Why We Fabricate to Canadian Welding Standards

POSTED ON February 11th  - POSTED IN Metal Fabrication
As Southerners, we’re not ashamed to admit we occasionally sip on Canadian rye whiskey when we’re not at work. We find the higher content of corn mash makes it a little smoother than its American counterparts. Part of that smoothness also comes from Canada requiring all whiskeys to be aged in [...]

The 5-Minute Guide to OSHA Machine Guard Standards

POSTED ON January 5th  - POSTED IN Metal Fabrication
We get a lot of questions about machine guards for stationary equipment, particularly regarding Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) standard CFR1910.212. OSHA publishes its standards online, yet there were over 6,000 occupational amputations in 2013 and over $6 million in [...]

4 Types of Metal for Custom Metal Fabrication

POSTED ON December 4th  - POSTED IN Metal Fabrication
Custom metal fabrication is both a specialized and varied profession. On the one hand, a custom metal fabricator is always doing custom jobs, which have to be manufactured to meet what are often strict tolerances required by the client. On the other hand, custom metal fabricators work with many [...]

Heavy & Custom Metal Ductwork Fabrication

POSTED ON November 11th  - POSTED IN Pollution Control
Metal ducts at industrial facilities come in all shapes and sizes but they can be divided into two main types. On the one hand, there are the massive ducts that complement processing equipment. These ducts work to provide boilers with air so they can fire and also remove gases and particulates [...]

OSHA Rules for Fixed Ladders Simplified

POSTED ON October 17th  - POSTED IN Industrial Access
If you’ve ever needed or fabricated a fixed ladder for an industrial site, you know that the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has an extensive set of rules governing what you can and can’t do with this particular type of industrial access equipment. The rules are part of [...]