May 14, 2015
If you walk into a fabrication shop today, you more than likely are going to see a machining center on the shop floor. It's not that these shops are chasing machining work; they are just looking to add more manufacturing services to win more business from their current customer base.
May 11, 2015
Mechanism to protect investors outside the purview of U.S. courts proves to be an issue of concern for those that oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
April 30, 2015
Web articles for fabricators—A tale of two Rosies; GM to invest billions; new jobs in Chattanooga; and the current and future economy.
April 24, 2015
The need to attract young people and to change negative perceptions certainly isn’t new, but after spending three days at The FABRICATOR®’s Leadership Summit in Orlando in late February, business consultants, community and technical college leaders and educators, and business owners shed some light on a well-publicized subject.
April 17, 2015
Contributing Editor Sue Roberts visited Automate 2015 and ProMat 2015 in Chicago in March and had the opportunity to listen to one of the founders of Apple Inc. Needless to say, Steve Wozniak had some interesting thoughts about the future. Roberts shares some of the highlights.
April 15, 2015
Bitten by the welding bug as a child, Trenton Bennett progressed in his craft and mastered TIG welding to become the lead fabricator at a large dairy plant in Ohio. As skilled as he is, he wants to be better. And he wants the older welders to cut the young guys some slack. “Everyone starts somewhere.”
April 10, 2015
The manufacturing industry is focusing plenty of attention on millennials as companies try and entice them to consider manufacturing careers. These companies might be better off looking at other industries, where workers might be looking for a career change.
April 9, 2015
Web articles for fabricators—The future of routine jobs; Lincoln, Neb., business expands; 3-D developments; and brake concerns.