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Great week at the National Association of Convenience Stores

Great week at the National Association of Convenience Stores

Greg Parker, President of Noble Industries commented that the trade show was a success from his vantage point.   He said,  “Much work went into the preparation for the show.   I believe all the hard work and expense to exhibit here in Atlanta will pay off.    Traffic at the show was good.  The booth location couldn’t have been better.  The items Noble Industries picked to display in the booth were of interest to many attendees.”

In addition to the booth showing retail store products, Noble Industries had a customer in the fuels section with a metal enclosure made by Noble Industries.

Now the work starts to make contact with those interested in items displayed in the booth or who may have an interested in custom metal fabricated store fixtures, metal racks, wire point of purchase racks or other metal fabricated parts.

Noble Industries is a national metal fabricator located in the Midwest.  The location makes great sense when shipping product to both the east and west coasts.   The nesting table display that was at the show is a product shipped all over the United States to grocery stores for floral arrangements.  Similar custom nesting tables have been used for retail store displays and bakeries.

Noble Industries shared the trade show booth with Madsen Wire Products also owned by Greg Parker and Brenda Parker Snyder.   The nesting tables are an example of the synergy between Madsen Wire and Noble Industries.  Madsen Wire Products makes the wire grid sides.  Noble Industries rolls and forms additional parts, welds it all together, powder coats then assemblies the top.   After assembly, the tables are packaged and shipped all over the country.

For more information about Noble Industries or Madsen Wire Products, contact Brenda Parker Snyder at 317-773-1926.

 

 

Metal Fabrication Case Studies – Retail Point of Purchase Freestanding Display

Metal Fabrication Case Study

Customer:   Retail Point of Purchase

Product:  Freestanding Display

Type of Fabrication:  Laser Cutting, Welded Wire Mesh Grid, Press Brake Metal Forming, Welding, Powder Coating

Problem:  Taking a new design from the concept to production

Noble Industries solution:

Noble Industries has several customers who design all types of store fixtures for the retail industry.  Many things are considered before a prototype is scheduled.  Our customers will send conceptual drawings or models with all the factual information included such as the material they wish to use, dimensions, views from the front, back, side and top, specific hardware requirements, what powder coat color or colors they want and much more.

Our process engineers will review the design for manufacturability and give any comments or concerns to the customer.  If everyone agrees on the concept, then our customer will detail each individual part.  For this particular metal fabrication case study, we had a project to fabricate for Point of Purchase during the holiday season.

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Growth in Metal Fabrication in Uncertain Times

Weakness in the automotive industry, the natural disaster in Japan, the mortgage crisis and rising fuel costs have all played a large part in the instability of metal fabrication companies around the United States.  For the past 4 years, auctions were held daily for large machine shops, sheet metal fabrication companies and metal stamping companies.  Large corporations like General Motors, Dana Corporation, Caterpillar, Navistar, John Deere, Kubota and others have lost their suppliers because that metal fabricator was focused on a single customer or industry.  When that industry took a major hit the fabricator could not survive the downturn.  Many other corporations are looking at their supply chain and assessing the health and stability of their vendors to ensure that they can deliver quality parts on time and within budgets.  They are also looking to see if their suppliers have the ability to ramp up if the economy picks up and additional demand for their product occurs quickly.

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