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This Week in Metal and Manufacturing: Keys to Success, Innovative Roofing Design and a Plan for the First 100 Days

3 Areas of Success for a Manufacturing Company We will start this week’s review with an article from the Director of the Center for Small Manufacturers, Ken Maisch. He details three operations that are, according to him, essential for a manufacturer to succeed nowadays. The first one is the market knowledge and capability to deploy […]


TWMM: A Brand New Map Of Houston’s Construction Projects and the G20 in Action for the Steel Industry

TWMM or This Week in Manufacturing Metal, is a weekly recap of the most important news in the Manufacturing, Metal, and Construction Industry. This week, we have an interactive map of the (numerous) construction projects in Houston and a group of world leaders who will take actions to reduce the excess of production in the […]


This Week in Manufacturing: Reshoring Initiative, and Worker Shortage in the Construction Industry

Video of the week: Why some manufacturers are returning to the U.S. Let’s start this week with a success story from America’s Oldest Hat Maker: Bollman Hat. The company, created in 1868, has manufactured everything from fedoras to cowboy hats, and to this day you can still buy their 1880’s Collection Topper on their website. But […]


This Week in Metal/Manufacturing: 2 Made-in-America Stories That Will Make You Feel Good

1. Houston Manufacturer Stands Up for Fair Trade This week the Houston Chronicle reported the story of a Houston manufacturer who filed a complaint against unfair competition from factories in India, Italy and Spain, and he won. Frank Bernobich is the owner of Boltex Manufacturing Co, a family-owned company that makes finished flanges for the […]