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:




USACE - Refurbish sectors gates - Moorehaven Lock


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




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



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



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



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


USACE - Refurbish sector gates - Cape Canaveral Flood Control Gates



USACE - Refurbish sector gates - Lock S-310



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



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



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


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



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