Five Keys To Picking The Right Metal Fabrication Company
From capabilities to quality to customer experience, every metal fabrication company offers something different. So how do you choose the best fit for your project’s needs? Here are five factors to consider when you need to source a new precision sheet metal fabricator for your next big project.
First, when selecting a new metal fabricator consider whether or not they have the experience and capital equipment necessary to perform the required tasks for your project. If you are looking for HVAC sheet metal, then do not engage a shop that specializes in aerospace. HVAC and aerospace require widely different machines and fabrication processes.
Rather, you should focus on type, the gauge of metal, and finishing capabilities of the company and make sure they align with your needs. Similarly, you will want to ensure the company you choose can handle all or a large majority of the project in-house, with minimal use of subcontractors. Doing so can save a project both time and cost as well as ensure top quality. It is also important to make sure the company has skilled labor, and capacity to take on your project.
When it comes to the world of precision metal fabrication, experience matters – especially in practical design for manufacturability. Look for a company with a strong engineering team who can accurately quote the project; experts at translating shop drawings into viable products; skilled and dedicated craftsmen and laborers who are passionate about manufacturing; and project managers with real-world experience. All will have a large impact on the overall success of your project.
With any metal fabrication project, the sales pitch is just the first step of the process. Take the time to learn about the company and any certifications, registrations the company holds. Ask the company about what actions they take to ensure quality and pass inspection on every project. Make sure quality is of high importance with the organization, and not one in which to cut corners.
At Meta Fab, our process is to focus on supporting clients and managing projects. Our talented account managers have the tools to provide detailed insights on exactly where your project is at throughout the manufacturing process. Our engineers and technicians have worked tirelessly to minimize waste and shave days, sometimes weeks, of standard projects, all to improve your experience in doing business with Meta Fab, Inc.
5. Customer Service
Long-standing relationships have been the backbone of Meta Fab. Inc. A few customers have started with a handshake agreement in a garage and grown to become $100 million dollar companies. We pride ourselves on taking care of the customer and nurturing the relationship. We know that at the heart of every good operation is a solid base of extremely satisfied customers. When choosing a sheet metal fabricator it is important to select a company that prioritizes customer satisfaction as a core value. The best way to put a customer at ease is by outperforming the competition in all areas, from start to finish.
The Bottom Line
In conclusion, no two metal fabrication companies are the same. They may offer similar services or use the same equipment. Their process and methodology will certainly differ. It is important then to do your research and find a supplier that is a great fit for your project. Meta Fab, Inc. has spent years developing and refining our core competencies across the board to deliver a superior product and measurable bottom-line value to our customers. Contact our dedicated team if you would like to learn more!