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Metal Repair, Parts Replacement, and Rework

Metal Repair, Parts Replacement,  and Rework-  Foreman Fabricators specializes in the replacement, repair and rework of almost any metal item.  We pride ourselves on our ability to serve your needs for modifying your existing parts, fixing a broken metal item that’s too unique or valuable to throw away, and even replicating difficult to replace parts that you can’t find in a catalog or inventory.

With over half a century of experience in custom metal fabrication, no one else in St Louis can bring you the expertise and attention to detail you need to ensure your reworked or repaired metal item looks and performs like new.  We’re also experts at fabricating a new version of your worn or broken part, matching the look and functionality of the item, and even making improvements to enhance long-term durability.  Foreman is recognized as an industry leading resource for contractors and individuals responsible for building or facility maintenance and repair.  Our ability to match and recreate existing metal items also makes us a unique resource for historic renovation projects.  With Foreman Fabricators, you get the peace of mind that your metal repair, replacement and rework jobs will be done right, and done on time.

Contact us today for a quote on any of your metal item repair and replacement needs.

Sink Aprons

A beautiful bathroom can look incomplete with the pipes and plumbing under the sink exposed. Sometimes all it takes is a simply formed piece of metal to cover an unsightly area, a sink apron. Foreman can make a one-of-a-kind piece for your private residence or any quantity you need for your business.

A great example of our work creating sink aprons is the rest rooms at Gold’s Gym in Fenton. They had a nicely done bathroom facility, but the pipes and plumbing under the sink were exposed and made the room look unfinished. Foreman crafted a simple solution, forming a sleek rounded shape out of brushed stainless steel. The finished “apron” was an attractive, durable panel that hid and protected the pipes…and it installed in just minutes. Problem solved!

Whether you need an under-sink apron to cover pipes, a stainless steel drain cover, an odd sized sewer grate, or a unique metal bracket, Foreman can fabricate it to your exact specifications. We offer a variety of finishes and can do modifications or repairs to existing metal items. Since our work is customized to your needs, we can make one-of-a-kind or any quantity you need. Contact us today to discuss your project.

GETTING MORE ACCURATE BRAKE METAL QUOTES

Whether you call it Brake Metal, break metal, cladding, sheet metal, bent metal, metal wrapping, or anything else, Foreman Fabricators can help.  We’re a leading provider of brake metal in St. Louis, and we can handle almost anything you can throw at us, from a single piece for a window trim to cladding for a whole building.

Whether you’re an experienced brake metal buyer or just need a piece or two every once in a while, it’s easy to miss important details.  We always want to get your order right, and in over 50 years in business, we’ve learned where most problems with brake metal quotes occur.  To help us get your brake metal quote as quickly and accurately as possible, we’ve come up with these


6 Quick Tips for Better Brake Metal Quotes.

1.    Be more specific than just Lineal Footage.  Giving us the LF spec (lineal/linear footage) isn’t always enough.  It’s best to give us the exact number of pieces you need and the lengths you prefer for each piece.  (Need 30 linear feet?  Do you want three 10’s…or maybe two 12’s and a 6 footer?) 
2.    Understand typical stock sizes.  Stock sizes can impact how you place your order.  We keep plenty of stock on our floor so we can turn your order around fast.  Standard stock material includes 8’, 10’ and 12’ lengths, so we can custom fabricate to your exact specs quickly in any length you need, up to and including 144”.   That covers almost every typical job, but we can also help you with longer lengths when you need them.  Just let us know.
3.    Leg sizes have limits. Remember that on longer lengths of 10’ or more, pieces with multiple legs/sides/faces over 7” can be an issue for your fastest turnaround.  But we can meet your specs for almost any size and shape piece of brake metal you need.  (For example, a piece 11’-0” long with a 14-1/2” leg and an 8-7/8” leg might need a seamless weld, or be segmented or modified into multiple pieces.  Bottom line, we can help you get the brake metal you need to suit your purpose.  Just give us a call!)
4.    Specify your metal.  Brake metal comes in many types, gauges/thicknesses and finishes, so you need to be specific.  Not sure?  Give us a call, tell us the application you need it for, and we’ll help you make the best choice for your budget.
5.    Is it an RFQ or an Order?  Be sure to be specific if you’re sending a “request for a quote” or if you’re placing your order.  We understand you need to do RFQ’s when you’re bidding jobs, and we’re happy to do them for you.  Just let us know when you’re ready to place the order.
6.    Use our Brake Metal Order Form.   Our form is simple to use and has everything you need to provide so we can get you a fast, accurate quote.  Download our Brake Metal Order Form now, or if you prefer, ask us for free pre-printed notepads of the form, and we’ll send you some.

The Security Building on 4th Avenue – A Hidden Gem in Downtown St. Louis

The Security Building at 319 North 4th Street in downtown St. Louis is something you’ve probably passed by dozens of times, but unless you work or do business there, you’ve never seen how beautiful the building is.

The Security Building has some unique architectural features. The lower two floors are clad in beautiful pink granite, with pink limestone and brick features above. A steel dome sits above the lobby and art glass tops the entrance way. Foreman fabricated the custom steel framework of the dome and the steel and glass railing that sits above it.

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Ritz Carlton – Antiqued Bronze Rails, Frames, and Panels

If you’ve been in the Ritz-Carlton’s Lobby Lounge, you’ve seen our work. Foreman fabricated the antiqued bronze panel frames, bullnose, and foot rail on the bar front in the Lobby Lounge. We also made the antiqued bronze panel frames and bullnose on the sushi bar.

The Ritz-Carlton of St. Louis, located in the heart of Clayton, is thought to be one of the finest luxury hotels in St. Louis. The hotel offers 300 guest rooms with views of the St. Louis skyline.

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If it’s made of metal and you’re looking for a solution…Call Foreman Fabricators First!

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THE THERMOSTAT WARS!

thermostat-warsIt’s not uncommon to have an open office or cubicle are that’s unevenly served by HVAC vents, resulting in hot spots or cool spots depending on the season.  This can even result in interpersonal conflict, and ‘thermostat wars’ between employees who are feeling the heat or getting the chills.
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Architectural Brake Metal & Cladding Handrails and Railings (Ornamental, Glass Suspended, and others) Welding Miscellaneous Metal Items Metal Rework & Repair Metal Polishing/Finishing Staircases Custom Attachment Hardware Drilling Assemblies Buffing and much more...

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If it’s made of metal and you’re looking for solutions…
call FOREMAN FABRICATORS first!


Foreman Fabricators has been an industry leader in custom metal fabrication since 1959.  Whether you need a single one-of-a-kind metal item or thousands of them, Foreman Fabricators can make it to your exact specifications.

We’re known for our commitment to being a top quality metal fabricator, and for working with our customers to get them exactly what they need, on budget and on time.  Our talented team of project managers will help you every step of the way.  From concept, to measurement, spec development, fabrication, delivery and even installation, Foreman Fabricators will help you get the job done right.

One of a kind or quantity…since 1959!