How is a Girder Different From a Beam?

May 09 2022

Since a girder and a beam have the same function, some assume that a girder is just another word for a beam. However, just as all thumbs are fingers but not all finge...

Planning is More Important than Ever for Your Steel Fabrication Project

May 05 2022

Planning is an obvious and important first step in any project, no matter the industry. In our current economy, however, proper planning for your custom metal fabrica...

Benefits of a Career in Welding and Custom Metal Fabrication

Apr 01 2022

A career in welding and custom metal fabrication is more than just a job. From the moment you join our team at Swanton Welding, you'll receive on-the-job training and...

Continuous Improvement Processes are Vital to Your Fabrication Process

Mar 23 2022

A continuous improvement approach can help fabrication and machining facilities operate on a higher level while constantly seeking out new opportunities to add value ...

Project Spotlight-Vertical Clarifiers with Thickeners

Mar 02 2022

This project began in December of 2020 and will be delivered this month to Pasadena, TX. This project has seen many delays throughout the process due to the unique sp...

Project Spotlight-125 Ton Steam Car

Feb 28 2022

This project took place from August through December of 2021. The 125-ton steam car, weighing in at 35,000 pounds with dimensions of 30 feet long, 11 feet wide, and 6...

Project Spotlight – Replacement Boom

Feb 24 2022

This replacement boom project took place between October 2021 and January 2022 and we delivered the two finished booms to Wilmington, NC. These booms are part of the ...

Custom Metal Fabrication for Storage Tanks and Accessories

Feb 11 2022

There are several factors in fabricating a custom storage tank. The metal fabrication shop you choose will want to know the intended end usage of your project, the re...

How to Determine if a Metal Fabrication Shop Can Handle Your Project

Jan 31 2022

There are many metal fabrication shops to choose from, and it can be difficult to determine the right partner. Before considering who will do your fabrication work, i...