DETROIT LAKES, MINN. — June 12, 2020— The Fabricator magazine has recognized BTD Manufacturing, a custom metal fabrication manufacturer, as the second largest metal fabricating operation in the U.S. The publication’s FAB 40 list identifies the 40 most successful manufacturers based on their previous year’s reported revenue.


“We’re thrilled to have bumped up a spot on the list,” said Paul Gintner, BTD Manufacturing president. “We know this represents more than an outstanding year of revenue. It represents all of our hard work and dedication to being one of the best places to work and the best places for high-quality products.”


For the last three years, BTD has earned the No. 3 spot on the FAB 40 list. The company credits much of its success to its investment in its employees, technologies and services.


BTD recently became a dual-training employer, allowing several of its locations to pair a classroom-style curriculum with structured on-the-job learning, giving employees an accelerated path to certification in a variety of areas, including welding, CNC and quality assurance. The company also offers its employees several other enrichment initiatives and programs specific to metal fabrication, including its online learning portal, BTD University. 


“It all starts with our employees,” Gintner said. “We value their dedication to providing our customers with the high-quality products they come to expect from us. We want to see them thrive in their careers, an investment in them is an investment in our customers.”


In addition to employee engagement and advancement, BTD has continued its focused efforts on improving efficiencies, expanding to meet the growing needs of customers, and broadening its capabilities. The company recently opened a new 70,000-square-foot warehouse in Buford, Georgia and since its inception more than 40 years ago has expanded into a variety of custom metalwork services such as metal fabrication, stamping, machining, powder coating, robotic welding and tubing. This menu of services has ensured their top place among fabricators and clients needing metalwork. 




Named 2nd on The Fabricator’s FAB 40 list in 2020, BTD continues to invest in people, processes, and technology to provide first-class service to world-class brands while valuing their team members and the communities in which they live. Their success shows in more than 1,300 employees who work in BTD locations in Detroit Lakes, Minn., Lakeville, Minn., Dawsonville, Ga., Buford, Ga., and Washington, Ill.