Volume 8, Issue Number 2 June  23, 2004

Illinois Contractor Navigates the Obstacles of Unique Mill Layout

The expansion of Wheatland Tube to a fourth inline galvanizing tube mill required an experienced sheet metal contractor to work around the obstacles of a unique building layout. The manufacturer’s first choice to handle the complex duct requirements was Kirby Sheet Metal Works.

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Putting Your Best Foot Forward – Sizing Up Industrial Market Opportunities

When it comes to hiring an industrial sheet metal contractor, a company’s experience level and cost are what counts say industrial facility managers in a recent survey released by FMI. References and financial stability are also factors, while safety and quality round out their requirement list.

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How to Put Profits in Your Welding Operations

SMACNA’s “Manager’s Guide for Welding” provides tools sheet metal managers need to profitably manage their firm’s welding operations. Many times a person does not realize they are over welding for a specific task. By controlling the weld design, weld procedure and material manufacturing, the cost of welding may be reduced.

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Could this Tragic Accident Have Been Prevented?

A sheet metal helper died after he fell through a skylight opening to a concrete floor 33 feet below. The victim was working as a member of a crew engaged in replacing corrugated metal roof sheeting and installing chain-link fencing material on top of 3-foot-by-8-foot fiberglass panels used as skylights. He died at the hospital two hours later. Could this tragic accident have been prevented?

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Industrial Projects Wanted – Promotional Opportunities are Endless

Having a project appear in Industrial Insights is a great way to promote your work to others in the industry and you can use the featured edition to promote your capabilities to your customer and potential customers.

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