Custom Fabrication and Welding News

Fabrication Resources in the Midwest

Posted by Ken Brakefield on Jun 25 2020

When you think of the midwestern United States, a few things come to mind. A strong work ethic, great hospitality, and beautiful wide-open spaces. Of course being America's breadbasket is an important aspect, but the Midwest also plays a huge role in the country’s manufacturing industry.

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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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Your Essential Guide to Fabricated Storage Tanks

Posted by Mark Tschirhart on Nov 22 2017

The term “storage tank” has a remarkably broad definition. While it sounds simple enough, a storage tank will vary from person to person and industry to industry.  Custom fabricated storage tanks can be designed and built to contain organic liquids, non-organic liquids, vapors, or solids. These custom tanks are specifically designed and built with a customer’s need and usage in mind. Industries where storage tanks can be found are typically industries consuming or producing good, liquids, and or vapors. Industries like petroleum either in producing or manufacturing petroleum, chemical engineering and or manufacturing, and the agriculture industry for bulk storage. 

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Steel: The Secret Ingredient to Summer Water Fun

Posted by Steve Clymer on Oct 30 2017

Steel is integral to creating a fun, safe place to play. One such location is a water park, where families and friends can kick back and relax, splash in the water, or experience exhilarating water rides – all of which steel makes possible. The next time you’re standing in line for your favorite ride, look up. The beams holding up the structure are steel, a substance that allows engineers to design more inventive and fun water park creations. Steel’s strength and durability give the engineers freedom to create newer, better, more exciting rides.

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Green Energy Is Happening Because Of Steel

Posted by Ken Brakefield on Oct 11 2017

When one thinks of steel, you probably do not picture green energy. Contrary to popular opinion, the steel industry really is a trailblazer for environmental protection and sustainable practices. Let's take a look at the many ways in which the steel industry is advancing green energy.

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When to Choose Stainless Steel for Your Fabrication Project

Posted by Mark Tschirhart on Aug 17 2017

Stainless steel can be an excellent choice for many projects. It’s strong, durable, and it looks good. It’s a more heat-resistant, and less susceptible to corrosion than metals like copper or aluminum, and comes in a variety of grades, so it can be adapted for a variety of uses.

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Why Steel is Preferred for Heavy Fabricated Water Tanks

Posted by Ken Brakefield on Jun 15 2017

When constructing a heavy fabricated water tank, there are many material options to choose from. Though they all have benefits and downfalls, steel is the most reliable material. It is strong, affordable, reliable, and environmentally friendly. Steel works at high performance levels and meets the requirements of most storage tanks. Here are the top seven reasons why steel is the preferred metal.

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10 Reasons to Choose Galvanized Steel for Your Project

Posted by Ken Brakefield on Jun 14 2017

There are quite a few options to choose from when deciding what type of metal to use for your project. Certain things need to be considered, like your project’s budget, preferred aesthetics, and the longevity of the material.Galvanized steel should be at the top of your list – it is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly metal that works great on any fabrication project. Here are the top 10 reasons you should choose galvanized steel for your next project.

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The Benefits of Galvanizing Outdoor Fabrication Projects

Posted by Ken Brakefield on Jun 05 2017

The aesthetics of your outdoor fabrication project are important. Exposed steel that is galvanized can add to your design and give the steel a more attractive finish. The steel has an appealing gray finish after it has been galvanized, but it can also be painted or powder-coated for a new look.

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Ski Lift Construction Towers

Posted by Ken Brakefield on Apr 13 2017

With increases in the number of super sized industrial plants, warehousing facilities and ski resorts, ski lift construction towers are essential for safety, efficiency and reliability.

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