About C R Industries

cr industries, metal fabricating, powder coating

Small Beginnings

CRI was founded in 1985 by Clarence Weisflog as a family-run business that started with two employees and three machines. Over the course of the next 37 years with his 2 sons and son in law, they grew the business to 44,000 square feet of manufacturing space and to over 45 employees. Today CRI is a complete, full-service metal fabricating company with powder coating capabilities and UL-approved assembly.

The next chapter

In August of 2022 CRI was acquired by business partners and friends, Rich Ballenger and Erik Thompson. Both Rich and Erik have held numerous executive leadership roles with large global manufacturing companies. Their varying experiences led them to a $200M metal manufacturing company conveniently enough less than 100 yards from C R Industries where Rich was the President and Erik his right-hand man. After parting ways with this company Rich and Erik decided to start a company of their own and capitalize on the experience and knowledge they have gained in their quite diverse careers.

That led them to the acquisition of CRI. CRI prides itself on providing outstanding customer service and taking care of its employees. Both of these values are extremely important to both Rich and Erik. CRI has a strong employee base and capabilities that set them apart from a significant number of competitors.

Let's Get Started

CRI Is Here For You

Whether you need prototypes made or have a large volume job, we are the company you are looking for. We offer engineering services and take your design from the planning stage to prototype, to production, to painting, assemble, pack out and deliver. We can work on a one-run basis, to blanket orders, or Kanban releases.


Our on-site engineers work with you to design your projects.


We are able to manufacture your items with our state of the art laser cutting machines.


Make your project shine with a flawless and durable powder coating.

CR Industries

Our Team

laser cutting, powder coating, metal welding
Erik Thompson
steel fabrications, metal fabricating, metal welding
Rich Ballenger