Industrial Fabrication

We Want to Become Your Large-Scale Industrial Fabrication Source.

After 35 years in the steel fabrication industry, McShane Welding still prides itself on providing our customers with quality metal box products. Our experience and machining capabilities allow us to make many custom variations of metal boxes created specifically to customer specifications. McShane Welding can guarantee high-quality welding and fabrication services, being an AWS certified company.

Design & Detailing

McShane’s full-service approach means projects can be designed and fabricated in house, streamlining the process to make it a smooth transition between design and fabrication. This includes shop drawings that break down components into individual parts so that they can be visualized during the fabrication process.

  • Auto Cad Detailing
  • Solid Edge 3D Modeling
  • ProNest Software for Plasma
  • Striker Programming Software for Turret Punch

Cutting and Forming

McShane Welding features Oxy-Fuel and Plasma Arc burning capabilities up to 2in mild steel, 1 3/4 in thick stainless steel, and 1 1/2in aluminum. With 18,000 square feet of manufacturing space, 27 feet under hook, and a combined crane capacity of 50,000 pounds, we want to become your heavy fabrication source.

  • Plasma & OxyFuel size capacity 120in x 480in,
    • mild steel 2in thick, stainless steel 1 3/4 thick, aluminum 1 1/2 thick
    • 1 torch 8in thick, 3 torches 3in thick
  • Sawing up to 17 inches by 22 inch capacity
  • Forming with multiple in-house press brakes up to 250 tons by 10 feet
  • Punching:
    • 50 ton Piranha Iron Worker
    • Trumpf 2000 Automated Turret Punch
  • Drilling
  • Shearing up to 3/16 of an inch by 10 feet
  • Fitting

Welding / Certs

Qualified to weld in accordance with:

  • AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code- Structural Steel
  • AWS D1.3 Structural Welding Code- Sheet Steel
  • AWS D1.6 Structural Welding Code- Stainless Steel
  • ASME Sex IX

In possession of AWS Code books with ability to qualify to:

  • AWS D1.2 Structural Welding Code- Aluminum
  • AWS D9.1 Sheet Metal Welding Code
  • AWS D14.1 Welding of Industrial Mill Cranes and other Material Handling Equipment
  • AWS D14.3 Welding Earthmoving, Construction, and Agricultural Equipment
  • AWS D14.4 Welded Joints in Machinery and Equipment


Post fabrication has an important role as it enhances the durability and appearance of every project. McShane offers a wide range of finishing techniques including grinding, polishing, deburring and sanding to enhance the exterior of the metal itself. McShane can also make recommendations on other finishing needs per your projects goals and requirements, these may include powder coating, anodizing and fluoropolymer finishes.

  • Assembly, from sheet or plate to finished working assembly
  • Sand Blasting and Shot Blasting
  • Painting
  • Small Parts Tumbling


McShane welding has a full-time AWS Certified Welding inspector (CWI) which helps guarantee you the highest level of quality and integrity on all projects. Pre-qualification can be provided with AWS number upon request.

Employees of McShane Welding are qualified to the standards outlined in AWS D1.1, AWS D1.6, and SS AL-6XN, and AWS D14.1 (all latest addition).

McShane Welding Co., Inc. will provide any customer or prospective customers with our Quality Control package that details our procedures.


Machines and Equipment Utilized for Metal Products:

  • Amada 80 ton X 7 1/2in hydraulic press brake
  • Trumpf 2000 Automated Turret Punch
  • Wysong 10-10 mechanical shear
  • 5 Resistance welders
  • Measuring instruments
  • 2 overhead cranes
  • 15,000 lb Diesel lift truck
  • Fully integrated ERP
  • 3 CAD work stations
  • Accurpress Edge press brake 120 ton 8ft
  • Accurpress Edge press brake 60 ton 6ft
  • LVD press brake 250 ton 10ft high die

About Facility

McShane’s fabrication services are performed in a state-of-the-art fabrication facility staffed by highly trained, certified fabricators. We operate with 18,000 square feet of fabrication space and are strategically located in Erie, PA.

My company has been using lockboxes from McShane Welding for over 6 years now and is very pleased with the product and customer service. The personnel are all friendly and go above and beyond. The boxes are great quality and our clients love them. We couldn’t be more pleased with our working relationship with McShane.

Autumn Simpson

Representative of a nationwide network of local laboratories

Our courier company strongly encourages the use of LabLockers. We have been a customer for over 10 years and no other metal box vendor we tried in the past compares to the quality and customer service we get at McShane. Any business in the courier industry, specifically medical samples, should consider LabLockers.

Rob Johnstone

Priority Express

Our laboratory has been very satisfied with our choice to purchase the ESC-10 for specimen collection and transportation. This product allows us to control the temperature of the sample by offering frozen and ambient storage solutions. McShane Metal Products have always delivered their products on time while consistently offering fair pricing.

Lazer Schlussel

McShane Metal Products, Welding & Fabrication

12 Port Access Road
Erie, PA 16507

Phone: 1 (800) 735-3632

Fax: (814) 452-3013