Stainless Fabrication Inc.

Stainless Fabrication Inc.

PO Box 1127, Springfield, MO 65801

AboutStainless Fabrication Inc.

We work as a team to provide custom solutions and quality products for our customers while remaining dedicated to our employees and communities!

OVER 30 YEARS IN THE MAKING
Since 1985, the high quality workmanship of a custom SFI-built tank combined with a company-wide commitment to our customers has provided the opportunity for continued growth and expansion to better serve you.

SFI personnel have over 1600 years of combined experience which allows us to partner with our customers and work through the challenges of a new tank project. From our regional managers and in-house engineering staff to our skilled shop and field fabrication teams, SFI handles each project with precision, giving attention to detail and using our expertise to ensure that your tank is built to your requirements.

WE ARE WHERE YOU ARE
SFI fabricates tanks on-site at customer locations, as well as in our facility. We have been navigating complex job sites and building tanks in excess of 600,000 gallons for over 30 years.  SFI can build what you need, when and where you need it!

WE WORK WITH YOU
During business hours, phone calls are answered by an SFI employee. If your Regional Manager isn’t available and you need to speak with someone right away, we’ll connect you with one of our many qualified team members who can assist you. You won’t just be sent to voicemail or kept on hold. Your call really is important to us!

FROM THE HEART OF AMERICA TO EVERYWHERE ELSE
SFI occupies over 100,000 square feet of production floor in our facility in Springfield Missouri. We have customers in 48 states and 13 foreign countries.   A HIGHER STANDARD
There are a variety of rules, standards and guidelines governing the design, fabrication and inspection of stainless steel tanks and vessels.  SFI utilizes the following:

CERTIFICATES OF AUTHORIZATION HELD BY SFI:
ASME Certificate of Authorization ""U""

SCOPE: ASME Section VIII, Division 1. Manufacture of Pressure Vessels at SFI and Field Sites controlled by SFI (certificate holder since 1988).

National Board of Boiler & Pressure Vessel Inspectors Certificate of Authorization ""R""

SCOPE: Metallic Repairs and/or Alterations at SFI and extended for Field Repairs and/or Alterations controlled by SFI (certificate holder since 1993).

SFI certifications

STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES UTILIZED:
ASME BPE

SCOPE: Design and Construction of Tanks according to the current ASME BPE Standard for industries that require a defined level of purity and bioburden control.

Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) ""CE"" Mark (European Directive)

SCOPE: ASME Designed and Stamped Pressure Vessels with CE Marking and Certification. (The manufacturer certifies, that the product meets the safety requirements of the appropriate European Directive.)

API 620

SCOPE: Design of Shop or Field Fabricated Storage Tanks with internal pressure up to 15 psig, Marked and Certified in accordance with API 620, but does not include inspection of vessel. Inspection is the responsibility of the purchaser.

API 650

SCOPE: Design of Shop or Field Fabricated Storage Tanks with internal pressure up to 2.5 psig. Marking and Certification of item included.

UL-142

SCOPE: Design, Fabrication, Testing, and Labeling for Above ground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids.

Canadian Registration Number (CRN)

SCOPE: The CRN identifies the design has been reviewed, accepted and registered for use in that province or territory.

MOM (Ministry of Manpower-Singapore)

SCOPE: The Ministry of Manpower is a division of the Singapore government that regulates Employment Practices, Workplace Safety, and Work Permits.  Pressure vessels are inspected by an Authorized Examiner before being placed in the jurisdiction. Registration of pressure vessel is the responsibility of the end user.   

BUILT ON A SOLID FOUNDATION
Since opening in 1985, SFI has strived to build trusting relationships with our customers by focusing on what we consider to be most important:

Honesty and good communication
Respecting project schedules
Loyal partnerships
Quality workmanship
Competitive pricing
Safe work practices

Growing from just three employees in 1985 to nearly 200 personnel today, we attribute our continued growth and success to our dedicated employees, our company-wide commitment to these core values and a desire to be the best at what we do.

SFI in the 80s
1985-1994
1985 – SFI opened its doors in May, with the three owners building stainless tanks in the field.

1986 – Numerous field hands were hired, many of which are still working at SFI today.

1987 ­– Additional personnel were hired, shop fabricated tank capabilities were added.

1988 –ASME “U” certification was obtained.

1992 – By this time, SFI had experienced substantial growth occupying five buildings on the East side of Springfield.

1993 – Construction was complete and SFI moved into their new 30,000 square foot production facility with 7,200 square feet of office space.  The building sits on 17 acres, providing room for future expansion, as well as easy access to the airport and Interstate 44.

1993 – NBIC “R” certification was obtained allowing SFI to make repairs and alterations in both the shop and field.

SFI in the 90s
1995–2004
1995 – A separate warehouse and two additions to the original shop building occurred between 1995-1998, adding more than 22,000 square feet of production floor.

1997 – Non-destructive examination capability was brought in-house with the addition of radiography equipment.  Designated personnel were trained and certified to x-ray welds as required by customer specifications and code.

2003 – The Electropolish Bay was added and brought with it growth opportunities into the biopharmaceutical industry.  The building expansion included a 15,000 square foot production bay that is segregated from the rest of the plant with electropolish finishing equipment at one end.

SFI in the 2000s
2005–2014
2006 – The existing plasma burner was replaced with a CNC Plasma Burn Table and a Haas Precision CNC Lathe was purchased.

2008 – SFI was purchased by Exchange Income Corporation., of Winnipeg, Manitoba, providing opportunities for growth and expansion into new markets and geographical regions.

To quickly meet the demand for more production space, SFI leased a 25,000 square foot building across the street from the main facility.

2009 – A VoIP phone system upgrade linked all buildings for both phones and network connectivity.

2010 – A large capacity Omax Jet Machining Center was purchased allowing for improved processes and efficiencies.

2013 – Cost-savings and efficiencies were improved with the addition oSAFETY FIRST
The personal health and safety of each employee, customer and visitor on SFI premises is of great importance to us.  Visitors must check in at the front desk upon arrival and receive a name tag and appropriate personal protective equipment including a high visibility vest and safety glasses if going in the production areas.

SAFETY STARTS WITH ME
Each SFI employee is responsible for cooperating with all aspects of our Safety Program and for continually employing safe work practices while performing their duties. In addition to personal responsibility, safety administration is organized as follows:

Our in-house safety manager implements, monitors and documents our safety initiatives and trainings, ensuring that OSHA compliance always stays top of mind.  
The safety management team consists of the President, Controller, Safety Manager, Shop Supervisors and Leadmen.  This group meets monthly to discuss topics such as outstanding issues, on-going training, PPE, job hazard analysis, etc.
SFI’s safety committee is comprised of volunteer production personnel who meet monthly to:
Discuss “hot topics”
Perform inspections and walk-throughs
Work on various safety projects
Bring to light any employee concerns
Review any incidents that occurred the previous month and create action steps for future prevention.
Shop and field supervisors conduct weekly toolbox meetings with their personnel.
As part of their annual training refresher course, field personnel are provided with OSHA 10-hour training and CPR & First Aid training.
All production new-hires receive safety orientation prior to starting work.
SFI utilizes the services of an outside safety consultant for annual and special trainings.

FIELD SAFETY
SFI field crews build tanks and equipment on-site at customer facilities.  They are well trained in our fabrication methods which includes safe work practices and use of proper PPE (personal protective equipment).  All personnel are required to follow the SFI safety program as well as any additional requirements set forth by our customers.  Our priority is maintaining an accident-free worksite!

SAFETY PROGRAM
We have JHA’s (job hazard analysis) on all production tasks and operations (for both shop and field).  Our safety program covers a wide range of topics including:

Aerial lifts, power industrial trucks, scissor lifts
Confined space
Crane inspection and maintenance
Electrical safety
Fall protection
Fire safety
Hazard communication
Hearing conservation
Ladder, scaffold safety
Lock-out tag-out
Personal protective equipment
Welding & cutting
The safety program also provides for administrative issues such as

Accident prevention, incident reporting, and investigation
Emergency action plan
First aid policy
Fleet safety
General waste management
Substance abuse

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
SFI recognizes the dangers associated with drug and alcohol use/abuse and has a substance abuse policy in place that includes:

10-panel testing of new hires;
Post-accident testing
Random drug testing
Reasonable cause testing

SAFETY FIRST
The personal health and safety of each employee, customer and visitor on SFI premises is of great importance to us.  Visitors must check in at the front desk upon arrival and receive a name tag and appropriate personal protective equipment including a high visibility vest and safety glasses if going in the production areas.

SAFETY STARTS WITH ME
Each SFI employee is responsible for cooperating with all aspects of our Safety Program and for continually employing safe work practices while performing their duties. In addition to personal responsibility, safety administration is organized as follows:

Our in-house safety manager implements, monitors and documents our safety initiatives and trainings, ensuring that OSHA compliance always stays top of mind.  
The safety management team consists of the President, Controller, Safety Manager, Shop Supervisors and Leadmen.  This group meets monthly to discuss topics such as outstanding issues, on-going training, PPE, job hazard analysis, etc.
SFI’s safety committee is comprised of volunteer production personnel who meet monthly to:
Discuss “hot topics”
Perform inspections and walk-throughs
Work on various safety projects
Bring to light any employee concerns
Review any incidents that occurred the previous month and create action steps for future prevention.
Shop and field supervisors conduct weekly toolbox meetings with their personnel.
As part of their annual training refresher course, field personnel are provided with OSHA 10-hour training and CPR & First Aid training.
All production new-hires receive safety orientation prior to starting work.
SFI utilizes the services of an outside safety consultant for annual and special trainings.

FIELD SAFETY
SFI field crews build tanks and equipment on-site at customer facilities.  They are well trained in our fabrication methods which includes safe work practices and use of proper PPE (personal protective equipment).  All personnel are required to follow the SFI safety program as well as any additional requirements set forth by our customers.  Our priority is maintaining an accident-free worksite!

SAFETY PROGRAM
We have JHA’s (job hazard analysis) on all production tasks and operations (for both shop and field).  Our safety program covers a wide range of topics including:

Aerial lifts, power industrial trucks, scissor lifts
Confined space
Crane inspection and maintenance
Electrical safety
Fall protection
Fire safety
Hazard communication
Hearing conservation
Ladder, scaffold safety
Lock-out tag-out
Personal protective equipment
Welding & cutting
The safety program also provides for administrative issues such as

Accident prevention, incident reporting, and investigation
Emergency action plan
First aid policy
Fleet safety
General waste management
Substance abuse
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
SFI recognizes the dangers associated with drug and alcohol use/abuse and has a substance abuse policy in place that includes:

10-panel testing of new hires;
Post-accident testing
Random drug testing
Reasonable cause testingf a crane and yard truck with a 40’ trailer allowing large tanks to be moved around the facility without bringing in an outside vendor.

2014 – A 45’ x 20’ hydro pad was built, allowing large tanks to be hydro tested standing up.

SFI in 2016
2015–PRESENT
2015 – Our 1,800 square foot multipurpose building was completed, housing Quality Control, the Field Operations Manager, Maintenance Manager, Safety Manager and Marketing.  It also has a conference room, providing us with a total of three for meetings, customer visits and FATs.

New welding equipment was purchased to reduce cost of consumables and increase efficiencies.

2016 – Fabrication equipment was purchased including a new Seam Welder and a Vertical CNC Machining Center.

SFI launches new responsive website in June 2016.

2017 – Overhead crane installed in machine shop to service CNC machining center, CNC lathe and other equipment.

2018 – New welding and grinding equipment installed and operational.

Tank assembly capacity increased by 25,000 square feet when a second off-site building was leased in January.

Today, SFI employs nearly 200 people and we have more than 125,000 square feet of production floor.  Our vessels can be found in every state in the continental U.S. and in several foreign countries.  We continue to grow and expand, working with customers in a wide variety of industries.  

GOING FORWARD
SFI is a growth oriented company. We enjoy the challenges that come with building different types of equipment and working with customers from a wide variety of industries. SFI personnel are constantly looking for ways to improve all facets of the business from technology (computers, software, etc.) to equipment used in fabrication processes, to the way we literally perform our jobs — whether in the field, factory or office.

We welcome opportunities to work with new customers and expand into new markets where our expertise can be utilized and we can grow.

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