BRAKEWELL
STEEL FABRICATORS
55 Leone Lane
Chester, NY 10918
888.914.9131
FX: 845-469-7618
Custom
Fabrication
Curved
Stairs
Miscellaneous
Weldments
Bent
Shapes
Burned
Shapes

 

   Brakewell’s customer can be a general contractor, an iron shop, a local farmer or a foreign government. In 1987, the company completed the decking for a 1/3 mile long bridge commissioned by the African island nation of Madagascar. The forms for concrete foundations shipped to Saudi Arabia were produced by Brakewell. And the plant once fabricated the frame for a pie crust machine destined for a Tel Aviv businessman.
   The size of a job is never a deterrent for Brakewell. In the early days of operation in the Bronx, a German immigrant had walked into the Brakewell shop and requested that a single, stainless steel scoop be made to his specifications. He was charged $35.00. 3 weeks later the customer returned and ordered 3 more scoops. Dan Doyle Sr. was urged by fellow partners to turn the man away, declaring him a nuisance, but Doyle continued to service the order. The foreigner, it seems, was importing machinery from Denmark. Within months, he had relocated most of the manufacturing process to the United States, and Brakewell was selected to handle the $10,000 to $20,000 monthly account.
   Brakewell learned a lesson from the incident and still services the customer who occasionally walks into their offices. Whether it’s the regional farmer seeking a customized piece or an agricultural implement or a local sculptor wishing to have a piece of stainless fabricated from a hand-sketched drawing, Brakewell will accept the order- for 1 or 1,000.

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