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Sheet metal fabrication suppliers in the U.S. report strong growth

Posted by IndustryNet on Monday, September 11, 2017

100000105sheetmetalweldinggalAt the start of 2017, growth in the metal fabrication industry, like much of the economy, was expected to be sluggish -- other than in certain sectors, like automotive, where capacity was tight. IndustryNet has conducted an extensive analysis of employment and sales growth throughout the sheet metal fabrication industry.

For metal fabrication as a whole in the United States, 4% of companies reported declines in jobs and 4% reported increases. Conditions varied considerably by region, with metal fabrication job growth being greatest in the South, at 36%, and in the Midwest at 28%, with lesser growth in the West at 21%, and the Northeast at 14%.

Job growth by region did not entirely correlate with sales growth, which was highest in the Midwest at 39%, followed by the West at 29%, the South at 18%, and the Northeast at 14%. Across the entire country, 2% of companies reported sales growth and 1% reported a sales decline.

Fastest-growing companies

Companies with numbers of employees from 80 to 176, like those highlighted below, led the pack in reporting growth.

Fabrication Technologies, Inc.,in Las Vegas, employs 150 people. They are a leader in the contract manufacturing, engineering, and assembly of fabricated sheet metal products. Their capabilities include:

• CNC punching
• Precision forming
• Hardware insertion
• Welding
• Robotic forming
• Robotic welding
• Laser cutting
• Powder coating

Fabrication Technologies employs full integration of these processes to save their customers both time and money.

Since its founding in 1977, Arctic Sheet Metal, Inc., with 150 employees in Portland, Oregon, has been a leader in instituting advances in manufacturing and installation technology. They were one of the first in their region to employ computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and building information modeling (BIM). They fabricate and install:

• Commercial and industrial HVAC
• Dry mechanical sheet metal systems
• Architectural sheet metal systems

Arctic Sheet Metal is dedicated to embracing the latest technological advances to provide optimum solutions for their clients.metal worker

Herold Precision Metals, LLC., with 90 employees in White Bear Township, Minnesota, has a simple creed: "Strive to be better!!!" Their core competencies include:

• Design engineering interface
• Quick turn prototyping
• Assembly support
• Kanban programs, a manufacturing system in which employees use an instruction card to regulate the supply of components, throughout production

HPM strives to meet or exceed customer requirements while ensuring the lowest possible manufacturing cost.

Farwest Fabricators, Inc., in Moxee, Washington with 80 employees, moves forward with a philosophy of continuous improvement, innovation, and change. In 2005, it nearly doubled in size. It serves the following industry sectors:

• Agriculture
• Construction equipment
• Cable TV and communications
• Medical
• Dental
• Military
• Point of purchase displays

With extensive capabilities in both fabrication and machining, Farwest can manufacture parts from flat to finish.

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IndustryNet is a one-stop resource for all of your industrial supply needs, providing information on 400,000 U.S. manufactures as well as suppliers of 10,000+ industrial products and services. To connect with sheet metal suppliers near you, start your free search on IndustryNet. Here, you can request a quote, contact a company directly, connect on social media, obtain a list of industrial suppliers in your area, and more.

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