Our framework is built upon 105 years of rich history. Founded in 1905 by Godfrey Schlatter, a young Swiss immigrant and ornamental iron mechanic, Art Iron became known for quality craftsmanship. Mr. Schlatter built the business by creating ornamental iron staircases, gates and fences for some of Toledo's finest establishments. Today, Art Iron, one of the Midwest's largest fabricators, is involved in fast-track, design/assist and design/build projects.