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Abtrex Builds a New State-of-the-Art Fabrication Facility

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South Bend, Indiana: Abtrex Industries has built a new state-of-the-art fabrication facility where their fiberglass plant once stood. A fire destroyed the old building in November 2013. Abtrex has obtained their occupancy permit, and work has already begun in the shop. The new 16,000 square foot facility was built to better serve their customers’ needs.

In order to handle large tanks and vessels, the new facility includes two 15-ton bridge cranes with 28 feet under hook and three large overhead doors.

In addition, Abtrex added office space to the new building. Seven offices, a conference room and a new break room were built onto the front of the facility, and the staff has just completed moving into the new offices last week. While the fire was a devastating loss to Abtrex, it could have been worse. The building was unoccupied at the time of the fire, so there were no injuries and evacuation was not required. The fire did not cause any environmental contamination. The fire happened in the midst of the largest project in company history, no in-process work was lost and no delays were incurred.

About Abtrex: Abtrex Industries has provided professional services and quality products as the leader in corrosion control for over 40 years. Our commitment to safety and quality are evidenced by our ISO 9001:2008 registration and membership in the Society for Protective Coatings and ISNetworld. Abtrex Industries is headquartered in Inkster, Michigan, near Detroit, with divisions in Indiana, Texas and Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit our website at

Abtrex is an ISNetworld Member

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Hire Abtrex Industries with confidence.

Abtrex has been an ISNetworld member since 2008. From 3D design, engineering and fabrication to inspection and field service, you can trust Abtrex to do the job safely and with integrity.

Abtrex Rubber Cutting Video

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Abtrex not only is a fabricator of rubber lined pipe. We also fabricate rubber lined tanks, including both the steel tank fabrication as well as the rubber tank lining. We do rubber lining in our shop as well as on site at the customer’s facility. Give us a call and we’ll provide you with our 45+ years of tank and pipe lining experience.

Construction is Near Completion

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Construction is near completion on Abtrex Industries’ new state-of-the-art fabrication shop and office complex at our South Bend, Indiana location. The new facility replaces the old fiberglass fabrication building that caught fire last November due to a faulty heat exchanger. Boasting 3,200 square feet of office space, 16,000 square feet of fabrication space, two 15-ton cranes with 28 feet under hook, and three overhead doors, this new shop will allow us to better serve our customers’ fabrication and rubber lining needs. Abtrex has started moving welders, positioners and other fabrication equipment over to the new facility and plans to take occupancy and be fully operational by the end of September.