Material Handling Equipment Expert Joins Southern Metal Fabricators’ Technical Sales Team

Custom metal fabricator Southern Metal Fabricators, Inc. has appointed Al Strasburg, an expert in material handling equipment and field installations, as a Sales Engineer.

Strasburg has worked with material handling equipment for 35 years, having started his career with D&W Industries in 1981 as a detailer. Following that, he did field work estimation and ran field crews for ConFab, a division of Hough International, and his own company, Bulk Systems, which he co-founded in 1987. In 1990, Strasburg returned to shop engineering and sales work, signing on with Industrial Material Handling for six years before starting Fabtech with Dan Browning in 1996.

After 20 years of co-running his own material handling equipment engineering and fabrication company, Strasburg saw the potential in rising Albertville-Alabama-based custom metal fabricator Southern Metal Fabricators and decided to join its sales team at the request of General Manager Charles Bailey.

“We’re delighted Al has joined us,” said Bailey. “We’ve worked together for nearly twenty-five years and I’ve always admired his technical expertise. As Southern Metal Fabricators begins to focus more on the custom fabrication of bulk material handling equipment, having Al as part of our team feels like a natural fit.”