About Us

About Our Company

As the industry has changed over the years, so has West Coast Fab Inc.  Our niche market is our ability to react instantly as required by our customers’ requests.  In this fast paced accelerated market place that we now work in, our customers know that we are always available to serve their needs.  Our proven ability to be easily accessible with a quick response time makes us unique within the manufacturing and sheet metal fabrication industry.

As a precision sheet metal manufacturing company, West Coast Fab Inc fabricates everything from enclosures to brackets, from chassis to panels, and faceplates to fixtures.  Bottom line – our sole purpose is to provide our customers with the finest precision sheet metal fabrication possible.  Please click on our Engineering and/or Fabrication Capabilities page(s) to see how we can further meet your needs.

Our Staff

Tom Nelson:

President of West Coast Fab Inc., Tom has more than 25 years in the Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication business.  Because of this experience, he knows the ins and outs of what it takes to get things done.   Tom’s strengths are his ability to communicate freely with the customer in order to quickly and accurately determine their need(s), and then to come up with a competitive quote.  Customer satisfaction is foremost on Tom’s mind.


Travis Nelson:

Operations Manager: with over 15 years of shop experience specializing in lean manufacturing process flow and bringing solutions to best accommodate our customer’s needs.

Scott Shelby:

Programmer, Q.C.: With more than 25 years of experience in sheet metal fabrication, Scott has the ability to oversee Programming and Quality Control duties as well as help with managing shipping schedules.

Our Shop Technicians

Several of our Key Shop Department Heads have long term Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication experience.  Most have 15+ years experience with West Coast Fab, as well as additional prior Sheet Metal Fabrication experience with other Fabrication companies and/or the Gov’t or military.  Our Press Brake operators have each been in the industry 15 to 20 years.  Our Lead Welder has 20 years experience at Mare Island Naval Facility plus 20 years here with West Coast Fab Inc.

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West Coast Fab Inc.

700 South 32nd Street
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 529-0177