The Andersons Fabrication Shop, located at 415 Illinois Ave., Gate 2 in Maumee, Ohio, is a full-service fabrication, cleaning, and painting operation and has been producing high-quality material handling systems, railcar components, and custom fabrications for more than 50 years.
Our staff, including a team of AWS D1.1-certified welders as well as an AWS-certified inspector, is knowledgeable and dependable and offers a variety of services:
Our shop can handle fabrication jobs both big and small, including custom fabrication and specially designed equipment.
We offer on-site fabrication and installation work - from minor welding and repair to complex installation needs. Our mobile crews come fully equipped to visit your facility and offer recommendations or build to your specifications for:
We build custom railcar components, including gates, hatch covers, interior swing-away bulkheads for boxcars, and one of the largest railcar gravity discharge gates in the industry. Our railcar components are safe, practical, and cost-effective solutions and include the following:
Butterfly Gate: The BVG-110 aluminum butterfly gate is used in purified terephthalic acid (PTA) service, where compressed air or nitrogen is introduced into the railcar through the blue fluidizer pads to “fluff” the material that has compacted during shipping in order to expedite unloading.
Gravity Discharge Gate: The 28″ x 48″ steel gravity discharge gate has one of the largest gate openings in the industry today. We also provide other gate sizes and types.
Swing-Away Bulkheads: The load restraining device (LRD) swing-away bulkhead offers shippers a safe, easy-to-operate, and cost-effective solution for rail transportation problems. The swing-away door design reduces the threat of injury associated with traditional restraint systems. This bulkhead can be operated by one person, providing significant savings on manpower expenses, and is lighter than other divider options for boxcars, allowing for more freight carry. Nearly maintenance free, the system, which is approved by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), adapts to all load configurations, reducing damage while in route.
Other items available:
We recondition stainless steel, aluminum, cast aluminum, cast iron, and wrought iron. Our process includes:
The Andersons Fabrication Shop uses the DB500® Dustless Blaster, a safe and eco-friendly machine that uses recycled bottle glass for mobile blasting projects such as:
DB500 is a registered trademark of MMLJ, Inc.