November 17, 2014
Atlanta played host to FABTECH last week, when tens of thousands descended upon the Georgia World Congress Center. Most said they expected good times for 2015, but it's a complex business that requires careful coordination. A unique exoskeletal racecar on display last week proved to be an apt metaphor of metal fabrication at its best.
November 13, 2014
Up first in this series of articles about young tradesmen and -women in the U.S. is 19-year-old Justin Nover, an ironworker in Manhattan who is continuing the family tradition in the trades.
November 7, 2014
The Obama administration offers up a new package of already announced manufacturing-related endeavors
October 30, 2014
Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— AISC VP sets the record straight about today’s steel production; what skills today’s factory workers need; manufacturing and politics, and developments in 3-D printing.
October 17, 2014
A brief look at some unemployment and employment numbers provides reason for optimism for the state of the labor force. It's too soon to say "Mission accomplished" or anything like that, because getting people back to work is an ongoing process, but the trends are encouraging nonetheless.
October 16, 2014
A new 6-kW fiber laser cutting machine holds the potential to expand the cutting opportunities for metal fabricators.
October 16, 2014
I’d like to introduce a new project I’m working on for The FABRICATOR®, “Still Building America.” I will continue to write my normal bimonthly posts about welding in addition to starting a new series focusing on youngish (under 35), skilled tradespeople, manufacturing entrepreneurs,...