By Michael Ogburn, Production Manager
S&S Technical, Cumming, Ga., designs, engineers, and fabricates custom pump skids. One of its more memorable projects is the recent fabrication of a wastewater treatment system to be used in Sierra Leone.
By Greg Williams, Vice President of Operations
What began as Ken Williams' call to start his own business in the early '70s has turned into a full-service sheet metal fabrication shop that handles prototype, medium, and large production projects.
By Kylie McGowan, Marketing Coordinator
In business for nearly 90 years, Triangle Manufacturing Co., Oshkosh,
Wis., has expanded from a bearing manufacturer to a full-service
By Jonathan Light
RCV Performance Products, Loves Park, Ill., a division of Aircraft Gear Corp., was launched in 2001 to manufacture noncommodity specialty performance parts for the automotive, truck, and bus industries.
By Steve Paxton
Astro Sheet Metal Co. Inc., Irving, Texas, has been in business for nearly 44 years, creating architectural and custom fabrications. According to the family-owned company, "The perception of a metal shop is very different from our reality. There is a great deal of artistry and craftsmanship in what we do."
By Alexander Mijares
MJM Manufacturing, Miami, Fla., began in 1979 as a one-man prototyping business. Today the company operates in a 50,000-sq.-ft.-facility and provides precision fabricating, machining, and assembly to clients from Fortune 500 companies to multinationals and local businesses.
By Amber L. Cleveland
Using emerging technologies and CNC equipment, Trans FX Inc., Oxnard, Calif., has fabricated world-famous, iconic works, such as the Batmobile featured in "Batman Forever."
By Bill Remes
Established in 1908 and now in its second century of business, AmeriStar Manufacturing Inc., Mankato, Minn., has grown into a full-service shop that makes parts from cowboy spurs to space shuttle components.
By Mark Martinek
Martinek Manufacturing, Fremont, Calif., is a precision sheet metal fabricator with an extensive array of capabilities that allow it to take on some unusual projects, such as a 90-ft., 98-ton, all-aluminum catamaran.
By Joe Vogt and Rick Vogt
Tri-State Fabricators Inc., a one-stop, family-owned job shop in Amelia, Ohio, began in 1983 from the desire to build a business that could be passed down for generations to come. Having met the challenges of the economic downturn, the company is "looking forward to a very bright future."
By Colin Cosgrove
Laystrom Manufacturing Co., Chicago, bucked a trend when it took production of pay phones from Mexico. In a transition not uncommon in manufacturing, the company’s products now include parts for cell phone towers around the globe.
By Dave Fox
Fedtech Inc., Mounds View, Minn., offers waterjet and laser cutting, forming, and many secondary operations. Among its most memorable projects were four 22-ft. limestone, stainless steel, and bronze towers for an airport in Charlotte, N.C.
By Ryan Ward
Precision Pipe & Vessel, Denver, opened in 2000 with a mission of serving current energy industries while discovering and supporting new technologies to power the future. Among its more unusual projects is a gasifier to be used to research the feasibility of converting hog manure to energy.
By Tim Martin and Nick Martin
Tired of the corporate world, Tim Martin jumped at the opportunity to buy a sheet metal fabricating shop in 1997. Thirteen years later, the company has evolved into a multifaceted, flexible operation that makes many interesting products, including one that appeared in a cameo on "Good Morning America."
By Josh Welton
Just two years young, Brown Dog Welding is making a name for itself in fabrication and welding repair, metal art, fundraising, and social media. How did a former millwright's love of welding take him from his job with an automaker to his own shop that produces one-of-a-kind pieces sold around the world?
By Jay Hall
Jay Hall, founder and President of Harco Metal Products, was interested in opening a business with unlimited growth and income potential. Upon realizing that three of the largest global industries (automotive, defense, and medical) dealt with bent tubing, Hall learned everything he could about metal fabrication and started Harco Metal Products.
By: Bill and Christen Grinley
Bill Grinley and his wife, Christen, opened Patriot Welding & Fabrication LLC in the summer of 2002 as a sole proprietorship. Today, nearly 10 years later, they operate as an LLC with a 51/49 partnership. They hire only skilled fabricators and produce the highest-quality work in the metal fabrication trade, utilizing old-school as well as new-technology machines and equipment.