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Press Release: AT&F Wisconsin Upgrades Facility

AT&F is pleased to announce recent upgrades to our Wisconsin facility, including a brand new plasma and oxy-fuel cutting table with a 5-axis beveling head, and improvements to a large capacity boring bar. In addition to the equipment upgrades, AT&F Wisconsin is pleased to announce the addition of a Certified Weld Inspector (CWI) to further enhance the welding quality and provide a valuable resource for proper procedures and training. These upgrades are part of AT&F’s continuous improvement initiative and bolster the Wisconsin facility’s capabilities for a competitive market.

AT&F Wisconsin’s new plasma and oxy-fuel cutting table adds a powerful new capability to the facility’s repertoire. The new cutting machine can plasma cut up to 2 inches (5cm) and oxy-fuel cut up to 8 inches (20cm). The cutting table has an impressive cutting envelope of 10’x33’ (3mx10m) making the table ideal for AT&F’s typical large project scale. With a 5-axis head and an advanced wisconsin-facilityoperator interface, the cutting table is capable of extreme precision and reduces or eliminates the need for secondary operations including hand beveling or long-cycle rough machining.

The entire 60,000 sq. ft. facility layout has been redesigned to improve workflow and reduce cost without sacrificing quality for our customers. The 60-ton crane capacity with almost 25 feet of hook height enables the facility to carry out heavier jobs safely and fills a market need for large equipment fabrication. AT&F Wisconsin also houses an enormous floor bar, capable of holding and machining a part up to 51 feet long, 16 feet wide, and 20 feet tall.

President and CEO Michael Forde Ripich commented on the upgrades: “We are looking to invest in customer success at all of our locations worldwide. Wisconsin is no exception. The upgrades display this, as well as our desire to push limits of size and scale. Also, AT&F Wisconsin now has a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) onsite and we have performed a redesign of the floorplan that maximizes both quality and efficiency, translating to added value for your projects.”


Through 76 years of operation, AT&F has built an outstanding corporate reputation of quality and innovation by providing custom and high volume steel fabrication to industries throughout the world. We are committed to customer success via specialized facilities and locations, and superior quality systems. AT&F is an ISO 9001:2008 certified fabricator with 800,000 square feet of manufacturing space at locations around the globe, including Cleveland and Orrville, Ohio; Manitowoc, Wisconsin; and Aarhus, Denmark.