LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — What started out as a pipe dream 30 years ago has now turned into a Nevada Built company that's helping keep us all safe. 13 Action News anchor Todd Quinones takes you behind the scenes at Prime Fabrication and Supply.
There's a saying, pressure bursts pipes. But here at Prime Fabrication and Supply, that saying is treated as complete nonsense.
That is what you would expect from a Nevada Built business that has been manufacturing piping for commercial sprinkler systems since 1992.
"When I started, they were doing Monte Carlo, New York, New York, the Levi factory out in Henderson... and we've done the Wynn, the Encore, all of Steve Wynn's projects," said shop foreman Darren Browski.
He says their clients also include the Galleria Mall, Las Vegas Convention Center and Allegiant Stadium.
The piping they make for sprinkler systems has to be able to withstand pressure up to 200 pounds per square inch — which is why they have little room for error as they keep pace with demand.
"It keeps busy. A welder should be doing close to 200 outlets a day," Browski said.
The small, family-owned business is located near Desert Inn Road and Interstate 15. They have eight employees, and clients in Nevada, California and Utah.
Along with sprinkler systems, Prime Fabrication and Supply also builds commercial shelving, event staging, lighting and convention set ups.
The majority of what they do often benefits the public — even if the public can't see it.
"Yeah, most people don't see it. You see a little sprinkler head sticking out of a ceiling sometimes or whatnot. But that's about it," Browski said.
So the next time you go into a hotel room, conference center or mall in the valley, look up and enjoy the view, knowing there's a good chance that sprinkler system keeping you and your family safe is Nevada Built.