Heavy Steel Fabrication

The business of heavy steel fabrication is not for the faint of heart. The size, speed and complexity of fabricated components continues their upward curve, as does the heat of foreign competition. But one heavy steel fabricator handles the heat: Metal Trades Inc.

Your Go-to Source for Heavy Steel Fabrication

MTI is a “go-to” source for build-to-print steel fabrications requiring skilled craftsmen and certified welders of all types of steel. Past projects have included both small and large industrial components (some more than one hundred tons), military vehicle components, and custom-built barges. Our modern fabrication facilities have 40’+ high ceilings and plenty of bridge crane capacity to enable modular construction of large assemblies indoors.

Our team has many years of demonstrated expertise in a wide range of steel fabrication applications, including:

  • Power Transformer Tanks
  • Pressure Tanks and Vessels
  • Manufacturing Fixtures for Commercial, Aerospace, and NAVSEA Industry
  • Turbine Exhaust Ducts
  • Armor Steel Components for Military Ballistic Vehicles
  • Barges

Let’s take a quick photographic tour of our heavy steel fabrication operations to give you an idea of MTI’s industry-leading capabilities. So, grab your hard hats and eye protection, and let’s go!

MTI’S PANEL LINE AND MODULAR CONSTRUCTION CAPABILITIES:

MTI’S PANEL LINE, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, Heavy Steel Fabrication
Metal Trades has extensive indoor fabrication capabilities, overhead crane capacity, and heavy lift equipment to move large structures seamlessly throughout the life cycle of fabrication, paint, and shipping via our Marine Railway

MTI’S BLAST BOOTH CAPABILITY:

MTI’S BLAST BOOTH, Heavy Steel Fabrication
Metal Trades, Inc. has one of the largest Indoor Blast and Paint Booths in the Southeast, which is comprised of two booths that are 100’ x 32’ wide. We blast and prime modules and large components with ease and without concern of environmental delay.

MTI SPECIALIZES IN SUPPORTING OEMS IN THE POWER GENERATION SECTOR:

MTI SUPPORTS OEMS IN POWER GENERATION, Heavy Steel Fabrication
This is an example of a Core Transformer Tank fabricated through our turnkey process. Metal Trades runs material through our processing center, makes flanges in our machine shop, forms steel with our brake press, and utilizes our small blast and paint booths (qty 2- 40’ x 20’) to paint. We use our own tractor-trailers to deliver these units to the OEMs, who then complete the internal windings before sending the units out to the field for installation.
Metal Trade offers our own transportation and therefore has the capability to mass-produce transformer tanks for our Power Generation customers who require high-volume production. We support our OEMs’ expedited schedules by utilizing our small paint booth, dedicating a crew that specializes in building Transformers for our OEMs, as well as offering multiple delivery solutions.

MTI SPECIALIZES IN BARGE AND COMMERCIAL MARINE CONSTRUCTION:

MTI SPECIALIZES IN BARGE AND COMMERCIAL MARINE CONSTRUCTION
Metal Trades specializes in custom barge building and Marine Construction and Repair for both Government and Commercial Customers. Our Marine Railway, pier space, and deep-water access allow us to facilitate logistics to anywhere in the world with a geographic focus on the East Coast.

Experience Counts in Heavy Steel Fabrication!

That’s a brief tour and snapshot of Metal Trades’ heavy steel fabrication operations! Remember, the Metal Trades team has decades of combined experience in building complex heavy steel components. Many of our craftsmen, machinists, welders, and management staff had years of prior experience building nuclear submarine components or overhauling naval vessels. And all our welders are qualified to ABS, AWS D1.1, NAVSEA, and ASME Section 9 standards. We qualify welders onsite! Contact us to learn more about Metal Trades Heavy Steel Fabrication.

Thanks for taking the tour!

 

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Metal Trades, Inc. (MTI) is a family owned business located just south of Charleston, South Carolina operating with deep water access on the intracoastal waterway. We have been in business since 1962 and have extensive past performance in Heavy Steel Fabrication, Manufacturing, Machining, Vessel Construction and Vessel Maintenance and Repair for both commercial and Government customers.

” J.E. Corbin, Jr. founded Metal Trades, Inc. in 1962 with a pickup truck, a welding machine, and years of metal fabricating experience. Since that time MTI established a solid reputation for its multi-skilled work force and strong commitment to high quality.”

 

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