Admiral Steel celebrates 70 years in business
Alsip, Ill.-based Admiral Steel celebrates its
70th anniversary in 2019. The company offers high-carbon, alloy, and specialty steels
that meet quality standards such as aircraft-quality and AMS specs.
The firm also offers processing services to create steel products to
customer specifications. In addition to slitting, shearing, reflattening,
and edge conditioning, it provides blanking, deburring, and cut-to-length
Tariffs hurting America’s food
service equipment manufacturers, says NAFEM
Tariffs on Chinese imports, along
with tariffs on imported steel and
aluminum, are making it more expensive to produce the commercial
food equipment and supplies, according to a recent survey by the
Chicago-based North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM).
More than 80 percent of respon-
dents to the survey reported that
the tariffs have negatively affected
• 50 percent said tariffs on Chi-
nese imports are affecting their
ability to compete, and 53 percent
said these tariffs are hurting sales.
• 56 percent said that tariffs on
imported steel and aluminum have
impaired their ability to compete,
and 47 percent said these tariffs
are hurting sales.
The majority of NAFEM members
surveyed also reported that tariffs
on Chinese imports and imported
steel and aluminum are raising material costs by 6 to 15 percent.
“The survey clearly demonstrates
that tariffs are negatively impact-
ing U.S. businesses, which doesn’t
bode well for U.S. jobs and a strong
economy,” said NAFEM President
Joe Carlson, CFSP, president, Lake-
side Mfg. Inc., Milwaukee. “Trade
wars have no winners. Now is the
time for talks, not tariffs. We’re en-
couraged by recent congressional
action to work toward a solution to
unfair trade practices. We need a
solution that does not include tar-
iffs that ultimately hurt American
workers and consumers.”
Food service equipment is a $13.5
billion U.S. industry. Approximately
60 percent of NAFEM members are
small to medium-size businesses.
marks 25 years of service
Aerospace Welding Inc. (AWI), Minneapolis, has completed 25 years of
service as a repair station. In connection with sister company Aerospace Manufacturing Inc. (AMI),
AWI has earned more than 450
PMAs and manufactured and sold
more than 72,000 parts for certified aircraft.
Occupying a 37,000-sq.-ft. aerospace facility, the company reports
it can repair or replace the exhaust
systems or engine mounts for almost every model of General Aviation aircraft. Capabilities include
engineering, research, and prototype development; finishing and
coating; tooling and fixtures; tube
bending; precision machining; and
sheet metal fabrication.