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The Heart and Soul of Metal Fabrication Was in Chicago

By: Ashleigh Hotz

FABTECH 2019 represented the industry at its finest. Whether you were a large organization with a booth that has enough square footage to land an aircraft, or a smaller machine...

Giving Back: The Importance of Making a Profound, Meaningful Difference

By: Maegan Cline

A few kind hearts can make a profound, meaningful difference. Often, many of us get swept up in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, and we forget just...

Do You Need a WordPress Page Builder Plugin?

By: Kyle Sampson

In recent years, WordPress has arisen as one of – if not the – most popular content management systems (CMSes) in the world. Personally, this is my favorite CMS since...

The Top 5 Things I Learned in My First 5 Months as a Business Development Specialist

By: Daniel Alvarez

On May 20, 2019, I started my first day as a business development specialist – or BDS – here at COACT Associates. Five months later, I’ve learned a lot about...

Did Tariffs Help or Hurt the Metal Fabrication Industry in 2019?

The U.S.’s continued trade policies with China and other countries have proven to be as tumultuous in 2019 as they were in 2018. Tariffs have been lifted, implemented, threatened, and...

3 Reasons Why the Metal Fabrication Industry Grew in 2019

More competition. Hiring issues. Retention issues. Rapidly changing technology. Capital investment plans. The need to future-proof for the next economic cycle. These were just some of the many topics of...

COACT Associates President & Founder Mark Frasco Will Speak at FABTECH 2019

By: Jennifer Nietz

Sessions & Speaking Engagements to Provide Insights on Business Growth FABTECH has invited Mark Frasco, the president and founder of COACT Associates, to be a speaker at its annual conference...

COACT to Release Report on the State of the Metal Fabrication Industry at FABTECH 2019

By: Jennifer Nietz

COACT Associates, Ltd., will release a report entitled “The State of the Metal Fabrication Industry 2020” in conjunction with exhibiting at FABTECH 2019.  The comprehensive report discusses the challenges that...

COACT Associates to Exhibit at FABTECH 2019

By: Jennifer Nietz

COACT Associates, Ltd., will be exhibiting at FABTECH 2019 in Chicago, Ill., from November 11-14, 2019.  FABTECH brings a wealth of innovation and technology solutions to Chicago’s McCormick Place. More...

4 Personal & Professional Lessons I Learned from Marathon Training

By: Elizabeth Tapyrik

If you would have told me five years ago that I would be running marathons, I would have laughed.  I could barely get through a mile jog without being completely...