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  • The right way to clean and maintain stainless steel


    Stainless steel, once the mainstay of a commercial kitchen or laboratory, has become mainstream. Stainless steel countertops, casework, and appliances are popular in homes and businesses for good reason: they are sleek, beautiful, and stylish. Stainless steel can be fabricated to meet special needs and will last for years. Keeping your stainless steel in tip-top shape is easy with regular cleaning and maintenance. 1. Do No Harm: Avoid Common Cleaning Errors While stainless steel is dura...

  • 5 reasons you need to work with a custom stainless steel fabricator for your commercial kitchen


    If you're creating a commercial kitchen, whether for your organization, a new restaurant or a manufacturing facility, you probably already know that stainless steel is the industry standard because of its ability to take a serious beating while still providing exceptional cleanliness. But should you use ready-made components or custom fabrication to finish out your kitchen? Custom stainless steel fabrication has many great benefits: 1. Have a non-standard space to fill? Custom fabrication...

  • 8 reasons stainless steel is perfect for use in medical facilities


    Medical professionals are in the business of saving lives. Every product they use has this goal in mind. That's why hospitals, clinics, and doctor's offices across the world rely on stainless steel as the material of choice for all types of equipment. Stainless steel has a unique set of features that makes it unbeatable for use in the healthcare field. These include: 1.  Antibacterial properties. Stainless steel's rigid, non-porous surface denies microorganisms a place to hide an...

  • Product Spotlight ~ Stainless Steel Tops


      SFI manufactures custom Stainless Steel Tops to any style, specification, and dimensions to meet our customers' needs. We offer 14ga. and 16ga. in type 304 or type 316L stainless steel. Standard Laboratory Tops are 4" high x 1" thick splash at walls. Tops with sinks have marine edges on fronts and exposed ends, marine edge Tops are 1-1/4" thick and Tops without marine edges are 1" thick. Tops have galvanized understructure and sound de...

  • In-Field Modifications ~ Custom Stainless Steel Laboratory Equipment


    After incurring the adverse challenges of incorrect field measurements Stainless Fabricators & Installation, Inc. successfully modified equipment on-site during installation to save the equipment, therefore saving our customer time and money. What was a potential monetary disaster that would have been the result of closing operations until new equipment could have been fabricated and a second install trip could have been made to install the new equipment was completely avoided by the e...

  • Product Spotlight: Stainless Steel Sinks


            COMMERCIAL SINKS SFI custom fabricates all types of Stainless Steel Sinks to meet our customers' specific needs. Our Standard Sink construction has a 3-1/2" diameter die lowered drain opening with bottom kinked to drain for proper drainage, 3/4" radius corners in bottom and on sides, and are welded and polished to a #4 satin finish. We offer many styles, sizes, and varieties of Sinks custom buil...

  • Product Spotlight : Tall Storage Cabinets / Floor Case Units


        SFI provides top quality Floor Case Units / Tall Storage Cabinets in 18ga. Type 304 stainless steel. Available with open fronts, stainless steel solid hinged doors or framed glass hinged doors. Framed glass and solid doors are also available on sliding door tracks. Shelves are adjustable in 1” Increments with Stainless Steel Removable Pilaster Strips Mounted to Cabinet Walls also available with in...



    SFI is happy to introduce our new 16ga. Type 304 Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Foot Operated Trash Cans.  We are now offering Small, Medium, and Large Foot Operated Trash Cans for Laboratories, Clean Room Environments, Hospitals, and Biodegradable Materials.  Ensuring a sanitary environment and eliminating the spread of germs is key in any hospital, laboratory, or healthcare facility.  The hands-free operation of our heavy duty trash cans provides added safety for employees and...

  • Custom Stainless Steel Kitchens


    Custom Stainless Steel can be the right fit for kitchens of all types and sizes.  From a large commercial kitchen to a small galley kitchen there is always room for custom stainless steel.  Historically Stainless Steel has been used primarily in hospitals, laboratories, and restaurants but it has since transcended into high end residential kitchens as well.  Stainless Steel can even be used to cast a high end appearance on a not so high end kitchen because it can easily be p...

  • Two Most Common Types of Stainless Steel Used in Fabrication


                  There is no visual difference between Type 304 and Type 316 Stainless Steel. Both are polished and grained the exact same way. In fact, to tell the difference between the two grades often requires a material test report (MTR) of the material to differentiate. Both Type 304 and Type 316 contain Chromium & Nickel, but Ty...