The FABRICATOR en Español – Editorial Mission / Biography
Living at the intersection of where the Spanish-speaking metal forming and fabricating industry turns for suppliers and technology solutions.
The FABRICATOR en Español® delivers the technical information that enables Spanish-speaking fabricators to do their job
The delivery of how-to information is unique to the Spanish-speaking market, where simple advertising circulars and
publications with plenty of product announcements dominate the metal fabricating media landscape. This magazine is a
new and all-important resource for those Spanish-speaking fabricators as they battle domestic competition and cost
pressures from Asian manufacturing operations.
The FABRICATOR en Español contains technical articles that help readers get the most out of their metal bending, cutting,
forming, and joining activities. The articles are written in a way that ensures they will be used as references in the future
and passed around the shop.
Each issue also contains stories about Mexican metal fabricators and the issues that they face in today’s global markets.
Product News information, presented in a straightforward and easy-to-read format, can be found in the back of each
issue as well.
Growing in Importance
The trend of offshoring has been replaced with nearshoring – manufacturing that moved to China is coming back to North
America. The cost of transportation and wage increases in China likely make this trend a long-term change in business for
As a result, the relationship between U.S. companies and their Mexican partners is more important than ever. The
manufacturing economy is only as strong as the participants, and that’s why The FABRICATOR en Español makes so much
sense. A more efficient Mexican fabricating base is good for North American manufacturing, and The FABRICATOR en Español
hopes to help by delivering the most useful information available.
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Dan Davis is editor-in-chief of The FABRICATOR, the industry's most widely circulated metal fabricating and forming
magazine, and its sister publications, STAMPING Journal, TPJ-The Tube & Pipe Journal, and Practical Welding Today. He
has been with the publication since April 2002.
He has written about U.S. manufacturing trends and issues for more than a decade. During that time, he has covered
appliance manufacturing, the finishing industry, and manufacturing and business software development. During those
years he has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe, visiting manufacturing facilities and attending the
world's most important manufacturing events.
He is a 1990 Louisiana State University journalism graduate. He lives with his wife and two children in Crystal Lake, Ill.