Peace, Joy and Love in this season...and in all your projects!
Here's most of the crew after being fed and fitted, with new sweatshirts. Maybe they'll stay around for a while (like strays??).
Standard 3-component sink came into the shop with drainboards in line with sinks. Customer needed it to be extended and turned into L-shaped table with drainboard at 90 degrees to the first sink.
We also fabricated a set of adjustable legs for the extension.
...at once like one customer needed to do. Normal drain pans couldn't cut it so we built one with false sides, sloped bottom and oversized drain hole.
Trying to watch trends and industry norms to figure out the best strategy for our customers...
Some work isn't pretty in the midst of the work, but we will make it look good for you by the end. Sometimes we invoke the line from the movie "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel": "In the end, it will be perfect. If it's not perfect, it's not the end." This was part of 48 feet of counter in a restaurant.
We sometimes get involved with installations of some stainless work, like a pizza hood extension or a curved stair rail.
One of the latest projects was a custom rail for a restaurant's outdoor dining area. Très chic!
In the kitchen area, we put in stainless wall panels and all the stainless kitchen work stations. We also built custom perforated stainless steel shelves suspended from the ceiling. Stainless light boxes were built for the light fixtures.
In the service area, we took regular mild steel and blackened it and then had it powder-coated in a semi-gloss clear. Those steel parts are the twenty-plus foot long counter, coffee cove area, condiments counters...and the back wall panels and shelves behind the counter. (Some shelves are walnut but the metal ones are ours.)
We did a blackened steel dining room table for a client...very robust--and remarkable that now everyone who's seen it wants one. Blackening can give the steel almost a beech, mahogany look.
We completed a kitchen overhaul for a local church.
Tap tower--you know for the premier brewing houses--with a 'zillion' taps/faucets was installed recently at a destination bar and grill in the Twin Cities for their open air/outside/patio bar.
Soon you'll see pics of railing we're doing for a restaurant's outside patio area.
Here's a kitchen work station that we did recently too.
We recently expanded space. And we put our new logo on the outside of the building. We're going to keep updating the outside till it reflects the excellence on the inside.
Recent projects asked to modify a stainless table purchased online. No problem! Glad to help!
We also upgraded our tortilla maker for a client to make it more robust. We guess it takes a lot of 'oomph' to make tortillas.
We build the useful and the aesthetic.
Here are some of the latest projects we've built: Custom sprayer booth with rod-style shelves; custom rolling sink; typical ventilation hood (ready for install, protective film still in place).
Curved shelf for distillery to fit a specific wall.
As of November 20, 2015 Nielsen Metal Manufacturing is under new management. It's the operating name for 4ward Steel Inc. which recently acquired the assets from Nielsen Metal Manufacturing Inc. The company is employee-owned in the sense that the 401(k) plan established for the benefit of its employees owns 98% of the shares.
The legacy of craftsmanship that you've experienced or heard about from others still lives on.