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A LFAB INC.

E CONOMY

www.alfabinc.com / Revenues: $50 million / Headquarters: Enterprise, Ala. / Employees: 100 / Specialty: Custom metal
fabrication / Neal Brown, executive vice president: "Building sound customer relationships is very important to us."

A Core of Quality
experience and reputation make
alfab inc. a go-to job shop.
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ALFAB Inc. offers more than just custom steel and aluminum products to its diverse customer base. "We sell our qualifications,"
Executive Vice President Neal Brown says. "We're a family owned
company that's more than 40 years old and has a lot of dedicated
people who have been with us for many years. The core of our company is a staff of highly qualified people committed to producing
high-quality products."
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The company's dedication to quality
dates back to 1971, when founders
Robert Sanford and Bruner Dicus
formed the company after purchasing
a facility in Enterprise, Ala., from
their former employer, Baltimorebased Washington Aluminum Co.
The two moved from Maryland to
Alabama in pursuit of a new opportunity, and pooled their resources and
business knowledge.
In addition to buying the facility
- which still houses the company's
operations - the two also bought the
assets of Metal Service Company
Inc., of Clearwater, Fla., and expanded the manufacturing and sales of
STAIRCO steel stair systems.
ALFAB has grown since its founding from its initial staff of 27 to more
than 100 employees. Several of the
original employees are still with the
company today. They produce carbon
steel, stainless steel and aluminum
products including STAIRCO steel
stairs, platforms and railings in a
200,000-square-foot manufacturing
facility located on a 55-acre site in
southeast Alabama. The company
serves a wide range of sectors, including the commercial construction,
nuclear, marine, power, defense and
industrial markets.
Notable clients include the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, for whom
ALFAB produces support steel used
on lock-and-dam projects across the
country, and the U.S. Armed Forces.
Some examples of infrastructure
components supplied for waterways
projects include "wall armor," which
protects guide walls and lock walls
from impact, ladder recesses and
mooring bit guides. The company is
one of the country's largest manufacturers of AM-2 Mod 5 Landing Mat,
used for rapid deployment helipads,
airfields, parking aprons for aircraft
and shelter flooring. ALFAB is ISO
9001 certified and AISC certified for
steel building structures.
"Diversification has been the key to


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