New Zealand, when our CEO, Mike Young, launched his first steel fabrication company.  In 1989, he moved to Canada and founded a new steel fabrication company that took on commercial and industrial structural steel projects in the western United States and Canada.  Mike’s sons, Kerry and Cliff Young founded Anatomic Iron Steel Detailing in Vancouver, Canada, in 2003, to meet the needs of their father’s growing steel fabrication company. In 2004, Mike joined his sons as CEO to accelerate Anatomic Iron to become the industry leader it is today.

Both Cliff and Kerry Young have vast experience within the steel industry.  Cliff, our VP, has over 20 years of experience in the industry, both on the shop floor as well as in financial management. Kerry, our COO, has over 2 decades of experience in steel fabrication and steel erection, including multiple certifications in both welding and steel detailing. He is a ticketed all position welder with thousands of hours of shop and site welding and erection experience.

When the Young family started Anatomic Iron, they did so carefully and methodically.  Always process- oriented, they were laser-focused on creating workflows that would consistently produce high quality drawings that flow seamlessly through the zones of any project, no matter how complex.  Along the way, they slowly hit such milestones as creating the Preliminary Engineering Department, opening the Anatomic Iron Institute of Technology, incorporating in-model communication processes, and pioneering their revolutionary design detailing approach. 

Anatomic Iron Steel Detailing is now known for its innovative track record and award- winning projects across North America.  Projects such as the Atlanta Falcons Stadium, Denver International Airport, and Norwegian Cruise Line Terminal in Miami have allowed Anatomic Iron to be recognized as an industry-leading steel detailing firm.  Curious about how we can put our expertise to work for you?  Reach out to us today!