January 28, 2018

Why Use an AISC Certified Fabricator?

At PennFab, we take pride in being a veteran-owned and operated company; but did you know that we are also an AISC certified steel manufacturer and fabricator in Pennsylvania? We are proud of our certification, as it shows our employees and customers the level of our dedication to them. We work hard to provide the highest quality of products to customers while maintaining a safe and productive work environment for our employees. Here, we break down what AISC certification entails, and why it’s important for fabricators to have this.

AISC Certification 

In 1921, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) was formed to benefit steel fabricators and erectors. The AISC has proven to be a leader in research, development, and education for steel construction. Their rigorous and ever-evolving processes that fabricators must adhere to will be hard to find elsewhere.

AISC certified fabricators assure their customers they possess the following:

  • Personnel
  • Organization
  • Experience
  • Procedures
  • Knowledge
  • Equipment

The Importance of AISC Certification

AISC fabricators stay true to three values: quality, safety, and accountability.


Certified fabricators are held to a higher standard as they comply with industry standard, codes, and practices. What sets a certified and non-certified fabricator apart is the ability to provide an exceptional level of quality control and quality assurance for the customer. Every process must comply with the AISC standards and be documented in a Quality Management System.


Not only are AISC certified fabricators held to a high standard to their customers, but to their employees as well. Providing a safe environment and workplace for employees is essential. Due to more rigorous training requirements for employees, the number of potential accidents and product failures is reduced.


Maintaining detailed records to be kept on file is required of AISC certified fabricators. This is to ensure that each procedure is conducted in an exceptional manner. AISC fabricators are subject to audit and physical inspection at any time to ensure that standards are being properly met.

Since AISC certified fabricators must go through rigorous processes and formal training, they tend to be more efficient. Their efficiency can translate to savings that can be passed down to the customer.

As a leader of steel fabrication in Pennsylvania, PennFab provides valuable services and products to customers. We can guarantee your project will be executed with superior quality. Contact us today to learn more about how our AISC certification can benefit you.