About LJ Fabricators

Est. 1983
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Our Mission

Devoted to being the industry leader in laser cutting and custom metal fabrications, focused on circling our customers’ needs while exceeding their expectations in service and quality.

We will accomplish this through:

  • Flexibility in planning
  • Delivering to our customers’ expectations
  • Ensuring a culture of committed team work
  • Excellent communication throughout our organization
  • Recognition of each team member as vital to the company’s success
  • Christ Centered Leadership
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LJ Fabricators History

LJ Fabricators, Inc. was established in June of 1983 by Larry A. Johnson in a 6,000 sqft facility located in Rockford IL (Northwest of Chicago). Starting the business with one other employee, the company offered traditional metal fabricating job shop services. During the first decade, the company realized the need to increase capacity and expand the services provided, the metal solutions timeline includes:

1987 Expansion

1987

Original facility expanded to 11,200 square feet and additional employees were hired

1991

Purchased a 1.5kW CO2 Laser

1993

Purchased first 1.5kW Multi-axis CO2 Laser

1995 Larry Johnson New Facility

1995

Began construction on new 39,000 square foot facility, which is now the current location of LJ Fabricators next to the Chicago Rockford International Airport

2004

Addition of a 4.4kW CO2 laser with a material shelf automation and a Robotic Welding Cell

2006

Portable CMM

2011 6K CO2 laser with automation

2011

6kW CO2 laser with automation
2014 Xpert 320 Press Brake

2015

352 ton press brake, 13 feet long

2019

Hardware insertion machine and raw material storage towers

2020

88-ton press brake, 5 feet long

1989 First 1kW CO2 Laser

1989

Purchased the first laser, a CO2 1kW machine with a 36” x 96” table size

1994

Purchased 2kW CO2 Laser

1999

175 ton press brake, 10′ long

2000

2.5kW CO2 laser

2003 Facility Expansion

2003

2003 was a big year for LJ Fabricators.  We achieved the ISO 9001 certification, expanded our facility to over 59,000 square feet and added a 10 ton overhead crane spanning 70′

2009

170 kVA resistance welder and a 200 kVA resistance welder

2010

165 ton press brake, 10 feet long

2012

25 ton punch with automation

2013

Deburr & edge rounding machine

2015 6K Fiber Laser

2014

6kW fiber laser and a 44-ton press brake, 3 feet long

2016

Added a 28 foot box delivery truck and another deburr & edge rounding machine

2017

Hardware insertion machine and a 100 kVA resistance welder

2018 10K Fiber Laser

2018

10kW fiber laser

1987 Expansion

1987

Original facility expanded to 11,200 square feet and additional employees were hired

1989 First 1kW CO2 Laser

1989

Purchased the first laser, a CO2 1kW machine with a 36” x 96” table size

1991

Purchased a 1.5kW CO2 Laser

1993

Purchased first 1.5kW Multi-axis CO2 Laser

1994

Purchased 2kW O2 Laser

1995 Larry Johnson New Facility

1995

Began construction on new 39,000 square foot facility, which is now the current location of LJ Fabricators

1999

175 ton press brake, 10′ long

2000

2.5kW CO2 laser

2003 Facility Expansion

2003

2003 was a big year for LJ Fabricators.  We achieved the ISO 9001 certification, expanded our facility to over 59,000 square feet and added a 10 ton overhead crane spanning 70′

2004

Addition of a 4.4kW CO2 laser with a material shelf automation and a Robotic Welding Cell

2006

Portable CMM

2009

170 kVA resistance welder and a 200 kVA resistance welder

2010

165-ton press brake, 10 feet long

2011 6K CO2 laser with automation

2011

6kW CO2 laser with automation

2012

25 ton punch with automation

2013

Deburr & edge rounding machine

2015 6K Fiber Laser

2014

6kW fiber laser and a 44-ton press brake, 3 feet long

2014 Xpert 320 Press Brake

2015

352 ton press brake, 13 feet long

2016

Added a 28 foot box delivery truck and another deburr & edge rounding machine

2017

Hardware insertion machine and a 100 kVA resistance welder

2018 10K Fiber Laser

2018

10kW fiber laser

2019

Hardware insertion machine and raw material storage towers

2020

88-ton press brake, 5 feet long

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