Jul 19 2016
Commercial Structural Steel vs. Industrial Structural Steel
With different standards and alloy combinations, steels have a wide range of physical and chemical properties. As such, choosing the right steel grade is crucial. Industrial and commercial structural steels are commonly used in dozens of industries and in thousands of applications. However, they are not interchangeable.
Trends We See in Structural Steel
Jul 14 2016
Structural steel and metal fabrication in general have changed significantly in recent years, with further shifts close on the horizon. The difference between a shop ...
Analyzing the Results of Your Procurement Project Accurately
Jul 13 2016
Taking a systemic approach to assessing the final results of a procurement project can help you identify the strengths and weaknesses in your approach to procurement,...
Things to Consider When Vetting Vendors of Metal Fabrication Projects
Jul 11 2016
The success of fabrication projects largely depends upon the vendors selected to satisfy different portions of the project. Top metal fabricators have high standards ...
Key Factors That Shorten Project Lead Times
Jul 08 2016
You can largely assess the quality of service offered by a metal fabrication shop by taking a close look at its lead times. Why? Because an abundance of factors add u...
Mistakes Happen: This is How We Fix Them
Jul 05 2016
No company operates without a single mistake or misstep no matter how qualified or experienced they might be. That’s why it’s important to look at how a business mana...
Employee Spotlight - Bill Zeiter
Jun 30 2016
Bill Zeiter is the plant manager at Swanton Welding and Machining Company (SWC) in Wauseon, Ohio. Having served in many different capacities throughout his time at th...
Swanton Welding - Manufacturing Marvels on Fox Business News
Jun 29 2016
Video Transcript: [This is John Criswell. Welcome to Manufacturing Marvels.] [Swanton Welding and Machining Company was founded in 1956 by George Kern. Serving the ...
Managing Material Cost Fluctuations
Jun 28 2016
The prices of raw materials are currently fluctuating at unprecedented levels both in the United States and elsewhere in the world. Since pricing is affected by the ...
Metal Fabrication - Price vs Quality
Jun 24 2016
Cutting corners on metal fabrication only saves money on the front end—if that. As soon as you opt to go for the lowest possible bidder rather than invest in quality,...
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