The 1990s were a pivotal decade for Wooten Metal. Don Wooten bought the company from his father, Frank, and began looking to successful European companies for a model of sustained growth and longevity. During his exploration, it was determined that investing in high-tech and state-of-the-art equipment was essential for sustained growth. The investment in technology, while continuing the tradition of customer service and quality craftsmanship, pushed Wooten Metal to the forefront of the metal manufacturing and fabrication industry. Throughout the 1990,s, Wooten Metal continued steady growth and bought its first building, moving from a 12,000-square-foot building to a 21,000-square-foot facility.