Archive: Jul 2021

Saying Goodbye: Fab Supply President John Wold Passes Unexpectedly


It is with heartfelt sadness we announce that John Wold, Founder and President of Fab Supply, passed away suddenly on July 6, 2021.

For the past 28 years John offered exemplary service to his customers and was well known in the metal forming industry as an intelligent and helpful source of information. John will be remembered as a hard worker with a sense of humor, an excellent leader, and his legacy will live on. His unmatched dedication and loyalty to his customers, vendors, and employees will be held as the standard to the team at Fab Supply.

We are deeply saddened by John’s departure. As we continue moving forward, we will focus on seeing his vision through.

“We always support the customer fully – start to finish.” -John Wold

Please keep John and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

He will be deeply missed.

Innovative Fab OTR Sheet Following System Fixes All Your Problems

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Ok – maybe not all manufacturing problems, but some important ones! Learn how our one-of-a-kind sheet following system increases productivity, addresses safety issues, and reduces operator fatigue.

In the fabricating industry, many of us have seen this before.

Large parts that are very difficult to process. Inadequate equipment to get the job done. Worker fatigue that leads to burnout or injury, increased manufacturing costs and missed ship dates.

There should be a better way. Well, we were tired of it – and we did something about it.

Introducing, the Fab OTR. This is our state-of-the-art sheet following system for press brakes from 90 to 1,000 tons, which provides a solution for companies struggling to bend those large sheets and heavy parts.

The Fab OTR addresses safety issues, poor efficiency and operator fatigue associated with current methods for bending large sheets and heavy parts while increasing productivity. With several options available, each Fab OTR can be customized by adding additional arms, programmable height adjustment, wider work surfaces or friction reducing surfaces.

“There has been a need in the marketplace for a retrofittable system that can handle large sheet and/or heavy parts efficiently,” says Ron Laws, VP of Sales and Marketing. “Our systems meet these needs with a system that is specifically customized to a fabricators application. Whether it is our standard capacity rated at 500 lbs/arm, heavy duty system at 700lbs/arm or the maximum duty system at 1,200 lbs/arm, we have a solution available.”

Our new line offers features that have not been available in the past, including:

  • Programmable height adjustment from bend to bend
  • The ability to support a part bent to an included angle of 40 degrees
  • Overload protection
  • 8 foot extension arms
  • Additional arms for large machines

Find out more about how the Fab OTR can fit your needs. Contact us today.