Eric & Dianne Schurman both work full time within the business. They grew up in the Summerside area and have one grown daughter named Jacklyn.

Awards & Community Involvement

Malpeque Fine Iron has been the proud & honoured recipient of many awards and community recognitions over the years. We enjoy being active within our community and giving back when we can.

Community Projects

We’ve had the opportunity to work along side many outstanding PEI organizations and groups. A few of our most memorable projects include:

PCH Foundation

Eric and Dianne Schurman founded Malpeque Fine Iron Products in 1998. They worked diligently to grow their business through the years to become an industry leader in ornamental iron and metal fabrication products that are shipped throughout Canada and the United States. Partners in business and in life, they have been married for thirty-two years and have one daughter, Jacklyn.

The Schurmans work full time within their business located on the Barbara Weit Rd, Lower New Annan. Eric is a master in iron works and creativity is abundant when you walk through the many exceptional displays on site. They also excel at their seasonal inventory of holiday displays that light the skies at many locations throughout PEI including many pieces in the dynamic Lights for Life display at the Prince County Hospital. Eric and Dianne have been proud supporters of Lights for Life for many years.

In a further effort to give back to the community that has supported them for many years, Eric and Dianne recently gifted PCH Foundation with $10,000.00 for medical equipment.

“It is a wonderful feeling to be able to give back to our community that has supported us the past 22 years,” says Dianne. “Also, when we support our local hospital, it benefits everyone island-wide.”

Awards & Recognition

The Heart of PEI Committee Recognition
Heart of PEI, November 2022

Heavy Metal by Eric Schurman
Eptek Art and Culture Centre, June – October 2016

Ready, Willing and Able Program Certificate of Appreciation
Association of Community Living, October 2016

Outstanding Exporter
Atlantic Canada Craft Awards for Excellence, February 2016

Opal Award
Best Website – Kensington Chamber of Commerce, November 2014

Cover of Craft Guide
“Lady’s Slipper” – Tourism and Culture

Exhibition of Personal Collection
Eptek Art and Culture Centre, April 2013

Darrach Award
Excellence in Customer Service – Kensington Chamber of Commerce, May 2012

Celebration of Crafts Exhibition Steam Engine
Eptek Art and Culture Centre, June 2011

Small Business Award
Award of Excellence – Kensington Chamber of Commerce, October 2010

Community Involvement

Malpeque Fine Iron is proud to be a member of the following associations:


Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce

Kensington Chamber of Commerce

Maritime Blacksmith Association

Canadian Gift and Table Wear Association

PEI Crafts Council

North Cape Coastal Drive, Kensington, Cavendish & Summerside Tourism Associations

On the Job Training

Malpeque Fine Iron offers “on the job training” for welding schools as well as other programs throughout Prince Edward Island. Students come to the shop for 4 to 8 weeks and learn the trade.