Anchor Fabrication, Forging Problems into Opportunities

Light, Medium, and Heavy Metal Fabrication Under One Roof

  • Most recently, we merged three companies into one metal fabrication shop that serves all your manufacturing needs. Anchor Manufacturing, ABBY, and Quality Industries are all Anchor Fabrication. These acquisitions enable Anchor to provide light, medium, and heavy metal fabrication under one roof, simplifying purchase orders, logistics, and quality control for our customers.

  • At Anchor Fabrication, the sheer size of our annual output competes with any metal fabrication conglomerate in the United States.

    • 1 million parts
    • 1 million man hours
    • 1 million square feet of manufacturing space
  • We always welcome facility tours for current and prospective partners. Come see for yourself how Anchor Fabrication makes it all happen.

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    Facilities: Built For Capacity

    • Fort Worth, TX: 337,000 sq ft
    • Denton, TX: 86,000 sq ft
    • Walnut, MS: 160,000 sq feet
    • Ashland, MS: 200,000 sq feet
    • New Albany, MS: 60,000 sq feet
    • Tennessee: 267,000 sq feet
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    Values: Forging problems into opportunities

    Our values stem from our Christian faith, a central pillar of our culture. Working for a purpose greater than ourselves drives us in our professional and personal lives. We pride ourselves in

    • Employing the best-trained and most experienced custom metal fabrication staff in the industry
    • Genuinely investing in people and their professional development
    • Cultivating lasting and trustworthy relationships with our clients
    • Exuding our Guiding Principles at work and in our personal lives
      • Everyone matters
      • Deliver quality with integrity
      • Turn tough problems into real opportunities
      • Realize our potential
      • Act with purpose, for the greater good

    Team: An Anchor For Business

    The Anchor Fabrication management team brings years of experience and specialization within an ever-evolving metal fabrication industry. We understand how to meet demanding client requests and deliver products exactly as designed.

    Greg Frye

    CEO And President

    Greg Frye is the CEO and President of the Anchor Fabrication Division, as well as serving concurrently as COO of Anchor Partners, overseeing operations at all Anchor companies. Greg is a tenured manufacturing industry expert with more than 30 years of experience. He has simultaneously managed a diverse aerospace manufacturing company with facilities worldwide (U.S., Mexico, England, India) with combined sales exceeding $300 million annually. He has overseen the successful turnaround of several underperforming business units. He approaches management with uncanny strategic foresight and a vision for optimizing internal operations with a relentless focus on process improvement. Before his involvement in manufacturing, Greg served six years in the United States Air Force.

    Greg holds a BS in Management & Ethics from Manhattan Christian College and a MS in Christian Ministry and Leadership from Friends University in Wichita, KS.

    Greg and his wife Sheila have two adult sons. Greg enjoys golfing, hunting, and spending time with his family.

    Rob Dutton

    General Manager - Texas

    Rob Dutton has been General Manager of Anchor Fabrication since November 2020 and was previously Corporate VP of Product Development & Program Management with Anchor Partners (Anchor Fabrication’s investment Group) since September 2019. He is a tenured leader in the manufacturing industry with more than 40 years’ experience. Rob’s career started in 1981 at age 16 when he entered the intensive British Aerospace U.K. (BAe) apprenticeship/internship program. He studied at Kelsterton College - Northeast Wales Institute, graduating in 1986 with City & Guilds of London qualifications in Aeronautical Engineering & Manufacture. He transferred from BAe to Raytheon Aircraft U.S. in 1995 and has held several key leadership positions with other large manufacturing OEMs since.

    Donn Owen

    General Manager - Mississippi

    Donn Owen has led our three locations in North Mississippi as General Manager since 2015. He is a seasoned leader with a strong manufacturing and management background of over 30 years. In his current role he is responsible for development and execution of the company’s business strategy across these locations. Gaining his experience both domestically and abroad, Donn has managed and led companies in the defense, automotive, and metal fabrication industries. As a founding principal of one of the locations he now manages, Donn brings a strong sense of ownership as a leader. Christian faith and family values are the driving factors in his life. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science specialized in Mechanical Design. Donn, his wife, and two sons live in New Albany, Mississippi. In his free time, he enjoys sports and antique vehicle restoration.

    Gary Carter

    General Manager - Tennessee

    Gary Carter joined Anchor Fabrication TN in 2015 as Vice President of Finance and Accounting and in 2017 was promoted to General Manager. Prior to Anchor Fabrication, Gary was an Engagement Partner for the Enterprise Risk Solutions practice of Vaco, LLC, a national provider of manufacturing, technology, and financial consulting services. Before joining Vaco, he was the Vice President of Internal Audit and Leadership Partner for Willis, one of the world’s largest risk advisement firms. Gary is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He is a graduate of Murray State University where he majored in both Accounting and Computer Information Systems. Gary and his wife Bobbie Jo have three children and one grandchild.