FMA Communications Inc.

Vicki Bell

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

Hip, hip, away ...

April 16, 2014

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Metal-on-metal hips seemed like a good idea, in theory. In reality, some have become an implant patient’s worst nightmare.

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From the Web 4.09.14

April 8, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles—a possible capital spending boom; GE’s big plans for the ‘Industrial Internet’; invisible technology in development; a Washington fabricator does it better; and a Ford Bronco’s (not that Bronco) 12-year journey.

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Parts is parts?

April 3, 2014

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So the part doesn’t meet the specifications. Well, let’s just install it anyway and hope for the best. What are the odds something will happen? Wrong, stupid decision.

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From the Web 4.01.14

April 1, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— How Fabricating Metal Products fared in March; an interesting animal-related product development; the future of a U.S. manufacturing nemesis; college graduates’ job search; and fabricators selling through Etsy.

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Fixing the economy—it's not that simple

March 26, 2014

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Just what do we do to fix the economy? Is raising the minimum wage the answer? It's not that simple.

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From the Web 3.25.14

March 25, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— a sourcing firm sees gradual manufacturing improvement in the U.S. over the next two years; China’s manufacturing sector has hit a wall; the last big U.S. bicycle maker keeps rolling; a Nebraska fabricator gains national exposure; and a female welding instructor weighs in on working in a “man’s world.”

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An industrial facility’s journey to LEED certification

March 20, 2014

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More and more businesses are seeking LEED certification. Among them is Hypertherm, a provider of cutting systems for the metal fabricating industry. The company met challenges along the way and exceeded its expectations in achieving LEED Gold.

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Time for a new approach

March 20, 2014

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Concerned about landing and keeping the right workers? A new study shows that you’re not alone in this concern. It also sheds light on why this is a growing issue that is stunting global business growth.

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From the Web 3.18.14

March 18, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— manufacturing production improves; new hubs struggle to create jobs; the state of Minnesota and a robot supplier are doing their part to help train workers in the Midwest; and a Florida fabricator helps build Park Avenue’s funky sculpture.

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From the Web 3.11.14

March 11, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from content published on the Web during the past week— planes, dragsters, “old lady welders,” and a close look at today’s factory worker.

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Business lessons from Matthew McConaughey

March 5, 2014

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If Matthew McConaughey wants a side job, he can lecture corporations on transformation and rebranding.

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From the Web 3.4.14

March 4, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from content published on the Web during the past week— cars, guns, jobs, and politics.

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Obamacare and the workforce

February 26, 2014

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Obamacare is having a big impact on the workforce, one that's estimated to result in 2.5 million workers leaving their jobs by 2024.

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From the Web 2.25.14

February 25, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from content published on the Web during the past week.

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Barnes Metalcrafters

The Fabricator Spotlight update-Part I

February 24, 2014

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From 2010 through early 2013, thefabricator.com profiled various metal fabricating shops in “The Fabricator Spotlight.” How have these businesses fared since their profiles were published? Here’s a look at two profiled at the beginning of 2010: Barnes Metalcrafters and Brown Dog Welding.

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