Thompson Fabricating Incorporated
Steel Fabricators For the Waste Industry

New Tailgate Design on All Thompson Fabricating Containers

In business for 26 years, Thompson Fabricating has built its reputation on building high quality containers that will provide our customers extended years of quality service. Continuing our efforts to provide the best quality product, we are implementing a design change to the tailgates of every Thompson Fabricating container. Various design ideas were considered and assessed in order to ensure we are meeting the needs of our customers.


Starting this month, we are rolling out the new tailgate design using structural 4” x 3” x 1/8” tube, resulting in a stronger tailgate and clean design aesthetic. Our previous design used a 4-way bent 10 gauge horizontal crosspost on all tailgates. This previous design, which is common in the industry, resulted in water collecting in the bottom of the formed crosspost, leading to rust and deterioration over time. Using the structural tube in our new design will allow any water to pass behind the tube and eliminate this issue. This improvement will not increase the price or weight of your containers.


We stand by the quality of our products and know that this product design change will provide greater strength and longevity to our containers. If you should have any questions, please reach out to your sales representative directly.


Thank you for your friendship and your business. We look forward to working with you soon.

New Tailgate Design

Old Tailgate Design

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