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History

Traughber Mechanical specializes in steel fabrication, industrial piping and ductwork, and provides industrial maintenance and support. Established in 1992 by Jim and Cindy Traughber, Traughber Mechanical services industrial, construction and agricultural industries. Prior to establishing Traughber, Jim worked maintenance at Logan Aluminum, who was not only their first customer, but remains a valuable customer today. 

We try to meet or exceed our customer’s expectations with quality service and an experienced labor force. Treating everyone, whether customer, employee, or someone who comes in off the street, as we would like to be treated. – Jim Traughber

Traughber Mechanical’s team consists of 25-30 skilled and versatile employees who have experience in steel fabricating, and are able to go into factories and complete multiple tasks as directed by customers. Even though Traughber Mechanical is a growing company in a growing industry, they pride themselves on customer service, discovering what the customer truly needs and working to meet their expectations. Traughber Mechanical is currently servicing existing and new customers. 

The Team

Jim Traughber

President

Jim started the business in 1992. Today, Jim primarily oversees daily operations, and continues to oversees every aspect of the business as he has done for the past 25 years. Prior to establishing Traughber Mechanical, he worked in maintenance at Logan Aluminum.

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Joey Traughber

Vice President

Joey grew up in Franklin, Ky, where he began learning how to weld when he was about 12 years old. In 2002, he went to Western Kentucky University, where he graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in 2007. In his professional career, Joey briefly received outside experience and returned to Traughber in 2014. Joey is now vice president of Traughber Mechanical. Joey is in charge of Business Development, managing existing customers’ needs as well as developing new customers to grow the business.

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J.K. McPherson

Project Manager

J.K. has been with Traughber since 1999. J.K. started as a welder/fabricator and worked his way up the company. During his time at Traughber Mechanical, he has had various roles within the company: lead man, crew manager, table operator/programmer, Shop Manager, and now Project Manager.

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Caleb House

Project Manager

With seven years of experience with Traughber Mechanical, and over ten years of experience in the industry, Caleb worked his way to the position of Shop Manager, and is now a Project Manager. Caleb remains a versatile employee, and a highly skilled welder and fabricator.

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Tom Brown

Shop Manager

Tom is the newest member of Traughber Mechanical’s team. With over 30+ years of experience holding various roles in maintenance, environment, and construction work, Tom was recently hired to manage Traughber Mechanical’s shop, as well as the day-to-day activities of employees. 

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Shawn Ralph

Outside-Job Superintendent/Supervisor

Shawn has been with the company since 2006. Shawn started as a welder/fabricator, and worked his way into a lead role. Within the last few years he has become an Outside-Job Superintendent/Supervisor, managing multiple crews. 

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Cindy Traughber

Accountant/Office Manager

Cindy has worked full time with Traughber Mechanical since 1993. She manages the financial activities of the business, and also performs the functions of Human Resources.

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Amy Chambers

Assistant Office Manager

With over 10 years of experience, Amy handles Traughber Mechanical’s day-to-day payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable, as well as activities for Traughber Mechanical. 

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