Anchor Fabrication was set up as a job shop in 1990, employing 50 people and doing some cutting and forming operations. Over the next 23 years the company grew and expanded. Today, Anchor is the leader in long and heavy metal fabrication with 400,000 square feet of manufacturing floor space in Fort Worth, Texas, and 350 employees.
The company, owned by Tray Willbanks, has acquired a number of companies along the way and now owns Roughneck Trailers, specializing in manufacture and assembly of trailers and containers for the oil and gas industries; Alliance Coatings, specializing in industrial coatings; and DaveCo Industries, providing precision sheet metal manufacturing for a variety of industries. All of these companies are managed under the umbrella of Anchor’s leadership.