Scotchman Goes International: Save the Date for FABTECH Mexico, FABTECH Canada, & FABTECH USA

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Mar 13, 2018 2:12:28 PM

Scotchman Industries is going international to attend two of North America’s largest metal fabrication events: FABTECH Mexico (May 2-4, 2018), and FABTECH Canada (June 12-14, 2018)

We’ll be taking our ironworkers, circular cold saws, and other metal fabrication products to THREE different locations in North America so metal fabricators across the continent can see first-hand how our machines have the ability to add value to their businesses.

At Scotchman, we’re always looking for opportunities to make connections with fabricators and businesses–– learning about their metal fabrication needs and discussing how our products and dedicated sales and service teams can help.

Although it’s still a few months away, registrations are officially open for FABTECH Mexico and FABTECH Canada. Keep reading for a preview of both events, and learn why you should make plans to visit the Scotchman booth!

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Topics: Cold saw, Ironworker, FABTECH, Manufacturing Industry

Women in Manufacturing at Scotchman Industries

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Mar 8, 2018 3:41:01 PM

Today's U.S. manufacturers are facing an impending skills gap as a generation of manufacturing workers prepare themselves for retirement. In the future, it is likely that U.S. manufacturers will try to bring back millions of factory jobs, to the United States, at the same time the industry is experiencing an increase of retirements from the aging workforce. If this prediction is correct, the manufacturing skills gap will continue to grow and create an even greater challenge for American manufacturers. The shortage of skilled workers is a serious challenge which needs to be addressed with high priority.

Combating the Manufacturing Skills Gap by Inspiring Women

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Topics: Manufacturing Industry, Future of Manufacturing, Skills Gap

Scotchman Sales Team: Real People Ready to Help with Your Metal Fabrication Equipment Needs

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Jan 29, 2018 2:40:38 PM

Every business claims to have excellent customer service, but we all know this claim isn't always the truth. 

In today’s world, it has become harder to find a real person to speak with on the phone, let alone see them face to face. All too often, when trying to navigate through an automated phone system it can become a long and drawn out process. When you’re provided with a long list of options to choose from, with many of these options leading you to a voice mail box anyway or directing you to a website.

This form of “service” is rarely helpful, and usually quite frustrating. Luckily for you, Scotchman Industries believes in the human connection and highly values open communication. Which is why we ALWAYS have someone answering our phone during office hours.

At Scotchman, our business is building ironworkers and cold saws, but our company was also founded on the principle of providing well-built machinery to help our customers find efficient solutions for their shop needs. 

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Topics: Cold saw, Customer service, Ironworker, Manufacturing Industry, On-Site Demonstration

A New Year's Resolution for Your Shop: Add Automation to Your Circular Saw and Ironworker

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Jan 23, 2018 1:12:09 PM

Good Bye 2017, Hello 2018. Wow, that was quick!

The new year is a time when many people make personal resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking, save money, and a wealth of other goals. In addition to your personal new year’s resolutions, do you make a resolutions and goals to improve your business?

If you work in the manufacturing industry, why not make a resolution in 2018 to increase production, efficiency, and output with metal fabrication automation. Keep reading to learn how adding metal fabrication automation, at any level, to your Scotchman circular cold saws and ironworkers can bring immediate benefits to your business.

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Topics: Cold saw, Ironworker, Automation, Manufacturing Industry

Circular Cold Saws, Automation, Trump, and More: Scotchman's Year in Review

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Dec 29, 2017 1:16:34 PM


2017 was another fantastic year for Scotchman Industries, bringing major company milestones & anniversaries, developments in cold saw and ironworker products, and the continued support of our loyal customers.

Before we jump into 2018, we’re taking a look back at the things that made the year 2017 so special at Scotchman by sharing the most memorable blog posts from 2017, ranging in topics from FABTECH, to President Donald Trump.

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Topics: Insider, Education, american made, Manufacturing Industry

50-Ton Giveaway Winner

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Dec 19, 2017 10:07:27 AM

For the 50th anniversary year of the Scotchman ironworker, we wanted our celebration of the past to contribute to American manufacturing's future.

That's why our 50-ton giveaway contest was set up to award one school a brand new ironworker. We asked our incredible customers to submit their Scotchman stories and nominate the school of their choice to be the recipient.

And we officially have a winner!

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Topics: Scotchman History, Ironworker, Testimonial

[Download] Cold Saw Blade Basics

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Dec 14, 2017 7:09:11 AM

Are you trying to figure out how to make your Cold Saw Blades last longer?!

Our latest download goes through what you need to know about Cold Saw Blades.

This document will help you answer questions from what saw blades are made out of to how coolant effects the life of your saw blades.

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Topics: Cold saw

Scotchman Ironworkers on SDPB's Dakota Life

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Dec 12, 2017 7:27:57 AM

We are proud to be featured on the South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) program, Dakota Life, in recognition of our 50 years of excellence in the metal fabrication industry.

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Topics: Scotchman History, Ironworker

Jerry Kroetch Celebrates 40 Years with Scotchman

Posted by Brooke Formanek on Dec 8, 2017 8:04:50 AM

There's been a lot to celebrate this year. Scotchman Industries has reached five decades making the best hydraulic ironworkers in the country. Our team is constantly innovating with manufacturing automation to bring the best machines possible to our incredible customers.

Still, the most important milestone from my perspective is seeing Jerry Kroetch, our president, hit 40 years with the company.

I can't imagine having grown up without Scotchman. My grandfather built this company, and my dad has been dedicated to it since before I was born.

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Topics: Scotchman History

Alvin’s 45 Years of Contribution to Scotchman Industries

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Dec 8, 2017 7:29:09 AM

45 years with one company is nothing to shake a stick at! It takes perseverance, dedication, and a come what may attitude.

Alvin joined Scotchman Industries on Nov 13, 1972. Over the years he has worked in almost all aspects of the company: welding, assembly, paint, final assembly, and parts room.

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Topics: Scotchman History

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