About Fast Fab
Fast Fabricators, LLC. was incorporated in August 1991 with the goal of consolidating a significant number of small shops into a single, centrally owned, locally managed producer of ductile iron pipe fabrications.
The Fast Fab business plan is based on getting a quality product into the hands of the customer in a short time. Market areas are effectively restricted by shipping times and delivery constraints to an area within three hundred miles of each shop. To insure prompt deliveries to a growing geographic market, Fast Fab elected to grow through the addition of shops in many diverse locations rather than expanding a single facility in a selected single city.
The first branch was opened in Louisville, Kentucky during the month of August 1991 and within two years of incorporation Fast Fab had expanded itís effective market area from three to twenty-three states by acquiring existing establishments in Virginia, New England and South Carolina.
From 1994 to 1998 an acquisition was made in Louisiana and subsequently closed after the start up the large Kansas operation was completed. During this period, two Fast Fab locations on the West coast were purchased from Certainteed Corporation in the Spring of 1996. These branches expanded company coverage to the entire United States and broadened the product line to include hydrostatic test pumps, large steel fabrications, and a variety of specialized linings and coatings including glass and fusion bonded epoxy.
In the Summer of 2000 the company filled a void in its coast to coast sales when the opportunity arose to purchase B & R Pipe Fabrication in Texas. B & R operated successful shops in both Texas and Arizona (the AZ plant has since been closed due to itís close proximity to the Southern California plant).
In January of 2001 Fast Fab acquired Vitco® Corporation of Erie, PA. This high profile acquisition made us the only glass-lining manufacturer for process piping in the country at this time.
Between 2005 and 2006 Fast Fabricators acquired the ductile iron fabrication assets of Anvil International of Portland, Oregon and Reno, Nevada as well as starting up a large fabrication facility in Ocala, Florida. The Reno, Nevada operation has since been closed. These business opportunities have further promoted our company mission of providing ductile iron pipe fabrication service centers in key market areas around the country.