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2022 Update on the Steel Fabrication Economy presented by Brian Dombach, GSM Industrial

Brian Dombach, President of GSM Industrial, discusses first quarter 2022 steel prices from a metal fabricator’s perspective. Raw material prices hikes have mellowed a bit but steel scrap prices are still pretty strong, which is to be expected. The next…
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Gooding Group CEO, Reed Gooding with GSM Industrial President Brian Dombach at the Great Roof Giveaway Golf Outing 2021

The Great Roof Giveaway 2021 Contest Winners

The winners of the 2021 GSM Great Roof Giveaway were announced on September 17, 2021 at the Gooding Group Customer Appreciation Golf Outing. The annual 18 hole golf outing was held at the beautiful Foxchase Golf Club in Stevens, PA.…
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The Advantages of Working with a Turnkey Fabrication Service Partner

We see a lot of paper napkins in our line of work – and not from our lunches. It’s not uncommon to get requests for estimates based on a pen drawing on a paper napkin for a fabrication or install…
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Safety Knows No Boundaries at GSM Industrial

Safety is very important to the team at GSM Industrial and our customers. Instilling a culture of safety among our team members starts day one with new employees, and it’s not confined to inside the walls of our shop or…
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6 Cost Drivers in Mechanical Contracting Projects

Coordinating a mechanical contracting project demands a lot of communication, flexibility, and coordination between the customer and the fabricator. And while everyone wants to complete the project in a timely, safe, and cost-effective manner, the best way to ensure that…
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The Pros and Cons of 4 Welding Methods

Welding processes are as varied as the pieces they create, and choosing the right one can be vital to a project’s success and cost. That’s why it is important to know the pros and cons of MIG, TIG, Flux Core,…
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Tools in a planning space

Solving Problems Before They Start

When embarking on a project that can involve many steps – from design and engineering; to cutting, forming, welding, and finishing; and finally onto assembling and installation – it’s important for the various teams involved in the project to work…
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worker welding a project

What to Look for in a Metal Fabrication Partner

When looking for a metal fabrication partner to complete a job, there are several factors to consider. While everyone looks for a competitive price, and appropriately so, there are many other factors to consider to make sure you are selecting…
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National Steel Prices Rising

Steel demand is outpacing production. Steel mills, which had a reduction in capacity in the 2nd quarter 2020, have been slow to ramp production back up even though demand has increased and continues to do so. Because mills are reluctant…
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Cost, Delivery, Quality: The Unattainable Trio?

Competitive cost, delivery, and quality are fundamental requirements in manufacturing and in fabrication. Each category influences the others, and each is essential. As a custom fabrication shop and industrial contractor, the two that are often given the most attention and…
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