Steel is an amazing product. It’s the backbone of our country’s iconic buildings and the framework of our vehicles. It’s adaptable and strong, yet shapeable. For a group of local artists, it’s also one of the prime materials in creating amazing one-of-a-kind pieces. It’s been about six months since River City Fabrications (RCF) purchased Iron Mountain Studios from Dorene, Tom and Josh Richardson. The well-known North Idaho fabrication company continues to see tremendous growth and is especially excited about the unique pieces they are creating for clients each and every day. “On any given day we can be working on fire pits, trophies, large wall hangings, company logo commercial signs, furniture, chandeliers, wine racks,” said office manager Abby Henning. “Customers can come to us with a vague idea, drawing, photograph, a concept or even just a purpose, and we will exceed their expectations every time.”
Henning works closely with owner Shannon Horn and Josh Richardson (designer and foreman of the Iron Mountain division of the company). With a new 20,000 square foot facility that includes full service fabrication, robotic welding and large industrial equipment, the design possibilities are endless. Hand-ground and cold-rolled steel and aluminum is cut with plasma cutters and finished with a clear powder coat to provide each creation with a lasting finish. Iron Mountain has been fortunate to form a strong partnership with Costco Wholesale clubs. Every two weeks, company reps travel to a different store across the Pacific Northwest. Shoppers can take a closer look at the entire inventory and inquire about unique projects and ideas. The display makes a stop here in the Lake City and will be set up in the Coeur d’Alene Costco from November 4–13.
RCF opened in 2009. “In the beginning, we had only three employees. Over the years we have brought on a broad range of skilled welders, fabricators, artisans, draftsman and designers forming a creative, diverse, hard working team. I would say that two of the key factors to our success are Shannon’s unique willingness to support our team with leadership and providing us with the resources to expand our capabilities,” said Henning.
As RCF has continued to expand, so have its contributions to the local community. The company has donated signs, fire pits, wine racks and other unique items to auctions and local nonprofits including the Chambers of Commerce, the Boys and Girls Club, IDFY, Christmas for All, the SIDS foundation, the Rocky Mt Elk Foundation, the Food Bank and many more.
Horn is looking at growing and expanding relationships with wholesale customers as well. “We are hoping to forge strong relationships with commercial designers, and create fabulous art pieces for hospitals, hotels, office buildings, educational institutions, public art and more,” said Henning.
Your idea can be big or small, something to hang on the wall, or a complete renovation of your home or business. No matter how big your dream is, the team at and Iron Mountain Studios and River City Fabrications can make it a reality. Drop into the Post Falls Showroom at 4739 East Seltice to see the inventory or even take a tour of the facility. If you’ve got an idea for a creative holiday gift, the design team would love to hear it. You can also check out the website at www.ironmountainstudios.net. You’ll be amazed at what the talented team can do with some tools and a few sheets of steel and aluminum.
River City Fabrications
4739 East Seltice
Post Falls, ID 83854