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Damaged or Worn Metal Equipment or Parts? Repair It, Don’t Replace It, with Foreman Fabricators, Inc.

If it’s made of metal and you’re looking for solutions, Foreman Fabricators is the one to call first. Repair It, Don’t Replace It, with Foreman Fabricators, Inc.  Since 1959, Foreman has been known as a top quality metal fabricator specializing in stainless steel, aluminum, brass, steel, bronze, copper and more.  Construction companies, contractors, window glaziers, architects and designers know Foreman well for their expertise in manufacturing a variety of architectural metal items including handrails, staircases, entryway canopies, gratings and more, plus brake metal cladding for elevators, windows, pillars and walls…the list goes on and on.  But many companies, building owners and even residential customers also know Foreman as the one to call for replacement and repair of a wide variety of metal items.

A perfect example of how Foreman can help is their work with a company called Spider (aka “Spider Staging”), who in 1946 pioneered the powered suspended access business.  Spider is an industry leader in manufacturing and renting high rise window washing/painting hoists and platforms, work cages, scaffolding, rigging equipment and a variety of related items that make it safer for workers to access tough to reach areas of industrial and commercial building sites, whether it be for construction or maintenance.  Naturally, their equipment has to stand up to stringent OSHA regulations for durability and safety, and due to the nature of the use of their equipment, it takes a beating on a regular basis.

That’s where Foreman Fabricators comes in.  Spider sells much of their equipment outright, but because their highly specialized equipment is costly and often only needed at a given site for relatively short periods, they also run a thriving rental business.  Spider regularly sends damaged or worn equipment to Foreman for refurbishing and repair, which is a cost effective alternative to replacement of these expensive items.  Sometimes it’s a broken weld or two, or a damaged section that needs repair or replacement, and sometimes an entire cage requires replacement.  Foreman’s skilled craftsmen have the expertise to handle such repairs, and their welding technicians are certified on steel, aluminum and stainless steel, an important part of OSHA requirements for working on safety equipment such as that provided by Spider.  When an inspection of their equipment identifies any fault with their equipment, Spider knows that Foreman Fabricators has the expertise to do the job right and provide all the necessary documentation for their OSHA maintenance records.

As they do for companies like Spider Staging, Foreman has the expertise to match existing metal parts that have become worn or damaged, which helps customers reduce costs by repairing or replacing expensive metal parts instead of buying something new.  They can also create specialized, one-of-a-kind parts and components to meet the specific needs of a customer.  Foreman does a lot of work with facility owners and their maintenance departments to offer solutions such as customized door plates and corner guards, grate replacements, elevator cladding fixes or upgrades, railing and guardrail replacement and repair, and so on.  They also work with a wide variety of companies to help them maintain expensive equipment that has metal parts prone to wear or damage.


Welding and Polishing

Foreman Fabricators does it all when it comes to the art of welding, polishing and buffing.  If you simply need strong, durable welds that will stand up to heavy industrial use, we can deliver.  And we’re experts at producing finely finished welds that “disappear” into the finished work AND FINAL “FIT-UP”, making a multi-pieced assembly look as though it were a single unit.

From new fabrications designed to your exact specifications, to repairing a broken metal item of almost any kind, to matching an existing item for replacement, there’s no one better than Foreman Fabricators. Whether it’s for durable utility or for exceptional beauty, or both, Foreman Fabricators has the welding and polishing skills to meet your needs.

Contact us today for a quote or specs on any of your welding or polishing needs.

A variety of weld finishes are available based on the intended use of the fabricated item and the need for aesthetic appeal.

Be sure to read our blog articles for more examples of our welding and polishing capabilities:

Hof Construction Architectural Cladding

Product Galleries

A picture is worth a thousand words!  Foreman Fabricators has fabricated almost anything you can imagine, and there’s no better way to describe our capabilities than through pictures.

We encourage you to peruse our product galleries to get a more complete understanding of our extensive capabilities.

Architectural Brake Metal Gallery

Hand Rails, Stair Rail Gallery

Welding & Polishing Gallery

Prototyping Gallery

Custom Decorative Metal Gallery

Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Items Gallery

Medical Fabrication Gallery

Stainless Steel and Glass Spiral Staircase

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Foreman Fabricators prides itself on being able to handle real challenges in metal fabrication.  When we were approached by a homeowner to create a unique spiral staircase for a residence, we knew we were up to the job.  It seems another fabricator had started the job, encountered insurmountable problems with the complexity of the fabrication, and left the customer in the lurch. 

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Award-Winning Steel Desk

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Paradowski Creative:  1/6/10
Furniture Designed in Keeping with Building’s Manufacturing History

Paradowski Creative came to Foreman Fabricators with a special design for a very unique and unusual desk for its company president.  They wanted a minimalist design that tied into the building’s past as a manufacturing facility.  The concept proposed by Paradowski Creative was a simple desk with a surface area made of 1/8” thick plate steel that was turned down on one end to act as one of the desk legs.

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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.

Fabrication Capabilities

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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Foreman Fabricators

If it’s made of metal and you’re looking for solutions…

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!