We design components and manufacture them in our state-of-the-art CNC machining center. Because we fabricate in stainless steel, our products are built to withstand the demanding environments often found near steam boiler systems.
Early 1940s: AERO Manufacturing is founded in Aurora, IL in response to the war effort.
Post-WWII: AERO Manufacturing hires returning soldiers as welders and fabricators.
1950-60s: AERO Manufacturing designs and builds bomb shelters.
1960s: AERO Manufacturing is purchased and renamed Fabtek Unlimited.
1990s: Fabtek Unlimited sold and moves to Sandwich, IL.
Early 2000s: The company is purchased by the founder, chief engineer, and designer for a major local pump company.
2001: Fabtek Unlimited is renamed to Fabtek Aero Ltd. and moves to a 10,000 square foot manufacturing facility to Plano, IL.
2002: Fabtek begins manufacturing a line of small vertical boiler feed systems utilizing stainless steel tanks and pumps.
2005: Fabtek expands its offerings to include stainless steel condensate return units.
2006: Fabtek purchases a new HAAS SL-30 CNC Lathe.
2008: Fabtek purchases a new HAAS VF-3 CNC Mill
2009: Fabtek hires Mike Chesnutt as Company President.
2010: Fabtek expands its offerings to include larger horizontal boiler feed systems and custom SS tanks.
2011: Fabtek designs and begins to manufacture boiler feed and condensate system previously imported accessories in house
2012: Mike Chesnutt purchases Fabtek from previous owner.
2012:Mike Chesnutt purchases Fabtek from previous owner.
2014: June – Fabtek purchases a new DAVI CNC Plate Bending Roll.
2014: October – Fabtek purchases a new ACCURSHEAR CNC Power Squaring Shear.
2015: Fabtek purchases a new MARVEL CNC Horizontal Band Saw.
2016: Fabtek purchases a new HAAS VF-2 CNC Mill.
2017: Fabtek purchases a new ACCURPRESS CNC Hydraulic Press Brake.
2018: Fabtek moves to a new 24,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Sandwich, IL.
2019: Fabtek begins process of obtaining ASME certifications to build pressure rated tanks and systems. Estimated completion by fall of 2019