In 1982, John Del Vecchio joined the Met-Coil Systems Corporation’s Board of Directors to help navigate impending litigation facing the machinery brand’s daughter companies, Iowa Precision and Lockformer.
From industrial hoods, oxidizers and exhaust stacks to fabricating and installing commercial duct systems, louvers and fire dampers, Nashville Sheet Metal completes around $5 million in projects a year.
The City of Nashville, Tennessee, may be the capital of country music, but at Nashville Sheet Metal it is heavy metal all day and all the time. Established in 2003 between longtime sheet metal workers Kevin Elliott and Tracy Cross, the small but mighty shop has quickly made its mark on Music City by diversifying its construction catalog.
In 1972, Kuschel was division manager at Teledyne Peer, a resistance (spot) welding machinery maker in Benton Township, Michigan, when he agreed to purchase Kenco Industrial Equipment Inc in South Florida.
Before selling Kenco Industrial Equipment Inc and retiring from the sheet metal industry, Thomas C. Kuschel, who passed away last year at age 85, taught his employees the value of a firm handshake and honest eye contact.
This month, Advance Machinery/Advance Cutting Systems, founded in 1985, celebrates 35 years as a brand in the sheet metal fabrication business. Here, national sales manager Clinton Ray Jr. explains why that type of longevity doesn’t just happen on its own.
On the fence about investing in a waterjet cutter? A Brooklyn, New York-based startup, WAZER, is making it affordable to dip a toe in the technology before diving in the deep end. Retailing around $7,499-$8,499, the company’s compact waterjet systems produce low volume prototyping and other end-user parts in a package that can comfortably fit on a tabletop.
There are any number of good reasons NOT to upgrade your sheet metal machinery: timing, cost, confusion … cost. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” should never be one of them — especially after reading this issue of SNIPS.
Check out the July 2020 edition of SNIPS: A welcoming workplace: LGBTQ workers in construction, SMART Union Supports #BLM, greater protections in the age of COVID 19, duct cleaning, HVAC load calculation and much more!