Shop Fabrication and Services

The PCI facility in Lake Bluff, IL has a 100,000 square feet of prototype manufacturing and fabrication space. The shop contains a 10-ton crane along with a 75’ high bay with a 5 ton crane used for testing and qualify long remotely operated tooling. This allows PCI to fabricate build-to-print components as well as pre-fabrication of piping systems to reduce field welding time, saving our customers time and money. The large footprint enables us to work on several projects at once and our QA program allows us to perform all of your safety-related work without full-time customer oversight, thus saving you money.

The shop also includes an extensive training area with 25 individual weld booths and an orbital weld training area. Typical shop projects include: pipe spool fabrication, customized training mock-ups, field installation preparation and fabrication, specialty machining, welding system design and testing, ASME Section IX welder testing and project specific training and qualification.


The PCI Manufacturing Department is comprised of 16 full-time journeymen, machinists, assemblers and CNC operators, who all work under the direction of the department manager. There is a total of 28,000 square feet of floor space allocated for the equipment and assembly. When required to meet expedited deadlines, a two-shift schedule is worked to increase production.

PCI’s Fabrication Facility, Lake Bluff IL