About IRC

A History of Excellence In Metal

Serving Manufacturers Since 1981

IRC Aluminum & Stainless has been distributing stainless steel and aluminum products since 1981. Based in Portland, Oregon, IRC's location allows us to serve the strong manufacturing sector that exists in the Pacific Northwest, along with the rest of the Western United States. IRC's diverse customer base ranges from massive industrial and high-tech firms, to government entities, and all the way down to local craftsmen and small businesses.

man watching waterjet cutting

Waterjet Cutting

316 Steel waterjet-cut parts

316 Steel Waterjet-Cut Parts

In order to separate ourselves from the general "metal service centers" all over the country, IRC decided to expand its internal processing capabilities. IRC added its first industrial Waterjet cutting system in 1995 to serve the growing aluminum boat building industry in the Northwest. Since then, our operational knowledge of the machinery has grown and so have our capabilities. Today, IRC is the premier Waterjet cutting group in the Pacific Northwest. We house some of the largest and most versatile Waterjet cutting machines in the region.

Industries Served

  • Metal Fabrication

  • Machining

  • Aerospace & Ground Support Equipment

  • Marine, Ship Building, Ship Repair

  • Semiconductor Machinery

  • Pulp & Paper Machinery

  • Racing & Automotive

  • AG Machinery

  • Architectural Signage

  • Food Processing Machinery

  • Oil & Gas

  • Defense

  • Construction

  • ASME Tanks & Pressure Vessels

  • Valve & Water Transmission

  • Heavy Trucks

Locally Owned & Family Operated

IRC is one of the few remaining independent metal distributors left in the Northwest, and is the only metals distributor in the Pacific Northwest offering Waterjet cutting services on a grand scale. We have always been locally and family owned, with an emphasis on quality and attention to detail. IRC’s goal is to put our customers on a path to success, while seamlessly blending into their manufacturing operations.

Jackson Ford holding a waterjet cut part

Waterjet-Cut Part

High Precision Aluminum Parts

High Precision Aluminum Parts

IRC Surface Grinding

IRC Surface Grinding

Service Area

IRC's service area includes (but is not limited to):

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • Northern California
  • British Columbia
  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
  • New Mexico
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Utah
  • British Columbia
  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
  • New Mexico
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Utah
  • Portland
  • Seattle
  • Boise
  • Eugene
  • Salem
  • Albany
  • Hillsboro
  • Wilsonville
  • Bend
  • Hood River
  • Kent
  • Auburn
  • Renton
  • Tacoma
  • Spokane
  • Everett
  • Reno
  • Kalispell
  • Los Angeles
  • San-Francisco (Bay Area)
IRC service map

Water Efficiency

Due to the nature of Waterjet cutting; water conservation and management is a major priority at IRC Aluminum & Stainless. We strive every day to maintain high standards of environmental quality and efficiency for the resources we consume and reuse. In 2015, the Portland Water Bureau invited IRC to join it's "BIG Program," for companies looking to make a difference, where we were awarded for our conservation efforts (see links to IRC’s efforts published by the Portland Water Bureau).

Community Support

We take great pride in our support for educational institutions and local charitable organizations. IRC regularly lends its services and makes donations to various groups in the surrounding community, including: Oregon State University’s College of Engineering, The University of Portland’s Shiley School of Engineering, The University of Washington’s College of Engineering, Portland State University, Beaverton High School Robotics, Glencoe High School, Oregon Food Bank, and the St. John’s Farmer’s Market.

Oregon Foodbank
University of Portland
Oregon State University
University of Washington
ST. John's Farmers Market
IRC provided waterjet cutting for OSU baja and formula cars

IRC sponsors Oregon State Engineering's Formula 1 race team

IRC provided waterjet cutting for OSU baja and formula cars

OSU Engineering's Baja car racing team, sponsored by IRC

IRC provided waterjet cutting for UW baja and formula cars

IRC supplies Waterjet cut parts to UW's Formula 1 car racing team