LOUISVILLE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--H-P Products, a leading manufacturer of custom-tubing products, provides tanker truck manufacturers a unique solution to the national welder shortage through its custom tube bending processes.
Manufacturing has grown faster than the rest of the U.S. economy leaving many companies struggling to meet production demands due to the inability to hire welders. In 1988, there were 570,000 welders in the U.S., according to data kept by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. By 2012, there were fewer than 360,000. With continued increases in the oil and gas, as well as fracking industries, the demand for welders has continued to grow.
H-P Products brings a unique solution to the welder shortage by innovating a process to remove welds from the tubing solutions on tanker trucks. By leveraging its three-dimensional CNC tube bending capabilities and experience and investing in new tooling and capabilities, H-P is able to minimize the number of welds required for its customers as they assemble finished products.
"We are constantly asking our team; how do we better serve the needs of our customers?" states Beka Eisenbarth, vice president, H-P Products. “The response for the tanker truck industry was to create tube parts with less welds, freeing up manufacturing time for other aspects of assembly.”
“As we interviewed our customers we found they were struggling to hire welders to keep up with production demands so we made some strategic investments in technology and engineering resources to minimize the welds on our customer’s parts. Not only has this helped improve our customers’ throughput, but it has enabled them to reallocate their weld resources to jobs that result in greater economic value,” says Mark Roberts, national sales manager, H-P Products.
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About H-P Products
Since 1945, H-P Products, Inc., premier manufacturer of tubing-related products, has been internationally recognized for its operations developed on the principles of producing high-quality products, while servicing the needs of a wide customer base. Superior service and performance have positioned H-P as a leader in the tubular products industry.