We’ve been working on this one for a while! This is a custom fire place cover. We’ve had to tack it together, take it to the customer for fitting, take it apart, re-size, take it for fitting again, get it polished, weld it, and get it polished again all before we can get it permanently put in the customer’s home! We are lucky to have a metal polishing business, V&M Metal Polishing, right across the parking lot from our shop that we work closely with so that we could get this done a little faster.

It’s hard to believe that this job is finally almost done! The last (of over 300) truss is finally assembled and going into the final stage of production. We are so grateful to this customer for keeping us busy for a good portion of 2018! Now onto the next job!

Today we had some fun with titanium! All the colors make it look like art! This is just one example of the exotic metals that Terry has experience with welding.

One of our old faithfuls is in the shop!We have been doing these boilers for over thirty years! We usually keep a stock of plates so that we can start working on them as soon as we get the order. There are three different kinds of boilers that we make: small, large, and what are called “constants.” The constants are different because the hardware that gets welded on is put on the tube instead of the top plate, as well as differences in the hole placement. This is a nice job to have because every worker gets a part to do. The machinist drills the plates, our newest welder tacks the plates to the tubes, and our experienced welders take care of the rest! (And the office manager does the paperwork for it, of course!)

Congratulations to CSUN’s steel bridge building team for placing second in the regional competition! Now they are on to nationals! Every year we enjoy working with these students at the steel welding workshops we put on. This allows them to weld their own bridges for these competitions. We are proud to help them accomplish this, and we love seeing our logo on their board of sponsors!

It’s been a busy few months! We finally completed this massive order of mini beam trusses for Kish Rigging! (Mini means 8 ft) This order was for 50 total and we have been working on it since December! So much work goes into this process. All hands were on deck for this project! These are made with 6061 aluminum and welded together with 5356 filler rod for high strength. Our trusses are known for their durability!

We have another robot chassis in house! This one was brought to us by the Chaminade High School robotics team. Two students stayed to help assemble while we tacked it together. These bright kids are going places!

This stainless steel pedestal was put together and welded by our steel master, Haley. With all the steel and stainless steel coming into the shop, she’s busier than ever! Nice line of beads, huh?

Occasionally we donate our time to local schools! We have worked with CSUN and Chatsworth High School, and just recently we got to work with Reseda High School and weld up this chassis for their robotics team! We love doing what we can to be a contributing part of the community!

Here at the shop we are in the middle of building a large order of trusses! This run is so large, that we have already been working on it for a month, and we aren’t done yet! So much work goes into these things. Cutting, machining and welding all go into making our quality trusses.