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Meet the Alumni

Patricia Setlock

Cleveland, OH

Industry
Manufacturing
Year founded
2009
Business
Fabrication Group
Partner College
Cuyahoga Community College
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program provided me with the tools I needed to launch a new product and double the size of our company.

Business Overview

Patty is the President of Fabrication Group LLC, which manufactures architectural products for the commercial market. Its craftsmanship includes many metal types including aluminum, mild steel, stainless steel, as well as glass and cables to deliver the finest quality and varied examples of louvers, traffic control gates, grilles, fencing, stairways, balconies and hand railings for large or small projects.

Challenges

When Patricia joined the program, she was dealing with inconsistent cash flows, common to the construction business, and a competitive marketplace. These two factors were limiting her lines of credit and making it difficult to plan for growth. 

Results

Since completing the 10,000 Small Businesses program,  Patricia has launched a new product line targeted to residential customers, added employees and doubled her sales. These successes have resulted in an increased line of credit for her business and the chance for Patricia to focus on expanding and growing her business.