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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...

Trumpf Punch Cluster Tool

Trumpf Punch Cluster Tool

What do you do when your punched parts need thousands of holes? You use a cluster tool on our Trumpf TruPunch 5000 of course! Instead of punching individual holes, the tool pictured can punch (12) holes simultaneously. Cluster punching is more efficient, reduces cost,...

Nitrogen Generator is LIVE!

Nitrogen Generator is LIVE!

We took delivery on some new equipment just over two weeks ago (See Post). As of today, our new High Purity Nitrogen Generator is LIVE! We are starting a new chapter at LJ Fabricators and now producing our own unlimited supply of Nitrogen with purity levels up to...

Another Quality Project

Another Quality Project

It's amazing what a quality high-speed fiber laser is capable of. This particular project had extensive individual cuts so piercing speed was very important. The material pictured is 1/2" 304 Stainless Steel and was programmed and run on our 10K Bystronic Fiber Laser....

New Delivery This Week!

New Delivery This Week!

We took delivery on some new equipment at LJ Fabricators this week. Any guesses what this guy does? Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks to find out!

FABTECH Trip

FABTECH Trip

LJ Fabricators had an awesome day in Chicago yesterday. As a company, we attended #FABTECH2021 (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...

Patriot Day 2021

Patriot Day 2021

Hard to believe that Saturday, September 11th, 2021 marks twenty 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 who...

FABTECH 2021- Chicago, IL

FABTECH 2021- Chicago, IL

LJ Fabricators will be closed on Monday, September 13th, as we will be attending FABTECH 2021. FABTECH is North American's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding & finishing event. While FABTECH is an annual event, we are very fortunate as it is held at...

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 6th. Enjoy a relaxing & safe Labor Day weekend!

Proud To Partner With Bystronic

Proud To Partner With Bystronic

At LJ Fabricators, we are proud to partner with Bystronic USA. Both LJ Fab & Bystronic are leaders in metal processing & fabrication. To assist with your next project, we have a great selection of Bystronic equipment in-house available to you including: (4)...

Happy Parents’ Day!

Happy Parents’ Day!

This weekend we celebrate Parents' Day! Take a minute to let your parents know how much you appreciate them and all the sacrifices they have made for you. And, as a parent, never under estimate the role you play in the life of your children. Such a huge...

CNC Controlled Hardware Insertion

CNC Controlled Hardware Insertion

Did you know that LJ Fabricators has state of the art HARDWARE INSERTION equipment? CNC controlled to efficiently process self-clinching nuts, studs, and standoffs into a variety of material thicknesses. We look forward to working with you on your next project! Watch...

Hib Reber Memorial Car Show

Hib Reber Memorial Car Show

We were honored to work with Darrell Reber on making trophies this year for the 30th Annual Hib Reber Memorial Car Show. There were (17) "Best Of" trophies and another (50) "Top 50" trophies. The car show was in Byron, IL on Saturday, July 11th and they had a record...

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

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!

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father's Day 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.

Flag Day 2021

Flag Day 2021

Today (June 14th) commemorates the adoption of the American flag by Congress 244 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...

Need To Punch Something?

Need To Punch Something?

Did you know.... In addition to standard punching, our Trump 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 your next project.

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 31st in honor of all those that served our...

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