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,...

Building Strong Vendor Relationships

Jun 23 2016

Undervaluing the importance of relationships in business is, perhaps, the most consistent major mistake companies make across all industries and fields. We are social...

Foreign Pressures on U.S. Based Steel Fabricators

Jun 20 2016

To make the best decisions when ordering fabricated steel, it’s important for you to have a grasp on the international steel fabrication landscape. The U.S. based ste...

Innovation in the Metal Fabrication Industry

Jun 16 2016

Fabrication isn’t necessarily an industry where one must evolve or suffer the consequences, but the benefits of constant innovation make willing stagnation a foolish ...

Building a Roller Coaster from Across the Country [Case Study]

Jun 13 2016

At Swanton Welding Company we have a reputation for taking on large, challenging jobs. One of the more interesting ones we have taken on recently was manufacturing th...

Becoming an Industry Leader. What does it mean?

Jun 10 2016

Industry leaders are companies that have set themselves apart from the competition. They are innovative, adaptable and adept at providing high quality products and se...

Inside the Process of Steel Detailing

Jun 09 2016

Steel detailing is a critical and multifaceted step in the process of constructing anything made out of steel be it buildings, industrial plants, bridges, elevators, ...

Custom Fabricated Handrails and Stairs

Jun 07 2016

Decorative handrails and stairs can add both form and function to any business or industrial space. By having them custom fabricated, you can add that extra touch of ...