James CRAFT & Son has a talented group of employees, and its Pre-Fab department is no different. That department provides great efficiencies in the field by fabricating pipe assemblies in advance, under controlled conditions, so they can be easily installed upon arrival at the job site.

Recently, some employees in the Pre-Fab shop worked to construct 64 stainless steel piping assemblies for hose reels, hand sinks, and emergency eye wash/shower stations for a large project at Bell and Evans in Fredericksburg, PA. The assemblies consisted of more than 2,300 threaded and welded joints that were assembled in the shop to be sent to the field for installation. To no one’s surprise, every one of those was cut, threaded, assembled, transported, installed and tested without a single leak!

The credit for accomplishing this amazing feat belongs to plumbing mechanic in charge, Dan Hombach. Thank you Dan for your hard work and attention to detail on this project!

The entire team in the shop deserves much praise for pre-fabricated stainless steel pipe in the mechanical rooms on the same job. The piping in the mechanical room consisted of more than 1,600 feet of pipe ranging from 2” to 10”.  More details on some of the piping on that job as well as additional photos can be seen in our upcoming newsletter, which will be mailed out soon.