What started as a small shop in 1959, has expanded to a thriving, third-generation company.

In 1959, Benjamin Schwartz – a skilled blacksmith – opened a small shop in St. Cloud, MN. Originally focusing on tool sharpening for a local company, Ben’s – as it came to be known – quickly received requests from local residents and business owners for ornamental iron projects. This focus on tooling and iron work would lead the company through decades of growth, when in the mid-80’s the company added structural fabrication to its services – a direct result of the growth in and around the St. Cloud area.

Now in its third generation of family leadership, Ben’s Structural Fabrication has grown to over 40 employees and provides a full spectrum of in-house services including estimating, detailing, structural fabrication, OEM plate parts, and environmental services to companies and projects throughout the United States.


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Here at Ben’s, we pride ourselves on exceptional workmanship, attention to detail and the reliability of our fabrication. We have incorporated a company-wide quality control procedure designed to assure the quality and reliability of our product. This focus means we are committed to attaining the complete satisfaction of our customers. As a result, we are working to the highest standards in the industry – enabling us to exceed our customers’ highest expectations.

Our approach is one of “do-it-ourselves,” and indeed, while outsourcing production is now common practice in the industry, Ben’s continues to estimate, detail, and fabricate in the same way we have throughout our 50-year history – with our own passionate staff, at our central Minnesota facility.


We are the recipient of multiple quality assurance certifications, which means your project gets done right, the first time.

We are proud that Ben’s Structural Fabrication has been awarded the Certification Standard for Steel Building Structures from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).

What our clients are saying...

"I am very happy with Ben's performance... The steel was delivered on site on or ahead of the expected date, the sequencing of delivery was excellent, and our ironworkers were pleased with the quality of your work. I will not hesitate to recommend you to others and hope to work with you again in the near future. Thanks for a job well done."

- Mike Sondag, Project Manager, Lakehead Constructors Inc.

"The work that Ben's does is of AWS D1.1 and Ben's will have no trouble getting AISC certified. I have seen a lot of fabrication shops, but Ben's has the best set up by far."

- Rick Bryant, VCC

"I realize that our project was difficult and had a short time schedule. It was only with your cooperative attitude and professionalism that this project was completed as soon as it was."

- Dr. Ronald Bratlie, Director of Special Projects, Independent School District 728

"We have used Ben's on a number of jobs with great success."

- Jared B Krieg, Vice President, Olaf Anderson & Sons Construction Company

"From start to finish, Ben's has been extremely easy to work with. From bidding to material delivery they have continued to be time efficient with over the top customer service. We also feel the accuracy of material fabrication has been key to our job site success."

- Rachel Buse, Project Coordinator, Tradesmen Construction, Inc.