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Happy 4th of July 2022!

Happy 4th of July 2022!

LJ Fabricators wishes you and your family a Happy 4th of July. Enjoy the long weekend with loved ones and we will see you next week! God Bless America! #ljfabricators #metalfabrication #rockfordil #4thofjuly #usa #Godblessamerica #independence #patriot #

Satisfied Customer – Satisfied Shop!

Satisfied Customer – Satisfied Shop!

What happens when you make parts for a customer that makes deep fryers? And they are extremely satisfied? They bring enough chicken to feed the entire LJ Fab team! We appreciate our customers & enjoy building relationships with them. Contact us today for your next...

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day Weekend to all the dads out there that are heroes to their children and know what it means to put family first. We hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family. #ljfabricators #metalfabrication #fathersday #fathersday2022 #dad #family...

Custom Pan – How It’s Made

Custom Pan – How It’s Made

This pan is a regular part at LJ Fabricators. 14 gauge stainless steel is cut on our Fiber Laser, formed on our 13' wide Press Brake, and welded on our Robotic Weld Cell. This particular piece has (18) bends/hems and is formed complete in only one machine setup! Watch...

Flag Day 2022

Flag Day 2022

Today (June 14th) commemorates the adoption of the American flag by Congress 245 years ago (1777). Flag Day was officially declared a holiday on August 3rd, 1949 by President Harry S. Truman. A few interesting facts about the American flag: Our current flag was...

Things Are Looking Bright At LJ Fab!

Things Are Looking Bright At LJ Fab!

The lighting in our shop got a nice upgrade as we recently completed another continuous improvement project. Removed all (174) existing T5 light fixtures Replaced them with (201) new energy efficient LED fixturesLumens increased from 2,368,496 to 4,237,725That's...

Hardware Insertion Technology

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 feeder bowls. Watch the VIDEO on our website...

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

We hope you have a great weekend with family & friends. Please take some time to remember those who gave their lives for our country and our freedoms. Just a reminder that LJ Fabricators will be closed on Monday, May 30th in honor of all those that served our...

Being Square Isn’t All Bad

Being Square Isn’t All Bad

Beautiful piece of 1/2" carbon steel passing through today. Material was cut on our 10K Fiber Laser and formed on our Bystronic Press Brake. This particular part was made out of (2) pieces and then welded together. Weld was ground flush & blended and the exterior...

Armed Forces Day 2022

Armed Forces Day 2022

While Veterans’ Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, and Memorial Day honors those who died serving in American wars, Saturday, May 21st is Armed Forces Day. President Truman led the effort for this holiday to honor those currently serving in...

Our doors are always open

Our doors are always open

Do you have a new project you would like to discuss? Need to review a print? Or maybe you just want to learn more about LJ Fabricators. We would love to have you stop by to meet with you. We are set up to meet remotely as well if needed. CONTACT us today and we'll...

Clean your space – Clear your mind

Clean your space – Clear your mind

Multiple cleaning stations were added to the shop this year. Just another continuous improvement project implemented at LJ Fab. Our team takes pride in our facility and it shows. Contact us today to setup a time to stop by to see for yourself! #ljfabricators...

Happy Mother’s Day!

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!

Large Tanks In Progress!

Large Tanks In Progress!

Work continues on an order of large tanks in the shop this week. Tanks are made of 1/4" Stainless Steel and hold 430 gallons. Fully loaded, they weigh over 6,000 pounds! LJ Fab is able to fabricate these units completely in house with our 10K Fiber Laser, 352 Ton...

Thank You Admins!

Thank You Admins!

Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day! It takes the entire team to make a business run, but a special thanks to all of you that hold everything together and keep it running smoothly. Know that you are appreciated.

Happy Easter!

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!

Happy First Day of Spring!

Happy First Day of Spring!

Sunday, March 20th marks the first day of Spring 2022. And just like everyone else, all of us at LJ Fabricators are excited for warmer weather, leaves on the trees, and new metal projects. Have a great weekend and we look forward to working with you on your next...

What is involved?

What is involved?

In the world of metal fabrication, it's interesting to see a finished product and appreciate everything it takes to fabricate the part. There are some parts that we simply laser cut & ship. This is about as basic as metal fabrication gets. Other parts require...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

LJ Fabricators would like to thank each and every one of you for another year of working together. Once again, it has been a challenging year for all of us in the metal industry. But, with your teamwork, understanding & cooperation... it was a phenomenal year!...

Merry Christmas!

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!

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

Sincere "Thank You" for another great year. We look forward to working with you again in 2022 ! Included with this post are LJ Fab's hours for the upcoming holiday season. We hope that you and your loved ones have a very merry Christmas & a happy New Year!

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...

“Hemming” in Metal Fabrication

“Hemming” in Metal Fabrication

Hemming is a method used in metal fabrication during forming. In the two-step process, the edge of the material is folded over and then flattened onto itself. Hems can be used for a number of reasons. Typically used to improve the appearance of a part, reinforce an...

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...

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