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New Leadership at Bassett Industries

Bassett Industries is pleased to announce that Bret D. Milks has been appointed as President of the company as of June 30, 2022. Bret follows in the footsteps of his father, David E. Milks, who passed away in February 2022. Bassett Industries was a veteran owned operation for 30 years under David’s leadership starting out in King of Prussia before expanding its operations to Pottstown, PA. Through his entrepreneurial mindset, David transformed the steel distribution center into a leading steel fabrication business on the East Coast.

Working together for the last 20 years, father and son have been improving the facilities to include state of the art touch screen tube bending, 5 axis laser cutting, robotic welding, waterjet cutting, and other valuable services for its many national customers. Bret has been at Bassett Industries since 2000 serving as its engineering manager. Bret earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University and an MBA from the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

As he assumes a more significant role in the planning and strategic direction for the future, Bret strives to continue the mission of Bassett Industries to be an innovator in steel fabrication technology. Bassett’s focus will continue to be on building a talented, technically skilled team to deliver quality and service for long term sustainability and growth.

Video: Bassett Industries Company and Capabilities Overview

We are excited to release this new video showcasing the full scope of our manufacturing capabilities from design engineering and tube bending through welded assemblies and packaging.

Bassett Industries is proud to deliver quality tubular and fabricated sheet components, weldments and assemblies out of our state-of-the-art facility in Pottstown, PA.  We are the largest tube fabrication facility on the east coast, ISO9001:2015 certified, and members of AWS, FMA, SME.

Some highlights include:

Engineering: Our engineering department uses 3D modeling and simulation software to determine feasibility of all parts prior to production runs.  Multiple 2D & 3D CMMs, engineering capabilities, advanced inspection equipment, along with in-house training ensure all jobs exceed quality expectations.  Our skilled team delivers on engineering, service, packaging, shipping, and billing to exceed our customer’s expectations.

Tube Fabrication: We process tubes and structural shapes up to 27 feet in length, including steel and aluminum.  State-of-the-art CNC tube benders bend radii from 1D mandrel bends to large, sweeping roll bent parts 3/8“ to 6“ dia.

Roll bending and forming tubes, channels, angle iron, I-beams, square, rectangular material.

Laser Tube Fabrication: Our multiple 5-axis laser tube lasers process formed sheet metal parts, assemblies and tubes with a 33” Z stroke, 122” X axis and 87” Y axis.  Round, square, rectangular tubes and structural shapes up to 9 ¼ inch diameter and 4,000 lbs. can be processed.

Fibre Laser Cutting: The 4 x 2 meter fiber laser delivers speeds 4-5 times faster than conventional CO2 lasers, reducing lead times and cost.  It accurately cuts materials including steel, aluminum, copper, and brass.

5-Axis Laser Cutting: Multiple 5 axis lasers allow post processing of features with extreme precision.

CNC Machining: Multiple machining centers and 2D / 3D CAD programming software provide greater productivity and allow us to complete complex parts in one operation.

Waterjet Cutting: Multiple large format waterjets include cutting sizes up to 275 in. long x 120 in. wide, with thickness up to12 inches, pressure up to 90,000 psi and tolerances to +/-0.003 in.

Press Brakes/Forming: Our press brakes use precision tooling to form sheet metal parts that range from 14 ft. in length to small complex box style products with numerous bends.

Welding: In house CWIs and certified welders certified to AWS D1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 guarantee quality on MIG, TIG & spot weldments.  We can weld large components up to 20,000 lbs. and sizes up to 10 ft. H x 14 ft. W x 120 ft. L.

Contact us to arrange a visit to our facility and meet our people.

Please Support the Jason Lick Fire Fund

Jay lost everything in a fire at his apartment complex last night, July 30. He has been a dedicated employee at Bassett Industries walking to work every day for the last ten years. He always has a smile on his face and enjoys his interactions with all. Now it’s our turn to help Jay and help him get back on his feet. He also is a Civil War buff knowing more about the Battle of Gettysburg than most history teachers! We want to support Jay and start hearing those fascinating war stories again.

Bassett Industries: Achieves ISO9001-2015 One Year Ahead of Schedule

Bassett Industries continues to lead the fabrication industry in quality by receiving ISO9001-2015 registration a year ahead of schedule, being one of the first in our industry to do so. By proactive offsite training and employing additional manpower, Bassett was able to move the timetable forward one full year. Using the latest technologies and our integrated companywide software package our quality department was able to rewrite our Quality Manual and Procedures to conform to the latest version of ISO, which places more emphasis on overall company risk assessment, including all interested parties – customer, vendor and internal. Coupled with technology, all personnel, including internal auditors, operators and management were trained to the new standard.

Quality has always been a driving force at Bassett having achieved ISO registration over 15 years ago. With multiple 2D & 3D CMM’s, engineering capabilities, other advanced inspection equipment, software, extensive in house quality training we are able to supply quality parts on time with low PPM’s. Use of GDT is incorporated throughout Bassett to serve all of our customers in health care, agriculture, construction, highway and bridge construction, race and specialty car industry, etc. In house CWI and certified welders certified to AWS D1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 guarantee quality welded assemblies. Please contact us for all your tube fabrication, tube and sheet laser cutting, 5 axis laser cutting, water jet cutting, CNC machining, CNC press brake forming, robotic, mig and tig welding and other services by calling one of our sales staff.  We look forward to working with you!

Contact us for to satisfy your next requirements for quality certified fabrication services at 1-800-776-6440 or