The facility produces light-gauge metal weldments for customers in various industries, including transportation, medical, and security

 August 3, 2022

BURLINGTON, Ky.—Fabricated metal components and welded assemblies supplier O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS) reported it acquired an 84,000-square-foot custom steel fabrication center, formerly known as Skilcraft, LLC, in Burlington. The OMS-Northern Kentucky facility produces light-gauge metal weldments for customers engaged in security and government, transportation, and banking, and in the medical, refrigeration, and HVAC industries, the company said in a release.

The Burlington plant features a Salvagnini flexible shearing, punching, and forming cell; seven manual and two robotic welding stations; and a state-of-the-art powder coat line. It also has a pemming station, as well as kitting and assembly capabilities for original equipment manufacturers that require light gauge, precision metal fabrication, according to OMS.

With the addition of the Northern Kentucky fabrication facility, OMS now has a total of 10 North American locations, including its corporate headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama.

“The addition of OMS-Northern Kentucky and its skilled team members will not only increase our company’s footprint in the region, but it will give OMS access to new types of fabricated steel businesses,” said OMS President and CEO Kent Brown, in the release. “We have already invested in new processing equipment for this facility, and look forward to using the size, experience, and reach of our organization to help OMS-Northern Kentucky grow.”

O’Neal Manufacturing Services, founded in 1921, is an O’Neal Industries affiliate company that offers contract metal fabrication services to support global OEMs in North America. The company serves customers that build equipment and manage projects ranging from locomotives to forklifts, bulldozers, and power generation equipment. O’Neal’s contract manufacturing services include steel fabrication, tube processing, plasma and laser cutting, metal forming, welding, and machining, the company said.

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