Where Creativity Becomes Reality
For over 90 years, W2 MacFab, formerly Austin MacFab, has been the leading custom design welding and machine shop in Austin and Central Texas.
In 2014 Robert Keith, a longtime customer of Austin McFab, purchased the company and quickly began revamping the old systems by developing a new software program, updating processes and procedures, all the while updating the machines that had been operating since the very beginning. In 2016, W2 MacFab merged with Central Machine Shop doubling the size of the business.
W2 MacFab is a family-owned full service welding, machining, 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 from the smallest part to commercial construction projects.
Mike was the former owner of Central Machine Works and in 2016, decided to sell his property and merge with Robert Keith and W2 MacFab. He brought his team with him and came on board as General Manager. Mike started working with his father at Central Machine learning to weld during summer breaks in high school. He continued to work there until he became the manager and took over ownership in 1989. Mike's talent far exceeds his work in the shop; he is an artist and well known for his sculptures. He has collaborated on several Austin landmarks such as the Bat Sculpture at Barton Springs and South Congress.
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.
The W2 Macfab Shop Team consists of 19 machinists and welders that have been with the company 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.
"The work they made impressed me on multiple levels. I have been very happy about the whole process and they have done a great job. They were fast to deliver new ideas and always helpful with our questions!”
Richard Brennan, Design Team
"We have been very much impressed by W2 Macfab. They grasped our designs and produced a them beyond our imagination. Needless to say we are extremely satisfied with the results. Thank you!”
Elena Gonzales, W2 Macfab Team
"This place should be called Austin MacFabulous. AMAZING metal work and fabrication shop. There is no project too big or too small for them, and metal work is clearly an art form at this place."
Alejandra Ferguson, W2 Macfab