They built miles of track for the Great Northern Railway, Northern Pacific Railroad, Canadian Pacific Railway, Canadian Northern Railway, Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and Pacific Great Eastern Railway. The names in the partnership are commemorated in summit of the Cheam Range near Chillwack - Foley, Welch and Stewart Peaks.
The Company later merged into the forest industry becoming Bloedel, Stewart and Welch. This was a large operator in the Powell River Area of BC. Later, the company merged with H. R. MacMillan, to become Canada's largest forest company MacMillan Bloedel Limited, later merged into Weyerhaeuser.