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Top 10 U.S. Fabricators of Structural Metal Products

Posted by IndustrySelect on Monday, March 28, 2022

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Above: A look inside Owen Industries, Inc., among the top structural metal fabricators in the U.S. (Image source: Owen Industries, Inc.)

Despite falling to the lowest level since 2015, manufacturing sales, except for transportation, grew again in 2021. The fabricated metals industry did quite well without worries over microchips and plastic resin supply chain issues. You’ll find this opens up exciting opportunities for those looking to sell to the fabricated metals industry.

According to MNI, compiler and publisher of the industrial data that powers IndustrySelect, there are currently 2,501 structural metal manufacturers in the U.S., comprising roughly 7% of the nation's 35,000+ fabricated metals manufacturers. Over the past year, the structural metal fabrication industry added 1,925 new jobs, or about 2.4%.

This sector distributes 70% of its goods in the U.S., avoiding many pitfalls of overseas shipping.

Many structural metal product manufacturers make their homes in the South, which accounts for 38% of U.S. structural metal manufacturers. This is followed by the Midwest, which is home to 26%. The following companies are ranked by their number of employees. This list of top structural metal fabricators will give you a start for tackling sales in this industry.

Top 10 Structural Metal Fabricators in the U.S. 

CompanyCityState Number of Employees
Kiewit Offshore Services Ltd.InglesideTX3,500
Northrop Grumman Corp., Unmanned SystemsSan DiegoCA2,200
Southeast Texas Industries, Inc.BunaTX1,500
Atlantic Constructors, Inc.RichmondVA900
Gerdau Ameristeel US, Inc.MidlothianTX900
Sabre Industries, Inc.AlvaradoTX750
Owen Industries, Inc.Carter LakeIA678
Steel Dynamics Structural & Rail DivisionColumbia CityIN600
Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc.HoumaLA560
Consolidated Fabrication & Constructors, Inc.GaryIN500

About the Top 10 Structural Metal Fabricators in the U.S. 

1. Kiewit Offshore Services Ltd. — Located in Ingleside, Texas, Kiewit provides jobs for a workforce of 3,500. Even in 2020, company revenues stood at $12.5 billion. Kiewit specializes in platforms for the oil and gas industry; the company has erected several of these platforms right in Ingleside.

2. Northrop Grumman Corp., Unmanned Systems — Northrop Grumman has a staff of 2,200 in beautiful San Diego, California. The company is one of San Diego’s largest defense contractors, engineering products for use on the sea and in the air. Cutting-edge development at the company includes autonomous aerial systems.

3. Southeast Texas Industries, Inc. — STI Group in Buna, Texas, serves industries across various sectors, including oil, energy and paper. The 1,500 employees assemble and repair metal parts. The company also offers packaged goods. In short, STI takes construction projects from empty fields to fully functioning installations.

4. Atlantic Constructors, Inc. — In Richmond, Virginia, Atlantic’s 900 workers operate a 130,000 square-foot fabrication shop, where they deliver turnkey solutions. The company works in many venues, including universities, public buildings, chemical facilities and distribution centers. Atlantic dedicates much effort to diversity and inclusion.

5. Gerdau Ameristeel US, Inc. — Gerdau runs a steel mill and recycling operation in Midlothian, Texas, where it employs 900 workers. This facility serves the construction industry by producing rebar for reinforcing concrete and masonry structures.

6. Sabre Industries, Inc. —Sabre’s 750 workers in Alvarado, Texas, specialize in producing galvanized metal. The products are used in telecom, utility infrastructure, coatings and equipment enclosures. The company also offers turnkey solutions.

7. Owen Industries, Inc. — Owen’s 678 employees in Carter Lake, Iowa, provide a range of metal-related services, including manufacturing, powder coating, slag mitigation and processing. In addition, the company encourages employee involvement.

8. Steel Dynamics Structural and Rail Division, Long Products Group — The 600 employees at this Columbia City, Indiana division make wide-flange beams, channels, manufactured housing beams and H-piling. The company offers these products in standard and custom lengths. In addition, the facility also produces various railway needs.

9. Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. — The 560 workers at Gulf Island in Houma, Louisiana, dedicate themselves to first-class manufacturing. Serving both domestic and international customers, Gulf Island provides technical support in addition to structural metal products. This company also commits itself to humanitarian efforts, working with the Employee Assistance Foundation to provide disaster relief.

10. Consolidated Fabrication and Constructors, Inc. — Consolidated serves the oil, gas, utilities, pipeline and steel industries. The 500 employees in its Gary, Indiana, location focus on compliance withregulations while staying within budget. Consolidated prides itself on providing quality and reliability.

Contacting Structural Metal Fabricators 

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