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Custom Fabrications

STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS FOR ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have complex outsourcing strategies to support their equipment production, reduce total manufacturing costs and manage their long-term risk.  Empire Fabrication Services (EFS) offers unmatched supplier alignment for outsourcing manufacturing of fabricated steel components and welded sub-assemblies.  Customers of EFS build equipment and manage projects that help move mountains and shape our world -- from construction, rail road and highway transportation equipment to machine tools to our own line of heavy construction equipment.  Our manufacturing facility is located in the upper Midwest to help support original equipment manufacturers who build their products in the U.S. -- supplying them with superior customer service and quality manufacturing and fabrication services, weldments and subassemblies.  Our fabrication service offerings include steel fabrication, plasma cutting, metal forming, welding, machining and more.

SUPPORTING YOUR MANUFACTURING

Support-Focused Manufacturing as an Extension of Your Business

Empire Fabrication Services has earned our reputation as a leading manufacturer of fabricated steel components and welded subassemblies by contributing to our customers' product and supply chain requirements.  By combining efficient manufacturing processes with seamless supply chain integration, we provide you with high quality steel components and assemblies that are delivered as specified and on schedule. Empire thrives on variety – one day we will be building a large hopper assembly or rail car frame, and the next day making precision laser tool weldments.  Our vast experience ensures that your products meet or exceed expectations.

We provide our OEM clients with a reliable supply of quality-approved fabricated steel components, ensuring that they have the inventory needed to maintain their production schedules. Our industry expertise and experience allow us to fabricate high quality components and products efficiently, saving costs and ensuring timely delivery. Our flexible manufacturing capabilities include:

  • ISO 9001:2008-compliant, advanced production facility, offering significant capacity and growth potential to suit your needs.
  • Vertically-integrated manufacturing processes that are managed and controlled by our Project and Quality Management teams.
  • Industry focused expertise and experience
  • AWS Qualified welders and Inspectors
  • Financially stable privately held business committed to re-investment


EFS has been committed to the same guiding principles since our beginning in 1970 – to add value to our customers, employees, and stakeholders.  Our capacity and capabilities continue to increase as we invest and grow our business with our OEM customers.  While your requirements for more complex fabrications increase, our commitment to your success shows through our continuing investments in technology, process improvements and capacity.  We maintain a strategic objective of growing strong relationships with our customers to help provide our clients with strategic manufacturing support that produces superior, high performing products.

Core Competencies

We believe that our success is due to three main factors:

  1. Our commitment to Safety and Quality programs and processes.
  2. Continuously promoting a culture of teamwork and communication.
  3. By dependably doing work for our customers that our competitors won’t.

Empire is proud to serve a diverse customer base – including many market leaders in their respective industries:

  • Construction Equipment
  • Mining
  • Transportation (Rail and Trucking)
  • Machinery / component support parts

Empire’s capabilities and certifications continue to grow as we respond to the needs of our customers.

Fabrication

We are equipped to offer steel fabrication for Plasma cutting, forming, rolling, drilling and machining. Our skilled operators can fabricate plate steel up to 6” thick.

Welding

We are a custom welding shop, using AWS and EN certified welders. Our Certified AWS Weld Inspectors also do continuous improvement training to help us meet demanding customer requirements.

Painting

Our shop rail system allows for moving heavy components to the paint booth, and the down draft paint booth is capable of handling very large parts – up to 60 feet long.

Assembly

We have the experience to assemble complex parts that include hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical components.

Equipment and Facilities List

FABRICATION AREA

 

  • 30 Foot under-hook – High Bay
  • 20 Foot under-hook – Low Bay
  • 18’ X 22’ Garage Doors
  • 30,000 Square Feet of production area

 

CUTTING EQUIPMENT

 

  • CNC Cutting System Gas/ Hi Def  Plasma Torch, on an 8’ X 44’ Water Table
  • Multiple Portable Plasma Machines
  • Marval Band Saw, 14” Jaw Capacity, Auto Feed

 


ROLLING EQUIPMENT

 

  • Bertsch #18 Plate Roll, 1-1/4” X 10’, Initial Punch

 


PRESSES/SHEARS

 

  • Cincinnati Hyd. Press 750 Ton – 14’ Wide Press Brake
  • Hydraulic Press Mfg. 400 Ton – 4 Post Press Brake
  • 165 Ton Straightening Press
  • Press Brake
  • Sheet Metal Shear

 


WELDING EQUIPMENT

 

  • Miller 650 AMP Wire feed Welders
  • Miller 450/300 Pulse Welders
  • Miller 300 AMP Wire feed Welders
  • Bore Welder
  • Acorn Platen Fitup Tables – Modular

 


MACHINING EQUIPMENT

 

  • HAAS, VF6 and VF9 Vertical Machining Centers
  • Cincinnati Bickford Radial Drill 60” Horizontal X  40” Vertical Travel
  • Drill Press
  • Lagun FTV-3 Vertical Mill, 11” X 54” Table
  • Royal Engine Lathe, 17” Swing, 33” Centers
  • Summit Engine Lathe, 19” Swing, 80” Centers
  • Portable TrueBore Slide Feed Boring Bar, 16” Dia. Bore X 12’

 


LIFTING AND MOVING CAPABILITIES

 

  • 40 Ton Overhead Bridge Crane
  • 10 Ton Overhead Bridge Cranes
  • 16 Ton Forklift
  • Smaller Forklifts
  • 150 Ton Capacity, In-Floor rail system