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Price increase and Shop update.

This is something I have been trying very hard not to have to due but I must raise my prices. Our raw material prices have drastically gone up over the last year and a half and unfortunately there is no relief in sight. We are incurring price increases from every direction from fuel for our trucks, credit card processing fee’s, Insurance, tooling, and misc. supplies. The prices we are paying today for most everything has doubled if not tripled and in some cases gone up 10x. I am left with no option but to raise our prices drastically to still make a small profit on our products.


I have been asked by numerous people when will our stainless steel plant hangers be back in stock. We made a large batch of them in early December but a local nursery bought them up so we made another batch and those also sold out before we had them finished. I am hoping this batch our online customers can get before other nurseries buy these up also.


I would like to Thank all of our customers for supporting us and look forward to serving you in the future.

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2022 FedEx rate increases.

Here is the new rate in creases for FedEx for 2022. Shipping is about to get a lot more expensive. We are preparing ourselves for the reduction in sales due to the price of shipping increasing. It seems that FedEx thinks this is a great time for them to fatten there wallet at our expense. We need cheaper shipping not more expensive so people will buy the good they want not have to pay more for shipping than the item they are purchasing.

Shipping Rates to Increase for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Freight Services

September 20, 2021

MEMPHIS, Tenn., September 20, 2021 — FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Freight, subsidiaries of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), will increase shipping rates on January 3, 2022.

FedEx Express shipping rates will increase by an average of 5.9% for U.S. domestic, U.S. export, and U.S. import services.

FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery shipping rates will increase by an average of 5.9%. FedEx Ground Economy shipping rates will also increase.

FedEx Freight shipping rates will increase by an average of 5.9% for customers who use FXF PZONE and FXF EZONE, and by 7.9% for customers who use FXF 1000 and 501. This change applies to shipments within the U.S. (including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) and between the contiguous U.S. and Canada. FedEx Freight shipping rates will also increase for shipments within Canada, within Mexico, and between the contiguous U.S. and Mexico.

The following FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Ground Economy, and FedEx Freight surcharge changes will also take effect in the coming months:

  • Effective November 1, 2021, a fuel surcharge increase will be applied to FedEx Express (U.S. domestic package and freight services), FedEx Ground, and FedEx Freight shipments.
  • Effective January 17, 2022, FedEx Freight will introduce a No Shipment Tendered surcharge that applies when a pickup is performed and no shipment is tendered to the carrier.
  • Effective January 17, 2022, the International Out-of-Delivery-Area Surcharge and International Out-of-Pickup-Area Surcharge rates will be determined based on the corresponding tier of the ZIP code, postal code, or city of the shipment’s origin and/or destination location for International Express Freight and Parcel services.
  • Effective January 17, 2022, a Delivery and Returns Surcharge will be assessed on packages that are delivered or returned using FedEx Ground Economy services.
  • Effective January 24, 2022, Additional Handling Surcharge and Oversize Surcharge rates for U.S. Express Package Services and U.S. Ground Services will be determined based on the shipment’s zone.

These changes reflect incremental costs associated with the challenging operating environment, while enabling FedEx to continue investing in service enhancement, fleet maintenance, technology innovations, and other areas to serve customers more effectively and efficiently.

Beginning January 3, 2022, FedEx will offer customers who ship internationally an additional option for time-definite deliveries in one to three business days. With the new FedEx International Priority® Express service, customers will be able to schedule delivery by noon to select destinations. Early morning delivery will continue to be available through the FedEx International First® service and end of day delivery to more than 220 countries will continue to be offered through the FedEx International Priority® service.

Details of all changes to rates, surcharges, and fees are available on the FedEx website at:

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2022 UPS rate increases.

UPS is at it again, hurting the small business with more rate increases. We do not make any money on shipping in fact we loose money. The rates on the website are the actual rates we are charged we never make money off of the shipping. Here is the email from UPS to us informing us over there 6% rate increase. That rate in crease is double the cost of living increase. USPS and FedEx are expected to have similar rate increases the day after Christmas.

2022 Rates and Services
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Working on more flag holder stock for the holidays

I am keeping busy in the shop making more stock for the up coming holidays. 

Our new DoAll band saw is earning its keep in the shop, cutting with speed and precision. Cutting more flag holder parts.



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Memorial day 2021

We would like to wish everyone  a safe Memorial day. Thank you for keeping us protected and free.

We are sorry that we sold out of our 45 deg. stainless steel flag holders but more are being made and will be available the second week of June on the website.

Thank you.

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What’s going on in the shop 4/16/2021

I would like to Thank everyone who has supported us and allowed us to stay extremely busy during the pandemic Thank you.

Product availability:

I try to keep product made and instock so when you place your order I can get the item shipped out with in a day or two of ordering. Material is becoming difficult to get and is taking longer than expected to receive. that is causing delays in manufacturing of products for the website which intern is causing delays in shipping products out to you. Material prices have doubled and in some cases tripled I am trying not to raise my prices at this time. Hope fully the steel market will settle down and prices will start to drop but if they do not settle down i will be forced to raise my prices.


As of January 20th 2021 UPS has raised its rates 20%  USPS has raised there rates 20% and not to be out done FedEx has also raised there rates by 20% and also now included a $50.00 heavy item fee for orders over 50 Lbs. I do not make anything on shipping in fact we lose money on shipping almost every order. The prices displayed on the website are the actual shipping prices.

I feel it is important to remain transparent with our customers and to keep them informed.


Thank you,

Rich Gallagher Owner/Fabricator

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


I would like to wish all my customers a Merry Christmas and Happy new year. With out all the great customers we had this year we would not have had such a phenomenal year. When 2020 rolled in it was set up to be a very busy year, Then in a couple of months that all changed wit the Covid virus but we worked around it to safely continue working and getting product made and shipped. I thought this year was going to be one of our worst and in tern people stepped up and purchased our products at a pace we never seen. I am still behind but I am getting slowly caught up. I am just about out of innovatory of all our products. I will be taking some time off after going non stop 7 days a week I need a little rest and my honey do list is getting quite long. The shop needs a major cleaning and restocking. I am going to try to take January off and get caught up on jobs at home and reorganize the shop making way for new equipment hope fully in June or July. I would like to thank every one who purchased our products over the last 12 months thank you for making 2020 one of our best years and we look forward to serving you in 2021. 

Have a Safe and Happy New Year.

High lights from 2020 just some of the work we did this year.

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Amazon Pay

As of today 4/5/2020 I will no longer be accepting payments though Amazon Pay. I would normally wait 2 to 3 weeks to get my money from Amazon now they no longer will direct deposit the funds to the company checking account. I will still be accepting payments though PayPal and my secure credit card processing company. I do apologize for inconvenience that may have caused. 


Richard Gallagher Jr. 


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) 3/20/2020

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic escalating I will not be accepting any local work in the shop until further notice. I will still be fabricating grill grates and other items sold on the website as long as I can get material from my suppliers. If you have something you need fabricated you can still send me your prints and I will be more than happy to fabricate it and ship it out to you. 

 In this uncertain time I have to protect my family from this virus. One member of my family has a compromised immune system and I cannot afford to bring this virus home. I hope you understand. Indian River County has has its first confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) case this morning 3/20/2020.

 I will keep you updated as much as possible.

Please follow what the CDC, WHO, NIH and your local officials tell you to do. IF we keep our distance we can fight this virus.

  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Staying at home when sick and seeking appropriate medical care
  • Social Distancing

I received this information from the NIH regarding the Covid19

The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine. The scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. The results provide key information about the stability of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19 disease, and suggests that people may acquire the virus through the air and after touching contaminated objects. 


Rich Gallagher




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Whats going on in the shop 2/17/2020

The shop has been steady with work, I have been so fortunate to have great customers to support my small shop Thank you. My stainless steel grill grates are very popular and are keeping me busy. Along with local work for business. Like I have said in other posts a lot of my work is done under NDA’s (None Disclosure Agreements) which means I cannot show pictures of the work of talk about the customer. A lot of this work would be great to show but I have to honor these agreements.

I am currently working to move my shop into the future with some new equipment purchase hopefully by the end of the year.

Here are some pictures of some recent work I have completed.

Ornamental Iron plant hangers being shipped out to Washington State.

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Steel grill grates

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Stainless steel grill grates

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Heavy duty tree boom

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Happy New Years

I would like to wish all my customers and suppliers a Happy and Safe New Year I could not have done it with out all of you Thank you.












This is the last grill grate I will make for 2019 33″ Round Stainless steel.


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Whats going on in the shop 12/13/2019

This has been a very busy year for me and I am greatly thankful to all my customers for supporting my small independent business.

Grill grates are being fabricated and shipped as fast as they are made to get everyone’s orders to them before Christmas. 

I only have a few of my 1″ flag holders left in 45 Deg and 22.5 Deg. Will be making more after the first of the year.

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Small Business Saturday

Please do not forget to support your small local business. Small business Saturday is to help the small business try to get a head of the big box stores and the big corporate business. Remember when you support a small local business you not only support that business but all the business that that one deals with along with there employee’s. Thank you for supporting your small local business.

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Whats going on in the shop 11/10/2019

There is still time to get your orders in for delivery before Christmas.

I have been busy building my custom stainless steel grill grates. stainless steel flag holder brackets along with work that comes in the shop on a daily basis.

Here is a couple pictures of a 29 round stainless steel grill grate that just shipped.

I also make coal grates for your fire pits and grills. Here is a 28″ round steel coal grate.

The first week of December will be the latest I will be able to take custom grill grate orders to be delivered by Christmas. So order your grates today to be sure you have them for the holidays.


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Whats going on in the shop 10/27/2019

I have thankfully been very busy with many different projects. As a 1 man shop its a very difficult thing to update the website, Quote work, Ship out the orders and make the products. I wish I could do more shop updates hopefully in the near future.

I have been busy with the stainless steel grill grates here are a couple i was able to get pictures of.

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I also added a new product to the website a stainless steel grill grate lifter. These handy tools make it easy to lift your grill grate add more wood or stoke your fire. You can lift a grate loaded with food and not worry about it spilling.

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My stainless steel flag pole holder brackets are flying off the self I cannot make them fast enough. The heavy duty construction and rock solid design make them a permanent fixture on the outside of your home. These are the first and last flag pole holder brackets you will ever buy.

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Whats going on in the shop 8/18/2019

The summer has been very busy and I would like  to thank all my customers for that. Thank you.

Grill grate orders have been keeping me busy I have not had much time to get pictures but I have a few to share. These grates are for a 16″ Ranger Smoker from Horizon BBQ Smokers. This was a complete set of replacement stainless steel grates. The customer was not happy with the low quality grates supplied with there smoker.

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I have also been very busy with several aluminum fabrications jobs for local business. Two of my customer’s have a none disclosure agreement with me so I cannot show the pictures of that work. But I have a local nursery I am making an aluminum potting table for them.

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Whats going on in the shop 5/19/2019

Aluminum Fabrication

I just finished up a large Aluminum fabrication project for a local plant nursery. This all aluminum potting table and hopper is replacing there aging wooden unit. The hopper will hold enough potting soil to last them all day long and the table gives them enough room to work. Along with lasting them a lifetime.

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Whats going on in the shop 4/28/2019

I have been very busy with customer breakdowns. Seems like companies are pushing there equipment hard to make up for lost time during the recession and poor yields on there farms.

this Kubota R520S loader attachment mount was bent because the operator could not get off the machine to lock the attachment to the machine. replacement is not available and down time would be excessive. I removed the unit from the machine Friday morning and reinstalled the repaired unit Saturday morning so they can use the machine on Monday morning.

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Next was a Tree Boom with a worn out hook mount needed to be repaired for employee safety. Removed worn out piece and fabricated new one from 3/4″ steel plate.

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I have finally found a source for the quality stainless I use in the stainless steel grill grates I make and sell on the web site. Because of the delay in sourcing the right material i am very far behind. Hopefully the break down will calm down so I can get caught up. 18 hr days makes for a very long week, I am not complaining I just do not like being behind. Several other jobs were done that I did not get pictures of and some I did and will post later.

I want to apologizes again to the customers who have been patiently waiting for the stainless grill grate order to be filled.

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Whats going on in the shop 4/07/2019

I have been extremely busy with local customers the last 2 months. As a job shop I do all kinds of work from welding, fabrication, hydraulic repairs & trouble shooting, to tractor repair and construction equipment repair along with local processors of citrus and plant nurseries. basically if its broke I fix it. I never know what I will be doing from day to day. Most days I am able to work on jobs in progress in the shop but lately I have been getting more and more emergency calls to come get there business back up and running. that slows down shop production.

I am about a month behind on grill grate fabrication. I would like to thank the people who have been very patient during the long wait. There are a few people who rather be impatient and rude and I am sorry I am only one person. I cannot go any faster than I am currently going and I have asked for there patience and thats about all I can do. Last week I received a large order of stainless rod for grill grates and had to send it back because it was unusable. After going back and forth with the steel mill there rep came to the shop and we sat down and discussed the reasons the stainless is no good to me. The answer I was given is it is due to the terrifs. Well that is not an answer I want to hear or do my customers. I was called Friday late after noon and was told a small part of the order will be delivered on Monday by pick up truck, the other 4800 feet will ship the end of next week. At least I can get going on some of the orders that have been waiting for a long time.

I will not use material that is not to my standards if the customer has to wait a little while longer then so be it. I will not ship out poor quality products.

All of my customers are very important to me and I try my best to get all orders filled in a timely manner. Being in my type of business if I get an emergency call I have to drop what I am doing and go get that customer back up and running.


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Whats going on in the shop 3/1/2019

Aluminum fabrication

The 2019 year has started off very rocky, but has steadily regaining its pace. I have been busy with local customers work. I am currently working on a Aluminum potting table with soil hopper for one of the local nurseries. This potting table is a large project and I am taking my time on it I do not believe in rushing a job just to get it done. This potting table will be a focal point for the nursery business and seen by many customers. I have also been busy with several repairs.

One repair was for a BigTex 70SR Dump trailer the trailer has not worked since it was purchased new. The company called me into see if I could find out what was going on. The trailer dealer even replaced the hydraulic power unit and the trailer still did not work. I looked at the truck and trailer and discovered one problem right away the truck did not have any power to the trailer plug to recharge the battery. The second problem was the replacement pump was no good. I contacted the pump manufacture KTI in California and told them what I found with there pump and they send me out a rebuild kit for free. Once the pump was rebuilt the pump was installed in the trailer. Fixed the wiring on the truck the dump trailer now works like it should have from the factory.

Another quick repair I was able to get a few pictures of was a fork carriage for a loader that damaged. A wheel loader backed over the fork carriage and broke the guard off the top of the carriage.

Aluminum Potting table and hopper.

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Fork Carriage Repair.

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BigTex 70SR Hydraulic pump.

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Whats going on in the shop 2/10/2019

A 21 1/2″ round stainless steel grill grate at its new home in Tallahassee Florida.

Summer will be here before you know it and so will grilling season. Order your new grill grate for your favorite grill before company is on your patio looking at your rusted grill grate. The next cook out you will be proud to show off your new grill grate. Order now before the summer rush.

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Whats going on in the shop 2/9/2019

Another truck body repair. This is a Morgan truck body that had its cargo box corner hit by a tree limb. The customer wanted to keep the cargo compartment dry so they decided to use pond liner adhesive and tape to seal the box. After spending time pealing the tape off I was able to get the area cleaned and prepped for the new corner cap to be bonded and riveted into place. The whole process was done at the customers yard so they did not have any down time.

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Whats going on in the shop 2/7/2019

I am starting on a large Aluminum potting table with hopper project for a local plant nursery. This will be a center piece for there nursery operation and seen by many. 

Staring to cut the Aluminum parts to size. Next step weld prep and start welding the base together.

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Whats going on in the shop 1/28/2019

Being a Job Shop I do all kinds of repairs, not all are Hydraulic, Welding or Machining. This is one of many cargo boxes I have fixed for many companies around my area. This repair keeps the cargo box structure in tact and seals out moisture. This repair was done on site for the customer so they did not have any down time for the truck.

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Whats going on in the shop 11/11/2018

I have been trying to get caught up on work in the shop and to get products for the web site made. My flag holder stock has been replenished for the holiday season. If you are wanting to give my stainless steel flag holders as gifts I would order them soon last year I was sold out by the first week in December. If you are thinking about having custom grill grates made December 4th would be about the last day to order that I can guarantee you will get them for Christmas.

I just finished up a very nice aluminum project for a local nursery that allows them to deliver there plants with out damage and folds up out of the way so they can use the truck for other uses.

Bellow are some pictures of the aluminum shelf project and some flag holders being made along with a small dump body repair.


Flag holders.

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Custom fabricated folding shelf for plant delivery truck.


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Steel dump body rot repair.


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Whats going on in the shop 7/8/2018

Just finished up some more flag holders for sale on the website. Along with a couple of custom made ones for a local customer. Grill grates are very popular this year, this one is of to Quebec Canada.

Custom made 60 Deg flag holder for a 1=1/4″ pole be fore polishing.
Custom 60 Deg flag holder made from 304 stainless steel
10 deg and 22.5 deg flag holders after finishing.
Flag holders that have been finished and ready to be shipped out.

20-1/2 stainless grill grate going to Quebec Canada.
20-1/2″ Stainless Grill grate polished and ready to be shipped.
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7/3/2018 Happy 4th of July

Orders have been crated and boxes filled and prepped for shipping getting everyones orders out for the 4th of July from Toronto Canada to Washington state. A lot of people are going to be cooking on my grill grates this 4th Thank you and Happy 4th to all my customers be safe and enjoy.



Polished grates ready to be packed.

Sopme grill grates packed and ready for UPS.
Grill grate off to Canada

Crating the 30″ X 40″ grill grate.

80 LB crate labeled and ready for UPS.
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Whats going on in the shop 6/24/2108

This month has been extremely busy for me. Many local customers needing me to keep there equipment working and fixing the damage there employees create. The web site has been none stop with orders for my flag holders and grill grates. I just finished several orders of custom grill grates going all over the country and up into Canada. I have been working non stop to get the custom grill grates out to customers before the 4th of July. Below are some pictures from some of the work I have done in the last month.

Aluminum repair.

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Large order of custom 24 in long plant hangers going to Washington state.

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Custom grill grates.

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Whats Going on in the shop 5/14/2018

I have been very busy the last few months. Many orders from my website and custom orders coming in faster than I can get them finished and shipped out.

I am adding  1-1/4″ flag holders in the 45 deg and 22.5 deg styles to the web site, I have had numerous requests for these.

I am filling a large order for 5 of my Stainless steel bar grill grates that will be shipped to Kansas.

A large order of plant hangers I am going to be starting this week to be shipped to Washington state.

Here are some pictures of whats been going on.

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Finished making some more 1″ flag holder and the new 1-1/4″ flag holders on the right

 The new 1-1/4″ Flag holder in 45 deg and 22.5 deg styles.

My material is made in the USA not CHINA.

Parts being cut for more flag holders.

Orders being shipped.