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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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Metal Fabrication’s Place in the Fulfillment Economy

By Bob Buist | April 30, 2020

D+M Metal Products has been especially busy since the COVID-19 pandemic began, fabricating parts that are incorporated into cleanroom products, healthcare technology, and other very necessary items. We’ve also been busy making parts for conveyor systems that are used in the fulfillment economy. Since the lockdowns have been put into place around the country, people …

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D+M Metal Products Is Still Working through the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Bob Buist | April 3, 2020

It’s a challenging time right now for all of us with the COVID-19 pandemic, but D+M Metal Products is still on the job, helping to keep essential businesses operating. While the public has a responsibility to stay at home and maintain a distance from friends and relatives to avoid the greater spread of the coronavirus, …

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Preparing the Next Generation for the Skilled Trades

By Bob Buist | February 1, 2020

There has been a lot of talk lately about the shortage of workers in the skilled trades and how that will affect our home state of Michigan (and the nation) moving forward. People have proposed many different solutions, but one way to promote the future of manufacturing and the trades is to go directly to …

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D+M Metal Is Building Relationships in 2020

By Bob Buist | December 31, 2019

When you are considering which metal fabrication supplier to use for your company’s needs, relationship building may not be one of the first requirements on your list of priorities to check. Stop to think about it, though. All companies run on the strength of their relationships with their workers, their suppliers, and their customers, so …

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5 Questions to Ask Your Metal Fabricator Before You Place an Order

By Bob Buist | November 29, 2019

Finding a good metal fabrication supplier to work with to meet your company’s needs long term is important, but how do you know when you’ve found a quality company you can trust? No one wants to pay for a botched order or have to explain to customers about delays due to late or shoddy work. …

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How ISO Standards Affect Custom Metal Fabrication

By Bob Buist | October 30, 2019

We’ve talked before about D+M Metal Products’ quality control program and how following ISO standards greatly improves our company operations. How do ISO standards affect the quality of our work and our products? We will go into detail about that in this blog. What Are ISO Standards? The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) “creates documents …

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What to Consider in a Metal Fabrication Supplier

By Bob Buist | September 30, 2019

The Great Recession that occurred ten years ago took its toll on many small to medium sized businesses. This certainly included the manufacturing sector and the metal fabrication industry. Since then we have had economic recovery. Manufacturing businesses once again have a great need for components that are fabricated quickly and to a high quality …

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Metal Fabrication Careers Have a Bright Future

By Bob Buist | August 31, 2019

There have been and continue to be some challenges in the U.S. current manufacturing climate, but overall manufacturers remain optimistic about the future of the industry. In fact, despite ongoing problems with tariffs and trade issues, 80% of manufacturers were positive about the future of manufacturing in the most recent 2019 survey. At D+M Metal …

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A Chaplain Ministry Provides Critical Employee Support

By Bob Buist | July 25, 2019

In most businesses employees are a key resource, the lifeblood of the company and the ones who determine how – and if – the company is productive and profitable. People aren’t machines, however. They have lives outside of work and limitations on what they can do. Sometimes the challenges they have to deal with in …

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D+M Metal Products Seeks Motivated and Proactive Workers

By Bob Buist | June 30, 2019

Both the U.S. and the Michigan economy are stronger now than they have been, especially earlier in this decade. Unemployment is down significantly, and there is a demand for workers to fill positions in every industry nationwide. In Michigan, manufacturing companies are taking measures to find the skilled workers they need. Here at D+M Metal …

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