Tips for working with an out-of-state metal fabricator

After I posted a blog last year about why it can be difficult – and potentially risky – to have your metal part or product made overseas, a few people asked me if some of those risks of off-shore manufacturing would rule out an out-of-state fabricator too. That’s a valid question. In some cases – […]

Architects and engineers have more in common than you might think

Some rivalries just won’t go away: Pacers versus Knicks, Coke versus Pepsi, Apple versus Android. And then there’s one rivalry that I think really needs to end: engineers versus architects. I realize this one goes back a long way. Way, way back. More than 50 years ago, Frank Lloyd Wright said in an interview that […]

Our commitment to quality management

My late father had a lot of favorite sayings, but one I remember him using often was this: “That wasn’t a mistake. It was a learning experience.” That’s wise advice that I carry with me every day. Even at a place like bo-mar Industries, where we aim for “plus or minus 0” tolerances, sometimes things […]

What is Design Assist?

Over decades of working with creative people (especially interior designers, landscape designers, architects and artists), we’ve realized that there’s one point in every project when collaboration with a fabricator makes a world of difference. It’s the point where you have a great concept, but you’re not sure exactly how to construct it. What materials will […]

Employee field trips bring our culture of intention to life

Over the summer, a lot of businesses do special events. At bo-mar, we do those events too. But we have added another type of event to the mix: “field trips” to see our work on site, months or even years after it was first installed. These group trips help to build our company culture. But […]

Employee spotlight – Jim Blickensderfer

We here at bo-mar believe that our employees are our most important asset. Their knowledge and experience is the key to our success and we are grateful for the talents that they bring to bo-mar. We realize that behind every employee is an interesting story of how they came to us, why they’re doing what […]

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Great experience in our product development “I am writing to give some insight into the expertise and capabilities of bo-mar Industries. My brother and I own a metal fabrication operation in Marion, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky and have known Bob Buchanan and his team for many years. We share work back and forth from time […]

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