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,...