Posted on April 20th, 2017
Last week, at FMA’s newly constructed headquarters in Elgin (Chicago), Ill., attendees gathered at the 9th Annual Safety Conference. Richards Sheet Metal was honored for achieving safety records better than the OSHA recordable rate.
Posted on June 22nd, 2016
Richards Sheet Metal Works is not your average fabricator. Two years ago, the company was faced with the decision to either invest in a new, state-of-the-art tube laser or replace their aging 5-kW CO2 TRUMPF flat-sheet cutting laser. Falling in line with the company traditions of pushing boundaries, innovating and pursuing new ways to better serve customers, they decided to take a calculated risk and invest in a 128-foot-long tube cutting laser.
Today, Richard Sheet Metal is home to the largest tube-cutting laser this side of the Mississippi. This new, innovative laser can cut up to 0.787-inch wall thickness, bevel-cut walls up to 0.625 in. thick and handle work as heavy as 94 pounds per foot.
In addition to purchasing this new piece of equipment, Richards Sheet Metal was also able to partner with Brett Donner from DLC Manufacturing and Fabrication Inc. in New Ulm, Minn. and receive consultation regarding their existing flat-sheet cutting laser and information on how to revitalize it’s capabilities, and maximize it’s usage and lifetime.
Click here to view the full article from thefabricator.com about how Richard’s Sheet Metal is currently setting itself apart from the competition with its new tube laser.
Posted on May 12th, 2016
Our tube laser is up at Richards Sheet Metal Works of Ogden, Utah. The installation and startup of its new TTM FL-400 3D tube laser is complete. The FL-400 3D machine is capable of cutting up to 16” round and 12” square tube down to 1.5” round and square and all structural shapes in between with thicknesses of ¾” and under. The machine is equipped to handle feed stock lengths of 45’, bundle loading capability of 10,000 lbs in 10” round and smaller in 40’ lengths and outfeed lengths up to 31’. The machine is in daily operation at Richards’ Ogden Utah location, where they remain one of the largest contract manufacturers in the US.
The decision to move forward with the procurement and installation of this equipment is consistent with Richards’ long term commitment to employee the best talent and utilize the best equipment available on the market.
Posted on April 8th, 2016
Recently at Richards, Kevin Jones, Vice President of Customer Development, was elected to the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA). His four-year term of service began in October at the close of SMACNA’s 71st Annual Convention.
The SMACNA represents 4,500 contributing contractor firms in the international trade association and is dedicated to promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry.
Click here to view the complete and official press release from SMACNA below for more information about Kevin Jones appointment to SMACNA as well as information regarding the other four industry professionals that were recently appointed.