Shifting Business Focus from Residential to Commercial HVAC

Growing your business is an instinctive desire but, as we know, the perils can often outweigh the opportunities. “Risks abound at every turn,” notes business lawyer and author Andrew J. Sherman in The Complete Guide to Running and Growing...

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Varied Press Brakes & Unique Bends

Sheet metal bending for manufacturing and ductwork applications developed gradually during the Industrial Revolution and the first half of the 20th century. During the past 50 years, computerization has improved the process even further. Metal bending has never been...

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The Art of Duct Stiffening: Beading vs. Cross-braking

When stiffening ductwork or other sheet metal products, there are two primary techniques fabricators can employ, cross-braking or beading. Before we get into the specifics of how and when to perform each technique, let’s take a step back and...

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3 Must-Ask Questions for Purchasing Refurbished Machinery

When sheet metal fabricators need equipment to get the job done, they can be hard-pressed to find equipment on short notice – which means there may not be budget resources available to make a new purchase. The alternative, then,...

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Don’t Accept Machine Mistreatment

Heading home from work tends to be a rewarding experience for me; I just tune my radio, take a quick trip down the highway, and wind down from my day. One commute in particular has been sticking with me,...

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Growing Pains: 4 Equipment Considerations for the Expanding Sheet Metal Fabrication Business

With business growth comes the need for innovation and adaptation. The fabrication processes that worked a year ago, or even last quarter, may not be efficient enough for today’s demands of your operation. Some considerations for the growing business...

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