Custom Fabrication and Welding News

Swanton Welding's "School" Featured On 13abc

Posted by Steve Clymer on Mar 05 2018

In early 2018, Swanton Welding partnered with Swanton Public Schools to offer an introduction to welding opportunity for Swanton High School students at the recently opened the N.D. Zeiter School of Technology.

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Swanton Welding is Hiring!

Posted by Mark Tschirhart on Feb 26 2018

Swanton Welding was featured in a segment on WTOL's Your Day at 9. Swanton Welding's Chuck Morgan and Bill Zeiter were interviewed by WTOL's Amanda Fey about the welding, fabrication, and career opportunities available at Swanton Welding's Main and Heavy Fabrication facilities in Ohio.

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Grand Opening of the N.D. Zeiter School Of Technology

Posted by Mark Tschirhart on Feb 12 2018

Swanton Welding is excited to announce their partnership with Swanton High School to open the N.D. Zeiter School of Technology.

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Differences in Stitch Welding Versus Seam Welding

Posted by Steve Clymer on Jan 04 2018

A fabricated structural steel product is only as good as the weld that keeps it together. Not only is it important for an engineer to determine the proper weld to use, but also the welding technique to implement. That can be a little trickier. 

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Welding Carbon Steel to Stainless Steel

Posted by Mark Tschirhart on Jan 03 2018

Stainless steel can be the steel of choice for many applications, but when it comes to heavy fabrication, the cost of creating large pieces entirely from stainless can be cost prohibitive.

Creating non-essential parts and framework from a lower costing carbon steel can help reduce the overall costs of larger fabrication projects.

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Project Spotlight: Truck Dump Platform Project

Posted by Mark Tschirhart on Dec 27 2017

Building a massive metal device to lift semi trucks in the air and tilt them several degrees safely and securely is no easy feat. But Swanton Welding didn’t just fabricate one, the company created two at the same time.

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Reducing Costs Without Cutting Corners In Structural Steel Fabrication

Posted by Steve Clymer on Dec 22 2017

Companies are always looking for ways to increase profits and decrease spending.  But it is extremely important to save money where you can without compromising the quality or integrity of the product.

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The Science Behind Painting

Posted by Mark Tschirhart on Dec 20 2017

Paint is the most commonly used material to protect steel and other metals.This is mainly done for two reasons; for appearance and for corrosion prevention. Why would you want your huge financial investment to look bad and just rust away?

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Employee Spotlight: Kody Kessler

Posted by Steve Clymer on Dec 14 2017

Key qualities of a successful project manager include integrity, vision, enthusiasm, competence, composure and team building. Swanton Welding project manager, Kody Kessler, embodies all of these traits and many more.

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Quality Control: Know Your Steel

Posted by Ken Brakefield on Nov 30 2017

The absolute last thing you want in a fabrication project is for a steel structure to fatigue and fail.  Quality steel could be the secret to successfully avoiding this.  The key is to make sure the materials you are using for your structural steel fabrication project possess the quality you want to deliver. After all, the quality of the end product is only as good as the quality of the material being used and the fabricator you work with.

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