Industry Articles From Kaempf and Harris

A Career In Trade 101

Trade careers are becoming increasingly popular among graduates, and for good reason. Industries like sheet metal fabrication and welding offer good pay, strong job growth, and a relatively quick path to a reliable career.
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Topics: Apprenticeships, Industry

The Value Of Craftsmanship In The Fabrication Process

Sheet metal fabrication projects are complex and costly, which leaves little room for error. The best way to ensure a great sheet metal project is by committing to a custom sheet metal fabrication company. Custom fab shops value craftsmanship and efficiency above all other project standards.

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Topics: Sheet Metal Fabrication, Industry

3 Trends To Watch In The Sheet Metal Industry

With every new year comes new possibilities. From local fabrication shops to the global metal industry, here are a few trends to watch in 2018:

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Topics: Metals, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Industry

5 Expert Commercial Ductwork Systems For Inspiration


Commercial heating and cooling systems have a huge effect on building occupant productivity and maintenance budgets, especially HVAC ductwork. Check out these professionally installed systems for prime how-to examples:

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Topics: Industry

How You Can Protect The Future Of The Sheet Metal Industry

What happens when a trio of technological, political, and social problems hit the sheet metal industry harder than ever before? We’re faced with making tough decisions and finding innovative solutions:

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Topics: Sheet Metal Fabrication, Industry

4 Important Highlights From The Construction Industry Forecast

Kaempf & Harris highlights important statistics and predictions from the Textura Global Construction Forecast, which was “specially written by Global Construction Perspectives and Oxford Economics for the ENR Global Construction Summit” in New York on September 10, 2015.

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Topics: Sheet Metal Fabrication, Industry

Understanding The Latest Technology In The Sheet Metal Industry

Laser technology, flame cutting, and waterjets have worked wonders for the sheet metal industry. Learn more about each technique from Kaempf & Harris:

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Topics: Tools & Techniques, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Industry

14 More Sheet Metal Facts To Understand The Industry

Do you know how many welders are female? Or which states offer experienced metal fabricators the highest salary? How about the number of steel grades that exist?

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Topics: Education, Welding, Tools & Techniques, Metals, Industry, Safety

A Quick History Of Metal Fabrication In The Aerospace Industry

With the help of Metal Supermarkets, Aerospace Engineering, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Kaempf & Harris details the history of sheet metal fabrication in the aerospace industry:

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Topics: Metals, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Industry

Sheet Metal Tools And Trends To Expect In The New Year

With 2016 coming to a close, the experts at Kaempf & Harris take a look at some of the most anticipated trends and tools that will make their debut in the New Year:

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Topics: Tools & Techniques, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Industry

How Family In The Fab Shop Helps Abrecht Succeed

Upon graduating from Walkersville High School, Keith Abrecht considered pursuing a career in farming, a family pastime. That was until one of his four brothers offered a different trade path.

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Topics: Education, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Industry

Esarey Commits To A Sheet Metal Career At Kaempf & Harris

Bill Esarey grew up in the Cleveland area with sheet metal in his blood. His father spent more than 50 years in the industry as a sheet metal worker and small-scale contractor.

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Topics: Sheet Metal Fabrication, Apprenticeships, Industry

6 Safety Protocols That Every Fab Shop Should Know

Maintaining a safe sheet metal shop work environment is critical to worker productivity and the profitability of any metal fabrication organization.

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Topics: Tools & Techniques, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Industry, Safety

11 Statistics About Sheet Metal That'll Blow Your Mind

Did you know that fabricated metals are the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry when measured by employment? Our industry is also growing when it comes to production rate, revenue, projects, and shipments. Take a look at our complete list of recent sheet metal fabrication stats:

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Topics: Metals, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Apprenticeships, Industry

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