Propelled by a constant flow of diverse customers, Wooten Metal acquired its first water jet in the 1980s. This significant acquisition spelled the beginning of investing in leading-edge technology, setting the company up to expand services and open up new avenues for growth. Wooten Metal kept its facilities in Oak Cliff and began expanding into surrounding small buildings to make room for more people and equipment. The company’s customer base continued to grow, due to an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service. In the 1980s, Wooten Metal began expanding into manufacturing and fabrication of displays and exhibits.