Southern Fabrication Works (SFW), formerly known as Southern Field Welding, is a manufacturer of equipment for the food processing industry located in Burley, Idaho.
Established in 1998 by Neil Justesen, Southern Fabrication Work grew rapidly and eventually acquired the former Idaho Metal Fab company, positioning years of experienced capability in the food processing industry as SFW's overarching business focus.
SFW continues with the water knife cutting technology pioneered by IMF with continual improvements to skid mounted as well as modular cutting systems. SFW's cutting systems are used worldwide. The pioneering IMF automatic switcher, which switches out a plugged cutting block to maintain continuous cutting operations while the plugged block is cleaned and readied for service, has been updated into an upright ergonomic unit with operational redundant safety and reduced maintenance.
Other food processing equipment built by SFW include wire mesh conveyors, modular belt conveyors, standard black belting conveyors, augers, tote dumps, pump tanks, pump stands, custom SS storage tanks, vacuum tanks, sizers, preheaters, scavenger reels, roller inspection conveyors, roller dryers, flumes, catwalking and dewatering grizzlies.
SFW has partnered with Tummers Methodic in Holland to build and distribute the Tummers rocktrap and rocktrap/washer to complete SFW's capability for complete receiving equipment solutions.