Posted by Mike Snyder on Mar 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

An owner of a new automotive repair facility came to us looking for options on how best to get vehicles with body kits and those which had been lowered over top of the lifts in his shop. His lifts were roughly 4” high and he was using 2X12 boards as a temporary means of getting this accomplished.


We made a couple of visits out to his shop to take photos and measurements, and to discuss the final layout he was hoping to achieve. From there we created a basic design for the ramps, which would serve to replace the wood he was using. We discussed the basic design with the customer and implemented a few changes based on that discussion. The final plan was developed, approved by the customer, and put to the shop for fabrication.

These ramps, and accompanying cable covers, were constructed of formed 3/16 diamond plate and reinforced with 3/16 x 2 x 2 angle and 1/4 x 4 x 4 angle. The 2 halves were fastened together with 3/16 x 2 x 2 square tubing and angle. Once fabrication was complete, all of the parts were painted safety yellow by the guys in the Rose Paint shop.

These were delivered to the customer and he is quite happy with the design and the overall quality of the build. He has already requested we fabricate some tire racks to line the walls of the shop.

Here are some examples of some other fabrications projects accomplished by Mark Metals:

  • Fabricate stainless steel structural screens for water cooling tower.
  • Fabricate tree plates for curbing reinforcement.
  • Shear polished stainless steel and aluminum sheets.
  • Fabricate stainless steel jacketed auger assemblies.
  • Fabricate perforated rolled cylinder.