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Jim Erhart

Jim Erhart
Jim Erhart serves as the Marketing Manager for Accurate Metal Fabrication. Jim has more than 15 years of experience working in the metal and steel industry with a focus on steel tubular (HSS) products in various sales and marketing roles. He received a bachelor’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction from DePaul University and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Saint Xavier University.

Recent Posts

How to Plan An EV Road Trip This Summer

Published on June 16, 2024 by Jim Erhart , ,

As summer is upon us, it's nice to have the opportunity to get out on the open road and explore the countryside. "Back in the day," this was pretty easy. Just load up your car and go. There were plenty of gas stations along the nation's highways where everyone could fill up their car of choice – and fast, too. After all, to many, it's the destination and not the journey that matters. But with the advent of trying to be better for the environment, so many folks are turning to electric vehicles as their primary mode of transportation. While EVs work flawlessly as a daily driver (since most of us can plug them in when we get home), planning an EV road trip could be tough. As of the time of this writing (June of 2024), the EV Charger infrastructure is just starting to be built out. And frankly. It will take years to reach the same saturation point as gas stations.

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Server Enclosures and Cabinets

Published on June 16, 2024 by Jim Erhart

A server enclosure, also known as a server cabinet or chassis, is similar to a server rack but typically includes additional security, cooling, and environmental protection features. At Accurate Metal Fabricating, we work with OEMs in the data center space to help them engineer and project manage their high-volume custom server enclosures for new and current data center centers.  

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Metal in Point of Purchase Display Design

Published on June 16, 2024 by Jim Erhart , ,

Point of purchase (POP) displays serve as silent salespeople strategically placed in retail environments to capture shoppers' attention and drive impulse purchases. It's safe to say we succumbed to this at some point! Among the plethora of materials available for POP display construction, metal stands out as a versatile and reliable choice. This comprehensive guide explores how metal is used in point-of-purchase displays, its popularity, and its numerous benefits to point-of-purchase design houses, retailers, and brands. Here are five reasons you should use metal parts for your next retail display.

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How the Buy American Act Can Supercharge Your EV Charger Biz

Published on June 16, 2024 by Jim Erhart , , ,

In the heart of the American manufacturing story lies a powerful tool that breathes life into local industries and paves the way for a sustainable future - the Buy American Act. As manufacturers embark on a journey to reshore their products, particularly in the E.V. charger industry, this legislative gem becomes a crucial beacon to domestic fabricators. We'll look at multiple facets of this Act, how the legislation prioritizes American-made products in government contracts, and how fabricators such as Accurate Metal Fab can help OEMs make their products domestically.

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Unleashing the Power of Metal Enclosures in Power Generation

Published on June 16, 2024 by Jim Erhart , , , ,

In the dynamic landscape of the power generation industry, metal enclosures provide safety, security, and longevity for critical electrical equipment. This article explores how these enclosures support the evolving needs of power generation professionals, emphasizing their role in enhancing safety and security, ensuring durability, optimizing thermal management, streamlining maintenance, and meeting stringent regulatory compliance standards.

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Custom Aluminum Box Fabrication Solutions for Every Need

Published on June 16, 2024 by Jim Erhart , , , , , ,

In the realm of metal fabrication, the demand for custom aluminum boxes is soaring. These versatile enclosures serve multiple purposes across industries, from housing delicate electronic components to withstanding harsh outdoor environments. At Accurate Metal Fabricating, we're adept at crafting tailor-made aluminum enclosures that meet the most intricate specifications and durability requirements.

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Green Living Wall Made From Sheet Metal | McDonald's Headquarters

Published on June 16, 2024 by Jim Erhart ,

Accurate Metal Fabricating corporate with Omni Ecosystem's producing parts for their Living Shelf needs. Our clients can use our experienced engineers, services, and sheet metal fabrication capabilities for prototypes and production parts. One of the projects we worked on together was for the new McDonald's corporation lobby in Chicago.

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A Guide to Designing a Sheet Metal Enclosure

Published on June 16, 2024 by Jim Erhart , , ,

Designing a sheet metal enclosure requires careful consideration of various factors, including material selection, enclosure size, and in some cases, design elements. And it is essential to understand these elements to create a functional and efficient protective housing that works for your specific use case. This guide will delve into the steps in designing a sheet metal enclosure to ensure that the final product meets your requirements.

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Sheet Metal Boxes

Published on June 16, 2024 by Jim Erhart , , , , , ,

Sheet metal boxes are a fundamental component of industries worldwide, offering durability, customization, and cost-effectiveness. In this blog, we will explore the world of sheet metal boxes, their applications, benefits, and why Accurate Metal Fabrication is your go-to partner for all your sheet metal box needs in North America.

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Second Quarter Happenings!

Published on June 16, 2024 by Jim Erhart ,

You miss a little – you miss a lot!

Much like we continue to punch holes into metal at Accurate Perforating or hang various parts on the paint line at Accurate Metal Fab, we do many different things between the Accurate Family of Companies. And sometimes, you might miss one of those events! Instead, let's look at all the fun we had in the second quarter of 2023!

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