How We Source - A Visit with Todd Bean, TAC Fabrication
As part of the Pin Drop Travel Trailers original article series, How We Source, we continue to share the creative ways that we include and use Arizona-based businesses in our production practices and in business operations.
How We Source
Through How We Source, we highlight the exceptional local talent and small businesses that contribute to our local economy and to our own product, service and livelihood at Pin Drop Travel Trailers.
Pin Drop Travel Trailers are crafted from quality raw materials. For many accessories, we turn to local talent to help us achieve our design goals and the unmatched quality of these tear drop camper trailers.
Our partner, TAC Fabrication has a wealth of talent and skill to draw from. As the patriarch, Todd Bean along with his wife Kim, have run a successful HVAC business (Oak Creek Sheet Metal) for many years, while his sons Adam and Chris have branched out into other fabrication and custom work. Together, the Bean trio has come together under TAC Fabrication to fabricate, design and construct a variety of parts, products and components for companies across Arizona and beyond.
A family-owned and operated business based in Cottonwood, Arizona, TAC Fabrication offers custom metal fabrication and services including welding, CNC plasma cutting, sheet metal bending, tubular structure and general fabrication industries. TAC is a multi-generational business, and a testament to the importance of the trades and light manufacturing, especially in rural Arizona. These trades and manufacturing services are critical to communities and industries here and around the country and we are lucky to have such a reliable team of skilled tradesmen and this exceptional resource right in our own community.
See Adam and Chris Bean in Action here:
Custom Tongue Box
Pin Drop Travel Trailers relies on TAC Fabrication to bring many elements of our tear drop style trailers to life. This includes a custom tongue box design. This convenient lockable storage box not only provides a way to carry camping accessories and tools, it also houses many electrical components which are the heart of Pin Drop's untethered, solar-powered adventure experience.
Custom Tongue Box for Storage and Electric Components by TAC Fabrication
We also call on TAC for the sturdy, steel roof racks used for porting adventure gear, fender racks for water storage, as well as multiple pieces of quality and custom hardware throughout the trailer.
Logoed, Sturdy, Steel Roof Racks for Adventure Gear by TAC Fabrication
Todd Bean, Owner TAC Fabrication Speaks to Pin Drop:
What brings you the greatest joy in being a business owner?
Getting to work with our family. The freedom to have a flexible schedule in order to keep family first. (no missing our kids’/grandkids’ important events!!)
What has been your greatest challenge as an independent business?
Finding quality employees.
What do you love about Arizona?
We love Arizona’s great outdoors; the variety of climate and the amazing beauty our state has to offer!
What makes your product or service unique?
We are able to fabricate top-quality custom, unique metal items and can get very creative and artistic in what we fabricate.
What motivates or drives you and your team?
The satisfaction of producing high quality products and exceeding our customers’ expectations.
Who is your favorite Arizona based business and why?
We don’t have one favorite AZ business. We just love our local Cottonwood unique restaurants, gift shops, adventure companies, and antique stores. We love the changes in Old Town over the past several years and the charm it has, and we are proud to live in this desirable community!
Find out more about TAC Fabrication and their many top quality services. Todd, Chris, and Adam Bean are incredible resources and available for consult around your specific fabrication needs.