By the acceptance of this order, Seller agrees to all of the terms and conditions hereof as follows:

    Shipments shall be made in accordance with Buyer's instructions which are subject to revision with respect to undelivered quantities. Promptness of delivery is of the essence of this order. The dates of payment and discounts are based on the dates of shipment specified in this order. Earlier shipment shall not require Buyer to make payment before the time payment would have been due if the goods had been shipped in accordance with instructions.  Seller shall advise Buyer immediately of any shortage or delay in shipment.
    The Price listed on this Purchase Order for the goods and services ordered hereunder is the price that was quoted and confirmed by the Seller to the Buyer. Said price is a firm price and will not be increased by the Seller under any circumstances. Seller agrees to deliver the goods and provide the services at said prices. No additional charges of any kind, including charges for doing burlapping, packing, cartage, storage, insurance, building of crates or pallets, or other extras will be allowed. Except by the express written agreement of Buyer.
    Seller warrants to Buyer that the goods and/or services covered by this order will conform to the drawings, specifications, samples or other description furnished by Buyer, and will be of first class material and workmanship, merchantable, and free from defects and supplied from one heat number, unless agreed to in advance by Buyer.
    Delivery shall not be deemed to be complete until Buyer has inspected the goods, and the goods will be received subject to Buyer's right of inspection and rejection, notwithstanding any payment of agreement to pay for such goods, freight express or other transportation charges, Buyer’s count will be accepted as final and conclusive on all shipments not accompanied by packing ticket. Risk of loss or damage in transit shall be on Seller. Defective goods may be rejected by Buyer; and Buyer, at its option (without prejudice to any other legal remedy), may hold such goods at Seller’s risk or return them to Seller at the Seller's risk and expense. Buyer reserves the right to cancel the unfilled portion of this order, without liability to Seller. No replacement of returned defective material is to be made by Seller unless so authorized by Buyer on Buyer's returned material order. The Buyer assumes no obligation for materials shipped in excess of this order, except that on an order for hot rolled bar steel only, shipments of 10% over or under will be accepted. Defects are not waived by acceptance of the goods or by failure to notify Seller thereof.  Seller and Buyer each agrees to cooperate with the other if either party desires to file a claim against a third party for any loss or damage to the goods in transit.
    Seller will exonerate, indemnify and hold harmless Buyer, its officers, agents and employees, from an against any and all liability, damage, loss, cost or expense which may accrue to or be sustained by Buyer on account of any claim, suit or action made or brought against Buyer or its customers for actual or alleged infringement of any patent by the resale or the use of said goods or any part thereof; and Seller, at Buyer’s request, will defend any such claim, suit or action at Seller's expense with attorneys acceptable to Buyer. In addition, Seller agrees to pay all costs and damages assessed in any suit, arbitration or otherwise.
    Failure or inability of Buyer to take shipments hereunder, or delay in taking shipments, if occasioned by fire, explosion, flood, war, accident, epidemics, interruption or delay in transportation, strikes, labor trouble, embargoes, inability to obtain materials and supplies, government regulations, acts of God or the public enemy, or any other causes of like or different character beyond Buyer's control shall not subject  Buyer to any liability to Seller because thereof, but at Buyer's option, the total quantity covered by this order may be reduced by the amount of omitted shipments or the specified delivery period extended by a time equal to that during which shipments shall be so omitted and such omitted shipments shall be made during the period of such extensions. The foregoing option of Buyer shall be at Buyer's sole discretion and not exercisable by Seller.
    Seller waives all rights to claim or file suit against Buyer for, and releases Buyer from, all liability or responsibility of any kind arising from, the death of or injury to persons or destruction of property sustained in connection with performance of this order except that caused by the intentional misconduct of Buyer or its employees acting within the scope of their employment.
    Seller assumes the risk of all damage, loss, cost and expense, and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Buyer, its officers, agents and employees from and against any and all liability, damage, loss, cost and expense which may accrue to or be sustained by Buyer, its officers, agents or employees on account of any claims, suit or action made or brought against Buyer, its officers, agents or employees, for the death of or injury to person or destruction of property, involving Seller, its employees, agents and representatives sustained in connection with performance of this order, arising from any cause whatsoever except intentional misconduct of Buyer or its employees acting within the scope of their employment.
    The remedies set forth in this contract shall be in addition to any other remedies provided by law.  No waiver by Buyer of a breach of any provision of this contract by Seller shall constitute a waiver of any other breach by Buyer or of such provision.
    The Seller shall not publicize the fact that the Seller has contracted to furnish, or has furnished the Buyer with materials.
    In the event of any proceedings by or against either Buyer or Seller in bankruptcy or insolvency, or for the appointment of a Receiver or Trustee, or an assignee for the benefit of creditors, of the property of either party or in the event of the breach of any of the terms of this order, including the warranties of the Seller, the other party shall be entitled to cancel this order forthwith.
    This order is issued to the seller in reliance upon its personal performance of the duties imposed and the Seller agrees not to assign this order or delegate its performance without the written consent of the Buyer.
    The Seller grants the Buyer the right to at any time specify the carrier and method of transportation to be used in deliveries to the Buyer, upon proper adjustment being made to cover any difference in transportation cost from the transportation stated
    By acknowledging receipt of this order or by shipping the above goods, Seller agrees to the terms and conditions set forth in this order and any attachments hereto. Buyer hereby objects to any different or additional terms in Seller's acceptance of this offer. If this order shall be deemed an acceptance of a prior offer by Seller, this acceptance is expressly conditioned on the Seller's written assent to any additional or different terms contained herein. No oral agreement or other understanding shall in any way modify this order or the terms or the conditions hereof. The rights and duties of the parties hereto shall be determined by the laws of the Province of Alberta.
    The captions used in this purchase order are for convenience of reference only and are not to be construed in interpreting the substance of the section.





  1. DELIVERY AND TITLE.  All sales are F.O.B. point of original shipment. Unless otherwise agreed, title to goods and risk of loss shall pass to Buyer upon tender of delivery at the F.O.B. point specified. Any charges at destination for spotting, switching, handling, storage and other accessorial services, and demurrage, shall be for the Buyer’s account. Seller shall have the right to assess storage and handling charge for goods left in Seller's possession after notification to Buyer that the goods are available to ship.
  2. TIME OF SHIPMENT AND SHIPPING.  Time is not of the essence hereunder. Each shipment is to be considered a separate sale. Seller reserves the right to ship all or any part of the goods from any shipping point of Seller.
  3. PRICE.  Seller's base prices, together with related extras and deductions are subject to change without notice and all shipments shall be invoiced at prices in effect at time of shipment. Prices shown on any price list or quotation or in any accepted order shall be adjusted to seller's prices in effect at the time of shipment. Any changes in transportation charges included in delivered prices shall be for the account of the Buyer. However, Seller reserves the right to become competitive in any location at any time.
  4. PAYMENT.  Payments shall be made at par in legal tender of Canada. All sales are net 30 days, unless specified differently on the face of the invoice.  Interest at1-1/2% (one and one half percent) per month, 18% per annum, compounded monthly will accrue on all invoices unpaid as of the net due date.  Buyer shall make such other arrangements for payment as Seller shall from time to time reasonably require and Seller may suspend production, shipment or deliverer until such arrangements are made. In the event Buyer fails to make payment in full within the time period set forth on the invoice or within the time period expressly agreed upon in writing by the parties, such failure to pay on time shall constitute a material breach of contract by Buyer permitting Seller to suspend production, shipment or delivery under this or any other contact between Buyer and Seller and Buyer shall pay to Seller said interest on the unpaid amount and Seller shall have, in addition all other remedies permitted to Seller by law, equity and this contract. If Seller has to take legal action to collect any amount due hereunder, Buyer shall pay all court costs plus reasonable attorney's fees incurred by Seller in brining such legal action. This agreement shall be construed pursuant to the laws of Alberta.
  5. RESERVATIONS OF RIGHTS.  Notwithstanding anything else herein contained, the Seller reserves the right to modify payment terms, to suspend shipments, or to allow no credit whatsoever to Buyer if, subsequent to the date of order, the Seller determines that it cannot, within its normal credit guidelines, grant Buyer the credit terms which are specified herein. Buyer understands that this reservation is necessary to allow the Seller's credit department to have adequate time to review Buyer's credit status.
  6. SPECIFICATIONS: INSPECTION.  Seller will furnish goods of the quality specified. Except in the particulars specified by Buyer and expressly agreed to in writing signed by Seller, the goods furnished hereunder shall be produced in accordance with Seller's standard practices. All goods, however, including those produced to meet an exact specification, shall be subject to Seller's mill tolerances and variations consistent with good mill practices in respect to dimension, weight, straightness, section, composition and mechanical or physical properties, and to normal variations in surface and internal conditions and in quality, and shall also be subject to deviations from tolerances and variations consistent with practical testing and inspection methods,and to regular mill practices on over and under shipment.
    The Buyer may inspect the goods at the place of manufacture but, after shipment, the Seller shall be liable only for the replacement of any goods which are defective, or do not conform to specifications, at the first destination to which they were shipped. Where mill inspection is made by Buyer, Buyer's inspector shall be deemed the agent of the Buyer with authority waived specified tests and details of the test procedure and to accept goods as conforming to this contract with respect to all characteristics of such goods for which such inspection is made.
    If goods in the Buyer's possession appear not to conform to specifications or to be defective, the Buyer shall immediately notify the Seller who shall have a right to inspect them. Claims for errors, shortage or defects will not be considered unless made within 10 days after receipt of material. No defective or nonconforming goods shall be returned, repaired or disposed of without the Seller's written consent. No claim will be accepted after Buyer has processed more of the material than the quantity necessary to determine the existence of a defective condition. No allowances will be made to the Buyer for materials or labor involved in the movement or rejected materials from his plant. Seller's liability in no event shall exceed the purchase price of the material. Claims for consequential damage shall not be allowed. Unless specifically stated herein, Seller makes no warrant of merchantability, fitness for purchase, or any other warranty of representation of the product whatsoever.
  8. DEFECTIVE GOODS, LIMITATION OR REMEDIES AND LIABILITY.  Seller will replace, at the delivery point specified herein, any goods furnished hereunder that are found to be defective or otherwise fail to conform to any warranty of this contract, or, at Seller's option, Seller will repay the price paid for such goods, plus any transportation charged paid by Buyer in addition to such price. Claims must be made promptly following delivery of the goods to Buyer and Seller must be given a reasonable opportunity to investigate and cure any nonconformance. BUYER’S EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES WITH RESPECT TO ANY GOODS FURNSHED BY SELLER HEREUNDER THAT ARE FOUND TO BE DEFECTIVE OR OTHERWISE NOT INCONFORMITY WITH ANY WARRANTY OR THIS CONTRACT SHALL BE LIMITED EXCLUSIVELY TO THE RIGHT TO REPLACEMENT THEREOF OR TO REPAYMENT OF THE PRICE, AS ABOVE PROVIDED.  Seller's liability for any other breach of this contract shall be limited to the difference between the delivered price of the goods covered hereby and the market price of such goods at Buyer's destination at the time of such breach. IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, LOSS OF PROFIT, DELAY, OR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHETER ARISING FROM CONTRACT, BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, SELLER’S NEGLIGANCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMINTED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NOTHING IN THE FOREGOING PARAGRAPH 8 SHALL GIVE RISE TO A WARRANTY, THE SOLE WARRANTY OF SELLER HAVING BEEN STATED AT PARAGRAPH 7 AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND MERCHANTABILITY HAVING BEEN DISCLAIMED.
  9. WEIGHT VARIATIONS.  Variation in check weighing by the Buyer up to 1% is a permissible variation from invoiced weights to account for difference in kind, type, location or scales and possible errors of weighers. Weight variations over or under the permissible 1% shall be called to Seller's attention immediately so that a check of weights may be made.
  10. DAMAGED GOOD, SHORTAGES.  If material should arrive at the Buyer's destination in a damaged condition, or should a shortage exist, the damage or shortage should be immediately called to the attention of the delivering carrier and the Seller, and in case of damaged material a joint inspection of the loaded vehicle should be arranged with representatives of the carrier and Seller. Any in transit loss or damage will be for the Buyer's account and claims shall be made direct to the carrier.
  11. CARRIERS, ROUTES.  Seller will use all reasonable efforts to comply with Buyer's request as to shipments but Seller reserves the right to use an alternate method of transportation or route of shipment if substantial delay might otherwise occur. If the routing or mode of transportation is changed the Seller will notify the Buyer as soon as possible.
  12. PACKING. If the Buyer's order includes any special packaging, loading and bracing requirements Seller will use all reasonable efforts to comply with these requirements and will charge all applicable extras according to Seller's list of extras for the material shipped.Unless otherwise specified by the Buyer standard packaging will apply.
  13. FORCE MAJEURE: ALLOCATION OF PRODUCTION.  In the event Seller's performance hereunder is delayed or made impossible or commercially impracticable due to causes such as fire, explosions, strike or other difference with workers, shortage of energy sources, facilities, material or labor, delay in or lack of transportation, temporary or permanent plant shutdown, breakdown or accident, compliance with or other action taken to carry out the intent or purpose of any law, regulation, or other requirement of any governmental authority, or any cause beyond Seller's reasonable control. Seller shall have such additional time within which to perform this contract as may be reasonably necessary under the circumstances. However the obligation of Buyer to pay for goods delivered is never suspended.  In addition, if due to force majeure or any other cause, Seller is unable to produce sufficient goods to meet all demands from customers and internal uses, Seller shall have the right to allocate production among its customers and plants in any manner which Seller may determine to be equitable.
  14. CANCELLATION: MODIFICATION.  Buyer cannot cancel or modify purchase order or hold up releases after material is in process except with Seller's consent. Any such action shall be subject to conditions then to be agreed upon and shall include protection of the Seller against all loss.
  15. TAXES.  The Buyer shall be liable for any taxes or other actions levied by Federal, Provincial, foreign or local authorities upon the manufacture, sale, delivery, storage, consumption or transportation of the products or services and if paid or required to be paid by the Seller shall be added to and become part of the price payable to the Seller for such products or services. To the extent legally permissible, all present and future taxes imposed by any Federal, Provincial, foreign or local authority which Seller may be required to pay or collect upon or with reference to the sale, purchase, transportation, delivery, storage, use of consumption of goods or services, including taxes upon or measured by the receipts there from (except net income and equity franchise taxes), shall be for account of Buyer.
  16. WAIVER.  Waiver by Seller of any breach of this agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any other breach. Failure to exercise any right accruing through any default of the Buyer shall not affect or impair rights in case of any subsequent default of the Buyer.
  17. EXPORTS: SELLER’S DRAWBACKS.  It is understood and agreed, where the materials described herein are to be exported, that the Seller specifically reserves to itself all right to drawback of duty or taxes paid on materials entering into the manufacture or production of the materials exported, to which right the Buyer disclaims all interest, and agrees to furnish the Seller with proof of exportation and all documents necessary to obtain payment of such drawbacks and to cooperate with the Seller in obtaining such payment.
  18. PATENT INDEMNIFICATION.  Seller shall indemnify Buyer (a) for all direct and actual damages recovered from Buyer by a third party in a legal action for infringement of a Canada patent claim covering goods furnished hereunder, on condition that Buyer promptly notifies Seller of the alleged infringement , affords Seller the opportunity to assume the defense of settlement thereof, and cooperates with Seller in the defense or settlement of the action and in any feasible mitigation of damages; and(b) for Buyer's directly and reasonably incurred expenses in defending such legal action if, after such notice and opportunity given by Buyer. Seller elects not to assume such defense, provided that such election by Seller shall not otherwise affect Buyer's aforesaid obligations. In like manner, Buyer shall indemnify Seller, and Seller's indemnity of Buyer hereunder shall not apply, with respect to a claim arising out of Seller's compliance with special designs or specifications furnished by Buyer, now or hereafter forming a part of this contract, or with other written instructions given by Buyer for the purpose of directing the manner in which Seller shall perform this contract. In no event shall a party hereto have any liability hereunder for indirect or consequential losses or damages suffered, or other expenses incurred, by the other party hereto or any third party by reason of any patent infringement claim.
  19. SOLE AGREEMENT.  The terms and conditions set forth herein shall constitute the sole terms and conditions of sale. No terms or conditions, other than those stated herein, whether contained in Buyer's purchase order or release or elsewhere shall be binding on Seller unless agreed to in writing by Seller. Buyer's receipt of this acknowledgement without prompt written objection to any of the terms hereof shall constitute an acceptance by Buyer of all the terms and conditions set forth herein. No terms or conditions other than those stated herein and no agreement or understanding, oral or written, in any way purporting to modify these terms and conditions shall be binding of Seller unless hereafter made in writing, specifically stated that it is a modification of these terms and conditions, and signed by Seller's authorized representative. If these conditions and this form constitute Seller's acceptance of Buyer's order, this acceptance is expressly made conditional on Buyer's assent to these conditions as the only conditions for this sale. Acceptance of the products sold hereunder by Buyer shall constitute assent to these conditions and Seller hereby objects to and rejects any and all additional or different terms proposed by Buyer, whether contained in Buyer's purchase order or shipping release forms, or elsewhere. All proposals, negotiations and representations, if any, made prior and with reference hereto are merged herein.
  20. NONASSIGNABLE.  Neither party may assign its rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of the other party.
  21. CAPTIONS.  The captions used in these conditions of sale are for convenience of reference only and are not to be considered.