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A Closer Look at Metal Fabrication

If you have ever traveled on State Highway 188, you have likely seen the Theodore Roosevelt Lake Bridge, which connects Maricopa and Gila Counties. The steel-arched bridge spans 1,080 feet across Roosevelt Lake providing two-way traffic. Like most infrastructure – bridges, buildings, stadiums, etc. – the bridge’s 1990 construction would not have been possible without metal fabrication.

What is Metal Fabrication?

Metal fabrication refers to joining raw materials together to create cellular towers, heavy equipment, handrails and platforms, pressure vessels, and so much more. Licensed and experienced welders will prepare the metal using several techniques, such as cutting and bending, before fusing the materials to create the final product.

Industries such as aircraft, automotive, construction, utility, manufacturing, restaurant, transportation, mining, ranching, and agriculture rely on metal fabrication. Depending on the project’s requirements and scope, fabrication can occur in the field or shop. All products are fabricated according to your exact specifications to ensure project compatibility. If welded in the shop, the final product is then transported and assembled on site.

The Benefits

The benefits of fabricating equipment and products from raw metal, particularly steel, include:

  • Accelerated construction
  • Improved durability
  • Aesthetic qualities
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Heat resistance
  • Sustainability
  • Versatility

Schedule an Appointment with a Licensed Fabricator Today

Vic’s Welding Co., LLC. is a licensed and insured welding and metal fabrication company serving commercial clients in the Valley since 1996. Our licensed, bonded, and insured company is ‘U’ and ‘R’ stamped certified through the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.

Vic’s Welding specializes in aluminum, stainless steel, structural steel, and many other welding services for various industries. All craftsmanship is guaranteed to comply with your exact specifications and drawings. Please contact us at (623) 925-5695 to schedule a service appointment.


“A Brief History of Roosevelt Dam.” Bureau of Reclamation: Lower Colorado Region.

“Why Steel.” The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).

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