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Our History

At Hassell Fabrication, Inc., we are a family-owned business that has been around for over 65 years. We specialize in manufacturing logging equipment and dump bodies, and have the expertise and experience to meet the needs of our customers. We also offer a wide range of welding and metal fabrication services. Read on to learn more about our history.

Dennis Ray Hassell

In 1954, Dennis Ray Hassell began building logging stakes and bunks. He was a logger himself in New Mexico. After visiting Oregon, he moved his family there to be part of the logging boom. He saw a need for a better log bunk and after inventing his own design, other loggers wanted the same product for themselves. He sold his log truck to start the business and Hassell Fabrication was born. 

Ray (as he preferred to be called) served people all over the Pacific Northwest to meet the demand of the logging boom. At one point, Hassell Fabrication was building 90% of the log bunks in Oregon, Washington and California. 

Ray was an entrepreneur through and through - always thinking of ways to improve and things to invent. Logging bunks and stakes were the thing that stuck. 


The business was handed down to Ray’s only son, Alan Ray Hassell. Who, with the help of his cousin, Claude Clason, kept the Hassell name in fabrication and manufacturing alive and well. Alan’s first-born son, Brett Hassell, now runs the business and strives to keep the spirit of Dennis Ray in the quality and design of every project he takes on. 

Hassell Family Portrait 1954
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severin hassell

Hassell Fabrication knowledge has been passed down for three generations. Pictured here is Ray’s great-grandson, Severin Hassell. We're proud to be a family-owned business in Ashland.


Since 1954, Hassell Fabrication has developed to meet changing needs. Hassell Fabrication builds and makes dump truck bodies, logging bunks and stakes, various fabrication projects such as gates, fences, light fixtures, flatbeds and more.

Hassell Fabrication is committed to providing service of the highest quality, paying particular attention to working efficiently while keeping the lines of communication with our clients clear and concise.

Our mission at Hassell Fabrication, Inc is simple: to provide high-quality services in a timely manner. Our team caters to each project’s specific needs to ensure excellence. We hope you’ll find what you’re looking for. For more information or general inquiries, feel free to get in touch today.

Brett Hassell
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