About Us

Industrial Fabrication Services (I.F.S.) in Lake Crystal, Minnesota is a custom metal fabrication facility that builds metal components for many bulk material handling industries. Currently I.F.S. employs about 55 people in a 60,000 square foot facility. I.F.S. is located 12 miles southwest of Mankato, Minnesota, just off of Highway 60, in the Lake Crystal Industrial Park. From this location I.F.S. ships products throughout the continental U.S.A., Canada, Mexico and sometimes worldwide. I.F.S. works primarily with general contractors, custom equipment manufacturers, mining companies, agricultural processors, and power generation facilities. 
Some products that I.F.S. builds are:
  • Structural Steel
  • Industrial Ductwork
  • Smoke Stacks
  • Concrete Inserts
  • Hoppers
  • Spouting
  • Conveyors
  • Oil Seed Processing Equipment
  • Dust Collection Equipment
I.F.S. has the following capabilites:
  • Project Management
  • Full Service Drafting, including Structural Steel Detailing, Field Engineering and “Reverse” Engineering
  • CNC Plasma Cutting, featuring (2) 8 Foot x 20 foot cutting surface, and the ability to cut 1-1/2 inch plate
  • CNC Press Brake Operations
  • Certified Welding Operations
  • Welders at I.F.S. are capable of welding carbon steel, various alloys of stainless steel and aluminum
  • Submerged Arc Welding Operations
  • 20-ton and 5-ton Bridge Cranes
  • Sand Blasting Facilities
  • Painting and Priming Facilities