"Quality, Service, and Reliability are at the core of everything we do. They were a hundred years ago, they are today, and they will be tomorrow. That is who we are."

- McLean Foundry Ltd.



Our Services

McLean Foundry will satisfy your iron casting needs. Our melting operation consists of a 10 ton/hour cupola and three individual pouring lines for small, medium, and large castings. We use a no-bake core and moulding system. 

Patternmaking is done through either the use of standard wood patterns or single-use polystyrene "foam" patterns as a cost effective, and fast alternate when a pattern does not exist. Other services include heat treating, machining, mechanical testing, and non-destructive testing.

Iron Castings

Custom Grey and Ductile Iron castings in all classes and grades. Producing custom casting sizes from 20 - 20,000 lbs. Quality is always our first priority.

Rush Replacements

Due to our in house pattern capabilities, breakdown and replacement castings can be available in one week regardless of pattern availability. 

Markets Served

Castings for auto stamping dies, gears, machine tool industry, or anything that suits our capacity. We serve companies across North America.



A History You Can Trust

We started in 1902 as Hartley Foundry and had an important role in supplying castings to Canada's war production during the two World Wars. In 1946, with some expansion and retooling, we began to focus on the manufacturing of aircraft, stamping industries, and jobbing services for low volume specialized castings.​ Under new ownership in the 1970's, the foundry became known as McLean Foundry Limited.


Today, our 31 team members possess over 500 years of combined service. That's an average of 16 years per person. We're a proud founding member of the Canadian Foundry Association and a member of the American Foundry Society as well.

Superior Shipping

Our standard lead times are best in the industry. We offer expedited lead times as low as one week, even with no existing pattern. We ship all over North America and handle all customs paperwork. We offer a hassle free shipping experience at affordable rates.

Range of Materials

We provide a wide array of ductile and gray cast irons, specializing in high tensile ductile iron from 80-100 PSI. Automotive press die materials include: GM238, GM241, GM246, GM338, and more.

Reverse Engineering

No Pattern? No Problem. We're capable of reproducing castings from broken parts, samples, and worn machinery. Drawings are not necessary provided that the basic information is known.


Trunnion Wheel for Dryer Drum (ASTM A536 Grade 80-55-06 Ductile Iron), from pattern to installation.


Year Established


Years Combined Experience


Week Expedited Lead Times





Automotive Stamping Die GM238  Pattern (Top) Finished Casting (Bottom)


Connecting Rod - Ductile Iron Grade 80-55-06


Connecting Rod - Wood Pattern

Additional Stamping Press Connecting Rod Foam Patterns


Primary Arm for Pulp and Paper Industry Ductile Iron Grade 65-45-12

Roll Head for Pulp and Paper Industry,      ASTM A536 Grade 80-55-06 Ductile Iron

Hydro Electric Housing, ASTM  A536 Grade 65-45-12 Ductile Iron




General Inquiries

Please call 519-753-3468, email info@mcleanfoundry.com, or complete the contact form below.

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Head Office

P.O. Box 1263 

247 Colborne St. W.

Brantford, Ontario

N3T 5T3


To apply for a job with McLean Foundry please forward a copy of your resume with a cover letter to info@mcleanfoundry.com

Sales and Quotes
Call 519-753-3468 and select #4 for Sales or email sales@mcleanfoundry.com