WB Industries Adds Quality Manager

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   WB Industries Hires New Quality Manager O'Fallon, Mo. (December 18, 2020)- WB industries, a custom metal fabrication, design, engineering, welding and precision machining company, announces it has hired Martin Villegas as its new Quality Manager. Villegas will be responsible for planning, managing, overseeing and controlling all activities associated with the [...]

By |2020-12-18T13:26:31-06:00December 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

In the Know

FABRICATOR'S POV IN THE KNOW By Lauren Duensing Above: This tooling fixture is used for aerospace production. Keeping on top of trends allows fabricator to meet customers’ expectations November 2020 - For over 40 years, WB Industries has manufactured custom machined and metal fabricated parts, tooling and equipment for a wide variety of industries, applying customer-specific requirements and working [...]

By |2020-12-18T13:17:07-06:00December 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Finding a Niche

WATERJET TECHNOLOGY HELPS A BOUTIQUE FABRICATION SHOP LAND NICHE JOBS By: Jimmy Myers, senior editor Gary Bertolucci, president of WB Industries, has three decades behind him in the manufacturing industry and just about as many years of experience coaching football. Taking the “team approach” is nothing new to him, and he employed that strategy [...]

By |2020-10-01T12:30:52-05:00October 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

In-house machine shops for metal fabricators

Expanding shop skill sets and capabilities can improve quality, productivity, and competitive bidding. By: Ken Wasiuta, WB Industries Originally appearing in Aerospace Manufacturing and Design, May 2020 All images courtesy of WB Industries Operating and supporting an in-house machine shop can be a substantial benefit to a metal fabricator specializing in aerospace maintenance equipment. As [...]

By |2020-05-06T11:58:11-05:00May 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Shape of Water

FABshop Magazine December 2019 By: Ken Wasiuta, vice president, WB Industries The waterjet cutting machine is one of the most important pieces of equipment that custom metal fabrication company WB Industries utilizes on a day-to-day basis. Between the intricate, detailed cuts the machine is able to perform and the variety of different materials that can [...]

By |2019-12-06T14:49:58-06:00December 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Aerospace Work Platforms – More than Meets the Eye

Today's work platforms are far more complex than the simple designs of the past. By: Ken Wasiuta, WB Industries For maintenance personnel in the aerospace industry to do their jobs effectively, they need to be able to get physically close to the equipment they are working on. This statement sounds obvious, but in order to [...]

By |2019-06-27T13:26:32-05:00June 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|

A water spider’s impact on a heavy fabricating operation

WB Industries embraces this lean manufacturing role to boost productivity and morale THE FABRICATOR JANUARY 2019JANUARY 16, 2019BY MARK SHAIN Before WB Industries appointed a water spider, all assembly hardware for one job was placed on a pallet and delivered to the area where employees were working (left). There was no easy way to verify quantities, [...]

By |2019-01-22T16:47:32-06:00January 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

WB Industries Adds Machining Supervisor Ricky Goble

ST. LOUIS - WB industries, a custom metal and structural fabrication, welding, and precision machining company, announces the addition of Ricky Goble as its Machining Supervisor. In this role, Goble will be tasked with leading the company’s machining department and improving productivity.  He will be responsible for performing in-process inspections, managing personnel, coordinating with other [...]

By |2018-11-08T19:25:28-06:00November 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Getting a Good Fix on ‘FOD’

By: Ken Wasiuta, WB Industries Manufacturers and fabricators build their reputation on the quality of the products they produce. A vital part of the quality process is regulating Foreign Object Debris (FOD), defined as any substance, debris or article alien to a vehicle or system which could potentially cause damage or prevent proper functioning of [...]

By |2018-10-11T17:32:17-05:00October 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

WB Industries Adds Director of Operations and Project Manager

ST. LOUIS  – WB Industries, a custom metal and structural fabrication, welding, and precision machining company, announces the addition of Joseph Behlmann as its director of operations and Richard Wages as its newest project manager. Behlmann will be responsible for assisting in the development of strategic planning, formulating and implementing policies and procedures, and [...]

By |2018-11-08T19:27:07-06:00October 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|
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