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

FABTECH 2017: Scotchman Machines at the Show

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Oct 25, 2017 2:23:42 PM

Scotchman is revving up to return to the biggest metal fabrication industry event in North America, this year in Chicago, Illinois.

At FABTECH 2017, we will be demonstrating several of our metal fab solutions, as well as featuring automating solutions to propel your business further.

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Topics: Cold saw, FABTECH, ironworkers, Conferences, Metal Fabrication

The Ins and Outs of FABTECH 2017

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Sep 25, 2017 11:56:25 AM

Fall is in full-swing, which means that it’s almost time for FABTECH 2017! As North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, you can bet that Scotchman will be making the trip to Chicago November 6-9, 2017 to exhibit and demonstrate our latest and greatest products.

Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about FABTECH 2017. You'll also learn how to register for this can't-miss convention. 

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Using Section 179 Tax Incentives for Heavy Metal Manufacturing Equipment

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Sep 21, 2017 3:35:09 PM

Nobody is thrilled to pay taxes, but we need to do it. As both businesses and individuals, our tax dollars keep society moving at the local, state, and federal level.

Still, taxes create a little fun for small business owners now and then. This time of year, you get to muse on what to do with Section 179 tax incentives. For those of us in heavy metal manufacturing, that could even mean new circular cold saws or ironworkers.

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Topics: Financing

Testimonial: How Talley Manufacturing Got Scotchman in Their Crosshairs

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Sep 18, 2017 10:26:11 AM

All across the country, Scotchman machines are helping companies punch holes in, bend, and cut metal for American-made products.

One of those companies is Talley Manufacturing, where president Gary Turner says about their hitch feed cold saw, "we use the hell out of it every day."

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Topics: Cold saw, Customer service, Testimonial

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