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 continue to perform successfully 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) with a Sophisticated Paint Endorsement (P2, P3) 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 leader in the design and construction of aircraft ground support maintenance platforms. Platforms have been designed and fabricated for everything from the Boeing 737 and 747 to all of the platforms required to complete isochronal maintenance for the Lockheed C-5. Current contracts include design, construction and installation of all platforms required to complete isochronal maintenance of the Lockheed C-130 and platforms for performing wing maintenace of the C-5.
Our Sophisticated Paint Endorsement 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.
About Kern Steel Fabrication, Inc.
It's not a project, it's a relationship We at Kern Steel Fabrication take our work and our responsibility to our customers very seriously. From bid to completion, we go the extra mile to earn your confidence and exceed your expectations. At Kern Steel Fabrication, Inc., we never look at a job in the context of a single project. Our business philosophy stresses the importance of approaching each contract as a relationship-building opportunity.
In our experience, one shot ventures are not beneficial to Kern Steel Fabrication or our customers, which is why we invest considerable resources in developing and maintaining business relationships.
Our relationships with customers are enhanced by our interdisciplinary procedures and interactive ISO 9001:2008 certified quality assurance program that creates customer confidence throughout each phase of the project. With proven methodologies for projecting costs and production schedules, Kern Steel Fabrication is recognized throughout California for coming in on time and on budget.
Bidding a project isn’t guesswork for us, it’s a science. We specify the exact fabrication and/or abrasive blasting and painting services we will provide, descriptions of every component, delivery time, transportation, and erection. The result is a bid that outlines a defined product on specific timetable at a fixed price.
Fulfilling our promises is what differentiates Kern Steel Fabrication and makes us an ideal member of your team.