The industrial revolution is an ever-evolving entity. Processes are continually being improved, and the metal fabrication industry is no exception.
Success in any industry is largely based on work ethic …and the ability to “get ‘er done”. Whether that means being an industry leader with a lot of hard working people backing your business, or being an industry innovator and working ahead of the curve to keep your competition looking to you for creative ideas and work processes.
Industry leaders tend to eliminate process-centric departments in the areas of bending and cutting, to a more “grouped” approach. Whereby the cutting, bending, hardware insertion, and the occasional spot welding, is being done in collective sessions, as apposed to tedious, time-consuming piece work.
Instead of focusing on machine-specific productivity, the workflow is focused more on moving from one machine to the next quickly and seamlessly.
The goal in this process is to shorten the business-to-buyer cycle. The work is being concentrated to a finish product, instead of a production line with many parts waiting on completion.
A study done this year by the Financial Ratios & Operational Benchmarking Survey shows a growing Metal Fabrication industry with nearly 20% growth in 2013, up from 2011.
We are pleased to be part of a growing and trend-consistent industry, which is as diverse as it is mainstream. No project is too creative or commonplace. Let us know how we can help you create your desired product outcome!