Sharp Iron Group



Sharp Iron Group is a world-class contract manufacturer and service provider, offering turnkey manufacturing and industrial solutions through delivery of quality parts or projects.  Sheet metal and light fabrication, precision machining, assembly, complex machined weldments, large/heavy project fabrication, and field services make up our core operational competencies.

The company was formed by an acquisition of existing companies, bringing together over 40 years of industrial knowledge and experience. Additional capabilities and services have been developed at the request of our customers.  James Frank, majority partner, and CEO acquired BW Fabricators in 2000, which specialized in heavy fabrication, production welding, and field services. In 2004, Custom Metals was acquired and became Sharp Iron, specializing in sheet metal fabrication, precision machining, and assembly.  In 2010, a low-voltage electrical controls operation, Armor Controls, was developed within Sharp Iron. The four brands: BW Fabricators, BW Services, Sharp Iron and Armor Control, merged in 2011 under the umbrella of Sharp Iron Group.  Michael Stanford joined the company in 2014 as partner and President, bringing over 15 years of OEM aerospace manufacturing experience to the company.  While we still maintain the four Sharp Iron Group brands, in 2015 the company further refined its operational strategy by retiring the BW and Armor Controls names.  All operations now fly under the Sharp Iron Group flag, with field services being rebranded as Sharp Iron Services.

 We operate two manufacturing plants in Wichita Falls, TX, totaling over 180,000 square feet.  The Hatton Road plant specializes in sheet metal fabrication, precision machining, and assembly.  The Reilly Road plant specializes in complex weldments, heavy fabrication, and painting.  Our field services team ( provides turnkey installations, rehab/repairs, and mechanical consultation for the water and wastewater industry.  Our breadth of internal capability enables us to provide high-quality, cost-effective, delivery-focused solutions for our customers, which allows them to focus on their core business.  Sharp Iron Group operates under an ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified Quality Management System.  We also maintain ASME pressure vessel certification (Section VIII, Div 1) and several other customer-specific certifications.


The bedrock of our operation is found in Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”  We firmly believe that people and organizations thrive when they encourage and challenge one another as they strive toward continual improvement.