June 22, 2016
Have you ever known a highly intelligent, skilled individual who created nothing but ill will and disorder in the workplace? How did your employer handle this situation? “Welding Wire” readers recently weighed in on this topic after reading the blog post “Voting workers off the island.”
June 9, 2016
“Fabricating Update” subscribers were asked to share their thoughts on the new overtime rules for exempt employees that will take effect Dec. 1. Employees who responded welcome the action. Employers are not so happy about it. And one respondent questions the government’s motive behind the new rules.
April 13, 2016
You can never have too many customers, or so it’s said. Is this true? What about the customer that has you do all the hard work and takes your well-designed product elsewhere for production? Are you happy to have had their business? Perhaps you can take solace in lessons learned.
March 2, 2016
A recent post on The Fabricator Blog sparked a Facebook discussion about whether welding students and welders should provide their own tools for school and on the job. We opened the discussion up to “Welding Wire” readers. Here are a few of the many responses we received.
January 28, 2016
Musicians and actors aren’t the only artists worth celebrating and remembering. Take a moment and check out the life and work of rail-car fabricator and artist Thornton Dial.
July 16, 2015
Web articles for fabricators—Ohio community hoping to land metal fabricating plant; fabricated R2D2 rolls into Comic Con; FMA, Harper College collaborate on fab lab; Pittsburgh (and 11 other U.S. cities) poised for manufacturing growth; and 3-D printing and the Cardinals
June 3, 2015
Much attention has been given to the skills gap, a critical issue affecting manufacturing. The Upskill Summit held in April provided an opportunity for manufacturers and other entities to explore concrete measures to alleviate the gap by upskilling workers. Summit participant Traci Tapani, co-president, Wyoming Machine, discusses the initiative.
May 27, 2015
Tulsa, Okla.-based Rob Key Designs is among 100 businesses featured in the Small Business Revolution project, an initiative showcasing successful small businesses in the U.S. How did this fabricator become successful? Owner Rob Key shares some insight.
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 9, 2015
Web articles for fabricators—The future of routine jobs; Lincoln, Neb., business expands; 3-D developments; and brake concerns.
April 2, 2015
Web articles for fabricators—Baltimore to re-establish a training center; the importance of an educated workforce; evolution of can making; and addressing a safety concern of a different sort.
March 12, 2015
Web articles for fabricators—Fabricator does his own thing; what an arm’s worth depends on where you are; steel industry here and abroad; and hybrid kit designed to make 3-D printing more affordable.