Welcome! Let this page be your source of information to help you succeed in the workplace or at home. Several pages are offered below and on each page you will find both simple and more complex aids to help you both learn and grow.
Not everything on the page will be directly related to making a product. Some will be simply interesting. Others will be reasons I have for behaving and operating as I do. Still others will help you provide better customer service. Still others will help you personally.
You are expected to increase your knowledge each year. That is part of our AISC Quality Standard. "Shop and Office Personnel will receive 18 hours of training each year." This training could be given at a trade show. Or it might be safety training. You could read a book, like some that I will recommend. Or you can watch the videos I will be posting.
When you click on a topic, you will be taken to another page that contains the information. If you are an Evans Metal Employee, you are asked to turn in a record of that you did. AISC expects not only the training be given, but also some record and even a log of what has been done. That's why the small cards are important.
- AISC (you will need a special log in)
- Basics 1 (Especially for New Employees)
- Basics 2 (Tools and Material Identification)
- Machine Usage
These links are to help us achieve high levels of customer satisfaction.
- Bolts - How are bolts made? & "Why control the bolts?"
- Press Brake - a) Fundamentals 1, b) Selecting the right tooling, c) How to select the correct punch and die for a press break
- How to discover Angle size
- How to select the correct hole punch and die
- How to discover a Channel's size
- How to discover a Beam's size
- Laying out an irregular base plate
- Loading a truck a) Loading_rev-18-05-03
- Measuring - a) Tape Measure b) Micrometer c) Dial Vernier Caliper
- Moving material out of the shop when finished
- Painting a) Painting_REV- 18-05-03 b) surface_preparation_standards
- Painting - Daily Calibration
- Plasma Table 1
- Receiving - a) Habits Receiving_REV - 2018-05-03 b) the Difference between Hot and Cold Rolled steel
- Skidmore usage - a) Torque isn't Tension b) Pre-Installation video c) Galvanized vs Mech Galvanizing d) Oversize Holes e) DTI Nut Side testing f) DTI Head Side Testing g) Document for Testing non DTI bolts f) Pre-Tension Log g) How to use the Skidmore h) Snug Tight Habits
- Tapmaic R5 Drill Press Tapping
- Trucks - daily check list
- Turning on and off the Air Compressor
- Unloading a truck - Receiving_REV - 2018-05-03
- Using the small Kalamazoo Saw
- Weekly reporting - who needs to do what?
- Welding a) Weld Gauges - simple b) Weld Gauges - comprehensive
- Welding Coupons - EMP Welding Test instructions
- Welding Welders Habits_REV - 2018-03-19
- Welding Symbols a) AWS Symbols b) AWS - full c) Hobart Weld #1 d) Prequalified D1.1 WPS B-U4a e) Welding Terms
- Cranes - a) Slings, b) Safety 1, c) Safety 2, d) Safety 3, e)
- Forklift Safety a) Safety, b)
Last summer (2017) we fabricated many of the pedestrian rails and stairs at Notre Dame while they were remodeling their foot ball stadium.
Get in touch and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. We look forward to hearing from you!