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The metal fabrication industry, listed as a sub-sector of the manufacturing sector (per BLS), employs over 1,312,000 skilled personnel in the USA alone (BLS statistics for 2010), and the industry’s operations are projected to grow, in revenue and employment, at a significant pace.

As previously mentioned, metal fabrication involves several sub-processes, each of which is vital to the final produce. Some of the several sub-processes that are a part of the metal fabrication industry are forging, stamping or bending, as the initial processes; followed by welding and assembling to complete the fabrication. Fabrication businesses worldwide could be specialists of any one or more of the several sub-processes, or may work on a combination of some of those.

While the BLS itself accounts for metal fabrication to be a sub-sector of the manufacturing industry, it goes on to define metal forming and fabricating industry to include companies that are involved in the following processes: blanking, cutting, bending, drawing, fastening, extruding, leveling, finishing, punching, piercing, roll forming, slitting, shearing, spinning, straightening, swaging, stamping and welding.

According to the NAICS (North American Industry Classification System), fabricated metal product manufacturing subsector consists of the following groups: forging and stamping; cutlery and hand tool manufacturing; architectural and structural metals manufacturing; boiler, tank and shipping container manufacturing; hardware manufacturing; spring and wire product manufacturing; machine shops, turned product, screw, nut and bolt manufacturing; coating, engraving, heat treating and allied activities; and, finally, other fabricated metal product manufacturing.

Either way, the sector (or sub-sector, as some may refer) is massive in operations, productivity and employment. And with that broad a range of sub-functions or sub-operations to cover, the industry employs a comprehensive variety of skilled personnel. Since fabrication expands to provide for finished product requirements through several other sectors, the specialization of its personnel could accordingly vary too.

We, at IMR, are well aware of the broad spectrum of operations that are classified under fabrication, and also well informed and up-to-date with the industries that fabrication serves, and the technologies that are introduced in the industry every now and then. This leaves no scope for IMR to prove incapable of not fulfilling any fabrication staff requirements from India for you; and in fact, the personnel we would recruit for you, would be exacting per your requirements, and matchless per their qualifications, skills and experience.