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UFB Fabrication

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About UFB Fabrication

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  • Name
    Steve
  • Company
    UFB Fabrication
  • Job Title
    Assistant janitor
  • City & State
    St. Louis
  • Gender
    Male

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  • Company Type
    Wholesale Shop

Quick Company Info

  • Contact Number
    314-426-2162
  • Address
    4679 World Parkway Circle, Berkeley, MO 63134
  • Equipment
    4 CNC routers, 75 & 25 ton CNC press brakes, 10'10ga shear, Piranha ironworker, 30' spray booth 20,000 sq ft production facility

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  1. The Tri States was a success. More vendors than ever as well as attendees. They had folks from TX, MO AR, OK, KS and I would guess others. One thing I dont understand is that within a 2 -5 hour drive 1000's of sign shops and so few companies attend. I am on here and FB and other groups and evryday people are looking for products sign and info on a consistent basis. These regional shows are free and just mini ISA shows and I think the attendance should be 10 x what it is.
  2. Wow that is terrible news. Our thoughts go out to the family and friends.
  3. Hi guys hope a bunch from here are going to the Tri State Sign Expo August 8th - 10th. We will have a booth #125 . Be sure to come to the Auction and Banquet on Friday and always a great time at the pool party after the show. https://tristatesignexpo.com/
  4. 1st of all while its great to use as an excuse. I am not sure as what I would like to consider myself a legitimate business that excuse to not pay does not fly. I cant use that excuse with Grimco, Glantz aluminum suppliers , Ford , the bank. Hmmm I will just have to put on my big boy pants and get into the line of credit. Our large signs we are using our money for 60-90 days by the time the project starts through delivery then getting paid. Besides what if they never get paid. Nope sorry thats not how this works.
  5. Haha we hired a Fab guy a few years back like that. It sucks that you wasted the time effort and money but it will be funny after a bit.
  6. Thanks a bunch for the kind words.
  7. BTW this is a nationwide epidemic getting skilled labor and people that will work.
  8. We rarely hire from within the industry, unless we poach them from another shop.
  9. Hey All, Just finished a video for UFB. What do you think. https://vimeo.com/336168038
  10. Years ago when I had a full service sign co. I did a sign for a city that was a welcome to.... I had to get sign permits but the public works dept was going to install the sign. I had to go before a sign/design review board. I only provided eng and shop drawings. They rejected it even though the city was going to install and do the planting. I laughed at them and said fine and to the cities purchasing dept they can handle it from here and will deliver the sign in a few weeks. Government at its finest
  11. So are your guys going directly to the jobsite in personal vehicles ? Are not all company/work vehicles insured? For example my personal truck may be on a jobsite with the purpose of hauling my ass only. I cant imagine they want to have the company to insure that. I would call your carrier to get clarification. Back when it was only me and my truck I had personal and a rider on delivered goods from the company. I would bet your agent and carrier can find a quick fix for this. If they cant I would also use this as a opportunity to shop my Ins carriers which includes Liability and workcomp. My agent shops EVERY renewal.
  12. So here is where I stand on this. I have to follow all City, County, State and Federal laws. I pay for workers comp and liability Ins. I pay Sales, Realestate, Corporate, Personal Property, Sales, Fuel, Utility and Other taxes. I am under the thumb of UL, OSHA, EPA, MODNR, DOT, IFTA and bunches of state and local regulatory agencies. We also have Business licenses, State Registration and other fees to "allow" us to be able to do business. We are also at the threshold of going over 50 employees which ads another layer of costs and Bureaucracy. We have all kinds of internal safety programs, HR stuff and on and on and on. The sign business as a whole IMHO is in 4 groups : 1 The Big boys with a bunch of National work and hundreds on employees. 2 Medium size companies that have all the responsibilities of Group 1. 3 small shops who really struggle to meet all the requirements to be legit. Lastly Group 4 These are folks who skirt every rule and regulation they can. They are plain and simple HACKS. The have no business doing what they do. They cost everyone else more in everything that legit companies do correctly, yet still compete at the bottom keeping a great percentage of the retail jobs bid to cheap. I feel the Sign associations need to step up pushing local code enforcement and others to either make these folks play by the rules or go away. The sign game is a serious business. With public safety concerns and the skills and talent to design, build and install a decent product. Nobody like a RAT and wants to turn someone in to OSHA, EPA or the local AHJ, but the Rat is stealing your cheese by allowing him in your yard.
  13. As a wholesaler we here it almost every day.....So and so used to sell it to us for..... Yes and thats why they are out of business. I am so glad I dont do retail work as the asshole customers will drop you for 20 bucks for the bucket truck guy above. I wish he would have just been another lawn mowing company. In a few months he will be gone and a real shop will have to go back a fix his fix.
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