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October 22, 2014

A&A meets local, global demands

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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 12:30 am | Updated: 1:31 pm, Sat Apr 20, 2013.

For 56 years, the petrochemical and industrial construction firms in Galveston County have relied on A&A Machine and Fabrication for much of their metal fabrication needs. These days that demand is not just local with customers around the globe.

“A&A is a machining and fabrication facility providing uncommon manufacturing services and problem solving for both new and repaired equipment,” President and CEO Alan Hutchins said. “Suffice it to say we do work for all the major petrochemical companies worldwide and locally.”

The company and its 82 employees stand out because A&A has a reputation of always being available when customers call.

“When our customers need us — nights, weekends and holidays — we do hard things that nobody wants to do or can do,” Hutchins said.

While at the same location in La Marque since its founding, A&A is definitely a global company.

About 30 percent of its work is shipped overseas, including Europe and Saudi Arabia, Hutchins said. About 50 percent of the company’s fabrication work is shipped to other parts of Texas or across the nation.

The ability to be available whenever a customer calls and the global presence helped A&A Machine and Fabrication generate about $20.7 million in revenue in 2012.

“A&A stands out because of our ability to perform both machine and fabrication welding for critical components in the petrochemical and power generation industries,” Hutchins said. “We are quality people building quality products.”

A&A Machine And Fabrication

LOCATION: La Marque

FOUNDED: 1957

OWNERS: Fred D. Heinemann, Charles L. Hutchins, C. Alan Hutchins and

David E. Vasichko

AWARDS: Houston Business Journal Top 100 Small Business Awards in 2007 and 2008 based on revenue growth; United Way Galveston County Mainland 2012 Spirit of Caring Award and Gold Award in the industrial contracting division