W2 MACFAB

WE CARE.

Craft is our top priority.  Every piece we make is carefully scrutinized to insure it meets the W2 standard.  Whether machining precision parts for the semiconductor industry or building a new set of tractor forks, we take pride in every job.

WE CREATE.

Having the capability to build everything allows us to build the things we like.  We are proud to offer our own in-house product line, including fire pits, planters, and fine furniture.  We also offer a full range of design services, from concept development to completion.

WE DELIVER.

After 80 years in Austin, we’ve learned to deliver on time and on budget.  Our group of highly skilled craftsman have the collective knowledge to solve whatever obstacles you may face.  If it’s possible – we’ll find a way.

We deliver products and materials across Texas and as far as Dubai!

ABOUT US

For over 80 years, W2 MacFab (formerly Austin MacFab), has been the leading Custom Design welding and machine shop in Austin and Central Texas.

W2 MacFab is a family-owned full service welding, machining, energy fabrication and custom job shop.

We pride ourselves on our quality and craftsmanship, providing outstanding customer service, and the ability to work on a variety of jobs, large or small.

  • Machining
  • Fabrication
  • Custom Design

Our Team

Robert Keith

Robert Keith

President

After being a long time customer at Austin MacFab, Robert Keith had the opportunity to purchase one of the largest and oldest machine, welding, and metal fabrication shops in Texas. Over the past 80 years the family-owned company has focused on quality craftsmanship and customer service. Robert changed the company name to W2 MacFab in 2014 and developed a new software program, updated processes and procedures, while updating the machines that have been there since day one. Robert began his career in construction over 30 years ago in the Residential and Industrial development throughout Texas. He has completed over $300 million in construction projects and built the world record radio tower erecting it with a helicopter. He has won design build awards and is an Austin Native that studied Construction Management and Finance at the University of Austin, Texas.

Mike Bennet

Mike Bennet

General Manager

Mike Bennet, the former owner of Central Machine Works, joined W2 Macfab in 2016 as the General Manager. Mike started working welding with his Father at CMW during summer breaks in High School. He continued to work there until he became the Manager and took over ownership in 1989. In 2016, Mike decided to sell the property and merge with Robert Keith and W2 MacFab and brought his team with him. Mike's talent exceeds his work in the shop; he is an artist and well known for his sculptures. He has collaborated on several Austin, Texas landmarks, such as the Bat at Barton Springs and South Congress.

Howard Nettles

Howard Nettles

Accounting Manager

Howard, as the Accounting Manager for W2 MacFab, bridges the gap between the classic style a shop like MacFab has operated under for more than 50 years to the modern day accounting software programs. He has worked with owner, Robert Keith, to develop a new software program for fabrication and manufacturing shops that utilizes new technology allowing the entire W2 team to watch each project live at any moment across the globe.

John Groberg

John Groberg

Operations Manager

John cut his teeth as a Project Manager in the Oil and Gas Industry for 9 years. He managed geological surveys and camp construction in all four corners of the world before making a career change to residential and commercial construction in 2014. While working for a general contractor, John met owner, Robert Keith, in the summer of 2016 and the two have been working together since. John manages all of our commercial construction projects, and like many of our master fabricators, John has a keen passion for hand-built craftsmanship and innovative design. An avid Houston Astros fan, you can easily spot John in the shop or out in the field donning an Astros hat; just don’t mention the Rangers or you’ll likely receive a cold stare-down and a disapproving growl!

Tracy Wade

Tracy Wade

Accounting Coordinator

Tracy brings 8 years of construction accounting experience to the team. She is responsible for processing all accounts-receivable for the company and maintaining various commercial AIA agreements. You'll find her at the counter, meeting and greeting you as you come through the shop. She is a ray of sunshine and will be happy to assist you in whatever you need!

Austin Godfrey

Austin Godfrey

Senior Designer/Drafter

Austin graduated from UT Austin in 2013 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Since then, he has worked in multiple industries, including Oil & Gas, Environmental Compliance, and Structural Engineering. Now that he has joined the W2MacFab team, he is doing 2D and 3D drafting and design for projects as well as project management. He also helps run our waterjet machine, and entertains us with his humor and laid back personality. When he is not hard at work, he loves to enjoy the great outdoors and the live music scene here in town.

Shop Team

Shop Team

Shop Team

The W2 Macfab Shop Team consists of 16 machinists and welders that have been working for MacFab for over 12 years. They are creative and talented in working on projects that range from water tanks, NYC subway stations, to custom furniture. If you can dream it, they will figure out a way to fabricate it.

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY

Services

Machine

Machine

  • Milling & boring
  • Drilling ¼”-4” holes
  • Radial drilling
  • Pipe and bolt threading
  • Shaft threading
  • Build-up and machining shafts
  • Repair/replace damaged parts
  • Face down plates
  • Bevel, bore, & machine grooves
  • Hole punching
  • 125-155 ton hydraulic press equipment

Metal

Metal

  • Structural frames for buildings
  • Stair pans
  • Hand rails
  • Planters
  • Water tanks
  • Racks
  • Fixtures
  • Custom steel fabrication
  • Prototypes and production runs
  • 10’ Shear and 10’ Press Brake
  • Torching and plasma cutting 1/4” thru 4”
  • Do-All Saw cuts 16” wide x 16” tall, thru 45 degrees

Welding

Welding

  • Certified Welders: AWS/CWI/ANSI
  • Weld all types of steel: Stainless, Aluminum, Iconel, Brass, Copper, Galvanized
  • Mig, Tig, Stick, Oxy Fuel
  • Welding repairs
  • Mobile welding Mig, Tig, and Stick
  • CNC Water Jetting
  • CNC Plasma Table

Custom Design

Custom Design

  • Energy fabrication
  • Hot-shot delivery
  • Lifting capabilities of 7 Tons (14,000lbs)
  • Steel Sales
  • Powder Coating
  • Industrial Coating

Decorative

Decorative

  • Architectural Fabrication
  • Furniture
  • Decorative Screens

Some Fun Facts

Cups of Coffee
Projects Delivered in 2017
Satisfied Clients
Winning Awards

Testimonials

Contact Us

Contact Info

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