Thompson Fabricating Incorporated
Steel Fabricators For the Waste Industry

Our Newest Team Member!

For those of you who have given us a call in the past couple months, you may have heard a new name and voice on the other end of the line. About 6 months ago, we added a new Sales Representative to our team.

Ted Ohlin comes to us with over 20 years of experience in marketing and sales, as well as several years experience as a CNC machinist. Over the course of his career, he has worked in the retail, wholesale distribution, and manufacturing channels. Prior to his recent machinist experience, he spent 7 years as a sales representative for Venture Lighting, Inc, in Solon, OH, a manufacturer of industrial HID lighting systems.  Before that, he was employed for nearly 8 years in a variety of marketing and sales positions for The Federal Wholesale Group in Aurora & Hubbard OH, a distributor of a wide assortment of hard good merchandise to the retail industry.

Ted is a native of Warren, Ohio, and earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Kent State University. He has been married to his wife, Mary Jo, for over 25 years, and together they have 3 children, Ryan, Erin, and Mallory.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, sports, music, reading, walking, and riding the many bike paths and trails the area has to offer.    

Ted prides himself in his commitment to meeting his customers’ needs and providing them with an exceptional level of customer service and support.

He has spent the last several months working with Dean and our team here learning all about Thompson Fabricating, our process, and our products. We are incredibly confident in him and excited to have him as a part of our team.

Please join us in welcoming Ted to our team!


On behalf of Thompson fab we would like to extend our most sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of our customers, YOU made 2017 another record year.  As the year draws to an end we look forward to gearing up for 2018 and all the challenges it will bring. As always we pride ourselves in providing you with a top quality product and second to none customer service. In order to make that happen and be ready for the 2018 rush we conducted a two week plant shutdown, this year’s dates were scheduled November 6th – November 17th. We hate stopping production and appreciate your understanding but we know this will be a huge part of the 2018 success. During that time we utilized our LEAN thinking to fix and clean, we didn’t pack up and take a 2 week vacation.  Instead we took everything apart both in the shop and offices, moved everything to be able clean and repair whatever was broken or needed adjusted. The two week process of extensive cleaning and repair is a necessary evil that will ensure all departments will be working efficiently and running at 100 percent. We pride ourselves in continuous improvement and feel confident looking to the New Year.

 You can see from the photos of the before, during and after that nothing was left untouched! We also cleaned and decluttered the entire office and gave the employee lunch room a complete makeover.  Color coordinated the shop for safety and to be able to operate at a much better pace.