All Things Metal Awarded ASA Subcontractor of the Year!

All Things Metal is elated to share that we were awarded the Subcontractor of the Year through the American Subcontractors Association of Arizona for the year 2021-2022!

Representatives of the All Things Metal Team had the privilege of attending the 2023 ASA-AZ Awards Gala on Thursday, May 25, where the theme of the year was Renewing the Future – celebrating us moving forward from COVID by using the awards/accomplishments of both members and ASA as a springboard. Since this was the first Awards Gala in three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, three awards were given out for each category – making up for the years missed.

Timothy Rock, Owner and CEO of All Things Metal, had this to say to the Team, “We were one of 18 subcontractors nominated for this award. And that list included many heavy-hitter local subcontractors with great reputations (being named on that list in the first place was an honor) including Buesing, Brewer Industries, Markham, Sun Valley Masonry, HACI, Gothic, etc…” and expressed his pride to the team, sharing this key take-away from the reason we were nominated in the first place: “…the neatest part of it all was being cited for our company culture being “the envy of the industry” as part of it. That’s what we’re most proud of!!!”

Pamela Halpin of All Things Metal receiving the award from Executive Director of ASA, Josh Umar.

All Things Metal has been awarded an AZCentral Top Workplace for six of the last seven years, an award that is voted on by employees of the company.

A huge THANK YOU to Asia Johnson and Josh Umar of the American Subcontractors Association of Arizona for putting on an incredible event, and Photo Credits to Haute Media.

A Year To Remember for All Things Metal

Exciting news from All Things Metal! For the fourth year in a row, we have rolled out our employee yearbooks! We believe that our yearbooks are a crucial aspect of our company culture. They allow us to come together and celebrate the wins and achievements of the past year.
Our employees love these yearbooks because they get the chance to showcase their hard work and accomplishments to their friends and families.

An image of all the previous All Things Metal Yearbooks

It’s a wonderful way to reflect on the progress we’ve made and the memories we’ve created together.
We believe that our employees are the driving force behind our success, and the yearbooks serve as a testament to their dedication and contributions.
We are proud to be Building People to Build Steel! 

All Things Metal at the ZOO!

The Phoenix Zoo is a popular destination for families, and it’s always impressive to see how steel structures can enhance the experience. Let’s dive in and explore this project in more detail.  

The stairs to the Lion Den Tower being constructed

The project at the Phoenix Zoo involved the construction of several steel structures and miscellaneous steel features. These structures were designed to provide visitors with a unique and immersive experience while also ensuring the safety of the animals and guests.  

A view of the tower during a cloudy day

One of the main features of the project is the Steel Treehouse, a massive steel structure that rises above the zoo’s canopy. This structure is designed to mimic the shape of a tree and provides visitors with a bird’s eye view of the surrounding landscape. The Steel Treehouse is a popular attraction among visitors, especially children, who enjoy climbing and exploring its many levels and features.  

An All Things Metal Ironworker erecting the steel framing for the bridge going to the African Trail overlook

Another key feature of the project is the Steel Safari, a series of animal exhibits that are enclosed within steel cages. These cages provide a safe and secure environment for the animals while also allowing visitors to get up close and personal with some of the zoo’s most popular residents. The Steel Safari features a variety of animals, including tigers, lions, and giraffes, and is a must-see for anyone visiting the zoo.  

An all things Metal Ironworker securing a steel beam on the new African Trail Lion enclosure

In addition to these main features, the project also included several smaller miscellaneous steel structures and features, such as walkways, bridges, and fencing. These structures were designed to blend in seamlessly with the natural environment of the zoo and to enhance the overall visitor experience.  

An All things Metal Ironworker having fun during work in the Lion Cages

Overall, the Phoenix Zoo’s structural steel and miscellaneous steel project is an impressive feat of engineering and design. It not only provides visitors with a unique and immersive experience but also ensures the safety and well-being of the animals that call the zoo home. As a visitor, you can be proud of the work that went into creating these structures and of the lasting impact they will have on the community. So next time you visit the Phoenix Zoo, take a moment to appreciate the beauty and complexity of the steel structures that surround you!

A view of the bridge going towards the tower at the African Trail

New Beamline Boosts Efficiency

All Things Metal is proud to announce the recent upgrade of our fabrication shop with the addition of a new Voortman beamline. This state-of-the-art equipment has been exponentially increasing the capacity and efficiency of structural beams and columns in our fabrication shop, allowing us to take on larger projects and serve our customers better than ever before.

The Voortman beamline is a fully automated steel processing machine that is capable of drilling, sawing, and marking structural steel beams and columns with speed and precision. The machine can handle beams up to 40 inches in height and 60 feet in length, significantly increasing our production capabilities.

One of the significant advantages of the Voortman beamline is its automation capabilities. The machine can automatically process and sort steel, reducing human error and ensuring consistent quality. Additionally, the machine’s advanced software allows for efficient nesting, which optimizes material usage and minimizes waste.

The addition of the Voortman beamline has also allowed us to take on more complex projects. With its ability to process steel quickly and accurately, we can take on projects that would have been too time-consuming and costly previously. The Voortman beamline has been instrumental in our ability to meet tight deadlines while maintaining the highest level of quality.

At All Things Metal, we take pride in our commitment to using the latest technology and equipment to provide our customers with exceptional service and high-quality products. The addition of the Voortman beamline is just one example of our dedication to staying at the forefront of our industry and providing our customers with the best possible experience.

Check out this video from the Voortman team showing the incredible capabilities of this V807 Beamline!

In conclusion, we are excited to have added the Voortman beamline to our fabrication shop, and we are confident that this investment will continue to increase our capacity and efficiency while providing our customers with the highest level of quality and service. We look forward to continuing to serve the Phoenix, Arizona, area with our expanded capabilities and expertise in the steel fabrication and erection industry.

All Things Metal Named one of Arizona’s Top Workplaces for the 6th Time!

Six Years of Being on Top!

That’s right, All Things Metal was named one of the Top Workplaces in Arizona in 2022! That makes ATM a six time winner, coming in at 53rd place! Linda Bobbitt and Pamela Halpin of the ATM Marketing team had the absolute privilege of representing All Things Metal at the Top Companies Celebration in July.

An Enriching Event

The event was an overall fun time, with an exciting Keynote Speaker, Paul Long – the founder of “Fundamism”. Paul’s speeches focused around making the workplace culture more “fun” with his three step process of: 1. Create Meaningful Interactions, 2. Listen with Intent, and 3. Embrace Awkward Moments. Pamela had this to say about the presentation by Long, “My biggest takeaway from Paul’s speech was that the culture of this company is not something that I should just show up and expect is here. As a part of this company – I play a part in this culture. It takes all of us to make it into a place that people want to be – and I CAN have an impact on it just by creating meaningful interactions, listening with intent, and embracing awkward moments.”

Thank You, ATM Team!

Timothy Rock, ATM CEO, had this to say to the A+ TeaM at All Things Metal about this incredible accomplishment, “I just wanted to say that I appreciate the vote of confidence that you all have in this company, and I recognize that the rarest commodity in this world is not silver, gold, or oil – but rather good people. I have a desire for All Things Metal to be a destination workplace and each year that All Things Metal is voted a Top Workplace tells me that we are headed in the right direction.”

A HUGE Kudos to the entire ATM team for making All Things Metal into a Top Workplace in Arizona again – we wouldn’t be where we are if it wasn’t for each and every one of our team members.

Join Us!

If you are looking for a fulfilling career with one of Arizona’s Top Workplaces, check out our Careers page! We are always looking for Hungry, Humble and Smart people to join our fantastic team!

Timothy Rock Named one of ENR Southwest’s 2022 Top Young Professionals

We are so proud to announce that Timothy Rock, ATM CEO, was named one of ENR Southwest’s Top Young Professionals for 2022.

“ENR Southwest is pleased to name its 2022 class of Top Young Professionals. This annual awards program honors 20 individuals under 40 years of age in each of ENR’s 10 regions who have shown extraordinary leadership and service throughout their careers.
Firms from Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico submitted 35 entries into this year’s contest. These individuals were then judged by three primary criteria: industry experience and education; career and industry leadership; and community service and involvement.”

Timothy Rock was nominated for this program by a small group of employees at All Things Metal. In this 8 page nomination application, they highlighted the history of All Things Metal, Timothy’s part in the success of the company, and some key factors as to why he is not only an effective leader, but someone who inspires progress and career development for all employees.

“Timothy is the CEO at All Things Metal, and he believes what makes this company great is the good people who work here. The success of the company rests in his ability to make All Things Metal the type of place where people want to work. The rarest commodity in this world is not gold, silver, or oil, but good people. Timothy knows the long-term success of a company is through recruiting, developing, and retaining great people. He strives to accomplish this goal by creating opportunities for team members, upholding core values, and building our brand/reputation one action at a time, all while maintaining a clear vision and holding everyone accountable to it.
While Timothy likes to attribute the successes of All Things Metal to the great people who work here, he has played more than his part in getting the company to where it is. In 2018, All Things Metal underwent a bad manager overhaul, in which company personnel changed drastically. During this time, Timothy stepped up and wore all the hats of the company – Estimating, Project Management, Purchasing, and Operations. His dedication to his employees and his drive to keep pushing forward is what makes All Things Metal a multi-million dollar steel company.”

Through Timothy’s commitment, dedication, and passion for this industry, it is clear that he is more than deserving of this honor.

Timothy Rock shaking hands with an employee who was being recognized during an annual culture event.

Congratulations to Timothy Rock! Your commitment to this great company is the reason All Things Metal is a five-time winner of AZCentral’s Top Places to Work in Arizona!

Dogs of All Things Metal

Here at All Things Metal, one of our Core Values is Building Family – so who better to honor than our hairy family members that are the first to greet us when we come home from work every day!

Michael Wolf, General Foreman, shared this photo of his puppy, Potato. Potato loves to run with her dad, has really long ears, and her favorite toy is a plastic water bottle.

Linda Bobbitt, Estimating Leader, shared this photo of her dog. Baby. Baby is obsessed with ropes and playing tug-o-war but hates water! Baby absolutely loves her family, and her family loves her!

Pamela Halpin, Marketing Coordinator, shared this photo of her dog, Cali. Cali loves to go on walks, getting brushed, and treats! Cali can oftentimes be found hanging out with people (not dogs) at the dog park and has earned the name “Play Police” for breaking up other dogs’ fun.

Lyn Schrage, Project Coordinator, shared this photo of her dog, Mia. Some of Mia’s favorite activities include slobbering, shedding, and sleeping on the couch. Mia loves her “baby”, a bright green and blue monkey toy that she carries around but doesn’t like when Lyn gives her other dog attention!

Alec Hubbard, Document Management Specialist, shared this photo of his boxer, lab mix, Nash. Nash loves when his humans come home and give him scratches on his butt! Nash does not like the vacuum, water, and when the cat, Teddy, attacks him without a reason!

Lucas Moccia, Field Foreman, shared this photo of his boy, Trig. Trig’s favorite activity is playing fetch with his ball in the backyard! One of Trig’s most unique features is that he has one floppy ear and one ear that stands straight up!

Gary Lopez, Estimator, shared this photo of his three dogs, Rumor, Bolo, and Jax. The three of them love to play with tennis balls! While Rumor and Jax are both afraid of storms and fireworks, their brother is there to keep them safe, since Bolo isn’t afraid of anything!

Donnie White, Shop Foreman, shared this photo of his dog, Sammie. Sammie loves attention and you will most likely find him hiding underneath a blanket. His favorite toy is a stuffed duck, and he won’t ever eat his dog food unless he is treated with some human food first! It’s clear that Sammie makes the rules!

Tony Runner, Field Superintendent, shared this photo of his boy, Hank. Hank likes swimming, soccer, and eating his toys! Don’t let Hank’s size fool you, he is super friendly! One of his favorite things to do is stand in your way while you’re walking through the house!

Jeff Rock, Operations Leader, shared this photo of his dog, Sleepy Joe. Sleepy Joe is about 10 months old, and was bottle fed as a calf. Pretty soon, Sleepy Joe will give back to his family when he feeds them, as Sleepy Joe is set to be slaughtered soon!

Project Highlight: Sunshade Canopy in Litchfield Park

Check out this cool project All Things Metal completed in the last year – a sunshade canopy break area with a custom laser-cut design! Here in Arizona, our bright, clear skies make it the perfect place to put some fantastic custom laser-cut designs on a canopy or gazebo!

Sunshade Canopy made of Steel in Glendale Arizona Steel Erection Fabrication Phoenix Arizona
Custom Steel canopy design in Phoenix, Arizona. Designed, fabricated, and erected by All Things Metal

When the sun shines through, your design illuminates the area! This particular canopy was designed by our very own Estimating Coordinator, Pamela Halpin.

Custom Canopy design steel laser cut canopy designed by All Things Metal Phoenix Arizona
All Things Metal Estimating Coordinator, Pamela Halpin, posing with the canopy that she designed.

At All Things Metal we design, cut, fabricate, and erect the entire project. Together, we can work with whatever design you wish! Have an idea? Call us and let us make your canopy dreams come true!

In a rush? Our KorFab Team has a guaranteed fast turn around and can work with your ideas!

Field Employee of the Quarter – Ryan Dankers

Since starting with All Things Metal in 2019, Ryan has progressed from a Field Apprentice to Lead Ironworker, all the way to being ATM’s newest Field Foreman. It is the passion for his career that Ryan shows each day that is the very reason his peers elected him as the Field Employee of the Quarter.

All Things Metal Ironworker welding on top of steel canopy
Ryan Dankers welding together a canopy on a project here in Phoenix, Arizona

Here are some things that Ryan’s peers had to say about him during our Quarterly All Production Meeting:

I nominate Ryan Dankers for Field Employee of the Quarter because he has climbed the ranks very quickly and shows just how capable he is. There have been nothing but positive comments from his direct reports, and it is clear that we are lucky to have someone who is as driven to excel and advance as he is. 

Ryan Dankers is an outstanding co-worker and displays great leadership. 

He is hard working, willing to help out in anyway. Takes initiative & gets stuff done!  

He moved into foreman and is pushing forward without missing a beat. 

He is always improving  and showing his  skills as a leader and he isn’t scared to work

Given the opportunity to step up and run an install crew he has taken the initiative to be the foreman needed to make things happen.  

All Things Metal Steel Ironworker posing for photo
Ryan Dankers at an early morning quarterly meeting after just being awarded Employee of the Quarter.

It’s valued employees like Ryan who exemplifies our core values and culture that make ATM one of AZCentral’s Top 100 Best Places to Work!

All Things Metal Core Values

Here at All Things Metal, our values are what drive us each day.

Building Family (Why we do it)

All Things Metal Core Value Building Family

We build people to build steel by building our family. To us, family goes beyond just one’s blood relations. Our people here are not only employees or team members; they are our family who we take care of through empowering, engaging and executing for our people.

Our ATM family here is encouraged to spend time with their families. After all, we work to live, not live to work

We wake up paranoid because who knows what the future holds for us. We are prepared for any situation that may come our way. Much like the world around us, we know that the only constant in this volatile steel industry is change. We are prepared, we are on our toes, and we know that together, we can face anything that is thrown our way. Tomorrow’s success is not guaranteed, so we like to tighten the laces on our boots and make the best of today, all while making sure we learn from yesterday.

Afterall, the tragedy of life is not found in failure, but complacency. We don’t get comfortable after success; we focus on the potential that this company has and we sprint towards it with a healthy disregard for the status quo.

Wake Up Paranoid
(Plan what we do)

All Things Metal Core Value Wake Up Paranoid Clock image

Take the High Road
(How we do it)

All Things Metal core value Take the High Road image

We take the high road here at All Things Metal. Not explicitly stating that we’re better than all the other steel guys, but we’re definitely better than all the other steel guys.

We do not burn bridges, as our bridges have iron strong foundations. Foundations that we are constantly working on. Even when we discover that a client relationship is not the best match, we stay respectful, polite, and make sure to keep our bridges intact in the event that there may be a future relationship.

We work hard at keeping our Iron Strong Relationships, and if that means that we are going to have to go above and beyond to keep true to our promises, we sure will. While there may be no immediate payoff, we know that the quality of our work and our actions will bring us success in the long run.

Laughter is the best medicine, and who doesn’t need a little pick-me-up to get through the work week? We spend most of our time here at work, so why shouldn’t it be a pleasant experience? This is true not only in our office, but who enjoys picking up the phone to their subcontractor or vendor just to deal with someone with an attitude problem? We sure don’t, and that’s why we make sure that every time our clients call or visit us, it is always a pleasant experience.

Laughter Is The Best Medicine
(We do it with a smile)

All Things Metal core value Laughter is the Best Medicine smiley face

Rhinoceros Dedication
(We keep on doing it)

All Things Metal Core Value Rhinoceros Dedication

Finally, we storm through each day with the dedication of a rhinoceros. We believe we have a purpose here, and we won’t let anything get in our way. We are a strong force, we are the iron guys, we’re hungry, humble and smart, we don’t give up, and we don’t get walked over. We keep our eyes on our goals; to build our people up with career development for those who have ambition and passion for success, we build our city leaving our hard work and craftmanship for all to see, and do it with financial prudence.

So… it is these iron strong relationships which start internally within our company, that provide us with the opportunity to service you seamlessly. We would like to invite you to become a part of the iron strong network that we hold dear to our hearts. The iron strong relationships that we consider family.