"Our goal was never to be the biggest, but the best."

-Alan Tutje, COO

Our History

In just seventeen years of operation, we, Industrial Fence, Inc. have experienced remarkable growth, perseverance and expansion within our short existence. Starting off in the humble beginnings of a mobile office trailer in Cicero, we have become a thriving manufacturing, fabrication and installation, veteran owned company, located in the outskirts of Chicago, IL.

In a movement initiated by Mike and Esther Saltijeral, President & CEO and Executive Secretary & Treasurer, in 1999, the two decided to start up a company dedicated to looking beyond the standard ordinary fence. With only seventy-five hundred dollars self-invested, the two kick-started what is known today as Industrial Fence, Inc. or otherwise known as, IFI.

As the years continued to pass along, we have worked with a series of different public agencies, private organizations and contractors. in the early years, the company began growing with the Chicago Department of Transportation, Department of Aviation, Chicago Housing Authority, Public Building Commission, and Chicago Park Districts.

In 2005, we deviated from our original mission of providing fence and fabrication services. Industrial Fence, Inc. expanded its services to include working with  the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority and the Illinois Department of Transportation, installing guardrail, bridge rails, and various fencing applications for the Illinois roadways.

Within the past few years, IFI has expanded through working with the Union Pacific Railroad on the high-speed rail from St. Louis, MO. to Chicago, IL., O’Hare Modernization Program, Chicago Transit Authority, and most recently Exelon.

We take great pride in our team, knowing that it could not be where it is today without our employees' robust devotion and loyalty to the company and to the integrity of their work. We are firmly dedicated to providing our team with extraordinary opportunities, with safety as our priority, inside and outside the workplace.

Our Vision

Industrial Fence, Inc., is a veteran owned company and works hard to be the best in the fencing, guardrail, and access control industry. We are dedicated to protecting our community by implementing the latest technology and engineering to provide the highest-quality solutions for safety and security. We ensure the durability of our products by using American made-materials and being involved in every step of the process, from manufacturing, to installation and maintenance.