Thompson Fabricating Incorporated
Steel Fabricators For the Waste Industry


TFI has decided to implement a blog to help inform others about the process, changes and what to look for when purchasing Roll-off, Hook-lift & other products for the Waste Industries.


First we would like to introduce you to and provide you some background on our staff who will be posting blogs.

Dean Madasz Chief Operating Office of Thompson Fab. Inc.

I have been employed with TFI for 20 years. Hired in 1995 as a fabricator/welder in the shop, learning the process of fabricating Roll-offs & Hook-lift containers.  I started selling containers part time in 1998 while still working in the shop. In 1999 I began selling containers full time, becoming VP of Sales in 2001 & was promoted to COO in 2010. Pulling double duties of overseeing the daily operations of the company while still engaging with customers in the selling process.

In the 17 + years I spent selling TFI containers it has allowed me to work with customers to find out what works best for them in the field. I have helped to customize various containers to best fit their needs and taking feedback from our customers to help TFI improve our products. Venturing into new industries such as Oil & Natural Gas drilling has brought new product lines to TFI, throughout the process I have helped design products that fit the customer’s needs and are user friendly that can be built efficiently and cost effectively.

I will post articles sharing the knowledge I gained over the years to help others in their decision making process when it comes to purchasing new Roll-off & Hook-lift containers, as well as giving insight on many other products for the waste industry.


Ed Nicastro   Sale Representative of Thompson Fab. Inc.

Ed graduated from Clarion University in 2002, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He has been employed with TFI for just over 3 years, hired in December of 2011 to handle inside sales.

Although Ed had prior sales experience he was new to the container business. He spent his first 3 months working all positions in the shop from the acceptance of raw materials, to the assembly of the containers, to loading the final product for delivery. Being hands on in the shop was a great learning experience, essential in assuring high quality customer service by being knowledgeable on the products for our customers.

Fielding the majority of the sales calls now and having client’s in diverse industries, Ed will be able to bring up to date information to our blog page including some of the most commonly asked questions and answers that he receives on a daily basis, and also be able to give in site on what current markets are doing .    




Mark DeSabato Jr.  Draftsman of Thompson Fab. Inc.

Mark graduated from Trumbull County Career & Technical Center with an Associate’s Degree in CADD Engineering in 2008. Mark has been employed with TFI for 3 years, Hired in March of 2012 to handle the computer CAD programs for all container and specialty tanks, creating models to ensure efficiency when the orders are assembled in the shop.

Mark also uses his computer knowledge to assist the (in-house) IT support. He is also part of our marketing team, in charge of designing and launching our computer and magazine design advertisements, as well as updating our web and social media sites with content and photos. He will inform us on all tech and design news.

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