blog details image

Technology Does Not Supplant Craftmanship

Technology certainly has an incredible impact on any industry—the metal fabrication industry is no different.

To that end, Shiv Fabricators employs the latest technology in every possible situation—one example includes our latest 60’ long x 8.66” diameter, five-axis tube laser. Still, even with the greatest and latest technological advances, AMF fosters real attention to craftsmanship and quality.

We back that claim in the undercurrent of both our company mission and vision statement. Our mission, in short, is the never-ending pursuit toward improvement. Our vision, summarized, is about being the absolute best company in our industry.

On the shop floor, we refuse to call our people fitters or welders—instead, they are fabricators or craftsman.

blog details image

When the Quality of Fabrication Really Counts

In recent weeks an All Metals Fabrication (AMF) employee had the opportunity to travel to Peru where he hiked the Salkantay Trail on the way to the world famous Machu Picchu. The hike was marked by an unexpected landslide which forced his trekking team to cross a large river.

The large river basin from side to side spanned some 300 feet with canyon walls that were nearly vertical. Walking down the trail, the hiking team found a local farmer who had a single metal cable pulled across the river canyon, approximately 200 feet in the air.

blog details image

How to Move Continuous Improvement Past Flavor-of-the-Month Status

Many companies, including those in the metal industry, recognize the value but the tough part is trying to execute on Continuous Improvement until it actually becomes part of the fiber and sinew of the organization.

Shiv Fabricators determined a couple of years ago—after a few false starts—to drive this concept into the soul of our company. The jury is still out as to whether we have accomplished that extreme goal but there is no doubt that Continuous Improvement has pierced the armor of our company culture and is heading toward the heart.