When you’re in the business of welding and quality is literally a part of your company’s name, you’re expected to deliver quality with every weld. Qual-Fab, Inc., located in Avon, Ohio (about 20 miles west of Cleveland), fabricates custom-welded structures for steel processing and other industries. The welds produced at Qual-Fab are typically made from stainless and nickel alloys, usually for use in high-temperature, corrosive environments.
Qual-Fab maintains its commitment to quality by using pulse Waveform Control technology from Lincoln Electric. The Waveform technology can be tailored to specific materials, thicknesses, wire alloys, wire diameters and shielding gases – all to move product through the plant faster and at a higher level of quality.
Gary Vanek, president of Qual-Fab, launched the company in 2000. But he learned many years before that about the importance of taking charge of the welding process and using the right equipment for the job at hand.
“My interest in welding started way back when I was 13 years old,” he says. “I wanted a mini-bike, and my parents wouldn’t buy me one because they thought it was dangerous. So I said, ‘Then how about buying me a welder. I want a Lincoln welder – a little buzz box – and I want to make one.’”