Growing on the quickly expanding construction industry in Alberta, Brooks has developed into a prominent manufacturing hub. In the field of fabricated metal products, Brooks and District is home to over 30 metal manufacturing companies. A diverse metal manufacturing industry has prospered in Brooks, benefitting from being situated in a hotbed of oil & gas and agricultural activity. The diverse industry includes all levels of metal manufacturing, from your local machine and welding shops to industrial steel suppliers. The industry has expanded, serving not only the local energy and agriculture markets, but have extended their reach abroad on the international level. In response to recent economic recovery and rise of crude oil prices, one area the local metal manufacturing industry has faced constraints is in work force developments. There are considerable opportunities that exist in the current industry; with a need for both skilled and unskilled labour. The metal manufacturing industry continues to be an integral sector in Brooks. With 10 year projections of capital projects that exceed over 200 billion in Alberta, the metal manufacturing industry in Brooks has a remarkable opportunity for continual growth.