American Manufacturing in 2014 and the Outlook for 2015

Generalizations regarding the state of US Manufacturing are rife! For the first time in almost 50 years, the growth in the GDP was outpaced by actual, tangible growth in the manufacturing sector. The last time the two were at par was before the milestone year of 2000 after which offshoring came into its own and […]


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Our Metal Forming Skills are a Work of Art

Throughout the manufacturing industry, there has been a lot of discussion around what is known as the “skills gap.” The skills gap –essentially the lack of workers with appropriate skills for the industry—is becoming more of a problem as the baby boomer generation is beginning to retire and the younger workforce are finding careers in […]


Making a Case for an American Manufacturing Resurgence

With over 110 years in the precision metal fabrication business, G.E. Mathis Company has seen plenty of ups and downs in the manufacturing sector. As the third annual National Manufacturing Day recently rolled around, we’d like to take a moment to look at the state of manufacturing in America. It’s been well-documented that manufacturing was […]


Bridging the Way through Manufacturing’s Skills Gap

As a long-time American manufacturer, we have seen manufacturing rise and fall, as well as rapidly change due to up-and-coming technologies. Today, we certainly see how American manufacturing is experiencing a renaissance, due to re-shoring and new technology that has been introduced into the production process. However, there is one looming issue that is poised […]


The Art and Beauty of Metal Fabrication

Being a custom metal fabricator is one of the most exciting and rewarding undertakings one can be involved in. It means being a critical part of so many industries—providing creative solutions to companies ranging from mining to construction, and oil to architecture. As a fabricator, we get to work with leaders in their field and […]


Manufacturing Top-Quality Long Parts

Here at G.E. Mathis Company, we pride ourselves on the ability to manufacture a wide range of high-quality components of all shapes and sizes. By staying informed about the latest and greatest manufacturing equipment and processes, we can stay ahead of the competition and do what other manufacturers cannot. One area in which we excel […]


Custom Manufacturing: Our Process

Custom manufacturing: It is what our business is built on and is what our customers know us best for. However, how familiar are you with the custom manufacturing process? In other words, are you aware of how fabricators like us actually produce your desired parts? Design and Quote Typically, our process begins when a customer […]


Laser Cutting Vs. Plasma Cutting

“Should I use laser cutting or should I use plasma cutting?”—that is the question. Certainly for manufacturers like us, this is a question we receive from many customers; what is the difference between the two and which cutting process is better suited for their end application? While the answer is not cut and dry, there […]


Our Experience at FABTECH

It’s always a great experience for us to interact with other manufacturers and see what new technologies are trending in the industry. Trade shows and conferences provide us the chance to do just that. This year, G.E. Mathis Company sent a team to attend the FABTECH trade show, which took place in Chicago in November. […]


Choosing the Right Material for Your Fabrication Needs

During the initial planning phase of fabrication, there are many things to consider. One of the most important of these considerations is material selection—what’s the absolute best choice for your part? In industries and applications where the metal will be coming into contact with other hard materials that can wear it out due to abrasion, […]