HR Manager Q&A: Sticky Notes, Career Goals & a Ph.D.

Dr. Anjanetta “Anne” Williams, Metcam’s Human Resources Manager, earned her Ph.D. one year ago. During Women’s History Month, she talks about making history in her family, Metcam’s team dynamic and resiliency during the pandemic, and the inspiration that is the underdog.   1) Who is your biggest inspiration? My biggest inspiration comes from the “underdog.” […]

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Manufacturing Manpower Keeps Us Moving Forward

The Fabricator recently focused on the kind of talent the metal fabrication industry will need in the coming years. Yes, the work ethic and mechanical aptitude of the individual certainly matter, as do the company’s needs and shop culture. But for 30-year industry leaders like Metcam, it goes beyond those things. “Many managers tell me they […]

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The Fabrication Value That Is Versatility

The trade war and COVID-19 pandemic have sent huge shock waves into the U.S. economy and manufacturing, but original equipment manufacturers are playing small ball by looking to shorten supply chains, as well as reduce processing runs and inventory—the little things that could add up in the long run. “Even prior to COVID-19, there was […]

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The Power of an Idea

Like a single seed turning into a mighty redwood, one idea, given the right conditions, can change so much. Greatness in the form of game-changing innovations and revolutionary, opportunity-multiplying companies have started with a lone thought. Like every year, on Thomas Edison’s birthday Metcam celebrated inventors and how they’ve advanced the modern world. From the light bulb […]

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Innovation: A New Year to Pursue New Horizons 

If innovation was a holiday, it’d naturally be New Year’s. The introduction of new things and methods certainly dovetails with the time of year when people make new resolutions, from personal improvements to positive professional changes. Metcam believes that ushering in a new business year calls for that fresh, forward-looking approach open to new horizons, […]

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Metcam’s “Manufacturing Success Story” Takes to the Air Waves

Good stories should be shared. Metcam’s Bruce Hagenau recently went on Supply Chain Now Radio to tell the unique story of the 2018 Georgia Manufacturer of the Year. In studio with Georgia Manufacturing Alliance CEO Jason Moss and SCNR‘s Scott Luton and Greg White, the company president and co-owner discussed his professional path, Metcam’s 30-year evolution, its core principles and new […]

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High Standards: Starting from the Bottom

Every business, manufacturing or otherwise, should strive to develop a strong foundation. When commitment to excellence and quality initiatives also flow from the bottom up in an organization, then great performance will no doubt follow. “ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an industry standard, but most companies have a quality manager that drives everything,” said […]

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Quality Is Still Job #1 in Manufacturing

Quality is still Job #1 in manufacturing. A recent “scorecard” from a Metcam customer showed only three parts rejected for a whole month. “By zeroing in and eliminating waste – wasted motion, time, materials – we become more efficient, make better parts,” said Metcam Vice President Jerry Ward. “All of this is with the intention of […]

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On The Air: Metcam’s Lean Leader

It is no secret that Metcam was Georgia’s Manufacturer of the Year in 2018. It’s also shouldn’t be a secret that the path there required great leadership, guided by experience, a tireless commitment to improvement and constant focus on what matters the most. “We’re always trying to eliminate waste – wasted motion, time, materials,” Jerry Ward, […]

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