Forge 53° was founded in the winter of 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta by our co-owners Mike Muirhead and Jesse Rudiger-Aasgard. Having previously established a successful metal fabrication company, the demand for industrial-style furnishings came about and has endured. Driven by this demand, the two took inspiration from the design inherent to Canadian industry and moved from tradesmen to craftsmen.


CEO - Production Manager

With 9 years of heavy manufacturing experience behind him, Mike has adapted industrial steel manufacturing processes to fit the scope of Forge 53. As production manager, he takes lead of project oversight, fabrication, drafting, and design. 


CFO – Operations Manager

 A varied background including business development and woodwork has allowed Jesse the unique perspective needed to relate product to customers. As operations manager, he takes charge of quality control, material procurement, and wood componant design.  


The opinions of our clients are paramount to the success of Forge 53°. We strive to maintain our high status as we continuously improve the quality of our finished products.


 “Forge 53° approached me to make some custom mantle brackets for our store, and they delivered both in time and pricing. They have also made up bench and table legs for us of excellent quality and in a short time frame.” – Windsor Plywood Edmonton West

“I've had the absolute pleasure to collaborate with the guys at Forge 53° over a few different projects. As a woodworker, I often get requests for metal work and Forge 53° is my first call. After working through the design and getting the quote, the results are bang on, on time and on budget. Will continue to use Forge 53° for all metalwork for the foreseeable future.” -Cask woodworking, Edmonton AB

"Forge 53° is great with customer service and very easy to deal with. They are always quick to respond to any design changes or inquires for any project you may have. I have ordered many custom metal table bases from him and I am consistently impressed with the quality of finish. If you are looking for unbeatable prices and quality for any custom metal or wood work these are your guys!" - Black Forest Wood, Calgary AB