Metal fabrication services will vary, depending on the company. Some companies choose to focus on small business needs while others choose to facilitate bulk production runs and lower costs. Some companies offer a full range of services, and others choose to specialize in certain areas. Before deciding which fabricator to partner with, companies should ask the following questions of companies in the Cleveland metro area.
What are the Fabricator’s Capabilities?
Does the company have enough space to address your business needs? If not, there could be problems during production. What materials will the company work with? Can the company handle special production requirements? Their capabilities should include cutting and forming, welding, assembly, fastening, installation, and metal finishing.
What is the Company’s Scope of Experience?
Can the company take design and take a prototype all the way through production? Can the company translate a drawing to a shop design? Does the company have the capabilities to start completely from scratch without the aid of an initial design provided by the customer? The company’s services should include laser cutting, CNC forming, welding, 3D modeling and design, plant maintenance, project management, and duct fabrication to name a few.
A lack of experience on the metal fabrication company’s behalf can lead to cost mistakes. The company should be quite knowledgeable about industry regulations and codes. They should also be willing to share how their business is structured to offer efficient services. Can they provide a list of projects? They should also be willing to provide references.
Does the Company Prioritize Customer Service?
Customer service is king, regardless of the business or industry. A long-term relationship, with any company, largely depends on the level of customer service. The company should recognize your unique business needs and be flexible in meeting them.
Does the Company Offer Fair Pricing?
The company should be transparent and price their services based on customization and materials used. Location can also be an element in determining price. Thoroughly crunch the numbers to make sure their location makes good business sense.
There are few companies without the need for services that address metal fabrication. Avon Lake and the surrounding Cleveland metro area are home to numerous manufacturing, high-tech and healthcare companies. There is a new economy developing around Avon Lake and Cleveland. Find the fabrication company that fits your unique needs.