Kern Steel Fabrication, Inc. (KSF) is well known in the industry as a structural steel fabricator that consistently meets or exceeds contract requirements and client expectations. This directly reflects the diligence and attention to detail of everyone at KSF--from the president of the company to the dedicated sweeper who constantly sweeps the shop to provide a clean and safe work area. The ability to successfully perform in a very competitive field for 50 years indicates KSF has developed and maintained a strong and competent culture.
A license from the State of California and the City of Los Angeles to fabricate structural steel is necessary for success in the local market. Certification by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) for Steel Building Structures (STB) and Complex Protective Coating Systems distinguishes KSF from others in this market.
Kern Steel Fabrication is known in the Bakersfield area and all of southern and central California as a fabricator of commercial buildings, schools, hospitals, and other government facilities. Most clients are not aware that KSF is also a national leader in the design and construction of aircraft ground support maintenance platforms, work stands, and docking stations. Platforms have been designed and fabricated for everything from the Boeing 737 and 747 to all of the maintenance platforms required to complete isochronal maintenance for the Lockheed C-5. Current contracts include design, construction and installation of all maintenance platforms required to complete isochronal maintenance of the Lockheed C-130 and work platforms for performing wing maintenace of the C-5. Kern Steel's aircraft ground support equipment can be found across the United States in places like Little Rock, Arkansas; Fort Worth, Texas; Martinsburg, West Virginia; Dover, Delaware; and Westover, Massachusetts.
Our AISC Complex Protective Coating Systems Certification (SSPC QP-3 equivalent) reflects not only the ability to properly apply sophisticated coatings, but the sophistication of our completely enclosed and climate controlled blasting facility and paint booth. Items to be painted are moved from the sandblasting facility to the paint booth through an enclosed passage. Painting is not limited to items fabricated by KSF, but includes tanks, vessels, heavy equipment, and complex industrial structures found in the oil fields of California.