Bins and Hoppers

Industrial bins and hoppers are essential components in a wide range of applications, serving as storage and handling systems for bulk materials. These versatile structures are designed to efficiently store and discharge materials such as powders, grains, aggregates, chemicals, and more. In industrial settings, these components play a crucial role in maintaining a steady supply of materials for production processes, enabling efficient material handling and reducing downtime. The application of hoppers and bins can be found in a diverse range of industries, including mining, agriculture, chemical processing, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, construction, and more.

Hopper and Bin Fabrication 


Typically, the process begins with detailed design and engineering of the hopper or bin, where considerations such as material properties, capacity requirements, environmental factors, and integration with other equipment are taken into account.

Once the design is finalized, the fabrication process moves to material preparation. Common materials used for both bin and hopper fabrication include stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, or specialized alloys, depending on factors like the type of material being stored, environmental conditions, and regulatory compliance. The selected material is then cut, shaped, and formed into the desired hopper geometry using various fabrication techniques such as laser cutting, plasma cutting, forming, and welding.

In many situations, a hopper or bin is part of a larger system and customers may also need a fabricator with the equipment and expertise to fabricate baghouses, ladders and catwalks, as well as heavy plate ductwork. Goodhart Sons has machines like Pandjiris weld manipulators, heavy plate rolls, a 660-ton press brake, and a 40-foot CNC plasma cutting table that can all be used to fabricate components of a larger system.

Experienced Metal Fabricators 


Welding plays a critical role in bin and hopper fabrication, as it ensures the structural integrity and leak-proof performance of the project. Skilled welders join the individual components together, creating strong and seamless connections that can withstand the demands of industrial operations.

Following the welding process, the bin or hopper may undergo surface preparation according to customer specification, which could include grinding, sanding, and cleaning, to remove any imperfections, burrs, or contaminants. This step is crucial for achieving a smooth and polished surface finish and ensuring the hopper’s adherence to customer specifications. In some cases these specifications are stringent and require several quality checkpoints. If the project calls for finish coatings, our onsite painting and blasting booths allow us accommodate a variety of industrial coatings that our customers may require.

By partnering with an experienced shop, you can rest assured that all required capabilities, from start to finished project, exist under one roof and the highest standard of quality is maintained throughout the process.

Installation Services for Bins and Hoppers


One of our strongest assets as a company are our installation capabilities. Our experience in installation strengthens the standards to which we fabricate, and our experience in fabrication helps us know and understand how accuracy in the shop translates to seamless installation in the field. We have a team of experienced riggers, millwrights, welders, and project managers to ensure that your project is completed safely and on time. No matter how complex, each project is assigned a single point of contact which allows our customers to rest assured that communication will be as seamless as possible. 

Working with Goodhart Sons allows for optimal efficiencies on any project, but especially when considering a turnkey project. Upon engaging with us, the fabrication and field service teams work closely together which provides the best and most efficient solution to your project.