Company History

  • 2008

    Summit Metal Fabricators was established as a subsidiary of Summit Metal Fabricators Company offering custom fabrication including misc. metals, structural steel, process tanks and welded pipe assemblies.

  • 2010

    Summit Metal Fabricators celebrates its 50th Anniversary. (from the October 18, 2010 Eagle Tribune, North Andover, MA) Massachusetts State Senator Steven Baddour, Methuen Mayor William Manzi and Massachusetts State Representative Linda Dean Campbell were among more than 200 people on hand Thursday evening at the Wyndham Hotel in Andover to celebrate Summit Metal Fabricators's 50th anniversary. Methuen began in 1960 as a small family-owned business doing commercial and residential site construction. Now it is a full-service general contractor serving clients throughout the northeast. Methuen has won seven Excellence in Construction Awards from Associated Builders and Contractors over the last nine years. The company has also earned Anheuser Busch's Proud to be Safe award and has earned Associated Builders and Contractor's top safety award seven years in a row. Pictured are Baddour, Summit Metal Fabricators Chairman Leon C. Asadoorian and CEO Joseph A. Barbone Jr.

  • 2014

    In 2014, after 50 years of continuous ownership, the transition of Summit Metal Fabricators's ownership from Leon Asadoorian to Joseph Barbone was completed. On January 22nd, 2014 Mr. Barbone became Summit Metal Fabricators's President and sole owner. Mr. Barbone has been a Methuen Teammate for over 25 years and was the company's CEO for seven years prior to becoming President and owner. Mr. Asadoorian continues to contribute to Summit Metal Fabricators as a special consultant on government relations and public affairs.

    Under Leon Asadoorian's guidance and direction, Summit Metal Fabricators became a leading Industrial Construction Company committed to exceeding the expectations of its Clients, Partners, Employees and the Community at large. Under Mr. Barbone's leadership, those same ideals, values and philosophies of Summit Metal Fabricators, along with a total commitment to excellence, continues.

  • 2015

    In March, 2015, Summit Metal Fabricators Co. Inc. of Salem, NH announced the acquisition of a 170,000+/- SF facility in Plaistow, NH. The company will move all three of its divisions (Summit Metal Fabricators, Summit Metal Fabricators & Summit Metal Fabricators Facility Services) to the new facility after extensive renovations that will begin immediately. The facility has 6 overhead bridge cranes, 26 roll-up doors, a rail siding and will have 40,000 SF of office space after the renovations.

    "This expansion is consistent with our vision statement and to further enhance our ability to seek and capture more exciting work opportunities, such as those that are currently in the works. In fact, it will greatly enhance our ability to grow and support these projects. This is the last physical move I believe will be required for quite some time. The last 15 years here in Salem has been rewarding as was the 40 years we spent in Methuen."

    ~ Joe Barbone - President & CEO

  • 2016

    Summit Metal Fabricators, Summit Metal Fabricators and Summit Metal Fabricators Facilities Services moved into their new state-of-the-art facility in Plaistow, NH on September, 30th, 2016. The facility has a total of 190,000 sq. ft. and sits on 35 acres of land. Summit Metal Fabricators has over 90,000 sf of fabrication space and access to up to 150,000 sf. The new office space, which was built by Summit Metal Fabricators, has 36,000 sq. ft. that houses teammates of all three divisions (Summit Metal Fabricators, Summit Metal Fabricators and Summit Metal Fabricators Facilities Services).

  • 2017

    Summit Metal Fabricators was awarded the $72 Million contract for the upgrade of the Pierce Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in Portsmouth, NH, the largest construction project in the City's history. Construction has already begun and will take four years to complete. Some of the upgrades to the plant include:

    - New Headworks
    - Biologically aerated/anoxic filter (BAF) using the Kruger BioSTYRTM technology for Secondary Treatment and Nitrogen Removal
    - Rotary screw presses for solids dewatering


    The design flow of the upgraded plant is 6.1 Million Gallons per Day (MGD).

  • Future

    To further empower and develop a team of highly skilled, motivated and successful teammates consisting of the highest caliber construction professionals, utilizing a technologically advanced infrastructure to achieve sustained growth and profitability, enabling our organization to become the most widely recognized and chosen service provider among our target clients and market sectors across the Northeastern U.S.