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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    So. Cal

    Default Never been so busy....

    Haven't been here in about 3 weeks. What's going on? Our shop is maxed out, stressed out, tapped out and completely overwhelmed! I think there was a time back in the early 90's when we were up against it, but nothing like this. We hired three new guys one green horn welder and two fabricates and we are still swamped! We have one motel, one hotel, a condo complex (14 units) and 3 custom homes all going on at once and we just ordered another 45 tons of steel! Our salesman is a dead man! I think we are going to make it though. We have been on the verge of automation for the past year or so and this job has pushed our limits of manual welding (repetitive jig type) to the point we have dercided to go robotic. It looks like we will go with a Panasonic TA-1600 with the Tawers controller and Fronius power and feed. Been looking at this combo for a while. Anyway just had a little time to sip a brew and check in with ya all. Will keep you posted on how this thing works out. Still haven't finished my personal welding table

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    San Diego

    Thumbs up Get 'er done

    Hi Tacmig,

    Congratulations on being so busy. Be careful what you wish for, right?
    I'm slammed, too.

    What kind of work do you for your customers? Or, what do your current projects consist of?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    Thumbs up

    TacMig On Break:
    LMAO!! Thanks for the pic.
    RETIRED desk jockey.

    Hobby weldor with a little training.

    Craftsman O/A---Flat, Vert, Ovhd, Horz.

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    ****inson ND


    The first welding job I ever worked for just bought a $900,000 laser about a month before I started. About 3 months after I started they slowed down so much they were practicly in reverse! The laser put them so over the top because of the slow down that they had to lay of about 75% of there workforce.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Saskatoon, Sask, Canada


    Loved the pic, probably woke my wife up I laughed so hard!!!
    Glad to hear your busy, let us know how the robotics works out... oh and don't forget to show us pics!!!
    at home:
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    at work:
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    near rochester NY


    glad to hear buis. is booming.
    great pic. is that a taste test, or just a realy thursty easy to please fella ??
    thanks for the help
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat.
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Oahu, Hawaii


    Tacmig, same here....LOVE your pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

    Chris, so glas you are busy too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now will BOTH of you start showing pics of your new projects??!!!!!
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Oahu, Hawaii


    tacmig, I"m guessing the robotics you want to buy is WAY better than a plasmacam???
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Torrance, Ca


    I used to love Old Style beer! Cant find it here in Ca.
    Congratulations on being so busy! Its nice to hear about someone doing well with so much doom and gloom going around...
    Dynasty 200 DX
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    Gradatim vincimus
    "We conquer by degrees."

  10. #10


    Way to go tacmig glad to hear you are busy.I had a really busy winter but 90% of my work is forestry equipment and the canadian forestry industry is totally in the crapper so it has been pretty quit and probably will be all summer at least until fall.
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    f350 superduty 4x4
    Lots of bills lol

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