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November 24, 2023


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Happy Mother’s Day!

This weekend we celebrate the special women in all of our lives. Thank you for all you do. Wishing you all a very warm & happy Mother’s Day! #LJFab #MothersDay #metalfabrication #rockford #IL #USA

LJ Fab Christmas Party

Everyone had a great time at our company Christmas party earlier this week. Entire team enjoyed a traditional meal, a lively white elephant gift exchange, an ugly sweater contest, and of course great camaraderie. We

Happy Thanksgiving !

The LJ Fab family wishes you a very happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for another year of provision and the many friends we have made along the way. We hope that you and your loved

Material Retrieval Expansion!

We recently expanded our material retrieval system by adding (2) additional towers. There are now (8) towers in all housing (176) cassettes which are stocked with a wide variety of metal . Each cassette can

Thank You Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, LJ Fabricators would like to pay tribute to our active and retired military. Thank you for your dedication, courage, and sacrifice to protect the freedom of the United States of America.


On Monday, LJ Fabricators had a great trip to #FABTECH2023 (North America’s largest metal forming, fabrication, welding, and finishing event). Quite an experience to to see all the latest technology under one roof. A special thanks


LJ Fab will be closed Monday, September 11th, 2023. We will be attending #FABTECH2023 in Chicago, IL – North America’s largest metal forming, fabrication, welding, and finishing event. Have a great weekend and we’ll see

Hardware Insertion Technology

Does your project require PEMs or other self-clinching fasteners? We have you covered! LJ Fabricators has (2) Haeger hardware insertion machines. They are both CNC controlled with 8 ton capacity, 24″ throat depth & dual

New Offices

Some new office space going up this week. We are relocating and expanding our Quality & Engineering office. The current office will be removed in the near future to make room for additional equipment. But

Follow us on LinkedIn

Stay connected and up to date on the latest news and projects. Join us on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/lj-fabricators-inc #ljfab #ljfabricators #linkedin #metalfabrication #fiberlaser #rockford #il #usa

Hib Reber Memorial Car Show – 2023

We were honored once again to work with Darrell Reber making trophies for the 32nd Annual Hib Reber Memorial Car Show . This year, we worked with their team to come up license plates for

I Scream… You Scream…

July is National Ice Cream Month, so… why not?!?! Several times throughout the month, LJ Fab Employees will enjoy homemade ice cream and root beer floats during their lunch break. A special thanks to J&C

Happy 4th of July 2023

LJ Fabricators wishes you and your family a Happy 4th of July. We will be closed Monday & Tuesday (July 3rd & 4th). Enjoy the long weekend with loved ones and we will see you

June Team Lunch

Another LJ Fab team lunch in the books. The menu yesterday included steak & chicken fajitas, chips, drinks & snacks. Always a good time! #ljfab #ljfabricators #teamlunch #camaraderie #metalfabrication #rockford #il #usa

Golf Play Day 2023

As a celebration of 40 years in business, LJ Fab employees were given off an additional day this year. Several of the team got together and had a great day on the golf course. Weather

Flag Day 2023

Today (June 14th) commemorates the adoption of the American flag by Congress 246 years ago (1777). Flag Day was officially declared a holiday on August 3rd, 1949 by President Harry S. Truman.A few interesting facts

Celebrating 40 Years!

Thank you for 40 years of continued business. To celebrate our anniversary, we will be closed Friday, June 16th, 2023.#ljfab #ljfabricators #metalfabrication #40years #anniversary #rockford #il #usa #godisgood

Memorial Day 2023

We hope you have a great Memorial Day with family & friends. Please take some time to remember those who gave their lives for our country and our freedoms. LJ Fabricators will be closed on

First Cookout of the Summer

At LJ Fab, we love our employees… and our employees love to eat. So, let the summer lunch cookouts begin!#ljfab #ljfabricators #employeeappreciatoin #summer #cookout #metalfabrication #rockford #il #usa

Article in ModernMetals

LJ Fabricators was featured in the April 2023 issue of ModernMetals magazine. Click on the link below to read the article highlighting our automated material storage & retrieval system. Just one of many technologies we

Happy Easter!

LJ Fabricators will be closed today in observance of Good Friday. We are thankful for Easter Sunday and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful weekend! #ljfabricators

What can we punch for you?

Did you know…. In addition to standard punching, our Trumpf punching technology can create louvers, tap holes, emboss, plus so much more. Watch this short VIDEO on our website to learn more. Feel free to CONTACT us today for

Wrap it up!

Virtually every product that leaves our building on a skid is shrink-wrapped on our orbital stretch wrapper. This secures the product to pallets to eliminate damage while in transit. A small detail that makes a

2023 !

2023 is a special year for LJ Fabricators as we celebrate 40 years in business! A lot of exciting things happening at LJ Fab this year so stay tuned. We look forward to working with

Happy New Year!

LJ Fabricators would like to thank each and every one of you for another year of working together. 2023 is a special year for LJ Fabricators as we head into our 40th year of business!

Merry Christmas!

We hope that you all have a wonderful weekend as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. From all of us at LJ Fabricators, we wish you and yours and very Merry Christmas!#ljfabricators #ljfab #christmas

Holiday Hours

A sincere “Thank You” for another great year. We look forward to working with you again in 2023 ! Included with this post are LJ Fab’s hours for the upcoming holiday season. We hope that

Happy Thanksgiving!

The LJ Fab family wishes you a very happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for another year of provision and the many friends we have made along the way. We hope that you and your loved

Puzzle Pieces

A lot of moving pieces on the production floor these days! Over the last several weeks and during the weeks to come: CONTACT us to schedule a visit. We would love to show you our

Thank You Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, LJ Fabricators would like to pay tribute to our active and retired military. Thank you for your dedication, courage, and sacrifice to protect the freedom of the United States of America.

Election Day 2022

WARNING: Most Political Post of the Year Tuesday, November 8, 2022 is Election Day. LJ Fabricators believes that we are all Americans and that voting is a right and a privilege. We would encourage everyone

Hardware Insertion

We have (3) hardware insertion machines ready to help you with your next project. Our equipment is used to efficiently process self-clinching nuts, studs, and standoffs into a variety of material thicknesses. Click HERE to

It’s Good To Be Well Rounded

Here is just a small sample of some recent projects with rolled and bump-formed metal. Rolled metal can be used for cones, cylinders, chutes, hoppers, baskets, containers, rings, exhaust tubes, blower housings, and much more!

Bending Technology

In the upcoming weeks, we will be installing (2) new press brakes for a total of (8)! We have capacity up to 352 tons & 13′ length. This equipment is incredibly accurate and offers excellent

The Perfect Blend!

At LJ Fabricators, we polish & blend metal every day. Through multiple steps of grinding & polishing, our team of experts can make any seam disappear! Contact us for your next project! #ljfabricators #ljfab #metalfabrication

Lift Lugs For Days!

At LJ Fab, we cut dozens of different lift lugs for several different customers. These particular parts are 3/8″ carbon steel. And our lasers make quick work of them! We do have capacity on our

Large Equipment Guarding

This is (1 of 2) large pieces of equipment guarding ready to be delivered. Material is 14GA carbon steel reinforced with structural angle welded into place. Overall length is 16′-10″. Another fun project and another

Industries Served

LJ Fabricators has the equipment & expertise to serve a wide variety of industries. Contact us to see what we can do for you! #ljfab #ljfabricators #metalfabrication #industry #iso90012015 #rockfordil #usa #madeintheusa

All Things Big & Small

A comparison of the smallest and largest parts to go through the shop this week: Have a great weekend and CONTACT us next week with your upcoming projects! #ljfab #ljfabricators #metalfabricators #fiberlaser #pressbrake #bystronic #welding

Team Lunch Today

Every summer month (May-September), LJ Fab ownership puts on their aprons and grill for the entire company. Today the team enjoyed pork chops, chips, soft drinks & snacks. Just a simple way to say thanks

Let It Roll!

Rolling some 8GA rings on our Davi 4-Roll CNC Roller today. This part starts out as a laser cut blank that is about 63″ long and ends up as a ring with 20″ diameter. Rings

Simple Solution

At LJ Fab, we sort & stack thousands of parts every week. To aid in the process, our team came up with these “Pallet Carts”. The mobile carts give the crew a work area that

Patriot Day 2022

Hard to believe that Sunday, September 11th, 2022 marks twenty-one years since 9/11. Most of us can recall exactly where we were when we learned of the attacks. May we never forget that day. A

Robotic Welding

Another batch of parts staged for our robotic weld cell. Click HERE to see a video of this particular part made from start-to-finish. If you have a high volume part that requires welding, CONTACT us

Labor Day Weekend!

Thank you to the American workers who show up & work hard every day. In recognition of Labor Day, LJ Fabricators will be closed Monday, September 5th. Enjoy a relaxing & safe Labor Day weekend!

LJ Fabricators

If you are looking for a custom metal fabricator, contact us today. We would love the opportunity to earn your business. We offer: Fiber Laser Cutting Precision Bending High Speed Punching CNC Rolling Hardware Insertion

Consistent… Accurate… Quality

Quality parts every time… Would you expect anything less? At LJ Fab, we fabricate consistent, accurate parts every day. Take a walk through our facility and you’ll understand why. You will see the latest in

Simple… but Beautiful

Not much to this picture. Nothing glamorous. No sparks flying. It’s not even stainless steel! Just a piece of metal. However, this picture gets us excited at LJ Fab. It is an unedited photo of

Coming to a Concession Stand Near You!

Another fun project moving through the shop this week. We are finishing up this countertop for a new concession stand in Sterling, IL. It’s 15′ long and made of 11GA Stainless Steel. LJ Fab is

Have It Your Way… At LJ Fab!

Would you like your order stacked a certain way? A specific number of parts per skid? Or would like one kit of parts per skid? Whatever your special requests are, we look forward to working

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