Southern Fabrication Works (SFW)

Southern Fabrication Works (SFW), formerly known as Southern Field Welding, is a manufacturer of equipment for the food processing industry located in Burley, Idaho.

Established in 1998 by Neil Justesen, Southern Fabrication Work grew rapidly and eventually acquired the former Idaho Metal Fab company, positioning years of experienced capability in the food processing industry as SFW's overarching business focus.

SFW continues with the water knife cutting technology pioneered by IMF with continual improvements to skid mounted as well as modular cutting systems. SFW's cutting systems are used worldwide. The pioneering IMF automatic switcher, which switches out a plugged cutting block to maintain continuous cutting operations while the plugged block is cleaned and readied for service, has been updated into an upright ergonomic unit with operational redundant safety and reduced maintenance.

Other food processing equipment built by SFW include wire mesh conveyors, modular belt conveyors, standard black belting conveyors, augers, tote dumps, pump tanks, pump stands, custom SS storage tanks, vacuum tanks, sizers, preheaters, scavenger reels, roller inspection conveyors, roller dryers, flumes, catwalking and dewatering grizzlies.

SFW has partnered with Tummers Methodic in Holland to build and distribute the Tummers rocktrap and rocktrap/washer to complete SFW's capability for complete receiving equipment solutions.
Exhibiting at:


Potato Expo 2021

  • 238 W 35 S
    Burley, ID 83318
    United States

SFW Even Flow Bins

Southern Fabrication Works (SFW)

Southern Fabrication Works offers a range of even flow bins with a wide range of capacities an with multiple filling and discharge options, designed to create a smooth and consistent product flow

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SFW - Tapered Roll Sizer

Southern Fabrication Works (SFW)

Size your potatoes using the compact and easy to clean SFW tapered roll sizer

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SFW - KW Washing and Destoning Combo

Southern Fabrication Works (SFW)

The KW Washer destoner is a thoughtful combination of a drum washer, destoner and tools to remove floating debris. The unit has several options to manage water level and flow, allowing customization to your local conditions and product(s)

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