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Cox Design & Metal Fabrication, Inc. is an Iowa corporation established in 1987, specializing in stainless steel and aluminum. Bruce Cox, President, has been able to expand the business into a wide variety of areas.

Starting the business with the manufacturing of aluminum livestock show equipment, Mr. Cox was able to put his expertise to work with the production of blocking chutes, show boxes, clipper caddies, show sticks, fan carts, and stall dividers. Within a short time Cox Design was being called upon in every aspect of the sheet metal industry from architectural sheet metal to food service. In 1989 the company was working with major hospitals and insurance companies with their food service expansions. By 1993 Cox Design had expanded into other avenues of the food service industry and now employs fifteen full-time and two part-time employees. Quality control is handled by our experienced staff, which monitors the engineering, ordering of raw materials, layout, processing of work and shipping.

Our ability to know each customer on a name-to-name basis enables us to be more knowledgeable of our customers needs. With trained employees, Cox Design is able to meet and exceed all of their customer’s requests.

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In 1997, Cox Design and Metal Fabrication, Inc. moved to a new 9,000 square foot facility equipped with the latest technology in manufacturing, making it easier and more efficient to provide their customers with a single prototype or large production run. Today, Cox Design is expanding even more to better serve their customers needs and bring a new and exciting challenge to their employees.

The fall of 2002, Cox Design added an additional 16,000 sq feet to better serve their customers needs. By adding a complete Powder Coat Finishing line with an envelope size of 7’-6” x 6’ x 20’ they are able to offer their customers more in house options.

Expanding even more to serve their customers, a new 87psi Waterjet was added in the fall of 2006 and tube bending was added in 2007. Adding a CNC Machining Center in 2008 was another expansion that the shop added to utilize their productivity. Cox Design is now well positioned to meet most fabricating challenges.

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