Ohio Fabricators Company (OFCO) is reporting strong results despite many challenges in the overall business environment.
According to OFCO Chief Executive Officer Mike Shaw “we’ve been able to build our inventory of parts, during these tough times, allowing us to deliver finished products from our Coshocton, Ohio facility much faster than our competitors, while reducing our dependence on foreign-manufactured components.”
While many filtration manufacturers struggle with overseas supply chain issues, OFCO has been able to stay ahead of the curve and maintain its reputation for prompt delivery of its products to both distributors and end users.
OFCO is working to improve the “velocity” of products through the plant. By reducing the time form order entry to order shipment “we are able to improve our already industry-leading delivery times,” according to Shaw. “We have invested heavily in plant operations in order to facilitate these principles of faster is better to our customers.”
Privately held OFCO does not disclose sales figures, but Shaw says, “we’ve experienced significant sales growth in 2022 over last year.” Through a mix of custom-manufactured and quick-ship standard products, OFCO is able to service a wide range of industries and customers.
According to Sales Manager Mike Smith, “We have two new products that we’ve had in development for a while. These include our OS line of giant suction strainers with diameters up to 8.1 in. and flow rates up to 400 gpm.” The other product is a screen developed specifically for the insect control business. Smith says that the first run of this product has already sold out with many more customers interested in it.
The OS strainer line is targeted to heavy industrial users such as oil and gas, steel production and pulp and paper mills. Oil and gas industries employ power units that push up to 400 gpm through their systems while the steel industry has equipment requiring up to 800 gpm flow rates. OFCO’s OS line is perfect for these applications.
“We’ve added the OS line to our inventory of standard quick-ship products” says Smith. “OFCO can deliver these products in a few days. We deliver the OS strainers faster than any of our competitors because our manufacturing is in Ohio, rather than offshore.”
OS strainers are available in various flow rates and mesh sizes. Optional relief valves are available for both the 5.9 in. and 8.1 in. OS strainers.