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  • Custom Stainless Steel Residential Kitchen Counter Tops

    10.12.2020

    Custom stainless steel countertops are an amazing fit 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 is even used to cast a high-end appearance on a not so high-end kitchen, primarily because it is easily paired...



  • Product Spotlight – Custom Stainless Steel Backsplash

    09.15.2020

    Going Modern with a Stainless Steel Backsplash When shopping for a new backsplash your choices can become very overwhelming. There are so many types to choose from! One of the most trending choices in today’s market is a stainless steel backsplash. Not only does stainless steel give your kitchen a sleek modern look but it easy to clean. Stainless steel backsplashes have been popular in professional kitchens for a long time and some of the reasons for this are because it does not scratch eas...



  • Product Spotlight: Stainless Steel Mobile Supply Cabinets

    08.17.2020

    SFI’s Mobile Supply Cabinets can be made in many different configurations, depths & heights to meet your customer needs.  Manufactured from 18ga stainless steel, these cabinets can be fabricated in type 304 or type 316 for use in many different applications. Cabinet pictured is 48” x 28” x 40” high, however, these cabinets can be fabricated to your custom specifications. Drawer fronts are double pan constructed and insulated. Drawer slides are full extension stainless steel, ca...



  • What role does software, like AutoCAD, have in stainless steel fabrication?

    08.11.2020

    Modern stainless steel fabrication relies upon a variety of advanced technologies for increased precision and efficiency -- and this is what makes it one of the best choices for all industries, ranging from medical facilities to laboratory settings. AutoCAD and other similar software solutions are used throughout the development and manufacturing process to streamline and improve upon the process of fabrication. These software solutions can be utilized for everything from rapid provisionin...



  • Type 304 vs Type 316 Stainless Steel

    07.13.2020

    Type 304 and Type 316 are the most popular and widely used types of stainless steel. From sight, it’s extremely difficult to tell the difference between the grades as they look identical. The biggest difference between type 304 and 316 is molybdenum. This is present in type 316 stainless steel. It is a chemical element used for the strengthening and hardening of steel. The main function of molybdenum in type 316 stainless steel is to resist corrosion from chlorides. Type 316 has more nickel...



  • Why Stainless Steel is the best choice when constructing or remodeling an outdoor kitchen!

    05.26.2020

    Summer is upon us!! Summer vacation, summer holidays and warm, beautiful weather is when family and friends gather for cookouts and parties the most! Why not enjoy these gatherings in a new, sleek & stylish stainless steel outdoor kitchen? When the weather is beautiful outside, cooking indoors can be a tight fit and sometimes leaves the cook feeling isolated in a kitchen and not able to socialize and enjoy their guests. Not to mention that running the oven or the stove and having all your...



  • Stainless Steel In A Clean Room Environment

    05.05.2020

        Stainless steel equipment is often used in cleanroom environments because it can meet strict hygiene requirements. Stainless steel is known to be strong, non-porous and able to withstand the most rigorous cleaning processes. Custom stainless steel is also versatile when it comes to design, which allows steel furniture providers to help their customers comply with regulatory criteria by working with them to deliver custom solutions to meet room specifications and dimensions. Stainless st...



  • Stainless Steel Residential Kitchen Renovations

    03.09.2020

    Stainless steel residential kitchens are a hot trend right now in design. Not only is stainless steel sleek, modern and clean; it’s practical, hygienic and long lasting. We all know about stainless steel appliances and sinks, but let’s look at the other uses that stainless steel has in a residential kitchen. Pot Racks: Stainless Steel Pot Racks are heavy duty and stylish. There are several designs and uses to fit your kitchen needs. Countertops: Stainless Steel Tops are widely used in c...



  • Stainless Steel in Hospital Settings

    03.02.2020

    There are an abundance of reasons hospitals and other health care facilities use stainless steel. Sterile & Cleanliness are at the top of that priority lists. Hospitals choose stainless steel regarding storage and other surfaces for that reason. There are many advantages to using stainless steel storage in a hospital or other health care areas that always need to be clean and sanitary. The following reasons are the 3 top reasons why stainless steel is best, you may recognize them as we h...



  • Do your existing countertops need a facelift?

    02.24.2020

    Are your existing countertops looking old and out dated, like this?     Looking for something stylish, durable and lasting, such as this?     SFI can take your existing countertops and replace them with a new top quality stainless steel countertop! With Stainless Steel Appliances being the trend in modern kitchens, stainless stee...



  • The Most Common Uses of Stainless Steel

    02.17.2020

      Five factors contribute to making Stainless Steel the ideal material for an extremely wide range of applications: It's Strength, Corrosion Resistance, 100% Ability to be Recycled, Low Maintenance, and Long Life Cycle make Stainless Steel an essential part of everyday life.  Let's explore some of the most common uses of Stainless Steel in the modern world...     Medical ...



  • How can stainless steel fabrication improve my laboratory/medical facility?

    02.10.2020

    Medical facilities and laboratories have many concerns to contend with on any given day. You deal with biohazards, pathogens, and more on a routine basis. You are constantly cleaning and disinfecting in order to avoid contamination and cross contamination in your daily routine. Stainless steel fabrication can help you make many improvements to your laboratory or medical facility. Some are more obvious than others, but all of these improvements help to ensure the safety of patients and staff a...



  • Why is custom stainless steel fabrication the right choice for my commercial kitchen?

    02.03.2020

    Choosing the perfect equipment for your commercial kitchen is as important as choosing the right foods to serve. Regardless of the type of commercial kitchen you operate, stainless steel fabrication for your line equipment, tables, and sinks is always your best option. Aside from the fact that stainless steel fabrication is highly cost-effective for commercial kitchens of all shapes and sizes, the following reasons are critical. Sanitary Stainless steel is non-porous. This means that bacteria...



  • Top requirements when choosing surface materials for laboratory use

    01.27.2020

    It's no secret that stainless steel is one of the most useful materials for laboratory settings. This is due to its corrosion resistance, high strength, and malleability. While it's important to be aware of these benefits, it's just as crucial to know about the different kinds of stainless steel. With that in mind, here's a look at three types of this versatile metal: Type 304 This is used for storing and containing all types of non-corrosive substances, including mild chemicals and food and ...



  • Looking for custom countertops for your kitchen? Here are 3 things to consider:

    01.20.2020

    There are many reasons why stainless steel is increasingly finding its way into homeowners’ kitchens in the form of custom countertops, casework, and cabinetry. Simply put, stainless steel is an attractive, durable, and long-lasting material that is easy to clean and care for. But you probably already knew all this, especially if you’re looking to find the right stainless steel countertop for your kitchen. Here are three things to think about when you’re looking for that perfect counter...



  • PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT ~ STAINLESS STEEL BASE CABINETS

    01.13.2020

    Our Stainless Steel Base Cabinets are constructed of 18ga. 304 Stainless Steel with #4 brushed finish. Base Cabinets have full extension stainless steel removable drawer pans on 120 LB. capacity stainless steel drawer slides mounted to removable enclosed hat channels. Drawer & door fronts are double pan constructed and sound deaden with fire proof insulation. Doors are readily removable as required by NSF and have recessed magnetic catch's. Front mullions are enclosed with s/s filler chan...



  • Residential Kitchen Remodels with Stainless Steel Countertops

    01.06.2020

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  • STAINLESS STEEL AND GOING GREEN

    12.30.2019

    Stainless Steel and Going Green In today’s times, “going green” has become not just a trend, but a way of our everyday life. Many industries in the world still rely on fossil fuels to power their business, but more and more businesses are working towards being more environmentally friendly with the techniques and the materials they are using. Above all other environmentally friendly materials, stainless steel stands at the top of the list. Due to the use of stainless steel in heavy-dut...



  • STAINLESS STEEL AND SURVIVAL

    12.23.2019

    The fact that stainless steels have only been available for approximately one hundred years is shockingly small compared to the time man has existed on earth. Yet we are now quite dependent on it and, in many cases, owe our very survival to it. Despite the short time in existence, stainless steels have played a large part in mankind since their introduction prior to the First World War. It can be argued that stainless steel had a significant influence on the outcome of the war itself because ...



  • New Year ~ New Kitchen ~ New You

    12.16.2019

    With a new year quickly approaching, many people will think about how to make 2017 better than 2016. The thoughts of New Year’s Resolutions and how to be a “better you” are bound to pop up at least a few times as they tend to do at the start of a new year. Think back to all the things you resolved to “do better”…how successful were those New Year’s Resolutions over the years?  Did you know that nearly half of the people in the United States make resolutions and of those that ma...



  • The right way to clean and maintain stainless steel

    12.09.2019

    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 durable,...



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

    12.02.2019

    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 mea...



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

    11.25.2019

    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 and feste...



  • Product Spotlight ~ Stainless Steel Tops

    11.25.2019

      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 deadening. All top support channels ar...



  • In-Field Modifications ~ Custom Stainless Steel Laboratory Equipment

    11.18.2019

    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 expe...



  • Product Spotlight: Stainless Steel Sinks

    11.11.2019

            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 built to your specificati...



  • Product Spotlight : Tall Storage Cabinets / Floor Case Units

    11.04.2019

        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 integral or removable sloping top caps. Stand...



  • PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT ~ HEAVY DUTY TRASH CANS

    10.28.2019

    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 patients.  Th...



  • Custom Stainless Steel Kitchens

    10.21.2019

    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 paired with near...



  • Two Most Common Types of Stainless Steel Used in Fabrication

    10.14.2019

                  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 Type 316 also contains molybdenum....



  • Why is custom stainless steel fabrication the right choice for my residential kitchen?

    10.07.2019

    Choosing the equipment and furnishings for your Residential Kitchen is a decision that will affect your life daily.  The kitchen is a space that most every family utilizes on a daily basis, making the design and choice of furnishings crucial decisions. Historically stainless steel has been the primary material chosen for restaurants and eateries across the globe due to design simplicity, easy installation, cleanliness and durability. Stainless steel has more recently become a choice material...



  • Stainless Steel in Hospital Settings

    09.30.2019

    There are an abundance of reasons hospitals and other health care facilities use stainless steel. Sterility & Cleanliness are at the top of that priority lists. Hospitals choose stainless steel regarding storage and other surfaces for that reason. There are many advantages to using stainless steel storage in a hospital or other health care areas that always need to be clean and sanitary. The following reasons are the 3 top reasons why stainless steel is best, you may recognize them as we ...



  • PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

    09.25.2019

    Whether your clean room is for manufacturing, research or engineering, your gowning room furniture and equipment will play an important role in maintaining a safe, controlled and contamination-free environment.  SFI’s Gowning Cabinets provide a perfect storage solution for wipes, garments, boots, tools and much more making them ideal for pharmaceutical, medical, food laboratories and any other application where clean storage conditions are required to protect from contaminants.  SFI can ...



  • 9 things to consider when selecting a stainless steel fabricator

    09.16.2019

    When you have a project that needs stainless steel fabrication as part of its specifications, it can seem like any decent metal shop should be able to do the job, right? Not necessarily. There are several aspects to any fabrication shop that can make it a good or bad choice to have your work done. Hiring the wrong fabrication company can lead to expensive mistakes or a product that doesn't work properly. Here are a few things to consider when selecting a stainless steel fabricator: 1. ...



  • What are the different grades of stainless steel?

    09.09.2019

    Stainless steel is used in a variety of diverse applications. Prized because of its strength and non-corrosive properties, stainless steel can be found within environments such as the automotive and commercial food industries. In order to determine the type of stainless steel that is appropriate for a particular use, a designer first looks at its grade. Ferritic Stainless Steel Ferritic alloys have a low carbon content and contain over 10.5 percent chromium in their makeup. This grade is a p...



  • Sustainability of Stainless Steel

    09.02.2019

    The old saying goes “take time to stop & smell the roses”, in our business, we like to take the time to stop and admire the Stainless Steel. Have you ever taken notice to the everyday items that are fabricated from stainless steel? Stainless steel is trending in today's lifestyles, everything from kitchens and bathrooms to jewelry!  One thing that remains constant in a “here today, gone tomorrow” trendy culture, is sustainability of stainless steel. Common applications of stain...



  • Why is NSF certification important in stainless steel fabrication?

    08.26.2019

     NSF International awards audits, certifies, and trains businesses in the following sectors:   - Water    - Food    - Health    - Science    - Sustainability  ...



  • Residential Stainless Steel

    08.19.2019

    One of the hottest trends in the home today is the use of stainless steel. Stainless steel is not only a highly attractive option in residences, but the benefits of the material are also numerous. Explore the many uses of stainless steel around the home and get ready to revitalize! Stainless Fabricators specializes in the following for your residential needs: Kitchens Bathrooms Outdoor Kitchens Work Tables Mud Rooms Laundry Rooms Custom Residential Soluti...



  • Integral Stainless Steel Sinks

    08.12.2019

    A stainless steel integral sink is a popular option for both the bathroom and the kitchen. There's a lot to love about this setup. A stainless steel countertop with a built-in sink makes for a smooth, seamless, and contemporary appearance. It's also easy to clean! And the benefits don't end there. Of course, as with so many decisions during the design process, there are a few things to consider before committing. Read on for the benefits to having an integral sink.  Integral sinks are com...



  • Metal Finishers

    08.05.2019

    Metal Finishers Metal finishers are the artist of any fabrication operation. Finishers master the finesse needed to perform the transformation of products from an unfinished state to a flawlessly completed product. What appears to be the simplest of tasks, if improperly done, can destroy the cosmetic appearance of the finished product. Often the artful skill of their workmanship provides the foundation of a superior paint finish but not in all cases. Our prominence in the finishing of Stainle...



  • Custom Metal Fabrication vs. Stock Metal Fabrication

    07.29.2019

    When developing a new product for market, custom metal fabrication provides the ideal solution for getting from concept to physical product. Custom metal fabrication can also be the best process for improving the design of an existing product to lower production costs, enhance quality, or address defects. Custom Metal Fabrication vs Stock Metal Fabrication In the fabrication process, a variety of metals are cut, shaped, or molded to create a variety of stock metal components including she...



  • Choosing a Metal Fabrication Supplier

    07.22.2019

    What You Should Look for When Choosing a Metal Fabrication Supplier When you are looking for a production partner or need a prototype to launch a new product, finding the right metal fabrication supplier is crucial to the success of your project. If you choose a metal fabrication supplier not qualified nor well-matched with your metal fabricating needs it could cost you in terms of product issues, delivery problems, or unnecessary and unforeseen expense. Let’s look at four critical things y...



  • Benefits of Stainless Steel Caswork in a Laboratory Setting

    07.08.2019

          Stainless Steel is the gold standard in terms of function and looks. For many customers, stainless steel feels like a luxury that’s overwhelming for a project that has to be completed within budget. As a customer, you want the best, most efficient options possible for your new or renovated laboratory. Stainless Steel is at the top of the list for many reasons. Stainless Steel is an investment in the future of your lab. Once yo...



  • 6 ways that stainless steel fabrication can help you create the perfect outdoor kitchen

    07.01.2019

    Outdoor kitchens allow you to enjoy the splendor and beauty of nature while preparing delicious meals for yourself, your family, and for treasured friends. But, as you know, the elements can wreak havoc with conventional cooking equipment. That's why stainless steel is such an incredible material. It offers all the durability and weather resistance you could ever want at a price you can afford. Here's why we say that: 1. Stainless steel's high alloy content shrugs off the effects of wind...



  • Introduction to Stainless Steel

    02.12.2019

    Unlike iron, which has been in use for over a thousand years, stainless steel is a relative newcomer to the materials science world, having first been produced a little over 100 years ago. This may seem hard to believe at first, given the ubiquity of the metal in almost every facet of modern life, but this is simply a testament to what an important breakthrough stainless steel was. The metal has revolutionized the modern world and has found applications in almost every manufacturing sector, f...