John and Jeffery Mitchell both had worked for their father's capital equipment design and manufacturing firm in Milwaukee, WI. When the company was sold, John and Jeffery decided to start a company together, so in September of 2005 they established LaX Fabricating, LTD.
LaX began operations in a leased building on the pike between La Crosse, WI and La Crescent, MN. The first two months of operations, nine of LaX's employees were sub-contracted to build industrial washers. Since that time, LaX has build washers and industrial ovens that have been shipped to locations around the world including Vietnam, Saudi-Arabia, Guatemala, Mexico, and France, as well as across the United States.
LaX Fabricating quickly outgrew the LaCrescent facility and in November of 2007 moved to their current location, a 120,000 square foot facility in Spring Grove, MN. Currently LaX averages between 4,000 and 5,000 production hours per month. One of our recent projects was an industrial washer built for an OEM that shipped to North Carolina. At LaX Fabricating Ltd. the washer was built per customer specifications, filled with water, tested, tore down, and shipped on 12 trucks. The washer measured 28ft wide, 148 feet long, 25 feet tall (including heater box), and weighed 208,000 pounds.
LaX Fabricating has a sales staff, on site detailing and a team of skilled fabricators. Our customers vary from large corporations and municipalities to local businesses and farmers. We pride ourselves in providing you with a quality product built to meet or exceed your specifications.