Welder’s unlikely invention leads to a growing business

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This is what happens when a welder decides to ditch a carpenter’s tool THE WELDER SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017 SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 BY: CRAIG GUILLOT Welder Jason Marburger couldn’t really understand why he was using a squaring frame, just like a carpenter, as he worked on projects over the years. One day he decided to design a better tool. Today the welder … Read More


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Earlier this year, President Trump signed a memorandum calling for a plan to ensure that work on new and existing pipelines be performed with “materials and equipment produced in the United States, to the maximum extent possible and to the extent permitted by law.” This is welcome news given the precipitous decrease in American manufacturing jobs brought about by an … Read More

Bring the heat to avoid six common welding errors

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Avoiding six common welding mistakes such as improper gas pressure, poor material fit-up, and overlooking preventive maintenance can reduce costs, improve productivity. John Leisner, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. 05/17/2017 Welding mistakes can have a big impact on the bottom line. While they seem minor individually, these common errors can reduce productivity, increase downtime and rework, and cost thousands of dollars … Read More

Blockbuster Events Welding’s vital part in major American historical events By Bob Irving

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Blockbuster Events Welding’s vital part in major American historical events By Bob Irving The finest hours for U.S. shipbuilding were during World War II when 2710 Liberty ships, 531 Victory ships and 525 T-2 tankers were built for the war effort. Through 1945, some 5171 vessels of all types were constructed to American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) class during the … Read More

A Guide to Portable Magnetic Drills- Jeff Miller, The Fabricator 5/’10

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A guide to portable magnetic drills On-site hole-making is a common fabrication activity, but not much thought is given to the tool used for the job. As with any job, the right tool can make a real difference in how smoothly the operation goes. When you need to make holes and cannot take the work to a machine, a portable … Read More

December 2016 News

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Working as a fabricator, have you used stick welding? A process that has been around since the 1890’s,  stick welding is still relative in today’s manufacturing needs. Read more in this article by Dwight Myers and Jay Ginder from the September 2016 issue of The Fabricator, “5 Things you need to know about modern stick welding.”