Richards Sheet Metal Works in Ogden celebrated its 85th anniversary by breaking ground on its fourth building.
The family-owned metal manufacturing company is owned by Stephen Richards, a third-generation member of the family that started the company.
It provides materials for the transportation, water treatment, waste management, food services, sanitation, aerospace, pharmaceutical, military, machinery and mining industries. Workers specialize in laser cutting, precision forming, high-definition plasma, C N C punching, welding, tool design, painting and prototyping.
The new expansion on a fourth building will increase the size of the company's operation from 70,000 to 90,000 square feet.
"We have continually upgraded our equipment to ensure that we are competitive and have the high-tech tools necessary to complete the most detailed projects," said Richards. "In fact, Richards was recently recognized nationally as a FAB 40 metal fabrication company and ranked number 22 in the country by The Fabricator magazine."