UMF Medical – The History

UMF Medical manufactures the most innovative exam tables and procedure chairs in the industry.

The ProGlide series with the patented OneTouch WheelBase® System, enables staff to effortlessly move the table to clean the entire exam room and then lock solidly in place for exams - while maintaining ADA height. In addition, the OneTouch Patient Positioning® System enables efficient patient positioning in clinician-preferred, programmable exam positions and return-to-home with a touch of a button. To help healthcare providers meet the needs of the changing patient population, all UMF Medical power tables offer 650-lb. patient weight capacity and ADA wheelchair access.

Because healthcare providers are being asked to do more with less, UMF Medical’s complete exam room solutions are designed to help providers meet changing requirements. And, with accessible casework, mobile cabinets, physician stools and chairs, UMF Medical offers solutions to meet the needs of a changing patient population and backs these quality products with the longest warranties in the industry.

The story of UMF Medical is one of family ownership and manufacturing excellence in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the heart of America’s steel heritage.


Joe Romano, Sr. took a risk, gathered resources, and founded United Metal Fabricators, Inc. (UMF Medical). With strong values of service and quality, UMF Medical quickly grew market share and became a market leader, recognized for innovations.


UMF Medical manufactured the first all-steel exam table.


UMF Medical first introduced the new technology of a seamless, vacuum-formed top for infection control.


UMF Medical introduced the first true orthopedic table for pediatrics as well as adults with built-in step and arm board.


UMF Medical introduced the first actuators for power procedure and exam tables, replacing hydraulic technology. UMF Medical’s actuator technology minimized maintenance, reduced repair costs and extended the life of exam tables.


In January, United Metal Fabricators, Inc. rebranded as UMF Medical, and quickly launched their Complete Exam Room Solutions under an updated brand image. The WBENC-certified diversity supplier began winning significant contracts with health systems and GPOs. Focusing on infection control and efficiencies, UMF Medical’s value continues to be recognized by providers and market share growth continues.


UMF Medical introduced the revolutionary, first-of-its-kind ProGlide exam tables and procedure chairs with patented OneTouch WheelBase® System, which allows a single staff member to effortlessly move the table with the touch of a pedal for cleaning and disinfecting around and under the equipment.