Custom Fabrication and Welding News

Project Spotlight: Fulton County Hospital Office Addition

Posted by Steve Clymer on Apr 20 2018


What does it take to support a four-story medical office building?

It takes structural steel, and a supplier you can trust to deliver a quality product on time at a competitive price.

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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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Planning Your Custom Fabrication Project: Reduce Cost & Stress

Posted by Mark Tschirhart on Aug 30 2017

Every aspect of a business requires proper planning. This principle is even more important when you intend to begin a welding and custom fabrication project. By allowing yourself time to properly schedule and plan out your project for time, materials, delivery, labor and cost, you can potentially save a lot of stress and headaches down the road.

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Custom Fabricated Barge Stabilizer Supports 1500 Ton Crane

Posted by Mark Tschirhart on Jul 27 2017

The construction of a bridge is an amazing feat. We likely travel across some sort of bridge structure on our morning commute each day. Building a bridge across a large body of water requires additional equipment and planning in order to establish the foundation structure that will support the bridge. 

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Fabricating a Watertight Sealed Water Clarifier

Posted by Mark Tschirhart on Jul 26 2017

A clarifier tank is vital to treating waste water and our custom fabrication team are just the right guys for the job. Swanton Welding custom fabricated a Water Clarifier, a waste water separator designed with a water tight clarifier tank. Waste water separators are needed when dealing with large bodies of water at a water treatment plant.

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Custom Fabrication of a 120,000 lb Hopper and Tire Separator

Posted by Mark Tschirhart on Jul 25 2017

Our team at Swanton Welding took on a custom fabrication that not only improved the client’s productivity, but the environment as well. Our client was in need of a hopper and tire separator for their tire recycling plant. With this new addition, they are able to increase the amount of tires the system takes at a time which increases the amount of recycled tires.

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20 Foot Long Glass Furnace Project

Posted by Mark Tschirhart on Jul 24 2017

The skills of the Swanton Welding team were put to the test when they took on a support steel project and completed it in 30 days. A client came to us with the draft of a support steel project which would bear the weight of a glass melting furnace. The client’s design also utilized our custom fabrication capabilities such as blasting and painting.

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Project Spotlight: Structural Steel Accumulator Tower

Posted by Ken Brakefield on Sep 14 2016

Swanton Welding Company Inc., located in Ohio, recently completed work on the construction of two structural steel accumulator towers for a customer in the greater Detroit area.  Accumulator towers like these are important tools used in the coating of sheet metal.

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Steel vs. Concrete: Which Comes Out on Top

Posted by Ken Brakefield on Sep 07 2016

Construction projects require many decisions. A key decision is to find the most effective option, as well as determining which process could produce ideal results.

Take a look at this breakdown. This example weighs the pros and cons of Structural Steel versus Concrete.

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