Donald Walker has worked in the metal fabrication business for over 50 years and began working on locks and spillways in the 1960's .  He started Apex Metal Fabrication, Inc. in 1980 as a metal fabrication business, but his knowledge and experience with flood control gates and spillways has brought those types of projects to the company.  This type of work has been a primary focus for the company almost from the beginning mainly working on projects for the Army Corp of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District, giving Apex a superior understanding of the requirements for this type of work. 

 

Today, he is assisted by his sons, Keven and Walt, and together they bring over 100 years of combined experience, still providing the superior service and quality work that people have come to expect from Apex Metal Fabrication, Inc.

 

Apex Metal Fabrication, Inc. works both on-site and at the company's 21,000 sq. ft. facility in Palatka, FL, located on the St Johns River.  Our facility has 70,000 lbs. lifting capacity under roof with additional open air crane capacity for larger fabrication projects and is well positioned to ship products by rail or barge, when they are too large for the company's flat-bed tractor trailer.  The company is also equipped with its own mobile crane for jobsite lifting tasks.

 

The following are just a sample of the South Florida Water Management District and Army Corp of Engineer projects that we have done in the flood control area:

 

2009

 

USACE - Refurbish sectors gates - Moorehaven Lock

 

USACE - Inspection and repair - Locks S-61, S-65A and S-193

 

2008

 

USACE - Fabricate flood control gates - Kissimmee River Restoration Project 68-A

 

2007

SFWMD - Fabricate (1) gate and cable operator - Spillway 68A

 

2006

SFWMD - Refurbish the hydraulic operators for gates 5 & 6 - Spillway S-160

 

2005

SFWMD - Fabricated (2) new gates and cable operators - Spillway 65D

 

USACE - Refurbish sector gates - Cape Canaveral Flood Control Gates

 

2004

USACE - Refurbish sector gates - Lock S-310

 

1997

SFWMD - Fabricate and install new gates and hydraulic operators - Spillways S-343A & S-343B

 

1996

USACE - Refurbish Hydraulic Operators - W.P. Franklin Lock Spillway, S79

 

1994 

USACE - Refurbish gates and operators - Spillways 96 C & 96D

                 

SFWMD - Refurbish the gate and hydraulic operators - Spillway S-334

 

1987

SFWMD - Fabricate the roller gates and hydraulic operators - Spillway S-352