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31 05, 2018

IN FOCUS: William Stout

2018-06-01T16:34:14+00:00May 31st, 2018|

Your formal title at Taber

Regional Sales Manager

Your job duties & responsibilities

Building our customer base and partnerships with our customers. Finding and acquiring long term relationships for Taber.

How long have you been at Taber?

I have been with Taber 13 years

Where did you work prior to Taber; was it in the same industry or something totally different?

Prior to Taber I worked for International Extrusion and in the 10 years at International worked through all departments in the plant into outside sales.

When you’re not at work, what would we find you doing?

Spending time with our children and working on my classic cars


Midlothian TX

Family, children? 

My wife and I have 4 great children Tyler 18, Autumn 15, Kaylie 13 and Jessica 11

What would “your perfect day” consist of? 

Relaxing 80* watching the kids play sports or camping with no phone signal!!

What’s your favorite part about working for Taber so far?

I really enjoy being involved with our customers and the wide variety of parts we manufacture.

What sets Taber apart from other companies that deliver the exact same things?

There really is not another company that can do what we do here at Taber with the available press sizes and capabilities. In addition to our great customer service and support we try and offer our customers of all sizes from the 10k per year accounts to the million plus pound per year accounts, we try and make all of the understand we care about their company.

What do you hope to bring to Taber in terms of leadership and company culture?

I hope I bring a trust and integrity to the team and the customer base, I feel these are the most important factors in building great relationships internally and with our customer base.

If you weren’t working for Taber, what job would you probably have?

This would be a tough question to answer, I have been in the extrusion industry for more than half my life. I do love working on my classic automobiles so if I had unlimited funds most likely restoring classic cars.

What do you think the future holds for Taber?

I feel like we are making good investments as a company and hope to see continued growth as we continue to expand our capabilities.

30 04, 2018

Taber Extrusions Announces Micro-Extrusion Capabilities Via Lou-Rich Exact Manufacturing Purchase

2018-05-11T22:54:53+00:00April 30th, 2018|

Taber Extrusions Announces Micro-Extrusions

Taber Extrusions of Russellville, Arkansas purchased the Exact Manufacturing division of Lou-Rich, Inc.  which will now expand Taber’s capabilities to include ultra-precision aluminum extrusions.

Aluminum ultra-precision extrusions are produced through a proprietary technique that delivers features, tolerances, and surface finishes previously believed to be impossible. This unique extrusion process continues to impress design engineers, offering an additional design alternative for the production of precision aluminum components. Industries most commonly using micro-extrusions include computer, electronics, aerospace, medical, industrial, and military.

“On behalf of Exact Manufacturing, I want to sincerely thank you for your business and patronage over the years, and wish you success in the future,” says Exact Manufacturing President Mike Larson, in a letter recently sent out to Exact Manufacturing’s current client base, asking them to direct all new purchase orders to Taber Extrusions, “The Exact Manufacturing division of Lou-Rich will continue fulfilling orders for Taber until a successful transfer of equipment and processes is assured.”

Taber is a highly regarded, full service provider of aluminum extrusions to many industries including aerospace, transportation, defense, power, etc.  They are also ISO 9001 and AS 9100 certified.  As a leader in the extrusion business, Taber is highly suited to provide the quality and service demanded by Exact’s customers.  With this acquisition, both Taber’s and Exact’s customers can expect to see increased supply opportunities with the expanded set of extrusion solutions, programs and services provided by Taber.

About Taber Extrusions

Founded in 1973, Taber Extrusions originally pioneered a process for extruding rectangular billet which enables the company to extrude solid profiles up to 31 inches wide or hollows up to 29 inches. Taber expanded with the purchase of an extrusion facility in Gulfport, MS., in 1995 which houses a cast house and two additional presses, and the fabrication area has been expanded multiple times. Taber continues to extrude billet in a wide range of alloys and sizes, and has diversified its markets beyond military since its inception to include aerospace, automotive, marine, infrastructure, and sporting goods, among many others. For these markets, the company supplies cast and extruded products in a variety of soft and hard alloys. Today, Taber Extrusions is proud to announce the launch expanded capabilities to include aluminum ultra-precision extrusions.

Thank you for your continued support of Taber Extrusions, LLC. If you have any questions please visit taberextrusionc.com or contact one of Taber’s Regional Sales Managers.

29 03, 2018

Beyond the Aluminum Extrusion – Full Service Aluminum Extrusion Company

2018-05-11T23:05:26+00:00March 29th, 2018|

Taber Extrusions has extrusions in the name, but it’s really a full-service aluminum extrusion company. Taber controls it all, from the casting of the billet, the extrusion process, fabrication and finally the logistics..

We have a commitment to meeting and exceeding customer expectations by providing both products and service levels that are of the highest quality. This commitment is at the core of our operating philosophy.

For us, these unique capabilities are key. Our specialty is the manufacturing of complex and intricate extrusions which competitors consider difficult or even impossible. Our full range of extrusion presses, from 1800 and 3000 ton to our impressive large 8600 ton, give us unmatched flexibility and profile capabilities to meet our customer’s needs.

For example:  our 8600 ton press, one of the largest extrusion presses in the United States, has the capability to extrude both 16 and 20 inch round billets, and 10” x 28” rectangular billets with a maximum circle size of 31” and up to 140 lbs. per foot. With the ability to extrude large, intricate configurations, such as lightweight but strong one-piece extrusions, the customer can incorporate whole assemblies of small components into one extruded part.

As your full-service aluminum extrusion company partner, Taber will work alongside you to turn a concept into reality. Taber’s remarkable attention to the needs of the market position us to provide customized, versatile, high-quality extruded and fabricated products that can satisfy a wide range of applications.

7 03, 2018

Fabricated Aluminum Bikes are Stronger, Faster, Lighter

2018-05-11T23:03:56+00:00March 7th, 2018|

Although aluminum is now the most prevalent material in biking these days, up until the 1980’s, most mountain bike frames were made of steel.

Slowly, the market demand for lighter, stronger, and rust-resistant bike frames coupled with advances in aluminum metallurgy led some manufacturers to make the switch. Soon, most steel-frame bikes had aluminum parts in the form of brakes, derailleurs, stems, lightweight wheels, handlebars, and seat posts.

It wasn’t long before most bike manufacturers switched entirely to aluminum!

Although both steel and carbon fiber have come a long way , aluminum bikes remain an enthusiast favorite.

In the modern era, advancements in alloying technologies are bringing aluminum bikes to new heights by amplifying their properties.


Aluminum is the most widely available lightweight bike frame material. By comparison, steel bike frames have, on average, three times the weight of aluminum ones. Due to its naturally low weight, aluminum remains an ideal and affordable choice for racing and mountain bike frames.

Due to aluminum’s lower strength compared with steel, titanium, and carbon fiber, aluminum bike frame tubes often have thicker walls. Though this does not necessarily provide an advantage over other frame types, thicker-than-standard tubes can be used in aluminum bike frames without making them significantly heavier.

Carbon fiber, of course, has an edge on aluminum in terms of weight. But for a mountain biker, sometimes a little weight is a good thing.

Downhill racers often prefer aluminum over other materials. The additional weight and formability properties allow the rider to maintain the proper inertia to keep the bike steady and to maintain control at high speeds. Weighted aluminum frames make it easier to find the sweet spot.


Aluminum is a widely used material and is infinitely recyclable, so its price compared to other materials is very competitive.

Well-rounded, lightweight, and affordable, aluminum bike frames are the ideal choice for both beginner and expert-level mountain bikers.

Plus, aluminum is not prone to rust, unlike steel-framed bikes. This resistance makes aluminum a lasting and low-maintenance choice for mountain bikers and other riders who often expose their bikes to harsh elements.


For trail and downhill riders, the somewhat flexible, forgiving nature of alloyed frames help provide comfort during extremely bumpy terrain or at high speeds.

Alloys Used in Mountain Bikes:

2xxx series: 2xxx series alloys are not usually used for frames. They are easily welded and heat-treatable, but are more suitable for use in components such as bars, seatposts and stems – parts that usually have less butting. Alloy types you will likely encounter are 2011, 2014 and 2024.

6xxx series: 6xxx series alloys are intermediate strength aluminum alloys. In general, they are weaker than either a 2xxx or 7xxx series alloy, but are more easily forged, machined, welded, and formed. You will find them usually in lower cost aluminum alloy frames. 6061, 6063 and 6082.

7xxx series: Most commonly found in the aerospace industry, 7xxx series aluminum alloys are an incredibly high strength alloy that exhibits great resistance to the outdoor elements. The most durable of all bike frames are made from this series’ alloys.

15 02, 2018

Maintenance Mechanic

2018-02-15T22:17:42+00:00February 15th, 2018|

Job Description

The Maintenance Mechanic repairs and maintains machinery and mechanical equipment such as engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines and equipment by performing the following duties:

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble.
  • Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts.
  • Examines from and texture of parts to detect imperfections.
  • Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements.
  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments
  • Repairs or replaces defective parts
  • Installs special functional and structural parts in devices
  • Lubricates and cleans parts
  • Starts devices to test their performance.
  • Sets up and operates lathe, drill press, grinder, and other metalworking tools to make and repair part.
  • Initiates purchase order for parts and machines
  • Repairs electrical equipment.
  • Follows safe work procedures.
  • Other duties may be assigned

Qualifications and Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school education or equivalent and three to five years related experience or training.


Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Vacation, Paid Holidays, Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Legal Plan

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

Maintenance Mechanic: 3 years

Required education:

High school or equivalent

Job Location:

Russellville, AR

Taber Extrusions LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer EEO-M/F/D/V and encourages Diverse Candidates to Apply

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29 01, 2018

IN FOCUS: Jason Weber

2018-01-29T17:21:06+00:00January 29th, 2018|

Your formal title at Taber

VP Sales and Marketing

Your job duties & responsibilities

Sales and Marketing. I’m excited to build upon the incredible industry reputation of Taber as we forge onward.

How long have you been at Taber?

My first day with Taber was December 4th, so I am just over two months of service.

Where did you work prior to Taber; was it in the same industry or something totally different?

The summer before my senior year of college I worked 12 hour shifts on a large press for the aluminum extruder Alumax in Yankton, South Dakota.  My fascination with the aluminum industry quickly grew into a passion for this industry, and I returned to Alumax after graduation as a sales trainee.   22 years and multiple acquisitions later I found myself a Director at the company now known as Hydro Extrusions, and I was ready for a new challenge.

When you’re not at work, what would we find you doing?

I started running in 2012 and now try to fit in one or two 1/2 marathons each year.  Both of our boys love baseball, so during baseball season you will typically catch us at the ball fields.  


I come from a long line of Webers around Lesterville, South Dakota. It’s a small town of about 150 people in the southeast part of South Dakota that actually feels more like a big family than a municipality.  Everyone gathers together on Sunday nights in the summer to watch town team baseball.

Family, children? 

I met my wife Joni when we were in 5th grade and after many years of friendship and courtship we tied the knot in 1993.  We have two boys – Chris (18) a freshman at University of Kansas, and Max (13) a 7th grader at Monticello Trails Middle School in Shawnee, Kansas.  We also have two precocious and very devoted Cavaliers, Oscar and Oliver.  

What would “your perfect day” consist of? 

My wife and I love to travel and explore, so any day exploring somewhere new with her is a perfect day.

What’s your favorite part about working for Taber so far?

I have an appreciation for any company that hasn’t forgotten its roots.  As I have gotten to know the great people that make this company run I can see why that is.  

What sets Taber apart from other companies that deliver the exact same things?

Quality.  Taber’s ability to deliver complex specification in a efficient and timely manner.

What do you hope to bring to Taber in terms of leadership and company culture?

I want to support the Taber team as we continue delivering quality products to our current customers while expanding into new markets.  Always doing the right things for the right reasons, while hopefully not taking myself too seriously ;-)

If you weren’t working for Taber, what job would you probably have?

Well I do love to travel, so I would probably have become an airline pilot.

What do you think the future holds for Taber?

The sky (or maybe space) is the limit for Taber. This company has truly unique capabilities within the aluminum extrusion industry, which was why I was so excited to join.  It is my professional opinion our future success will only be limited by our imaginations in determining how to deliver on our customers needs.

16 01, 2018

2018 Shot Show – Taber Debuts Customizable Extrusions for AR-15 Variant Rifles

2018-01-16T17:46:23+00:00January 16th, 2018|

Las Vegas, Nevada – January 22rd – 23rd Taber Extrusions will be available for in-person Q&A regarding their customizable upper & lower oversized extrusions for AR-15 variant rifles, perfect for the progressive fabricator looking to accommodate multiple design features, amongst a wide scope of other offerings in the realm of aluminum extrusions relating to the firearm and archery industries.

The 40th Annual SHOT Show’s Supplier Showcase will be hosted in the Palazzo Ballroom at the Venetian Hotel meeting rooms in Las Vegas, Nevada. The SHOT Show is geared up to open its doors to the thousands of attendees to many of the nation’s leading manufactures who will be showcasing their newest products and innovations. Attendance at the 2018 SHOT Show is restricted to the shooting, hunting and outdoor trade and commercial buyers and sellers of military, law enforcement and tactical products and services only. Taber Extrusions will be located at booth S2135, providing information on their customizable aluminum extrusions for the manufacturing of AR-15 variant rifles, lightweight pistol frames, and compound bow riser sections for use in archery. Taber’s AR-15 shapes are made from the same material used in military grade jets and satellite apparatuses, namely aluminum alloys from 6xxx or 7xxx families.

Taber Extrusions a minority business enterprise, fully integrated with In-house casting, extrusion, and fabrication, IS0 9001, AS9100, and NADCAP certified, and offers alloys in 2xxx, 5xxx, 6xxx, and 7xxx series with extrusion sizes ranging from less than 1 lb./ft. up to 140 lbs./ft. Recently featured in Light Metal Age Magazine, Taber is a leading supplier of aluminum extrusions purposed for Military and Department of Defense, and offers a diverse range of products and services while simultaneously maintaining a high level of customer care and support.

Meet Taber at the 2018 Shot Show Supplier Showcase from January 22rd – 23rd from 9am-5pm in the Palazzo Ballroom, 5th floor Venetian Hotel Meeting rooms – booth S2135. The Venetian Hotel is located at 3355 South Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV. 8910. Connect at www.taberextrusions.com or call directly 888.985.5332.

19 12, 2017

Hard and Soft Alloys for Aerospace and Firearms

2017-12-19T18:21:55+00:00December 19th, 2017|

hard and soft alloys for aerospace and firearms

Taber is able to offer both hard alloys as well as soft alloys for aerospace and firearms, which is fairly unique in the industry. One of the most exciting segments in the hard alloy group is firearms. We have discovered that many firearms manufacturers are small businesses. So, what we offer is stocking a custom shape for them, or producing a generic shape that they can machine individually into their own profile. We provide a solution not only to large businesses, but to any small business too!

We’re also able to offer distribution centers and larger manufacturers of firearms the exact near-net shape that they need.

Furthermore, in regards to the alloys for aerospace market, we supply all of the major manufacturers in the US. We do large press hard alloy extrusions, which is for a very limited supply market and provides additional value to our customers. We’re very unique in that aspect.

Aluminum alloys have long been a dominant material in the manufacture of aerospace vehicles, and due to the ever-evolving nature of aluminum alloys, they are likely to stay around for a long time.

Aluminum is used In:

  • Fuselage/pressure cabin
  • Seat/cargo tracks
  • Floor beams
  • Lower and upper horizontal stabilization
  • Upper wing skin/stringers and spars
  • Lower wing skin/spars/stringers

Taber offers the full range of aluminum alloys for all of our aluminum shapes, including hard, soft, marine, and armor grade alloys. Need specific material or alloy? We can offer custom chemistries to meet your unique needs. All of our alloys are processed at our billet casting facility in Gulfport, Mississippi.

In a five-billion pound industry, Taber is among the leading aluminum suppliers and is the most diverse in breadth of capability.

Learn more about Taber’s Available Aluminum Alloys here.


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TWITTER: https://twitter.com/taberextrusions

Interested in becoming a part of the Taber Team?  Submit your resume to careers@taberextrusions.com.

5 12, 2017

Taber’s Upgraded Aluminum Fabrication and Aluminum Machining Capabilities

2017-12-14T18:25:18+00:00December 5th, 2017|

Taber’s updated fabrication facility in Russellville, Arkansas is designed to handle fabrication and machining as always, but now boasts tremendous growth in manufacturing parts for cutting-edge technologies. This expansion includes  applications in electric transportation vehicles for individual and mass transit transportation. With the ongoing support of our parent company National Material L.P., we have the opportunity to expand into areas that were previously unreachable.

CNC machining is used extensively by aluminum extrusion companies to increase efficiency, reduce error, and move the solution toward a final product the customers desire.   Our mission is to fully understand the machining needs of our customers’ aluminum extrusion-based products. Taber’s remarkable attention to the needs of the market position the company to provide customized, versatile, high-quality, market-oriented products that can satisfy a wide range of applications.


Haas VF-7

The Haas VF-7 is our large-sized VMC that provides reliability and pinpoint accuracy. The VF-7 has a 40-taper cartridge spindle driven by a 30 hp vector Dual-Drive (Y-Delta) drive. The VF-7 produces either 75 ft-lb of torque at a low 1400 rpm, or 250 ft-lb at 450 rpm with the optional 2-speed gearbox — and will also run up to 8,100 rpm in 1.2 seconds for finishing aluminum.

Watch Haas VF-7 video

Emmegi Satellite XT

Our Emmegi Satellite XT allows for efficient workpiece aluminum machining advantages in pendulum mode including multiple set-ups. It’s a five-axis machining center and it allows us to machine, complete, a 10 ½ meter long part. It also has sawing capabilities where we can square cut and compound mitre cut parts to length. The work space of our long-bed machining center can be divided into two areas, granting us the ability to load and unload on one side while machining on the other side.

Watch Emmegi Satellite XT video


The HMC500 comes fully loaded with features for fast cycle times. The HMC500 is constructed with a lightweight column featuring a rigid stepped X axis rail design. This column enables a rapid feed rate of 63 meters per minute, 2480 inches per minute, with acceleration of 1G.

Watch HMC500 video


The Zeiss CMM uses highly accurate scanning technologies to capture a fully defined 3D measurement for any of our extruded and fabricated profiles.

Watch Ziess CMM video

Learn more about our aluminum fabrication machines and capabilities here:



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29 11, 2017

Team Taber: The Culture of an Aluminum Extrusion Company

2018-01-11T23:50:31+00:00November 29th, 2017|

In the industry, and wondering what it’s like to work for an aluminum extrusion company like Taber? We like to think that what sets us apart goes beyond just our expanded capabilities; It’s the tight-knit company culture we have cultivated along the way that has enabled us to become the benchmark competitor in the Aluminum Extrusion Industry. Over the years, we have been blessed to work with a team of good-natured, hard-working, and dedicated group of individuals.

Here’s what our VP of Sales and Marketing, Allan Bennett, has to say about the reception he’s received at Taber since joining two and a half years ago.


“The Taber culture is great… I’ve been here two and a half years and I feel very welcome. In fact, since all of our plants are in the South, an area I haven’t spent a lot of time in, I’ve come to realize that southern hospitality is a real thing. These are some good people to work with. Dedicated, hard-working, and they’re a lot of fun. I think the future of Taber is very bright. We have a lot of projects that we have been spending a lot of time trying to get to fruition, and it’s finally starting to happen. Taber has a very high ceiling – I think really, it’s an unlimited growth potential for us.”

As Taber continues to expand its scope and tap into the ever-developing aerospace and infrastructure industries, we couldn’t be happier to have a team like ours to back us up.

We encourage you to choose Taber Extrusions as your full-service partner. If you would like to learn more about our capabilities, or learn about Taber in general, give us a call at 888-985-5332.

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Interested in becoming a part of the Taber Team?  Submit your resume to careers@taberextrusions.com.