New York, Sept. 12 (UPI) The metal industry’s popularity is on the rise, but it still faces hurdles when it comes to making it in a sustainable way.
Metal fabrication has exploded in popularity in recent years as a means to manufacture more advanced components for vehicles, industrial machinery and appliances.
Some metal producers say they’ve found a solution to the industry’s problems.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has recently been pushing the manufacturing of heavy-duty metal components.
The DOT said in a new report that by 2020, the industry could make nearly 4 million tons of metal and components.
The industry’s growth has created a number of challenges.
The metal fabrication industry accounts for just a fraction of all manufacturing jobs.
But it’s one of the fastest-growing sectors of the U.