FMA Communications Inc.

Vicki Bell

Web Content Manager
FMA Communications Inc.
833 Featherstone Road
Rockford, IL 61107

From the Web: Unique U.S.-made products; FedEx draws a line; making titanium cheaper; Texas mfg flat

February 26, 2015

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Web articles for fabricators—Two unique products made in the U.S.; FedEx says no to shipping a product; making titanium more affordable; and Texas manufacturing still flat

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From the Web: Diversifying; restructuring; growing; and wearing a Ferrari

February 19, 2015

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Web articles for fabricators—Study confirms fabricators should diversify; restructuring helps revive businesses; Nebraska company on the growth track; and how you can wear a Ferrari

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From the Web: Warning for chocoholics; love locks; doggie business; robot revolution

February 12, 2015

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Web articles for fabricators—Metal in your chocolate; a new spin on locks; fabricating for dog owners; a traveling CNC mill, and a manufacturing revolution.

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From the Web: Big pay raise; Smart, but not rich; 3-D breakthroughs; welding—a worthwhile career?

February 5, 2015

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Web articles for fabricators—Ford workers get big raise; reporter questions welding as a worthwhile career; being smart doesn’t necessarily make you rich; 3-D printing breakthrough; students build wind turbines.

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From the Web: Finding a niche; faking a roar; falsifying welding certificates

January 29, 2015

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Web articles for fabricators—Meeting global competition by finding a niche; faking an engine’s roar; students sue over bogus welding certificates; bright future for girls in welding; and apprenticeships make a difference.

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From the Web: Low wages ‘major’ issue; inside a 3-D machine shop; ‘craftsmanship is still around’

January 22, 2015

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— Low wages a major impediment to labor supply; inside Incodema 3D’s facility; job shop named best business in Blue Earth, Minn.; Mississippi shop grows, invests, hires; and craftsmanship is still around.

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From the Web: Research in 3-D; how manufacturing can gain momentum in 2015; training success stories

January 15, 2015

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— Sandvik boosts 3-D printing research; one way U.S. manufacturing can gain momentum; training success stories, and introducing young students to metalworking.

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From the Web: Steel making, fabricating have changed; mfg & politics; 3-D printing semi-solid metals

October 30, 2014

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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.

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More than a metal warehouse—Behind the scenes at Pacesetter Steel

October 29, 2014

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Metal service centers are a vital part of the fabricating world, and their fortunes are closely aligned with their customers’. Here’s a look at how one center fared during the Great Recession and where it’s headed with its young CEO at the helm.

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From the Web: Harley jewelry; U.S. manufacturing renaissance or fantasy?

October 14, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles—Utica, N.Y., company decorates Harleys; manufacturing renaissance—maybe, maybe not; women provide manufacturing muscle; and predicting metal costs.

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Global shifts in economies make U.S. manufacturing significantly more cost-effective

October 13, 2014

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For decades U.S. manufacturers looking to increase profits and remain competitive have moved plants and jobs offshore. Changing global economics have made doing so much less attractive. The U.S. is gaining cost advantages as other regions lose theirs.

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From the Web: Sisters making it in the USA; welding after midnight; improving 3-D printing

October 8, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— Ohio sisters passionate about manufacturing; a look at some Manufacturing Day events; 3-D printing still evolving; and welding after midnight.

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From the Web: Manufacturing Day and comebacks

October 1, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— Obama to participate in Manufacturing Day; Wisconsin fabricator wins #MfgDay14 video contest; students take to the road for heavy metal tour; an industrial ghost town seeks rebirth; and Rockford, Ill.-based Roper Whitney experiences a comeback.

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From the Web: Death of manufacturing greatly exaggerated; entire city to be built on stilts

September 10, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles — Ohio politician says death of manufacturing greatly exaggerated; an entire city to be built on stilts; working women to outnumber men in Canada, but not in trades; metal shaper builds iconic cars; and another builds rat rods.

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From the Web: Retraining in Atlantic City; Ford fast tracks aluminum truck; U.S. mfg losing ground

August 27, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles—Atlantic City casino workers to retrain for fab jobs; aluminum body truck production picks up speed; U.S. factories keep losing ground; materials providers focus on 3-D printing; and young entrepreneur stresses leadership.

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