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    VP of Operations, Gerry Rislov, Retires after 37 Years

    April 14th marked the last official day in the office for our VP of Operations. After 36 plus years, Gerry Rislov retired from Scotchman Industries ...

    Benefits of Scotchman Metal Fabricating Product Demonstrations

    Our machinery is constantly going on tour across America.  Make your shop our next stop! We have 16 mobile demonstration vehicles located throughout ...

    Jeanie "The Printmaster" Retires

    Jeanie Waara started her Scotchman career on November 6, 1995.  She was hired to fulfill Scotchman’s printing needs. At that time, we printed ...

    NEW Auto Loading Saw Made to Enhance Performance

    Automation is the best assistant when it comes to making the most of your employees' time on the shop floor. We’re not talking about replacing ...

    John Hart's 45 Years at Scotchman

    No one succeeds in business (or in life, for that matter) without the support from others. All too often they go unrecognized, but their influence ...

    The Legendary John Heltzel Retires after 40 Years!

    Well, it’s official – John Heltzel retired and left us after 40 years of employment at Scotchman. It is different around here now without John ...

    Start Your Engines, Scotchman is Headed to Indy- FENCETECH 2019!

    Scotchman Industries is gearing up to hit the road to exhibit at FENCETECH in Indianapolis, IN. If you are in the fence, deck, railing, door, or ...

    Find Your Automation Solution at FABTECH

    If you’re like most professionals in our industry the thought of how to reduce costs, increase efficiency, & improve productivity is frequently ...

    NEW Scotchman Ironworker Options & Features

    Our team at Scotchman Industries is constantly researching and developing new ways to make our hydraulic ironworkers more efficient and user ...

    Manufacturing Day 2018: Scotchman Opens its Doors to Inspire the Next Generation.

    September 28, 2018 Dear Educators: Manufacturing Day is a growing grassroots movement of manufacturers dedicated to overcoming the shared challenges ...

    Four Benefits of Adding Automation into Your Shop

      People in general are always looking for ways to improve the things we do every day by making them easier and more efficient...today's technology ...

    FABTECH 2018 | What to do in Atlanta?

    FABTECH returns to Atlanta this November 6-8, 2018 and marks the 4th time the show has been held at the Georgia World Congress Center.  ATL is the ...

    FABTECH 2018: Scotchman Machines at the Show

    Scotchman is revving up to return to the biggest metal fabrication industry event in North America, this year held in Atlanta, Georgia.   At FABTECH ...

    2018 GlassBuild America

    Scotchman Industries will be bringing the best circular cold sawing systems for the aluminum extrusion market to Vegas this fall for GlassBuild ...

    Customer Spotlight: Using Metal to Inspire

    Travis Sorenson of Sorenson Metalworks, was first introduced to Scotchman machines over 25 years ago when a demo truck stopped at his place of ...

    IMTS 2018: Scotchman in Chicago

    Summer will be over before we know it, but there's plenty to look forward to this fall. At Scotchman, one of the things we're most excited for is ...

    Increase the Lifespan of Your Saw Blade with Proper Installation

    Properly maintained cold saw blades should last a long time, even with extensive use. One tip to prolong the life of your saw blade is to be ...

    5 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Saw Blade

    A properly maintained cold saw blade should last a long time, even with extensive use. Circular cold saw blades can endure as many as 800 to 1,000 ...

    Supporting Education Through Internships

    Scotchman Industries has always had a close relationship with the Philip, SD community and the local high school (PHS) is no exception. Throughout ...

    Customer Success: Snagging the Perfect Cut for Motis & Firefighters Everywhere

    If there's anything we love to see at Scotchman, it's satisfied customers and the incredible things they are building with the help of our machines. ...

    Custom Tooling: Punches & Dies

      When a fabricator purchases an ironworker they are purchasing the swiss army knife of the metal fabricating world. Our Hydraulic Ironworkers have ...

    Offset Dies vs. Standard Dies

      The struggle is real when trying to use a standard punch and die set to punch a hole close to the web on a piece of angle iron, as it restricts ...

    How to Align an Ironworker Punch and Die

      On a hydraulic ironworker, punching takes the place of drilling and is proven to be more efficient. Punching gives you the ability to produce holes ...

    Scotchman Goes International: Save the Date for FABTECH Mexico, FABTECH Canada, & FABTECH USA

    Scotchman Industries is going international to attend two of North America’s largest metal fabrication events: FABTECH Mexico (May 2-4, 2018), and ...

    Women in Manufacturing at Scotchman Industries

    Today's U.S. manufacturers are facing an impending skills gap as a generation of manufacturing workers prepare themselves for retirement. In the ...

    Scotchman Sales Team: Real People Ready to Help with Your Metal Fabrication Equipment Needs

    Every business claims to have excellent customer service, but we all know this claim isn't always the truth.  In today’s world, it has become harder ...

    A New Year's Resolution for Your Shop: Add Automation to Your Circular Saw and Ironworker

    Good Bye 2017, Hello 2018. Wow, that was quick! The new year is a time when many people make personal resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking, save ...

    Circular Cold Saws, Automation, Trump, and More: Scotchman's Year in Review

      2017 was another fantastic year for Scotchman Industries, bringing major company milestones & anniversaries, developments in cold saw and ...

    50-Ton Giveaway Winner

    For the 50th anniversary year of the Scotchman ironworker, we wanted our celebration of the past to contribute to American manufacturing's future. ...

    [Download] Cold Saw Blade Basics

    Are you trying to figure out how to make your Cold Saw Blades last longer?! Our latest download goes through what you need to know about Cold Saw ...

    Scotchman Ironworkers on SDPB's Dakota Life

    We are proud to be featured on the South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) program, Dakota Life, in recognition of our 50 years of excellence in the ...

    Alvin’s 45 Years of Contribution to Scotchman Industries

    45 years with one company is nothing to shake a stick at! It takes perseverance, dedication, and a come what may attitude. Alvin joined Scotchman ...

    FABTECH 2017: Scotchman Machines at the Show

    Scotchman is revving up to return to the biggest metal fabrication industry event in North America, this year in Chicago, Illinois. At FABTECH 2017, ...

    The Ins and Outs of FABTECH 2017

    Fall is in full-swing, which means that it’s almost time for FABTECH 2017! As North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and ...

    Using Section 179 Tax Incentives for Heavy Metal Manufacturing Equipment

    Nobody is thrilled to pay taxes, but we need to do it. As both businesses and individuals, our tax dollars keep society moving at the local, state, ...

    Testimonial: How Talley Manufacturing Got Scotchman in Their Crosshairs

    All across the country, Scotchman machines are helping companies punch holes in, bend, and cut metal for American-made products. One of those ...

    Put Your Students to the Test with Scotchman's New Weld Coupon Bender

    Finally, a tool that has been requested for years is now an optional accessory for any Scotchman Ironworker. The Weld Coupon Bender has been designed ...

    Scotchman Cold Saws at GlassBuild America

    Scotchman Industries will be bringing the best circular cold saws in the heavy metal manufacturing industry to Atlanta this fall for GlassBuild ...

    Scotchman Ironworker's 50th Birthday 50-Ton Giveaway!

    This year marks a half century of serving your metal fabrication needs and we are honoring our past with America's future. We are incredibly proud to ...

    Testimonial: Shawn's Refurbished Scotchman Cold Saw Machine

    In 50 years working in the metal fabrication industry, one of our favorite things at Scotchman is hearing from satisfied customers. Recently, ...

    Updated Catalog: See Scotchman Ironworkers, Cold Saws, and More

    We've updated our product catalog with the latest machines and features in our 50th year serving the heavy metal manufacturing industry. Inside the ...

    50 Years of Scotchman

    Firmly rooted in tradition with an eye on the future, Scotchman Industries, Inc. is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It’s been half a ...

    Scotchman Customer Service for Your Metal Fabrication Tools

    When you need help with your metal fabrication tools, we don't want you scratching your head searching the web for answers or wasting valuable time ...

    Thinking Outside the Slug Bucket: Artist Jason Kimes Sculpts with Scotchman Ironworker Slugs

    An artist in Mississippi has found an ingenious way to work Scotchman ironworkers into his craft. Jason Kimes, a professional sculptor, said that he ...

    Scotchman Supports Buying and Hiring American

    Products made in America are at the forefront of the news right now. Regardless of your political leanings, those of us in the manufacturing industry ...

    Our Big Takeaway from the 2016 FABTECH Expo in Las Vegas

    FABTECH Expo 2016 was definitely one to remember. Fabricators came with a boosted morale and high expectations, and were greeted with the industry's ...

    How Will Trump's Presidency Affect Manufacturing in 2017?

    Across the country and the globe, Donald Trump’s electoral victory was a surprise. While stock brokers, pundits, and millions of Americans had braced ...

    Cold Sawing Solutions Through Automation

    “Value added” should be a familiar phrase to anyone invested in improving business. For manufacturers looking to add value beyond their current cold ...

    Scotchman Receives Sterling Machinery's Top Quality Award at FABTECH 16

    There were many highlights of FABTECH 16, but one of the proudest moments for our team at Scotchman was receiving the Top Quality award from one of ...

    Section 179 Tax Incentives: How to Take Advantage of These Tax Benefits

    Year end means scrambling for all possible tax deductions for the smart small business owner, and it's time to let your imagination wander on how to ...

    It's Time to Plan for FABTECH16

    FABTECH16 is coming up fast - we're less than a month out! There will be a lot to see, so planning your days ahead of time is important so you don't ...

    Celebrate Manufacturing Day on October 7, 2016

    Manufacturing is critically important to the American economy. As many of our readers know, the manufacturing industry continues to be a major ...

    How Sawing & Custom Automation Improve Metal Fabrication

    Sawing automation is changing the way we work with metal. Even for small businesses and hobbyists, automation is increasing productivity and ...

    Top 5 Things To Do In Las Vegas While You're at FABTECH 2016

    Who’s gearing up for FABTECH 2016? This year, FABTECH takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 16-18. More than 28,000 attendees ...

    Scotchman: Certified in "American Made"

    At Scotchman, we are proud to be a “Made in America” factory that employs 80 people with a network of more than 500 distributors nationwide. ...

    Millennials in Manufacturing: What Scotchman Does to Kindle the Manufacturing Spark

    Scotchman Industries strives to remove any negative stigma surrounding manufacturing as a career for the younger generation. And, we hope to increase ...

    The Metal Fabricating Machines We're Bringing to FABTECH 2016

    What happens in Vegas could revolutionize the way your shop works metal. We're gearing up for FABTECH 2016, the biggest metal fabrication industry ...

    Millennials in Manufacturing: How Parents Are Getting In The Way

    Mom and Dad mean well and only want what’s best for their kids. But are some parents a bit out of touch when it comes to understanding what a career ...

    Scotchman Machines You Will See at IMTS 2016

    Summer will be over before we know it, but there's plenty to look forward to in the fall. At Scotchman, one of the things we're excited for is IMTS ...

    Heavy Metal Fabrication Industry Needs Better Trade Policy

    As an American made manufacturer, Scotchman Industries believes corrective measures should be taken to solve economic problems caused by “fair trade” ...

    Millennials in Manufacturing: How to Inspire Millennials

    Millennials are the inevitable future of manufacturing. Leaders in the prefabrication manufacturing business today must understand what makes the ...

    'Made in America' Manufacturer Scotchman Awards Scholarships

    More and more millennials are supporting the “Made In America” movement by joining the manufacturing workforce after high school graduation, which is ...

    5 Tips for Implementing Lean Manufacturing in Your Shop

    Implementing lean manufacturing within your business or shop can seem like an overwhelming task at first, but it is definitely worth it in the long ...

    Why Millennials Should Be in Manufacturing

    Unfocused. Entitled. Self-absorbed. Millennials are perhaps the most misunderstood generation yet. Stereotypical traits (like the three listed above) ...

    Art's Ironworker - A Memorial to Our Founder

    In the lobby of our Philip, SD, manufacturing plant, there is a Scotchman model 5014 CM covered in black sharpie. Hundreds of signatures decorate the ...

    Fourth of July a Proud Moment for 'Made in America' Company

    During special American holidays like Memorial Day and Independence Day, employees at American-made manufacturer Scotchman Industries take time to ...

    American Ingenuity: Saving Time With Cold Saws

    At Scotchman, we believe that metal fabricators who are looking for a cold saw for sale want the same quality and technology in their new machine as ...

    Scotchman Employee Spotlight: Monte Palecek Celebrates 35 Years

    Scotchman Industries, founded in Phillip, S.D., joined the metal fabrication industry 48 years ago. Now an industry leader, the company's 80 ...

    Technology is Changing Manufacturing — for the Better

    As a leader in the metal fabrication industry, Scotchman is very aware that technology is changing manufacturing. In fact, we’ve embraced it with ...

    Scotchman Employee Spotlight: Brad Heltzel

    Scotchman Industries is a leader in the metal fabrication industry. Based in Philip, S.D., the small-town, family-owned American manufacturer employs ...

    Made in America: Millennials in Manufacturing Today

    The “Made In America” movement continues as millennials decide to join the manufacturing workforce. In fact, Ford Motor Company found that 91% of ...

    Scotchman Employee Spotlight: Jason Rhodes

    Scotchman Industries, a leader in the metal fabrication industry, was founded 48 years ago in Philip, S.D. With the help of the company's 80 ...

    Scotchman Improves Ironworker Precision with New Electric Stroke Control

    Scotchman Industries is excited to introduce a new and improved 50-ton, 3-station turret hydraulic ironworker, model 5014-ET. Now, with standard ...

    How Do You Know if You Need a Cold Saw?

    A durable metal cutting saw is an indispensable tool for those who work in industrial and construction fields, but to know exactly which type of saw ...

    Scotchman Metal Working Tools Are Built to Last

    Scotchman metal working tools last a long time. Whether you bought your ironworker last week or during the first George Bush administration, I bet ...

    The Director of First Impressions: Meet Scotchman's Receptionist

    Scotchman, a leader in the metal fabrication industry, was founded in Philip, S.D. 48 years ago. This small-town, family-owned American manufacturer ...

    From iPhones to Ironworkers: Why American Manufacturing Matters in the U.S.

    Did you know that for every $1 spent in American manufacturing, another $1.40 is added to the U.S. economy? Scotchman: Made in America American ...

    Workshop for Metal Working Tools: Reps Visit Philip for Hands-on Training

    Scotchman's reps provide free on-site demonstrations so you can see firsthand what our metal working tools can do for you. For this reason, we ...

    Scotchman Ironworkers: Leveraging our Punching Power

    Punching a hole in metal takes a ton of force -- tons, actually -- which is why our ironworkers pack so much hydraulic power. With 13 models ranging ...

    Scotchman Live Demos Bring our Metal Working Tools to You

    So you've browsed online, viewed product photos, read machine descriptions and maybe even watched YouTube videos of our metal fabrication tools in ...

    Scotchman: Servicing Metal Working Tools for over 45 Years

    Whether you bought metal working tools from Scotchman last week or 48 years ago, our support team is available to service any piece of equipment or ...

    Scotchman Ironworkers Across the Globe: From Philip to the Philippines

    We are proud to be an American manufacturer, but we’ve always been export-minded. In fact, in 1981, Scotchman Industries was granted the President’s ...

    The Man Behind the Ironworker: Meet Scotchman's President

    Scotchman is an industry leader in ironworkers, cold saws, and other metal fabrication tools. It was founded in Philip, S.D. more than 50 years ago ...

    Scotchman Ironworker a Staple of Shop Classes

    Known for dependability and cutting-edge technology, Scotchman ironworkers are used throughout the country in high schools, technical schools, and ...

    Lean Manufacturing at Scotchman Industries

      Scotchman Industries applies the lean principles to our manufacturing operations. We build heavy metal fabrication and metal working tools every ...

    Ironworkers for Sale: Time Saved with an Ironworker

    Ironworkers are the workhorses of the metal fabrication industry, excelling at drilling, punching, shearing and bending metal. Whether you run a ...

    Customized Tooling for a Custom Solution

    Scotchman Industries, Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of high-quality machinery for the metal fabrication industry, also offers a customized ...

    Metal Fabrication Industry: A Place for Millennials to Succeed

    Younger generations are needed for the manufacturing industry to sustain and prosper. At Scotchman Industries, we'd like to encourage more teens and ...

    [Whitepaper] Selecting an Ironworker That Suits You

    With different styles, tonnages, and functions -- searching for a new ironworker can be overwhelming. But buying the right ironworker is easy if you ...

    5 Things To Do in Chicago During Your Visit to FABTECH 2015

    FABTECH is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event. This year, FABTECH takes place at McCormick Place in ...

    See Our Ironworkers and New Saws at FABTECH 2015

    North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event is almost here. From cold saws to ironworkers, Scotchman is bringing ...

    Metal Sawing 101 - Differences Between a Band Saw and Cold Saw

    A cold saw and a band saw can both slice through metal with ease, but what exactly is the difference between the two?  Cutting Abilities  If you are ...

    Celebrating Manufacturing Month at Scotchman Industries This October

    Here at Scotchman Industries, we pride ourselves in manufacturing quality, dependable, and American Ironworkers.  Manufacturing Day is a celebration ...

    Avoid Ironworker Abuse -- Use the Right Tonnage

    Ironworkers, especially a Scotchman, are tough. But metal fabrication equipment has its limits. Exactly how hard can you push your ironworker? Here ...

    Come Visit Us at FABTECH 2015

    If you’re in the metalworking, fabricating or welding field, you likely recognize the name FABTECH. This is the place to see the industry's latest ...

    New Scotchman Industries Catalog Released

    Scotchman Industries is nearly half a century old, but that doesn’t mean we’re done improving. Manufacturing continues to change, as technology ...

    Cold Saw for Sale: The CPO 350

    If you want to add precision and accuracy to your shop processes, Scotchman cold saws are your number one option. The CPO 350 is one of our top ...

    Ironworker Support: Scotchman Has Your Back

    When you buy Scotchman metal fabrication equipment, you are also buying a team of application experts ready to answer all of your questions.  We're ...

    Scotchman Ironworkers: What Would You Do Without Them?

    If you don't own a Scotchman Ironworker, how do you cut, bend or shear metal? The short answer: it's not easy!  Ironworker Alternatives  Fabricating ...

    Scotchman Cold Saws: Tradition Meets Technology

    The saw was one of man’s first tools — but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been technological advances throughout history. For a long time, the best ...

    Scotchman Ironworkers: American Craftsmanship - Guaranteed!

    When you purchase metal fabricating tools from Scotchman, you are buying more than just a piece of machinery. You are also buying peace of mind. ...

    Scotchman Ironworkers: The Solution for Your Shop Class

    School budgets are limited, requiring you to allocate each penny carefully. So when you purchase metal fabrication tools for shop class, you need ...

    Scotchman's History in the Metal Fabrication Industry

    A South Dakota company that developed into a worldwide leader in the metal fabrication industry began as a scrapyard. Now the oldest hydraulic ...

    Manhandling Metal: What Can An Ironworker Do?

    Ironworkers are powerful metal manipulators that have evolved in the nearly 50 years since Scotchman purchased the patent for the first hydraulic ...

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