Wishing You a Merry Christmas From The PennFab Team

The holiday season is a time to appreciate all that life has to offer and say thank you. Here at PennFab, we want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! We hope your days are filled with peace and happiness now and into the New Year.

Let It Snow

Is it even winter if it doesn’t snow? At PennFab, one of our many projects is creating the supports for snowmaking machines, making it possible for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy the slopes even when snow is scarce. We fabricate and galvanize complex steel weldments, creating an army of snowmaking machines.

These complex steel parts are used to support, lift, adjust, and transport high-end snowmaking machines. All parts and 99% of the machinery used is made right here in the USA. By fabricating in the USA, we are able to reduce shipping costs to our customers and provide a shorter lead-time.

Safety, Quality, and Productivity Near You

As a part of our mission to help America rebuild its infrastructure, we have been servicing platform access to train tracks in our area, especially those where ice melting products are used. Recently, there was an existing concrete platform that required frequent and significant maintenance, posing an increasing operational risk. The solution to this problem needed to extend the life of the platform without completely shutting it down and taking it out of service.

The team at PennFab worked together to create a solution that was quick and easy to install, with a quick turnaround time, to avoid disrupting the daily activities of passengers. PennFab fabricated and shipped custom anti-slip steel panels that were fastened in place, right over the deteriorated and unsafe platform sections. These panels were pre-assembled and fully ready for installation with yellow tactile mat and rub rail attached, along with yellow stripes painted. Beveled edges were added to prevent trip hazards and comply with ADA standards. The installation work was done without any heavy equipment or major construction. Once everything was installed and fastened, the neat and clean appearance proved similar to an unmodified platform. We are proud to say that we efficiently maintained the safety of the platform with quality products and craftsmanship.

Thank a Veteran This Holiday

As a veteran-owned and operated business, we see the value in taking an extra minute to say “thank you” to a veteran. This holiday season, it’s important to remember that not everyone is as lucky as you are. Donating your time can be one of the greatest gifts of all. Visiting your local VA hospital and spending time with veterans can help make their holidays a little brighter. Christmas is a time for reflecting and appreciating those around you. Whatever you do, don’t forget to thank a veteran this holiday.

Celebrating Our Most Valuable Resource — Our Employees!

At PennFab, we value the hard work and dedication that our employees put into their jobs every day. As a thank you, we have started awarding employees with plaques on their anniversary milestones.

The first award has been given to Ed Sholly, celebrating his 10-year work anniversary with us here at PennFab. Ed is a detailer in our engineering department, bringing over 35 years of experience in the steel fabrication industry. On a daily basis, Ed meticulously reviews drawings and specifications, taking them from the initial design state and transforming them into real works of art.

After executing a complete detailing and delineation of all parts and components, Ed creates thorough drawings depicting what is needed to create various forms of custom fabrications. These fabrications include catenary structures for railroads, electrical substations, and highway sign structures.

Some areas of Ed’s expertise include:

  • Industrial maintenance
  • Conveyor industry
  • Material handling
  • Structural steel equipment
  • Railroad maintenance equipment
  • Machine shop
  • Millwright work

Every day, Ed has the pleasure of seeing his handiwork in person when he drives by the Croydon rail station. PennFab was responsible for the fabrication of the rail station, including the canopies and railings. Ed also gets the chance to appreciate his work in-person when he attends an Eagles or Phillies home game, where PennFab fabricated all of the audiovisual brackets and supports in the two stadiums.

When PennFab began 35 years ago, it consisted of just three people. Today, we have developed into one of the largest fabricating and manufacturing facilities in the tri-state area — something that wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication and perseverance displayed by our outstanding employees.

From day one, Michael J. Mabin knew he wanted to build a business that would provide rewarding jobs to employees and families for years to come. From one department to the next, we consider PennFab to be one big family. To this day, we continue to invest in our employees by providing hands-on training and offering opportunities for growth within the company. It is with great pride that we can watch our employees further educate themselves, developing the skills necessary for them to achieve their career goals. We look forward to continuing this new tradition of celebrating employees who have chosen to accomplish those goals here with us. To start your career with PennFab, apply in writing at Jobs@PennFab.com.