Cadrex Ranked Second in The FABRICATOR'S 2023 FAB 40 List

June 7, 2023

Cadrex placed as the second-top metal fabricator in The FABRICATOR's 2023 FAB 40 list in its first year as a North American manufacturer. The company is also profiled in a feature article in the publication’s June edition.

Cadrex's rapid rise in the North American manufacturing space occurred in 2022 due to the strategic acquisition of 11 companies in less than two years. This has positioned Cadrex as a global manufacturing leader and among North America's largest precision mechanical solutions providers.

The FABRICATOR is North America’s leading magazine for the metal forming and fabricating industry. Every year, the publication ranks the top companies in the metal manufacturing industry based on record earnings, continued growth, and commitment to innovation. The magazine has published the prestigious list for more than a decade, and this was the first list published since Cadrex was founded.

“It is an honor to be included in The FABRICATOR’s FAB 40 list and to receive such a high ranking,” said Cadrex CEO Brian Steel. “This not only demonstrates Cadrex’s strength and scale in North American manufacturing, but also serves as a validation point that our deep technical expertise, breadth of capabilities, and ability to deliver speed-to-scale is resonating with our innovative customers.”

Our manufacturing solutions include sheet metal fabrication, sheet metal stamping, precision machining, and plastic injection molding capabilities. Cadrex has over 2,000 employees and 1.5 million square feet of manufacturing space in 21 facilities across the United States and Mexico. Within these facilities, the company maintains eight unique industry certifications:

  • ISO 9001 certification
  • ISO13485 certification
  • AS9100D certification
  • ISO 17025 certification
  • FDA certification
  • NAS certification
  • ITAR certification
  • NIST 800-171 compliance

Cadrex boasts an incredible breadth of capabilities, technical expertise, and automation & business intelligence, culminating in its ability to scale programs for customers in their key markets quickly.

See the full FAB 40 list at

Read the featured article: 2023 FAB 40: Precision sheet metal behemoth Cadrex Manufacturing Solutions' perspective on consolidation

About Cadrex Manufacturing Solutions

Cadrex is one of the largest manufacturing partners in North America and the largest mechanical solutions provider, with 21 facilities located in eleven states and Mexico. Offering a unique breadth of capabilities and technical expertise, Cadrex rapidly brings innovative customer programs from concept to scale. Cadrex’s decades of specialized experience designing and manufacturing for the information communication technology, warehouse automation & robotics, kiosk & gaming, aerospace & defense, renewable energy & electrical infrastructure, and medical sectors make it a trusted partner in its customers’ supply chains. 

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