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Happy Thanksgiving!

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 ones are able to relax this weekend and take some time to reflect on what you are...

Thank You Veterans

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. May God bless each and every one of you. “Never was so...

Election Day 2022

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 to exercise their constitutional right and vote. Every Vote...

Hardware Insertion

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 learn more. #ljfabricators #ljfab...

It’s Good To Be Well Rounded

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! We have several rollers in house including...

Bending Technology

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 repeatability. In addition, we utilize offline programming to minimize...

The Perfect Blend!

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 #stainlesssteel #metal #grind...

Lift Lugs For Days!

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 lasers right now. So if there are jobs you need help with, overflow work,...

Large Equipment Guarding

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 satisfied customer. Have a great weekend! #ljfab...

Industries Served

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

All Things Big & Small

A comparison of the smallest and largest parts to go through the shop this week: The small part is 22GA (≈1/32" thick) Blue Temper Spring Steel & weighs just over 2 grams (about the same as a dime)The 830 gallon tank is 3/16" stainless steel & weighs 1,606...

Team Lunch Today

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 to the employees for their hard work day in & day out....

Let It Roll!

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 are then welded & painted before shipping to our customer. Contact us today for your next...

Simple Solution

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 is stable at a consistent ergonomic height. We initially made (3) carts; however, they work...

Patriot Day 2022

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 day of remembrance for the 2,977 killed in the attacks and for all those...

Robotic Welding

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 to see if this would be a good solution for you. We look forward to...

Labor Day Weekend!

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! #ljfab #ljfabricators #metalfabrication #iso90012015 #laborday...

LJ Fabricators

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 CuttingPrecision BendingHigh Speed PunchingCNC RollingHardware InsertionWeldingFinishingPlus many value-added services...

Consistent…  Accurate… Quality

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 fabrication technology, a team that takes pride in their...

Simple… but Beautiful

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 the edge of 3/4" carbon steel cut on our Bystronic Laser. Our technicians...

Coming to a Concession Stand Near You!

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 working on the aluminum signage for this project as well. Special thanks to...

Have It Your Way… At LJ Fab!

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 with you to accommodate your needs. CONTACT us today! (Extra points if you...

Cabinet Delivery Today

Cabinet Delivery Today

Walked into the Shipping Department this morning and saw a truckload of cabinets ready to ship! LJ Fab fabricates these insulated cabinets complete from start to finish and have them down to a science. We have a great relationship with this customer and look forward...

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