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Spot Welding vs. Clinching: Making the Right Choice for your Shop

Resistance spot welding vs. clinching: What’s the better choice for metal joining in your shop? Both methods have pros and cons, and the decision between machines depends on several factors,…

Business, Education, Industry

Navigating Labour Shortages Issues in HVAC and Metal Fab

It’s no secret the manufacturing industry is facing a skilled labour shortage. It’s reported that Canada’s economy lost $13 billion in 2021 due to the nationwide skilled labour shortage. Since…

Business, Education, Industry

A Guide to Business Growth for Metal Fabrication Shops

Every HVAC and metal fabrication business has unique needs and requirements to remain functional and profitable. Whether your shop is large or small, making smart strategic decisions focused around business…

Business

Rick McLean’s Retirement

At long last, the date of my retirement has arrived!  On January 17th, 23 years after joining Empire Machinery, I will leave my desk for the last time. My career…

Business

Lease to Own Equipment: Is It Right for Your Business?

As the new year approaches, financial forecasting should be a top priority for business owners. It goes without saying the current state of Canada’s economy is a source of concern…

Industry

Leveraging Automation in your Shop

How has your business adapted over the last 10 years? For businesses in the Metal Fab and HVAC industries, automation is an accessible tool that can be leveraged to keep…

Business, Industry

Top 3 Considerations for Metal Fabrication Shop Floor Layout in 2022

Regardless of the products your metal fabrication, HVAC or roofing shop produces, optimizing the shop floor layout can assist in timely order fulfillment and help to maximize the efficiency of…

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Come see EMPIRE MACHINERY at FABTECH CANADA, 2022.

Once again Empire is pleased to showcase some of our most popular brands of Metal Fabricating Machinery at the upcoming Fabtech Canada Show at the Toronto Congress Center in Mississauga…

Trade shows

Empire Machinery returns to live, in-person tradeshows: CMPX 2022

It has certainly been a long time since Empire was able to attend a live tradeshow and let us tell you, it felt incredible to be back! It was great…

Industry

Empire kicks off 2022 in Steel Marketplace

Empire Machinery has kicked off 2022 on a high note. You can now find us in the Steel Marketplace Magazine! Check out all of our pre-owned listings and some of…

Industry

Cross-Breaking vs Duct Beading. What’s the difference?

Cross breaking and duct beading do essentially the same thing. Both methods are used to add rigidity to the ductwork. The “cold air return” ductwork in your home or office…

Industry

Metal forming machinery you need to elevate your sheet metal shop’s production game

Take a look around you. The sheet metal machinery on your shop floor is the backbone of your business. But as an extension of your workforce, knowing what machines to…