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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Lean & Green Go This Team

Successful competitors must see how they measure up against others. Successful companies know that the biggest competition is with oneself. The spirit of self- or continuous improvement that drives daily business decisions and connects them with long-term goals is essential. As a lean manufacturer, Metcam believes that anything that doesn’t add value is waste, but […]

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A Three-Decade Labor of Love

As Labor Day approached, it was natural to reflect on a job well done. Metcam founders Bruce Hagenau and Jerry Ward, with their team of 150 dedicated employees, can now celebrate three decades’ worth of precision sheet metal fabrication, finishing, assembly and logistics. “Longevity and staying power are certainly things to be proud of, but […]

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Metcam Named to the Fab 40

Metcam has made the “FAB 40,” the 40 most successful metal fabricating operations according to the FABRICATOR! In its June issue, North America’s leading magazine for the metal forming and fabricating industry ranked the companies that earn the majority of their revenue from contract and custom manufacturing involving sheet metal and plate fabrication. The honor […]

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Metcam Hosts the AME Atlanta 2019 Lean Summit Manufacturing Tour

ALPHARETTA, GA., 5/9/19 – Metcam, an award-winning metro Atlanta-based fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), took part in the Association of Manufacturing Excellence’s Atlanta 2019 Lean Summit by hosting a manufacturing tour at its Forsyth County headquarters on Thursday, May 9th. Dozens of summit attendees learned how the 2018 […]

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TRAMBED: Tried & True Truck Bed Tool

From brainchild to patented technology, Inventor Jerry Hebert has found a better way for commercial fleets to keep ‘truckin’. Necessity is the mother of invention, it’s often said. Jerry Hebert had grown really tired of climbing in and out of his truck bed when running his building maintenance business. One day as he made yet […]

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Get to know a metal fabrication guru

TheFabricator.com February 4, 2019 By Tim Heston Several weeks ago I visited Metcam, a precision custom metal fabricator north of Atlanta, and had the pleasure of speaking with Ken Roostee, shop planner and longtime sheet metal guy. As I sat down in his cubicle, Roostee showed me a bottoming brake tool set he developed for forming a […]

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