Barnes MetalCrafters Inc.

Nick Martin


Barnes MetalCrafters Inc.
113 Walnut St. West
Wilson, N.C. 27893
USA

Fabricating and mounting a “quick-quote,” heavy-duty utility truck rack

January 28, 2015

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Sometimes a “quick-quote” job turns out to be significantly more complicated than it appears. It also can become a great learning experience. Such was the case when Barnes MetalCrafters fabricated a heavy-duty utility truck rack that required compensating for the vehicle’s lightweight components to mount.

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Thanking your customers at Christmas

December 9, 2014

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There are traditions, and then there are the stories behind them—something we often don’t know. In this post, Nick Martin explains Barnes MetalCrafters’ tradition of thanking its customers at Christmas.

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Shop drawings—how much information do you need?

November 12, 2014

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Just how detailed do shop drawings have to be? That depends on several factors, including whether you are doing the work in-house or sending it out.

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Open your eyes at FABTECH

October 15, 2014

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From an attendee’s perspective, FABTECH is akin to Christmas morning, when all the new toys and possibilities are revealed, complete with a soundtrack. At least that’s how Barnes MetalCrafters’ Nick Martin sees it.

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An upgrade can be a game-changer

September 18, 2014

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When a fabricating shop sees its limits being pushed, it may be time for an equipment upgrade. Sometimes a new machine can be a real game-changer.

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The walk-in customer

August 14, 2014

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Working in a small business has a lot of perks, but often requires the duties of multiple job titles. My title at Barnes MetalCrafters is “product designer,” but I use that term loosely when people ask what I do. It is hard to describe what I do, because for the most part, it changes every...

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Working with dad

July 17, 2014

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Working in the family business can be difficult and isn’t right for everyone. But sometimes, it can lead to a rewarding career.

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