History and Expertise

Founded in 1990, we're an ISO 9001:2015 certified company specializing in industrial and commercial pipe and tube bending and forming, laser cutting, and other custom fabrication services. In addition, we offer a robust line of architectural / industrial handrail fittings and accessories such as brackets, connectors, disks, end-caps, flanges, newel caps and spheres.

Our two plants, located 15 minutes outside of Milwaukee, offer the latest machine technology to support your project, from prototype to full-scale production. 

With an extensive selection of tooling, we are able to provide short lead times, as well as flexibility for customers who need tube and pipe bending in combination with laser cutting, end-forming and other specialized services.  

Our customer base is made up of companies from a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, medical / life sciences, construction, food & beverage, furniture & fixtures, recreational / outdoor equipment as well as metal fabrication.

We hope you enjoy our company's 30-year anniversary video. For completed projects, please visit our gallery.

 

Sharpe Products Company Timeline

 

1990

Articles of incorporation were filed for the formation of Sharpe Fabrication, Inc., d/b/a Sharpe Products. Operations began in Delafield, Wisconsin (30 minutes west of Milwaukee).

1994

Outgrowing its original home, the company moved to a 20,000 square foot facility in West Allis, Wisconsin (near Milwaukee). The expanded footprint allowed for greater manufacturing capabilities, increased workforce and expanded machine technology.

2002

Move to the current headquarters, a 51,000 square foot facility in New Berlin, Wisconsin (15 minutes west of Milwaukee), to allow for larger jobs and to accommodate the purchase of future equipment.

2006

The company decided to diversify its product offering, and further utilize its existing equipment and expertise to service industries such as agriculture, automotive, medical, and other OEMs that required custom bending and laser cutting. Investments were made in several pieces of state-of-the art machine technology such as electric CNC benders, tube inspect equipment and tube laser cutters to help fuel the company’s growth.

2010

Company earns ISO 9001:2008 certification

2014

Renovation of the company headquarters is started, adding a new reception area, additional office and work spaces, a full-scale kitchen, conference rooms, and employee exercise and break rooms.

2015

Purchase of an additional plant: a 38,000 sq. ft. facility, occupying 20,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space for the industrial handrail fittings and components products, bending machines and a second shipping area.

2019

Company completes ISO 9001:2015 certification

2020

Sharpe Products celebrates three successful decades in business, with an eye to the future.

In addition to the above, there have been many incremental changes to our facilities, equipment and overall layout and operations. More detail can be found in our news section. If you have questions about our company history, please contact us.