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Abtrex Industries School of Welding

Abtrex School of Welding Establishes Preferred Employer List

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Abtrex Industries is contributing to local businesses through the School of Welding.

We have made agreements with several companies in our area that seek laborers skilled in specific welding techniques. These companies have expressed a desire to hire our welding class graduates, and as part of this arrangement, they will contact Abtrex Industries when they are seeking a new welder. The School of Welding graduates will be interviewed before these companies pursue any outside advertising.

Abtrex Industries works closely with these companies, even training some of their current employees, to assure our graduates can perform in industry. Our classes prepare students with the knowledge of welding safety, and a knowledge of welding symbols, enabling them to comprehend and carry out welds per shop construction blueprints. Our students practice during weekly labs, working closely with their instructor, preparing them for welding certification, demonstrating their achievement and know-how. Upon graduation from our classes, we will make every effort to help our students utilize their new and improved skills.

To learn more about Abtrex Industries’ School of Welding, please click here.

Abtrex Industries West Virginia Contractor License

Abtrex Pennsylvania Achieves Professional Contractor Status

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Congratulations to our Leetsdale, Pennsylvania facility for achieving professional contractor status in the state of West Virginia through the West Virginia Contractor Licensing Board.

As of March 2019, Abtrex Industries is qualified as a specialty contractor meeting professional guidelines of the State of West Virginia.

Abtrex Pennsylvania can be reached by phone at 800-959-0124.


Abtrex Industries has been the leader in corrosion control for 50 years. The company has divisions in Indiana, Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Swidnica, Poland. Abtrex’ commitment to safety and quality are evidenced by ISO 9001, as well as membership in the Society for Protective Coatings, NACE, Avetta and ISNetworld. For more information, please visit abtrex.com.

Abtrex Industries, Inc.
Contact: Cathy Couvillion
574-234-7773

Abtrex Industries Alabama

Introducing Abtrex Alabama

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SOUTH BEND, INDIANA — Abtrex Industries launched Abtrex Alabama, LLC in January 2019.

This new Abtrex location sits just minutes from Mobile, AL. The addition of Abtrex Alabama further enables Abtrex Industries to serve customers in the continental U.S. and beyond.

Shop specialties include:

  • Fabrications
  • Linings
  • Coatings

Abtrex Alabama can be reached by phone at 251-443-7320.

Abtrex Industries has been the leader in corrosion control for 50 years. The company has divisions in Indiana, Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Swidnica, Poland. Abtrex’ commitment to safety and quality are evidenced by ISO 9001, as well as membership in the Society for Protective Coatings, NACE, Avetta and ISNetworld. For more information, please visit abtrex.com.

Abtrex Industries, Inc.
Contact: Cathy Couvillion
574-234-7773

Abtrex Industries Inc. Obtains Alabama General Contractors License

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SOUTH BEND, IN – April 24, 2017 – Abtrex Industries Senior Project Manager, Ken O’Konski, passed the Alabama Business and Law exam, obtaining the Alabama General Contractors License for Abtrex. Passing this exam was a key factor in expanding Abtrex’s fabrication and construction services to Alabama and other new venues across the United States.

“By obtaining this state-approved license, Abtrex Industries can handle larger capital projects for our clients, while continuing to extend the reach of our construction services arm. It’s all part of our never-ending pursuit of growing our business in a way that benefits our customers,” said Kevin Couvillion, Operations Manager at the Indiana Division of Abtrex Industries, Inc.

The General Contractors License allows Abtrex to bid on and complete projects where the cost of the undertaking is fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) or more. Alabama has reciprocity agreements in the states of Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee, which will assist Abtrex in becoming licensed in multiple jurisdictions.

Abtrex Industries has provided professional services and quality products as the leader in corrosion control for almost 50 years. The company is headquartered in Inkster, Michigan, near Detroit, with divisions in Indiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Swidnica, Poland. Our commitment to safety and quality are evidenced by our ISO 9001:2008 registration, as well as membership in the Society for Protective Coatings, NACE, Avetta and ISNetworld. For more information, please visit our website at www.abtrex.com.

Abtrex Industries, Inc.
Contact: Cathy Couvillion
574-234-7773
cathycouvillion@abtrex.com

Abtrex Industries Inc. Goes International

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SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – Abtrex Industries, Inc. has launched a wholly-owned subsidiary based in Świdnica, Poland. Abtrex International, sp. Z. o. o. will be installing rubber linings in new railroad tank cars with production beginning in March 2016.

Abtrex is a custom fabricator of process equipment, including tanks and pipe assemblies, specializing in abrasion- and corrosion-resistant linings and coatings. Certified by the American Association of Railroads and Federal Railroad Administration, its Houston, Texas, facility is dedicated to rubber lining tank cars. Abtrex’s experience and expertise led to the contract in Poland to line tank cars destined for Saudi Arabia.

Abtrex was started in 1969 and currently employs approximately 100 workers in its plants in South Bend, Indiana; Inkster, Michigan; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Houston, Texas. The company says some of its workers will temporarily relocate to Poland to staff the new facility and train local workers under Glenn Lewis, who will serve as Director of Operations for Abtrex International. Lewis had lived and worked in Poland for 16 years with firms ranging from architecture to manufacturing prior to joining Abtrex.

Abtrex President Keith Byars stated the company is quickly growing on an international level and already serves customers in more than five countries. The Poland office will help the company assist its international customers better.

Abtrex Industries, Inc.
Contact: Cathy Couvillion
574-234-7773
cathycouvillion@abtrex.com

Here is the news release from Greenbrier about their Saudi Rail contract. Abtrex is looking forward to playing a part in this venture.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/greenbrier-announces-order-from-saudi-railway-company-for-1200-railcars-300155425.html