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The Advantages of Laser Cutting

By Corporate Conversions | April 3, 2021

D+M Metal Products is a full-service metal fabricator. We provide services for a wide variety of manufacturers across industries. One of our capabilities is laser cutting. If you don’t know what laser cutting is or how it’s utilized within metal fabricating, this blog is for you.  What Is Laser Cutting?  Laser cutting is the technique …

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West Michigan Is Producing Fabricated Products for Fighting Covid

By Bob Buist | February 26, 2021

As the anniversary of the first COVID-19 shutdowns approaches, it’s good to look back to see how people responded in positive ways to the pandemic. While it has been a very challenging year for people all over the world, there have been moments that have highlighted human generosity and genius. And by creating solutions such …

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Material Handling Demand Rises due to the Pandemic

By Bob Buist | January 29, 2021

D+M Metal Products has been providing components for our material handling customers for many years. The demand for material handling systems has never been higher. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon and other retail suppliers had been developing convenient systems of ordering and delivery that were competing with in-person shopping. Since the pandemic, the demand …

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Market Conditions Affect the Price of Steel

By Bob Buist | January 7, 2021

Several years ago, we sent out a letter to our customers about how the new U.S. tariffs on imported steel and aluminum would affect the price of steel and our prices going forward. As you might imagine, 2020 created quite a lot of economic chaos for companies given the complications of COVID-19, the lockdowns, shortages …

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Meeting Medical Equipment Manufacturing Challenges

By Bob Buist | November 30, 2020

Earlier this year we reported on ways that D+M Metal was involved with providing solutions for the COVID-19 epidemic. Medical gear and equipment has been in high demand for obvious reasons, and many manufacturers have stepped up to provide it to our medical community. However, it’s true that even during more normal times, there’s also …

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D+M’s OEM Parts Capabilities

By Bob Buist | October 30, 2020

If your company needs original equipment manufacturer parts, commonly referred to as OEM parts, D+M Metal Products wants to be your metal fabrication supplier. We are committed to creating the highest quality products for your company and can be your one-stop shop for all metal fabrication services. OEM Metal Fabrication Capabilities D+M works with a …

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What Is a Point-of-Purchase Display?

By Bob Buist | September 30, 2020

In a previous blog we discussed how some of the products D+M Metal Products makes enable the fulfillment economy to function. Fabricated parts truly make the world go round. They can also be found in brick-and-mortar stores near you, often in the displays most likely to catch your eye, the point-of-purchase display and the point-of-sale …

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Part of the Grand Rapids Tradition of Office Furniture Making

By Bob Buist | September 8, 2020

D+M Metal is located in the Grand Rapids area of West Michigan which has been nationally known as a furniture making hub for over 140 years. We are proud to contribute to the tradition of making office furniture. Furniture City History Grand Rapids rather serendipitously became the center of furniture making in America. There were …

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What Is the Difference between Welding and Metal Fabrication?

By Bob Buist | August 20, 2020

In our last blog we talked about the difference between metal fabrication and metal stamping. Some people assume they are the same, but they are not. Another misunderstanding about the industry is the assumption that metal fabrication and welding are interchangeable. This is also not true, although welding is a very important part of metal …

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How Does Metal Fabrication Differ from Metal Stamping?

By Bob Buist | July 20, 2020

One of the frequently asked questions metal fabricators get is about the difference between metal stamping and metal fabrication. We will address that question here by defining what metal stamping is and how it differs from metal fabrication. We will also talk about how metal fabrication is a cost effective choice for producing metal parts. …

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D+M Metal Is Investing in Team Building

By Bob Buist | June 30, 2020

In a previous blog, we discussed the fact that D+M Metal has a core value of building relationships. We believe that this makes us a better company to do business with and for. We also believe that communication is greatly enhanced between people who understand and respect each other, so in 2020 we are adding …

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D+M Metal Implements Workplace Health Screenings

By Bob Buist | May 27, 2020

Andy Balaskovitz highlighted D+M Metal Products in a MiBiz article about changing requirements in the workplace due to the coronavirus. The State of Michigan is reopening our economy in phases and requiring that employers implement safety measures designed to ensure that workers are protected. Included in those measures are workplace health screenings. Workplace Health Screenings …

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