Over the years we've grown a lot but the values we were founded on are a part of every project we do today.

Donnie Sargent founded Sargent Metal Fabricators in Anderson, SC. Their primary accounts supported the local textile industry with material handling equipment and metal fabricated duct work.


Sargent began to repair armor cars for Anderson Armor Car Company.


Sargent moved from its River street location to Standridge Road.


Sargent won a contract with Dunbar to build their armor trucks.


JD Sargent retired. Sargent bought it’s first CNC equipment.


Sargent moved to its present location on Airport Road.


Donnie & Rita Sargent retired.


Sargent opened its Innovation Center focused on prototypes and quick run parts.

Our Story

Sargent Metal Fabricators

In June of 1975, Donnie Sargent started Sargent Metal Fabricators. Donnie’s dad, JD Sargent came shortly after that. They equipped their shop with select machines and a desire to become a quality driven metal fabrication shop. Many of their initial jobs were in the textile industry. Sargent continued to grow over the years and made many products that included armored trucks and fire trucks. It was in the early 1990’s when Donnie realized that Sargent needed to invest in CNC equipment to stay competitive and to grow in other markets. Sargent bought its first CNC laser punch machine in the early 1990’s. Today, Sargent continues to invest by buying machines with the latest technology available, to better serve their customers.

In 2003, Sargent moved from its Standridge Road location to its present location at Airport Road in Anderson, SC. It is an 80,000 square-foot facility located on a 21-acre campus. Today, the Standridge Road facility serves as The Sargent Innovation Center.

Donnie’s stepson Tim, started working at Sargent as a teenager, becoming the third generation to work in the family business.  In 2011, Tim became President and CEO of Sargent Metal. Tim continues to focus on providing custom metal fabrication solutions with state of the art and automated equipment.

Our Team

Our Team

Today over 150 people are proud to call Sargent Metal home. From Punching to Assembly we are proud to serve customers in over 30 states and 3 countries.

Our Leadership

Tim Hayden is the President and CEO of Sargent Metal, a family owned business started in 1975. Tim is the 3rd generation of his family to lead Sargent Metal, an Anderson born company celebrating their 43rd year of business in 2017! Tim is a Clemson University alumni and an avid Tiger fan.

Tim is very active in numerous civic and professional organizations including the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, Electric City Rotary Club, and past Board Member of the Anderson Area YMCA. Tim is also an active member of his church and applies these same values to running his business. He enjoys sharing his professional knowledge and experience with his colleagues as well as other small business owners through his monthly podcast, Big Ideas for Small Business.

Tim and his wife of 26 years, Dawn, have two children.

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