Ducworks, Inc. was founded in 1994 in Camarillo, California to assist The Boeing Company’s Rocketdyne Division with prototype manufacturing of key International Space Station test hardware. This hardware was manufactured and shipped to NASA’s neutral buoyancy laboratories in Huntsville, AL and Houston, TX for underwater testing by astronauts. As Ducworks grew, so did the opportunities. Soon Ducworks began fabricating full-scale mockups of entire International Space Station structures and also performed the underwater assembly of these structures with their own crew of divers.
After experiencing significant growth from 1994 to 1997, Ducworks outgrew its small shop in California and made a strategic decision to build a new 27,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Logan, Utah on about 5 acres.
As the International Space Station project morphed from test to flight hardware in the late 1990’s, Ducworks began to develop other new and exciting opportunities. Customers soon brought an interesting and diverse variety of projects to Ducworks such as aerospace tooling and fixtures, fabrication and assembly of complex machinery, heavy steel plate weldments, intricate machined parts, large ramps for moving heavy equipment from pier to ship, and portable launch towers for small test rockets.
Ducworks also began to serve customers in the commercial construction industry by fabricating and erecting structural steel and ornamental, seismic, and architectural metals. Some notable projects include the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle seismic upgrade, The Sky Lodge in Park City, and the new South Endzone Plaza at Utah State University’s Romney Stadium.
In March of 2008 Ducworks broke ground on a new 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art welding and fabrication facility adjacent to its existing building bringing their manufacturing and office space to about 50,000 square feet. Ducworks acted as the General Contractor for this project and also fabricated all of the structural and ornamental steel. The project was completed in about six months and came in under-budget!
Ducworks now employs about 50 of the finest craftsmen in the industry. They pride themselves on being able to handle the most complex and diverse range of manufacturing processes in-house. From CNC machining to alloy TIG welding, to sheetmetal, coating, and through assembly, Ducworks’ people and equipment can turn engineer’s and architect’s dreams into reality.
As you work with Ducworks you will find that they are much more than just a premier manufacturer of custom hardware and components. Instead, you will find that their experience and abilities provide each customer with confidence and satisfaction in every project they undertake.