Why Choose Lake Air?

Metal Fabrication Done Right

In today’s market, it’s difficult to distinguish one metal supplier from another, as just about any company can offer stamping, welding, and precision fabrication. That’s why it’s the way a company manages these processes that makes the difference between a supplier that will struggle and one that will consistently produce best-in-class solutions time after time.

Lake Air Products will serve as a true partner to provide:

  • Full-service fabrication to eliminate the hassle of finding a second supplier
  • Scalable capacity to take on your entire scope of work
  • Innovative engineering solutions to reduce your cost per part
  • Fast Track efficiency to cut down your product lead times
  • Responsive customer support at every phase of your project
How Did We Get Here?

Lake Air – Then & Now

From our humble beginnings as a small humidifier manufacturer in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, we’ve steadily grown over the years to become the entirely in-house, one-source metal supplier we are today.

What began as 10 employees working out of a 20,000 square foot facility is now a bustling operation of over 400 skilled team members spread across 7 state-of-the-art facilities.

We no longer serve an exclusively regional client base—we ship products and solve complex problems for respected businesses the world over.

Our History

Lake Air Through the Years


Lake Air was founded by Clarence Sawyer in Coon Rapids, MN as a humidifier manufacturer.


Lake Air Metal Companies was established as a precision sheet metal fabricator.


Clarence sold the company and Brad Severson was made the new president.


Lake Air expanded into a second facility to better serve a key customer.


Acquired Taber Bushnell stamping and created the Lake Air stamping division in New Hope, MN.


Lake Air acquired WB Tooling for its internal tool & die capabilities.


Brad sold Lake Air and Mike Kemper was named its new President & CEO.


Acquired Dufresne Manufacturing and Colortech Painting to further expand our capabilities and equipment.


Expanded our Paint & Assembly plant to include aluminum chromate and multiple electromechanical assembly lines.


Became medical device certified at all fabrication facilities.


Expanded our stamping equipment capabilities to accommodate thicker and larger parts.


Added advanced automation and robotics for precision laser welding and cutting capabilities.


Acquired Performance Welding to expand our reach into the Wisconsin market.

Lake Air Products Is Certified in the Following Areas

Lake Air Products ISO 9001
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NADCAP Certified
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Lake Air Products ISO 13485
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Career Opportunities

Want to Work for Lake Air?

We’re always on the lookout for skilled operators and innovative thinkers to join our growing team. If you believe you have what it takes, visit our careers page to find the position that’s right for you.


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