Dixie Fried Fabrication is the result of 25 years of sheet metal fabrication experience earned by owning and running a variety of specialty fabrication shops. We’ve combined all that experience under one name to provide a full spectrum of fabrication services. We are a small business, a two-person shop with the ability to expand our workforce to meet the needs of your project. Our "boutique" environment offers our clientele a highly specialized metal fabrication skill set to achieve a range of products: hidden custom supports for your wood products, decorative and functional elements to enhance other pieces, or all-metal pieces for your industrial and business needs. Click here to hire us for your project!
- Consultation/Product Design/Engineering
- Custom Metal Fabrication
- Prototype Development/Production
- Precision TIG Welding
- Mobile TIG Welding
- MIG Welding
- Short Run Production
- Product Installation
- Custom Industrial Production
- Custom Architectural Elements
- Industrial Surfaces
- Custom Luggage
- Custom/Modified Vehicle Chassis
- Custom Motorcycle Parts
- Custom Airplane Parts
- Steel, All Gauges (Specializing in 304 Stainless, 4130 Chromoly, 1018 Mild)
- Aluminum (Specializing in 5052, 6061-T6, 2024-T3, 7075-T6, and Diamond Plate. Typical Thickness .016 – .125)
- Chromoly Steel Tube (Specializing in 4130 Chromoly)
- Bronze Sheet
"I worked with Lou on a high-budget, tight deadline project over the span of several months. There was a huge amount of pressure to fulfill several important customers’ requirements, and the product absolutely had to be delivered on schedule. Lou’s shop came through for us with flying colors.”Isabel San Vargas , EIC, Pilgrim Studios
“I’ve been a loyal, repeat customer of Lou’s work since 1991. From the beginning, his products have been beautiful and of the highest quality. I never have to worry about repurchasing any items because of failure. The products consistently look fantastic, perform exceptionally well, and withstand any punishment dished out. They are status symbols that deserve the status.”C. Steen
Dixie Fried Fabrication is wonderful to work with. Their attention to the customer's needs and their willingness to make sure you get what you want was phenomenal. The extent of Lou’s knowledge of metal fabrication is truly amazing. I’d recommend them to anyone.Rick Hardin, Prototype Manager and Estimator – idX Corp.
"As a repeat Dixie Fried Fabrication customer, I can say they provide great value for their service. I work with welders all over the country, and Lou is at the top of the group. His work consistently exceeds my expectations, particularly in regards to workmanship, flexibility, and scheduling. When I have a last minute project, I can always rely on him to get the job done.”Cliff Horne, Chief Mechanic, Van Wagner Airship Group
Over 25 years of owning and running fabrication businesses has earned him a substantial collection of abilities. Lou has a solid working foundation in all aspects of mechanical concepts, design and engineering, heat treating, and metallurgy. He is an expert welder with gas, stick, TIG, and MIG, and is highly accomplished in forming sheet metal parts with complicated compound curves.
Not only is Lou a master craftsman, he is also a patent and copyright holder.
Primary Shop Assistant
Jethro Kerr has worked with Lou off and on for several years. He’s been a large part of the biggest projects to come out of the shop. With a background in industrial maintenance and a heart for fabrication, Jethro takes care of the general back shop functions so Lou can focus on his craft.
Business Development Manager
With a background in communications and aeronautics combined with a detail-oriented personality, Renee enjoys the challenges of leadership for a small business. Having the advantage of working with both mega-corporations and this sole proprietorship provides her with a unique perspective for resourceful problem solving and customer service.
Beyond serving as a Business Development Manager, Renee is a skilled project manager, trouble shooter, customer support representative, IT support, and web page copy writer.