Try TAB for on-spec metal parts and finished products delivered on deadline and on budget. Our expert team of metalworking professionals offers a unique range of skills and experience with a serious commitment to personal service that only a family-owned manufacturer can offer. From massive, automated production runs on the latest machinery to designing a single prototype, TAB serves as a trusted partner every step of the way.



Try TAB for highly accurate metal parts cut clean and fast, fast, fast! With automated, state-of-the-art laser cutting machinery and an expert operations team, TAB meets record-breaking lead times at the lowest cost possible.


The TAB metal shop produces nearly any part to exacting specifications on a slate of fully automated and traditional machining stations. As a metal service center, welding, cutting, fabricating, sanding, and other operations all provided in-house.


TAB features a complete coating line in-house to apply durable, indoor – outdoor protection to metal parts, assemblies and even large, finished products – in any color.


The TAB design team excels at designing superior quality parts and products that can be manufactured fast, efficiently, and at the lowest cost possible. Just bring an idea, sketch or finished drawing to get started.

TAB Wrapper Tornado

Protect metal parts in transit, in-process, and in storage with the patented orbital wrapping system that earned the Material Handling Product News “Product of the Year” award – twice!

“TAB takes care of everything for me from laser
cutting, machining, welding and powder coating through
assembly, packaging and delivery. They always respond
fast and pay close attention to every detail. I only wish
I’d started working with TAB sooner.”

Matthew Planer

Police Innovations, LLC

Moving the family metal fabrication shop

Lessons learned from serial relocating

After moving the fab shop to larger and larger facilities four times in nine years, Tom Brizek of TAB Industries learned a lot about making a relocation as smooth as possible. Here, he lets other metal fabricators know what to consider before embarking on a potentially costly relocation.

Metal Shops Help Each Other Out For Efficiency, Profitability, Longevity

We've been expanding our slate of in-house metalworking services over the years to offer more and more value to our metals manufacturing customers and take direct control over the quality of our custom metal parts and finished products. But just because we now offer...

What Happens After Signing the Metal fabrication Purchase Order?

When evaluating metal fabricating companies and getting quotes for metal fabrication work, there is usually a fair amount of communication up front as the customer makes sure the metals manufacturer can and will do the job exactly as intended, and the metal shop makes...

Achieving 100% On-Time Delivery in Metal Fabrication

Metal fabricators usually focus their time and energy on buying just the right lineup of machinery to serve their customer base, on finding and training staff, and producing top quality metal parts on spec – plus building new business is a constant. But we've heard...

Repeat Purchase rate for metal fabricator 99.9%

When searching for quality metal fabricators as manufacturing partners, it's easy to check their equipment lists to figure out if the machinery in-house matches up with your needs. Got fabricating, bending, laser cutting, and welding? Ok! But it's not quite as easy to...

TAB Industries Purchases Fastener Installation Machinery

Metals Manufacturer Expands Range of Services with PennEngineering Pemserter Reading, PA: Metalworking manufacturer TAB Industries, LLC, Reading, Pa. (, has purchased a fastener installation system. Expanding the company's range of in-house...

Why Many Manufacturers Don’t Manufacture Much Anymore

It might surprise you to find out just how many manufacturers don't manufacture very much on their own anymore. A huge amount of manufacturing, in fact, gets outsourced to other manufacturers like us. In many, many cases, it's simply faster and easier for large...

TAB Industries Adds Semi-Automatic Band Saw to Expand Cutting Capabilities

Metals Manufacturer Invests in FMB Omega, Refurbishes Second Omega Reading, PA: Metalworking manufacturer TAB Industries, LLC, Reading, Pa. (, has purchased a new FMB Omega semi-automatic band saw and refurbished its FMB Triton manual band saw....

Staffing: Companies on the Rise Attract Talented Employees

As Published in Greater Reading, PA Chamber Alliance Commerce Quarterly By Andy Brizek The first step in attracting talented people who are willing to work is to sell products and/or services that are in demand. Then set up an efficient operation to meet that demand...

TAB Industries Adds Tapping to Range of Metalworking Services

Metals Manufacturer Invests in Flexarm System Reading, PA: Metalworking manufacturer TAB Industries, LLC, Reading, Pa. (, has purchased a new Flexarm pneumatic tapping arm. Expanding the company's range of metal fabricating, cutting, and associated...

Best Metal Fabricators Can’t Be All Things to All People

Most metal fabricating companies that come up in a typical online search for the best metal fabricators use similar machines to offer a similar range of services such as laser cutting, welding, powder coating, assembly, tapping, and waterjet cutting, as well as a...

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