About

Taco Metals Frontage

Founded in 1959, Taco Marine is a pioneer in the marine industry, establishing a reputation for Innovation, Quality and Supply Chain Partnering. From Rub Rail to innovative sport fishing products, boat builders, accessory manufacturers, dealers, distributors and retailers alike rely on Taco Marine's design, manufacturing and distribution expertise to bring their products to fruition on-time, on-budget, and with a level of unparalleled quality that is to be expected from an industry pioneer.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & ENGINEERING Our product development and engineering department consists of a 6 member team that works in SolidWorks and can receive and read .IGS, .STEP, .IPT, .DXF, .DWG and 3DM files. In addition we offer the following capabilities:

  • 3D Modeling and Rapid Prototyping using a dimension printer with a build area of 12"x12"x12" that can receive STL files to print a 3D image in rigid ABS material
  • In-house machine shop with CNC mill and lathe for aluminum and stainless steel prototype parts and tooling
  • In-house salt spray testing of stainless steel components up to 1,000 hours
  • Compression testing up to 35,000 lbs

MANUFACTURING & FABRICATION Taco Marine has an extensive array of stock products that include tube, pipe, extrusions, hinges, clamps and fittings. For custom and proprietary product requirements, Taco Marine offers custom manufacturing and fabrication. Whether it’s custom designs, custom extrusions or customized cutting, drilling, bending or finishing, Taco Marine executes to exact specifications and provides complete, ready- to- assemble parts that offer additional time and labor savings.

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT Taco Marine's network of distribution centers provide warehousing and inventory management programs. Customized inventory management programs that track and manage product usage are tailored to meet customer-specific high volume requirements offering reduction in customers’ stock levels and carrying costs.

FREIGHT & DELIVERY Taco Marine's logistics teams monitor and coordinate orders with delivery schedules allowing orders to be manufactured, warehoused and available for release based on customers’ project needs and schedules. Taco Marine delivers weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and bi-monthly utilizing its fleet of trucks and dedicated carriers. Taco Marine ensures the right products are delivered on-time and in good shape with reduced freight damage.

SALES & CUSTOMER SERVICE Taco Marine's sales and customer service teams are comprised of factory direct and independent representatives, dedicated to solving customers’ needs. From technical product knowledge to ensuring on-time delivery of products, Taco Marine is dedicated to providing the highest quality service to meet each customer’s requirements.

EXPORT The nature of our business, products and services has expanded our international markets. Taco Marine has built manufacturing and distribution facilities overseas to ensure global access to our products and expertise.