Structural Fabrication Success Depends on Expert Project Managers

Robinson Inc. structural fabrication

Robinson Fab & Machine Focuses on Optimizing Cost and Quality

Structural fabrication projects can take on a life of their own when multiple trades are involved in production. Robinson Fab & Machine leverages decades of expertise within its dedicated project manager group to eliminate the communication gaps that stunt the effectiveness of many structural fabrication shops.

Robinson Metal, Inc., a leader in structural steel and stainless steel fabrication, has the benefit of long-term employees who understand the structural fabrication process from start to finish. The dedicated project managers within the company’s Fab & Machine division started their careers on the shop floor and bring practical expertise to every project.

“The biggest benefit our dedicated project managers bring to the table is eliminating the misguided manufacturability decisions that can cost time and money,” says Jamie Tilkens, Robinson Fab & Machine division manager. “They are able to review designs and offer suggestions that optimize cost and quality while leading the project toward ease of assembly.”

Modern Facility Enhances Structural Fabrication Capabilities

Robinson Metal’s physical plant features technologically advanced machinery and multiple cranes to handle virtually any size structural fabrication project. The company’s extensive capabilities offer a single-source option for a wide range of industrial customers.

Robinson Metal’s AWS-certified weld inspectors and third-party inspectors play an important role in ensuring every project meets or exceeds codes. Multiple quality control points give customers added confidence that their project will be delivered to exact specifications.

“Our ability to take a project from concept through modular skid fabrication and testing reduces waste by identifying potential manufacturability challenges early in the process,” Tilkens explains. “Our dedicated project managers bring expertise that often minimizes cost while maintaining performance of the end product.”

About Robinson Metal, Inc.

Robinson Metal operates out of a custom-designed, 185,000-square-foot modern facility that also features a stainless steel area. The company is a single-source metal fabrication supplier, employing more than 300 people at its facilities in De Pere, Wisconsin. Its four divisions include: Robinson Fab & Machine; Robinson Pipe & Vessel; Robinson Custom Enclosures; and Robinson Heating & Cooling.

For more information about Robinson Metal’s capabilities, please call (920) 494-7411, or visit