Excerpt: By Dennis J. Donovan, Wadley Donovan Gutshaw Consulting (WDGC)

Despite a challenging environment, metal fabrication companies are expanding—and looking to grow in locations around the country.

In the fabricated metals industry, while there are several major players in the U.S. and around the world, small to mid-size companies tend to dominate the sector. Fabricated metals companies transform metals into intermediate or end products. Production processes involve forging, stamping, bending, forming, welding or assembly, or a combination of these processes.

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