About Us

If you’re like most of our clients, you value quality products and reliable service. So do we. Since 1982, we’ve been delivering on our promises. And today we are one of Western Canada’s leading steel fabrication companies.

Our client list includes Teck Coal, Canfor and Finning Canada. We’ve become a diverse company of skilled tradesmen who appreciate a job well done. Our extensive experience in the primary industries of mining, forestry, oil and gas and construction adds to our competitive advantage.

Community

Our roots run deep in the communities we operate, and we believe in giving back. The Salvation Army is our charity of choice. We’ve also supported the East Kootenay Foundation for Health, family fishing derbies, and welding competitions at College of the Rockies.

Accolades

  • Top 120 Kootenay Employer
  • Top 50 Kootenay Company
  • Best of Business (Steel Fabrication/Welding) – Platinum

Our facilities

We are conveniently located in the southeastern corner of B.C., less than an hour to southern Alberta and the U.S.

Our 10,000-square-foot shops in Cranbrook and Sparwood, B.C., feature modern fabrication equipment. We are constantly investing in new equipment and upgrading our knowledge to produce only the highest quality products.

Leadership

Fab Rite is proud to be family owned and operated.

Mike Kozinuk – President

Mike comes from a storied background in welding and fabrication. After working for a local East Kootenay company that went into receivership, he and his father Nester started Fab Rite in 1982. Along with their business partners, Gord Vogel and Bob Mourner, they grew and diversified the company to serve the mining, forestry, construction and oil and gas industries. Eventually, Mike became the sole owner. His leadership, adaptability and hard work ethic have been key to Fab Rite’s success.

Cole Kozinuk – Estimating and Contract Manager

Born and raised in Cranbrook, B.C., Cole attended the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology where he obtained his training as a Mechanical Engineering Technologist. He came on board at Fab Rite in 2005. As the Estimating and Contract Manager, he is often your first point of contact.

Cody Kozinuk – Production Manager, P.Eng

A Canadian certified Professional Engineer, Cody began his career in the industry at Fab Rite but moved to Alberta in 2008 where he worked for Precision Drilling until 2014. Having managed several international projects, he brings years of hands-on experience to the management team at Fab Rite. As the production manager, Cody oversees all elements of design and fabrication.

Chad Ker – Field Superintendent

Chad joined Fab Rite in 2011. As the Field Superintendent, he is responsible for managing all our plant shutdowns and the day-to-day field operations. As a journeyman, Chad understands the importance of quality and he works to ensure that our commitment to customer projects are carried out with success.