Positive Feedback From One of Our Customers

We don’t generally brag about ourselves, well, that’s not true. I always brag about our companies ability to do the job right the first time and on time. But then, I’m biased. I’m supposed to brag about how we take care of our customers to everyone who’ll let me talk to them. I’m supposed to brag about how our expert craftsmen and craftswomen are the best in the industry and have kept our weld repair rate below 1/4% for going on 4 years now. They are the best.

It’s a nice treat to hear someone else brag about us. Well, maybe not brag about us but Randall was willing to tell us and our readers what he thinks about our work. We do appreciate Randall for his professional, kind and encouraging words. He’s agreed to let us share his thoughts with all of you.

From: Gates, Randall [mailto:Randall.Gates@opdepc.com]
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:59 AM
To: Morris Hankins
Subject: per your request


To whom it may concern,

My name is Randall Gates and I am the piping fabrication buyer for Optimized Process Designs LLC for the last 5 years. We are a subsidiary of the KOCH Chemical Technology group. On average I buy fabrication services for between 10,000 and 15,000 pipe spools per year. I have been buying fabrication services from General Fabricators – New Iberia, LA for approximately 2 yrs .  They have fabricated piping for our following clientele with minimal rework, and no missed timelines;




Kinder Morgan


The customer service received from General Fabricators is very good. Final Documentation, MTRS, Certification, Weld Logs, WPS and weld Maps are on point. Their production rates have assisted me in completing the tight timelines required by the client and field on several projects at reasonable rates. I would recommend General fabricators to fabricate spool piping for any project.

Best Regards,

Randall Gates

Optimized Process Designs, LLC

25610 Clay Road

Katy, TX 77493

Office: (281)371-7500

Direct: (281) 371-5914

Cell: (832)278-7494

Fax: (281) 371-0132

Email: randall.gates@opdepc.com

Randall we thank you for working with us and we look forward to working with you for a long time to come.  

Process pipe and the structural steel that supports it is what we do and we do it best.



We Made the Choice

A short explanation of what we mean when we say, “we made the choice”.

We made the choice to be in the business of helping EPC and Industrial Construction companies be more competitive by supplying quality fabricated process pipe and the structural steel that supports it, including modular units.

Our customers are performing in the field, additional scope occurs somewhat frequently. So there are always additional spool pieces or pipe supports we need to deliver quick. Addition to scope occurs for many reasons, we’re here to pick up that slack so your PM or Superintendent can deal with the field and we deliver his process pipe fabricated to specifications.

So, we made the choice to assist and support our customers field construction crews by fabricating high quality process pipe. Carbon steel, low temp carbon steel or stainless steel, we do it and we do it better than anyone else.

It’s what we do best and are most competitive doing.


Pipe Fabrication is What We Do Everyday

As you may notice, I don’t put up many pictures of pipe fabrication. There is a reason, once you’ve seen one piece of pipe being welded it looks like just about every other piece of pipe being welded.

With that said, we do have pictures of how we fabricate our process pipe on the web site. From start to finish, when you want to see it. I will update these photo’s from time to time so they don’t seem like their “old”. They do have date stamps on them, and I wouldn’t want anyone to think we only fabricated pipe “back then” and not currently.

General Fabricators is producing some of the quickest turn a round shop times we’ve ever pushed out the gates. Our processes and quality staff  are working like a well oiled machine. Our shop craftsmen take great pride in their work. They have taken ownership of the work they perform. This is a place to work, however we encourage everyone to be a part of our overall mission to supply the highest quality and professionalism of any other company in any industry.

We produce fabricated pipe for midstream gas processing plants, VCM plants, Plastics plants, LNG plants, electric power plants, river terminals and just about any other industrial application I can think of. Over the last quarter we’ve partnered with companies working in these types of plants. So this statement is made with current projects in view.

Let us know what we can do to help you continue being successful in your business.