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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

Project All-Stars

Published on April 15, 2024 by Jim Erhart ,

Project managers tend to get a bad rap. To many, they are the "Big Brother or Sister" constantly checking up on your work to ensure you hit specific milestones from dream to reality. But without a project manager, a customer's project would never make it out of a shop on time! So thankfully, we have project managers to be the "bad guy" and keep everyone accountable for their specific tasks.

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Five Powder Coating Advantages For Metal Surfaces

Published on April 15, 2024 by Jim Erhart , , ,

Powder coating advantages are numerous. It is a popular method of coating metal surfaces that starts with parts going through a multi-stage wash to ensure the surface is clean before applying paint. Then, a dry powder is electrostatically sprayed onto the surface either by highly-trained paint operators with paint guns or automatically with multiple spray nozzles to ensure every inch of metal is adequately coated. Then, the items are cured in an oven to create a durable and long-lasting finish. Finally, the material is spot-checked to ensure it has the proper coating. This multi-step process has multiple advantages for powder coating metal surfaces. This makes it the preferred choice over traditional liquid coatings for most forms of metal. Let's look at five key advantages that powder coating offers for sheet metal and steel.

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Why Powder Coating is Ideal for Outdoor Equipment and Machinery

Published on April 15, 2024 by Jim Erhart , , , ,

Powder coating is a durable, long-lasting outdoor equipment and machinery finishing option. Unlike traditional paint finishes, powder coating provides superior protection against the harsh elements and weather conditions that outdoor gear is exposed to daily. Here are some reasons powder coating is ideal for outdoor equipment and machinery.

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Metal Junction Boxes: The Ultimate Guide

Published on April 15, 2024 by Jim Erhart , , , ,

Metal junction boxes are an essential electrical system component, serving as the central point for connecting and shielding electrical wires. Whether you're an electrician or an OEM, understanding junction boxes is crucial to know how your machinery is powered. This guide will explore everything you need to know about metal junction boxes, from their types and functions to installation tips and best practices.

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Streamlining Parking: The Benefits of Parking Garage Kiosks

Published on April 15, 2024 by Jim Erhart , , ,

Parking lots and garages can be a hassle for drivers and parking operators. Drivers need to find a parking spot, while parking operators must ensure they’re making money while keeping the garage organized. That’s where self-paying kiosks come in. These kiosks are quickly becoming standard in parking garages and lots nationwide. This blog post will examine why every parking lot or garage owner needs a self-paying kiosk.

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5 Different Types of Welding In 2023 Part 1

Published on April 15, 2024 by Jim Erhart , , ,

Having different types of welding in a metal fab shop is a give-in. If the metal fabrication shop you currently work with offers welding as a service, is it a metal fab shop? They might be, but welding is one of those "bread and butter" types of the fabrication process. But did you know that not all welding is the same? Different types of welding techniques and equipment are currently available in 2023. This two-part series will examine some of the more common weld techniques available at most fab shops, including ours. And then, we will come back to look at more advanced welding techniques in our next feature! Let's look at five different welding techniques you can use in 2023.

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Top 5 Uses for Sheet Metal in 2023

Published on April 15, 2024 by Jim Erhart , ,

Fabricating sheet metal is the lifeblood of many fabricators across the US. In addition, these products are an important contribution to ensuring OEMs have the right parts when they need them. While sheet metal can be used in a variety of applications (and we can fabricate just about anything you can dream up), have you ever wondered what we believe are the Top 5 applications for fabricated sheet metal going into the new year? Let’s take a deep dive into the Top 5 Uses for Sheet Metal in 2023!

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