Opsal Steel advertisement
Opsal Steel Company Ltd. specialized in making equipment for the logging industry which dominated Vancouver’s economy in the first half of the twentieth century. Opsal Steel was established in the 1920s and operated until 2000. For many years it operated out of the large wooden building at 97 East 2nd Avenue where it was a remnant of the once-thriving industrial area around False Creek. Opsal Steel block and tackle patterns are displayed in the Gateway to the Pacific gallery.