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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 50-60 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


Joey Traughber


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.


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.


Ryan Forshee

Project Manager

Ryan was born and raised in Franklin, KY and always had an interest in electricity. After High School he went straight into the electrical field and worked hard to achieve his KY State Electrical License. Ryan has been in the commercial and industrial construction industry for nearly 20 years and has always strived to give customers the best end product. In August of 2020, Ryan came to work for Traughber Mechanical as a Project Manager; managing outside installation crews, bidding jobs and numerous other day-to-day operations.

Caleb Carpenter

Project Manager


Laura Hardison

HR/Payroll Manager

Alicia Spurlock

AP/AR Manager

Amber Reeves

Office Assistant


Cindy Traughber

Office Manager (1992-2021) transitioning to retirement


Tommy McIntosh

Shop Processing Supervisor


Jonathan Sampson

Equipment Repair Lead


Rodger Huff

Shop Supervisor


Gunnar Gloyd

CAD Processing/Programming

Matthew Piercy

Processing Engineer

Charles McCutchen III

Operations Manager

John Sells

Field Operations Manager

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