Bedford Park Illinois US based Lapham-Hickey Steel has acquired Oshkosh Wisconsin based SMC Metal Fabricators. SMC has 70 employees running a 115,000 square foot manufacturing facility adjacent to Lapham Hickey’s two existing Oshkosh facilities. With over 75 years of experience, SMC Metal Fabricators is a full-service custom fabricator of sheet metal. It offers laser cutting, forming, welding, powder coat paint, and light assembly services.1943: Stelzner Manufacturing Company1988: SMC – a Division of Custom Industries1993: SMC Metal Fabricators, Inc. – New ownership1999: Consolidate three sites into new 115,000 square foot facility designed for 2016: Dan Ruedinger hired as President and CEO to lead SMC.Lapham-Hickey Steel is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated carbon steel service center based in Bedford Park, Ill. It operates 12 locations in the Midwest, East Coast, and Southeast, supplying slit coil, sheet, plate, bars, tubing, and fabricated products.