EXPO Vans is live!!
We are proud to announce that EXPO Vans is now live.

At ExpoVans, we live and breathe expedition vans. Whether your expedition van is used as a mobile office, a family vacation vehicle, or to escape to off the beaten path sanctuaries, ExpoVans is here to provide a vehicle tailored to your needs. We are dedicated to designing, engineering and manufacturing high quality, high-performance components for “expedition ready” vehicles using the latest in design software and manufacturing technologies with an emphasis on 4×4 expedition vans.

Come take a look at our new adventure!

Products / Services

SEMA Van Build
We at MG Metalworks, LLC were fortunate enough to work with Optima Batteries on their Ford E-350 4x4 van for the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas (Off Grid Web | Fourwheeler). It started out life as a plain 2014 passenger van but quickly transformed into an off-road adventure van and the ultimate mobile office.

The one-off interior was designed and custom built at MG Metalworks, LLC in Newberg, OR. The entire build took just 50 days from start to finish. Some of its features include:
  • Custom mounts for leather recliner front seats with passenger side swivel. These seats are out of a 2015 Toyota Sienna minivan but adapted to fit in the E-series vans via custom designed seat mounts by MGMW.
  • Custom folding bench seat/bed. The seat frame and folding mechanism was designed and built in-house and then the custom leather upholstery was finely crafted by Tom Finley's Upholstery in Dayton, OR.
  • Custom aluminum framing for the cabinets and storage.
  • Stainless steel countertops.
  • Rear storage tray with L-track tie down points and large capacity storage drawers.
  • Custom sub enclosure for two 10" JL audio subs.
  • 2000W inverter and massive Optima battery bank for off grid power.
  • Custom fit super duty truck mirrors to work on the van. Mirrors have power fold, power telescoping and heated glass. One of only two sets in existence.
  • Non-slip marine grade flooring
MG Metalworks, LLC would love to talk to you about your custom project. Whether it is a minor interior upgrade or a full, turn-key, expedition-ready vehicle build, please contact us for an estimate.

Custom Fabrications

Ultimate Tailgating Trailer
Take your tailgating experience to the next level with a custom designed tailgating trailer from MG Metalworks, LLC. We take your ideas and turn them into reality using our state of the art design tools and fabrication equipment. Our proven designs ensure your custom trailer will last many seasons with minimal maintenance. On board power, satellite TV, gas grill, stereo sound, lights... you can make it as simple or as elaborate as you want. We will work with you to define your Ultimate Tailgating Trailer experience.

More information
  TED Lecterns
This project was a collaboration between MG Metalworks, FAB PDX and Tu Design. MG Metalworks took the ID (Industrial Design) concept and transformed the artist's vision into a manfacturable reality. While some of the pieces of each lectern were hand-made, many of the parts were CNC laser cut for speed and repeatability. The lecterns have been used in many of the TED talks around the world and they've even won acclaim from the London International Creative Competition. The lecterns can be seen in some of the videos and pictures on the TED website.


Owner Michael Gabriel is a graduate of Oregon State University's Engineering program and has worked in multiple industries as both a design engineer and manufacturing engineer. Add to that over 15 years of fabrication experience and a love for automobiles and machinery and you have the perfect combination for uniquely designed products and specialized fabrication services. Located in Newberg, OR, MG Metalworks, LLC is an "Idea Laboratory" bringing products to life from initial concept all the way through to volume production. Using tools like Solidworks 3D CAD software, 3D printing, CNC machining technologies and even some old-school fabrication methods, we design, prototype, refine and produce products for a variety of uses. In addition to product development, we also offer specialized design, engineering and fabrication services. Take a look at our project gallery for some award winning examples of our work.

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