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Nick Rodman

West Coast Regional Fabrication Manager

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Nick is responsible for managing operations at our fabrication shops in California and Arizona. His responsibilities include participating in the hiring process for new management staff and collaborating across teams to share, coordinate, and implement new ideas directly related to design, fabrication, and field productivity. 

He also guides the selection of new technology and fabrication equipment, which directly affects productivity, safety, and quality. 

Nick is ultimately responsible for all fabrication quality issues, and he works closely with the safety department on safe work practices.


Nick joined Shambaugh in 2007 and was appointed as the Fort Wayne fire protection fabrication shop manager in 2011. While in this position, he increased shop production by 20 percent while decreasing overall staff size. 

With the opening of Progressive Pipe Fabricators (PPF) in 2020, Nick was chosen to manage the new facility in Trinity, AL. He managed 80-120 employees across two shifts and maintained fabrication schedules for all our branch offices, superintendents, and service departments.

Since 2020, Nick has managed the opening of three new fire protection fabrication facilities, including Kingman, AZ and Masury, OH, where he monitored shop inventory levels, created methods for using excess material, and updated responsible parties on issues related to backorders or shipment delays.

His professional accolades include: 

  • Distinguished Service Award, 2014
  • Dale Carnegie graduate, 2015
  • Safety Coordinator appointment, 2020