The choice for quality

construction, fabrication &
on-time completion

American Piping Group, Inc. is an industrial construction contractor, specializing in pipe fabrication and installation, structural steel fabrication and erection, and equipment setting. Located in Morrison, Illinois, we provide quality construction services to industrial companies in Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Illinois.

Markets we serve

APG is the choice for quality construction, on-time completion, and a fair price.

Power Generation
Grain Processing
Meat Processing
Water / Wastewater Treatment

Contact Us

  • 800 French Creek Road
    Morrison, IL 61270
  • (815) 772-7470

Services & Equipment

Pipe Fabrication and Installation

  • Authorized holder of ASME “S” stamp
  • Extensive work with ASME B31.1 and B31.3 piping construction codes.
  • Multiple welding processes: GTAW, SMAW, and GMAW
  • Experienced with multiple material types: Carbon, stainless, low alloys (chrome molys), high alloys (Hastelloy, Inconnel)
  • Highly skilled craftsmen: All welders certified to ASME Section IX requirements
  • Fabrication shop controlled environment produces highest quality welds

By performing a substantial percentage of a projects’ welds in our shop we are able to reduce the number of field personnel required for installation. This allows us to shorten the installation timeframe and provide a top quality finished product.

Steel Erection

  • Quality craftsmanship following AISC guidelines.
  • Strict adherance to OSHA regulations for staging, rigging, and erection.
  • Self perform steel detailing work – handrail, grating, decking, etc.
  • AWS certified welders.

Equipment Setting

We have extensive experience in setting the following types of equipment

  • Pumps
  • Chillers
  • Boilers
  • Digester covers
  • Heat exchangers
  • Tanks and vessels
  • Air compressors
  • Skids

Steel Fabrication

AISC full_cert_fabricator

Vegter Steel Fabrication is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Piping Group, Inc. The 45,000 SF facility in Morrison, IL is capable of handling steel fabrication projects up to 1,600 tons.

AISC Certification:
Vegter Steel Fabrication, Morrison, IL is certified by the American Institute of Steel Construction to have the personnel, organization, experience, capability, and commitment meeting the requirements of the Steel Building Structures category as set forth by the AISC Certification Program.


  • Controlled Automation Conventional Drill/Saw Beamline is capable of handling up to 44” beams in depth and up to 500lbs/ft. in weight
  • Python X Robot/Plasma Beamline is capable of handling up to 36” beams in depth and up to 160lbs/ft. in weight
  • (2) Controlled Automation CNC Plasma Tables (8’x24’) capable of processing up to 2-1/2” thick plate stock along with being able to drill holes and bevel cuts
  • Controlled Automation CNC Angle Line capable of processing structural angle up to L8x8x1
  • Geka 110 Ton Ironworker with CNC automated semipaxy table
  • SCITEEX Rotary Shot Blaster capable of cleaning steel to SSPC-SP10 profile
  • Controlled Automation Power Feed Conveyors (450ft)
  • 9,000 SQFT. paint area allows us to apply standard primers, epoxies or urethane top coats
  • (2) Interior 10 Ton overhead cranes encompassed by 60’x450’ work area
  • (2) Interior 20 Ton overhead cranes encompassed by 60’x300’ work area
  • (2) Exterior 10 Ton overhead cranes encompassed by 60’x350’ staging area
  • (12) Flatbed semi-trailers
  • (2) Gooseneck trailers

We utilize SDS2 automated steel detailing software to prepare our shop drawings.

Our History

American Piping Group, Inc. was founded in 1995. Our focus has always been geared toward industrial construction. Initially, we solely performed piping, steel erection, and equipment setting field operations managed from an office in Bettendorf, Iowa.

In 1998 we opened our Eldridge fabrication facility, moving our offices to the Eldridge site in 1999. Our fabrication facility enabled us to add structural steel fabrication and erection to the services we perform.

We expanded our Eldridge facility in 2005, adding 12,000 SF to our fabrication area. With this expansion we were able to expand our pipe and steel fabrication operations.

Vegter Steel Fabrication, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Piping Group, Inc. was opened in 2008. VSF is an 45,000 SF fully automated facility dedicated to structural steel fabrication.

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