Every business started with an origin and Branje Metal Works roots originate from Europe. John Branje’s father Gerry, was a Blacksmith in Holland. In 1952, Gerry moved to the Almonte area. John learned many of his skills by watching his father. He started his career working in other trades, but always found the time to work with metal at night and weekends. The demand for his products kept growing as his reputation for quality craftsmanship spread. In 2000, John decided to go full time in the business and hasn’t looked back.