Leading Manufacturer of Bridge Kits and Boardwalks

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About Custom Manufacturing

Pete and LaVonne Tiffany, owners and officers of Custom Manufacturing, Inc have been working hard in the welding business since 1964. The business has grown·from the original blacksmith shop owned by Pete's father, to the present facility capable of production line welding, fabricating and finishing of a variety of welded steel parts and products.

Custom Welding, Inc, a manufacturer of air tanks for several large OEM customers, had pursued Federal Contract with much success since 1983. In 1988 Custom Welding decided to separate into 2 companies, Quality Tanks, Inc supplies various non-code air tanks and water expansion tanks. Custom Manufacturing, Inc has expertise in doing government contracting with the Department of Defense, US Postal Service, and Department of Natural Resources, as well as local and state government agencies.

The two companies share a facility located in the Clinton Industrial Park on Delco Drive which was constructed in five separate stages beginning in 1974. The last addition of a 9,000 sq foot warehouse was completed in December 2000, bringing the total manufacturing area to 32,600 sq ft. situated on 2.41 acres.

Custom Manufacturing, Inc's bridge kits are a unique concept of dealing with off road bridge needs. These bridges are used on snowmobile trails, walking and bike trails, ATV trails and golf courses. The customer can construct the bridge right on site, many times with volunteer help, and can be custom designed to the site. A bridge kit consists of steel I-beams, which are predrilled and have a red oxide primer finish, cross members, MCA treated lumber and all necessary hardware. Bridges are either flat or arched design with horizontal railings, vertical railings or just a kick plate. They can be 4' to 20' wide and 20'to 80' long. In 2010, covered bridges were added to our product line.

An issue with many bridge sites is the limited use of any fill in wetland areas. This lead to Pete's development and testing of a galvanized riser pan footing. This pan is a portable bridge footing and abutment that can be used in place of concrete footing and pilings. We were issued a patent on this concept of July 2002.

The patented concept was also used to develop a boardwalk footing system. The boardwalk pans come in two sizes and compact into the soil with no fill or foundation being used in the wetland area. The modular construction makes them easy to install with only hand tools required.

Custom Manufacturing, Inc is a woman owned small business with over 46 years of experience filling both commercial and government contract with quality products. We would welcome the opportunity to work with you on your trail needs.