The Spark

January 15, 2019

Hitting the Ground Running in 2019

As we begin 2019, the metal fabrication industry finds itself in a challenging position. From one perspective, metal fabrication is doing very well: capacity utilization is up, and many fabricators are delivering solid performance results. […]
November 13, 2018
Irmko Tool Works Inc.

ACE METAL CRAFTS COMPANY Acquires Irmko Tool Works

ACE METAL CRAFTS COMPANY is pleased to announce that we have acquired Irmko Tool Works, Inc. effective November 1, 2018. Established in 1971, Irmko Tool Works, Inc. specializes in precision-machined stainless steel components. The company […]
October 17, 2018
Keith Stout

ACE METAL CRAFTS COMPANY Names Keith Stout as New President

Some believe people are born – or wired – to lead. Others think a successful leader is someone whose innate qualities show through in the right environment. Keith Stout has been on a journey to […]
September 19, 2018

What is Driving the Tremendous Growth in Pharmaceutical Packaging?

Some Answers Might Be Found at PACK EXPO 2018. PACK EXPO 2018 will run at McCormick Place, in Chicago, from October 14-17. This event brings together over 2,500 pharmaceutical packaging exhibitors, with over 50,000 people […]
August 13, 2018
Manufacturing meets technolocy

Manufacturing Embraces Technology

While technology has impacted many industries, stainless steel fabrication has been transformed from a fundamentally manual process to a highly technical system of machines. A 2018 Deloitte study has found top technology investment areas for […]
July 16, 2018
Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs: Summer Manufacturing Camp

More Women in Manufacturing Begins with GADgET Girls

This is an incredible time to be involved in the manufacturing industry. Overall, U.S. manufacturing is experiencing strong growth; supporting about 18 million jobs (considered the world’s eighth-largest economy) and providing above-average salaries. Disappointingly, the […]