Winchester Metals
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Winchester Metals in Frederick County

Business: Steel distribution, processing and fabrication
Employees: 60
In Frederick County Since: 1975

Winchester Metals has been a staple of Frederick County's metal fabrication industry for more than three generations. The family-owned and operated company offers comprehensive processing, distribution and fabrication solutions to a variety of industrial, commercial, contracting, and residential customers. 


Company Growth

In 1999, Winchester Metals implemented a fully-integrated software system that handled all areas of business operations, ushering in a new era of improved efficiency and customer service. Following the addition of 12,500 square feet of manufacturing space in 2002, the company further upgraded its software systems in 2013. In Winchester Metals 40th year (2015), it added a TRUMPF TruLaser 1030, an acquisition that represented the company's largest capital investment in a single piece of equipment in its history, paving the way to enter the world of steel laser cutting. In 2016, Winchester Metals implemented a new Lincoln Automate 35HS Robotic Welding System. Most recently, in 2017, Winchester Metals announced it would invest $870,000 to add laser/punch combination equipment, a third shift, and 17 new jobs. Winchester Metals continues to reinvest in its company to keep up with emerging technology and enhance offerings to its customers.



Product Highlight: The Watchman StoveWinchester Metals Watchman Stove

The Watchman Stove, is a unique outdoor cooking unit created by designer Kirk Salmons and manufactured and marketed by Winchester Metals in Frederick County, VA.  This stove is made to last from durable, heavy materials, while being incredibly efficient and simple to use.  No electricity, gases, burners, igniters, etc to go bad or fail, simply use wood or charcoal and you’re all set.  At least one has been sold to more than 20 states and international inquiries are picking up.

A Note from Winchester Metals

Josh Phelps

Winchester Metals has participated in the Career Pathways program since 2001, just a year after its inception.

"It's really been a pleasure to participate in the workforce development programs here in Frederick County over the years. We've watched them expand, grow, and offer exposure to the businesses and participants for career opportunities and education opportunities. Giving back to the community we work in is an important part of our company principles and something we are proud to do.” 

Josh Phelps
President

Winchester Metals In the News

June 2017 - Winchester Metals Invests $870,000 to add equipment, expand capacity

January 2017 - Winchester Metals Invests $140,000 to Implement Robotic Welding System

The Widget Cup


Winchester Metals is the Founding Sponsor of The Widget Cup, a design/build competition for Winchester-Frederick County high schools.


AISC Certified Facility

Winchester Metals is an AISC Certified Facility: Simple Bridge, Certified Bridge Component, and Certified Building Fabricator. 

 

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Frederick County
Economic Development Authority
45 E. Boscawen St.
Winchester, VA 22601

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