Founded by the Paxton Brothers, our origins stem from a personal necessity — the quest for a service capable of meeting their exacting standards for quality and efficiency in product cutting. This quest led to the acquisition of a waterjet cutting table, the dispatch of 10 faxes, and the birth of a new business era.

Over the years, AST Manufacturing has evolved far beyond our waterjet cutting roots. Responding to the growing demands of our customers, we expanded our services to encompass a full suite of CNC manufacturing technologies. Today, we are a full-service provider, proudly operating under the name AST Manufacturing, a reflection of our diverse range of capabilities in this dynamic 21st Century.

Our commitment to excellence remains unwavering, driven by a mission to deliver unparalleled customer service, satisfaction, and quality. Through the adoption of the latest advancements in CNC manufacturing technologies — including laser cutting, router cutting, CNC machining, waterjet cutting, press brakes, and more — we continue to set the standard in metal fabricating and assembly solutions.

AST’s Quality Manual is 3rd Party certified to meet the ISO 9001:2015 quality standard.

Located in the heart of Texas, AST is supported by a team with a collective experience spanning over 200 years in the industry, led by Tony Woodall since 2006. Our expertise encompasses laser cutting, CNC router cutting, CNC machining, waterjet cutting, CNC press braking, and assembly/manufacturing, making us the dependable source for a wide range of cutting materials and fabrication needs. With a significant portion of our team having been part of the AST family for over a decade, we share a common goal: to be your most reliable manufacturing partner.

Our facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, allowing us to support our clients from concept design to production, finishing, and assembly. We cater to a diverse client base spanning manufacturing and fabricating industries, aerospace, metal fabricating, oil fields, sign making, architectural structures, floor coverings, and components. Our continuous investment in the latest CNC equipment and machinery upgrades ensures that we remain at the cutting edge of our field, ready to meet the requirements of industries demanding high-quality products delivered on time.

At AST, we pride ourselves on being the manufacturing partner of choice for numerous industry leaders. Our dedication to exceeding customer expectations is at the core of our operations. We would be honored to extend our services to you, offering the opportunity to become your trusted manufacturing partner.