About Us

Action Fabricating is a sheet metal fabrication and metalworking company that specializes in several areas of manufacturing, including custom and general laser cutting, metal forming, robotic welding, and more.


Our values represent what we believe in as a company. We use these core values to guide us in our performance and interactions. In time, we may change our company mission or vision, but our values will always stand strong.


We praise the positive, acknowledge the negative, and provide support to reach customer goals.

Customer Service

We conduct quality customer service every day and strive to exceed expectations.

Teamwork & Trust

We promote open and honest communication and accountability between our team members, management, and customers.

Innovation and Ideas

We push to include new technology and production methods to improve our products.


We are intentional with our decisions regarding safety, quality, efficiency, communication, and attitude.

No Excuses

We will work with you to execute your unique project regardless of size or complexity.


Action Fabricating, Inc. was founded in 1997 by Joe Grones in Detroit Lakes, MN. Due to popular demand, we constructed a new building in Detroit Lakes (our current location) and opened a branch in Phoenix, Arizona. New equipment and capabilities were incorporated into our business, and we doubled the size of our Minnesota location in order to provide better services to our growing number of customers.

In 2007, we partnered with Minnesota Metalworks, Inc. in Perham, MN. Making Minnesota Metalworks a sister company allowed us to produce projects from start to finish. In 2008, we bought the remainder of Minnesota Metalworks and moved the business to Detroit Lakes, MN.

We opened another Action Fabricating branch in the Richmond, Virginia area in 2015. Our founder, Joe Grones, sold the companies in 2018 to Jordan Priem, Travis Stone, and Jed Sazama—three long-time employees of Action Fabricating. Our new owners continue to add new machines, capabilities, and services to Action Fabricating and Minnesota Metalworks today.


They say there is strength in numbers. Our team members are ready to help you with whatever project you have.

Jordan Priem

Travis Stone

Jed Sazama


41 Team Members

Josh Krieg
Chief Sales Officer

Alex Adams
Production Manager


13 Team Members

Jeff Grones
Plant Manager


4 Team Members

Grafton Bartnik
Regional Director

David Koeuth
Production Manager

Minnesota Metalworks

20 Team Members

Ryan Indihar
Operations Manager