8 Ways Smart Manufacturing Helps Sustain Operational Improvement and Business Growth

8 Ways Smart Manufacturing Helps Sustain Operational Improvement and Business Growth

Smart manufacturing has been described in various ways ranging from the overly-simplified to the complex. It is part of an evolving way in which manufacturers respond to current market and technological conditions with a goal of maximizing profitability. In that...
How to Perform a Root Cause Analysis for Your Metal Fabrication Product Problem

How to Perform a Root Cause Analysis for Your Metal Fabrication Product Problem

In our last article, we welcomed Joe Weimer as Quality Director at Wiley Metal. We mentioned that Joe has experience with process improvement and root cause analysis. We briefly explained the definition of each. Here, we want to delve a bit deeper into root cause...
Why Creating a Culture of Process Management and Root Cause Analysis Is Important

Why Creating a Culture of Process Management and Root Cause Analysis Is Important

In our quest for constant and proactive improvement, Wiley Metal is pleased to welcome Joe Weimer to our team as new Quality Director. Joe, or “JDub” brings over 10 years of various manufacturing experience to Wiley Metal. He has served as a Quality Engineer, Quality...
The New Definition of Skilled Workers in Manufacturing

The New Definition of Skilled Workers in Manufacturing

If the conversations during and after the IMTS 2018 (International Manufacturing Trade Show) held in Chicago in September are any indication, digitalization in manufacturing should be a foregone conclusion. How and when it precisely takes place may still need to be...
How the Resurgence in RV Popularity Positively Impact Metal Fabricators

How the Resurgence in RV Popularity Positively Impact Metal Fabricators

The recreational vehicle market is booming and metal fabricators are benefiting from the explosive growth. According to the RV Industry Association, in 2017 RV deliveries reached almost 505,000 up an astounding 17% over the previous year. The trend is expected to...