Fabrication http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/taxonomy/term/7349/more en Education to be focus for FABTECH 2017 http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/education-be-focus-fabtech-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">With 100 all-new sessions and more than 400 presenters, including the industry’s top experts and leading consultants, the expanded lineup of education programs held at FABTECH 2017 will address the growing number of issues shaping the future of manufacturing.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/education-be-focus-fabtech-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/education-be-focus-fabtech-2017#comments Fabrication News Fri, 08 Sep 2017 21:00:00 +0000 64661 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Smooth is what they’re seeking http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/smooth-what-they-re-seeking <div class="field-deck"> To fill the demand for smooth-sided trailers, manufacturers have plenty of options for side panels: tape, adhesives, and a combination </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To fill the demand for smooth-sided cargo trailers, manufacturers have plenty of options for side panels: tape, adhesives, and a combination.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/smooth-what-they-re-seeking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/smooth-what-they-re-seeking#comments Trailers Truck Bodies Equipment & Parts Fabrication Tue, 05 Sep 2017 20:50:00 +0000 64591 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com <p>Representatives of 3M demonstrate sidewall asssembly during the Assembly Methods workshp during this year&rsquo;s NATM convention.</p> Corrosion 101 http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/corrosion-101 <div class="field-byline"> Alan Cain - Special to TBB </div> <div class="field-deck"> Understanding the enemy is the first step </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Understanding the enemy is the first step. Chemline researcher Alan Cain discusses polyurethane and polyurea coatings, the ‘gold standard’ in corrosion protection.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/corrosion-101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/corrosion-101#comments Trailers Truck Bodies Fabrication Tue, 05 Sep 2017 20:34:00 +0000 64571 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com <p>The causes of corrosion are many, and transportation infrastructure and equipment is especially susceptible. NACE puts the annual cost at $100 billion.</p> Drop me a line http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/drop-me-line <div class="field-deck"> August 2017 Trailer/Body Builders editorial </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kevin Jones, Trailer-Body Builder’s new editor, introduces himself and outlines the opportunities and challenges for a journalist moving to a market about which he knows just enough to be dangerous.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/drop-me-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/drop-me-line#comments Trailers Truck Bodies Distributors, Upfitters Equipment & Parts Fabrication Tue, 05 Sep 2017 18:34:00 +0000 64521 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Vulcan Spring celebrates 50th anniversary http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/vulcan-spring-celebrates-50th-anniversary <div class="field-deck"> Innovative global manufacturing company began in founder's basement </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Vulcan Spring and Manufacturing Co., a leading designer and manufacturer of flat steel springs and related assemblies for diverse global markets, is celebrating the company’s 50th Anniversary.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/vulcan-spring-celebrates-50th-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/vulcan-spring-celebrates-50th-anniversary#comments Fabrication News Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:43:00 +0000 64161 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Sauer retirement: Praise, best wishes for ‘Voice of the Industry’ http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/sauer-retirement-praise-best-wishes-voice-industry <div class="node-body article-body">Bruce Sauer bids final farwell after a 40-year career in the trailer-, truck body-building industry. We’ve collected a few words about Bruce from some folks who have worked with him.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/sauer-retirement-praise-best-wishes-voice-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/sauer-retirement-praise-best-wishes-voice-industry#comments Trailers Truck Bodies Trailer Dealers Chassis Equipment & Parts Fabrication News Fri, 04 Aug 2017 18:55:00 +0000 63821 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com <p>With notepad in hand and a camera slung over his shoulder, Bruce Sauer has spent 42 years bringing readers the latest trailer manufacturing processes.</p> Ridge Corp. selects ARC to develop aero tech for CVs http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/ridge-corp-selects-arc-develop-aero-tech-cvs <div class="node-body article-body">The Ridge Corporation has chosen aerodynamic leader ARC Inc. to apply their advanced CFD “computational fluid dynamic” capability to identify the next generation of drag reduction devices. </div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/ridge-corp-selects-arc-develop-aero-tech-cvs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/ridge-corp-selects-arc-develop-aero-tech-cvs#comments Trailers Fabrication News Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:25:00 +0000 63751 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Rooftop solar: Estes, Dynamic Energy complete PA project http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/rooftop-solar-estes-dynamic-energy-complete-pa-project <div class="node-body article-body">Estes Express Lines and Dynamic Energy, a turnkey solar project developer, have completed a 688 kW solar project on the roof of Estes' terminal in West Middlesex, PA. The system is expected to produce 777,400 kilowatt hours of power each year, which will offset 56% of the West Middlesex terminal's annual consumption.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/rooftop-solar-estes-dynamic-energy-complete-pa-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/rooftop-solar-estes-dynamic-energy-complete-pa-project#comments Fabrication News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:22:00 +0000 62691 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Earthwise Plastics eyes future, expands in Indiana http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/earthwise-plastics-eyes-future-expands-indiana <div class="node-body article-body">Earthwise Plastics Inc., a leading provider of HDPE Scuff liner for the transportation industry, has invested $4.5 million to buy and renovate a 189,000 square foot facility in Gas City, IN.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/earthwise-plastics-eyes-future-expands-indiana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/earthwise-plastics-eyes-future-expands-indiana#comments Trailers Fabrication News Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:44:00 +0000 62561 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com STEMCO to open its first 'Friction Factory' http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/equipment-parts/stemco-open-its-first-friction-factory <div class="field-deck"> CV supplier expands facility for making brake products </div> <div class="node-body article-body">STEMCO will open its “Friction Factory,” next month, the commercial vehicle supplier reports. STEMCO’s first friction production plant is designed to manufacture brake shoes and friction components for medium- and heavy-duty truck and bus applications.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/equipment-parts/stemco-open-its-first-friction-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/equipment-parts/stemco-open-its-first-friction-factory#comments Equipment & Parts Fabrication News Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:58:00 +0000 62521 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com STEMCO