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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Custom fabricated folding shelf for plant delivery truck.
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.
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.
Large order of custom 24 in long plant hangers going to Washington state.