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If you are like most metal fab shops, you are always looking for ways to improve your efficiencies and reduce your packaging cost. The implementation of a TAB WRAPPER TORNADO Orbital Stretch Wrap Machine, by TAB industries, LLC, will provide your company with a viable way to increase efficiencies and profitability.

Don’t take our word for it, simply ask Jim Huff at H & H Metals. In a recent article that appeared in FABshop Magazine Direct, Jim Huff talks about the importance of streamlining one’s operation, especially when dealing with a product line that is high volume yet low margin. Jim looks to achieve increased efficiencies by implementing automation to as many of H & H’s processes as possible. Thanks to the implementation of a semi-auto 80” TAB WRAPPER TORNADO, Jim was able to wrap his palletized finished product in approximately (1) minute or less. Prior to the TAB WRAPPER TORNADO, two trained sheet metal technicians had to be taken away from their work to perform the cumbersome 15 to 20 minutes per pallet process of hand wrapping each pallet.

TAB Industries, LLC would like to extend a big thank you to FABshop Magazine Direct for running this article in their September 2018 edition and to the staff at H & H Metals for their continued support of the TAB WRAPPER TORNADO brand.

For more information on the TAB WRAPPER TORNADO Orbital Stretch Wrap Machine and for ways it can improve your company’s efficiencies, please feel free to email us at or give us a call at 610-921-0012.

Check out the article here  and for more information on H & H Metals please feel free to visit their website here.


We Work Sundaes

This month the employees at TAB Industries, LLC were treated to a surprise visit by the Sweet Ride ice cream truck in appreciation for all their hard work this summer. This has been one of TAB Industries, LLC’s busiest summers to date. Without the hard work of our dedicated staff this recent success would not be possible.

Sweet Ride Ice Cream is a local small business, located in West Reading, PA. Being a family owned business ourselves, TAB Industries, LLC always tries to support other small businesses whenever possible.

The ice cream sundaes and floats certainly hit the spot on this hot summer day. Our staff is refreshed and ready to take on your next job. Have a great rest of your summer everyone!

Greater Reading Top 50 Businesses for 2018

TAB Industries, LLC is very excited and proud to announce that, for the second year in a row, we have been selected as one of the Greater Reading Top 50 businesses by the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The entire TAB Industries’ team has continued to work very hard to make our company one of the higher performing companies in our area. Without our dedicated and knowledgeable staff, we could not have achieved this honor.

We would like to thank the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry for this recognition and we would also like to congratulate the other companies on this list for their achievement. TAB Industries, LLC will continue to strive to be a high performing company and will continue to represent our community in a positive light.

TAB Industries, LLC’s 3rd Annual Employee Appreciation Day

Yesterday TAB Industries, LLC celebrated our 3rd annual Employee Appreciation Day. Every year all employees are treated to a day of baseball, food, and fun at a Reading Fightin Phils game (The Philadelphia Phillies’ Double A farm team). The weather cooperated for the second year in a row and the TAB team enjoyed a well-deserved break in the sun.

We are very lucky at TAB Industries, LLC to have such a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking workforce. We realize that to be successful in business, it is truly a team effort and we feel that the team that we have assembled here at TAB Industries, LLC is truly top notch!

The entire staff is now back at it and we are ready and willing to help serve our customer base with all jobs that come our way.

If you would like to learn more about TAB Industries LLC, the TAB WRAPPER TORNADO/our other products and services, or becoming a member of our team, please feel free to give us a call (610-921-0012) or check out our websites ( and (

The Guide to Stretch Wrap

Stretch wrapping pallets by hand can be one of the most grueling, disliked jobs in any warehouse, packaging, or shipping department. Despite the overwhelming lack of enthusiasm for this particular task, it’s one of the most important when it comes to moving, storing, and shipping large quantities of goods—specifically on pallets.

Stainless steel distributor protects valuable fittings, speeds packaging and cuts costs with new orbital wrapping machine

Bob Hunter felt a hint of apprehension almost every time he shipped an order out to a  customer.  As branch manager for Ta Chen International’s Houston, Texas operations, he  manages the comings and goings of more than one million pounds of stainless steel per  day for the master distributor of stainless, aluminum and nickel alloy coils, sheets, plates,  long products, tubes and fittings. While all non-ferrous metals face a variety of risks during  transport from exposure to weather and rust to careless handling and failed packaging  –any one of which could cause enough damage to cause the shipment to be rejected–  moving stainless steel fittings over the road carries additional risk.

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Full-Service Metals Manufacturer Cuts Reject Rate in Half with Automated Wrapping Machinery

When considering the many steps involved in producing polished medical equipment, finished office equipment and a host of metal components and parts from design, manufacture and finishing to assembly, inspection and delivery, and when considering the  time, effort and costs involved with each step, it seems that packaging and shipping for  delivery would be the easiest parts of the process. But for Mark Schoenborn, chief  operating officer at full-service metals manufacturer DeWys Manufacturing, Marne,  Michigan, it was exactly these final parts of the process that nagged at his mind.