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FABRICATION

Modern Piping Inc. and Modern Sheet Metal Inc. have state-of-the-art fabrication facilities and proprietary shop management software that integrate their design, fabrication and installation departments. Their 69,000 sq./ft. fabrication facility in Cedar Rapids, IA, along with satellite piping fabrication facilities in Blaine, MN and Dubuque, IA, enable them to provide significant cost savings and other benefits to customers.

Fabrication Brochure

BENEFITS OF FABRICATION

The benefits of fabricating piping and HVAC duct systems in a climate controlled fabrication facility are not speculative, they’re proven. Contractors that fabricate solely at the jobsite are not able to provide the necessary quality control measures, accurate cost estimating, and scheduling controls that are required in today’s fast-paced construction industry. We’ve championed fabrication in our facilities for years and have pioneered the development of new processes and technologies to lead the way.

The integration of design, fabrication and installation results in the following benefits:

  • A more precise and timely quote can be provided to customers
  • Increased safety
  • Work orders are better organized, decreasing time
  • Equipment and material inventory is tracked more accurately, decreasing material waste
  • Real-time productivity is tracked
  • Climate controlled environment improves quality control and production
  • Jobsite congestion is reduced
  • Reduced need for jobsite tooling
  • Construction schedules are accelerated

PIPING FABRICATION CAPABILITIES:

  • Steel, stainless steel, and specialty alloy pipe and vessel fabrication (1”- 120” Diameter)
  • High purity/clean room piping fabrication
  • Prefabricated plumbing batteries
  • Modular construction
  • Skid mounted piping systems
  • Multi-trade racked systems

EQUIPMENT:

Our 90,000 sq./ft. corporate headquarters houses a 69,000 sq./ft. piping and sheet metal fabrication area including, but limited to, the following equipment:

  • Large Fabrication Bays (12)
  • Large Designated “Clean Room” Fabrication Area
  • Shipping & Receiving Drive-Through Doors (8)
  • 10-ton Overhead Crane (Spanning 9,200 sq./ft. shipping & receiving area)
  • Jib Cranes

Welding Equipment:

  • Arc Machines, Inc. (AMI) Orbital Welding Machines
  • Miller® PipeWorx™ Weld Machines (push button quick adjust)
  • L.J. Welding, Inc. & Team Industries, Inc. Weld Positioners (2”-50”)
  • Watts Specialties, Inc. Computer Operated Pipe Plasma Pipe Cutter (2”-24”)
  • Tri Tool, Inc. End Prep & J Bevel Machines

Sheet Metal Fabrication Equipment:

  • Accurshear 10’ Hydraulic Shear
  • Accurpress 10’ Hydraulic Press Brake
  • PlasmaPro II 6’x12’ Plasma Burn Table
  • Baileigh Industrial Dual Mitering Band Saw
  • Baileigh Industrial 6’ Plate Roll

“YELLOW LABEL AGREEMENT” PORTABILITY

CoverModern Piping, Inc. is signatory to the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters’ National Standard Agreement for a Commercial Pipe Fabrication Shop.

As part of this agreement, our fabrication shop underwent an audit by the United Association to validate our fabrication capabilities and quality control procedures. As such, we are approved to ship fabricated material anywhere in the U.S. and Canada without any union jurisdictional restrictions.