How to Choose A Custom Metal Fabricator
(Updated Jan. 29, 2021)
A custom metal fabricator builds things from metal. The end product might be an iron gate, a machine part, or a miles-long conveyor belt. Hiring the right company is key to the success of your project. If you’re in charge of a plant upgrade, you’ll need to look for a contractor with industrial custom metal fabrication experience.
The right custom metal fabricator will cut down on lead times, produce quality pieces, and stay on budget. Here are some considerations when looking for custom metalwork.
DOES THE COMPANY HAVE RELEVANT EXPERIENCE?
Look for a contractor with experience working on projects similar to yours. Custom metal fabrication service is a broad field. You might find a team with excellent qualifications, but unless its past work is comparable to your project, keep looking.
For instance, if you want to improve handrails in your factory, look for a contractor experienced in making safety upgrades in facilities like yours. Read online reviews and ask for references to learn more about a metal fabricator’s past work.
IS THE METAL FABRICATOR LOCAL?
It’s not necessary to hire a contractor based in the same town as your facility. There are advantages to working with a nearby company, however. A local company will be familiar with your area’s building codes and will understand the logistics of working in your town. And, when someone’s next door, it’s easier to meet.
Storee Construction is in Springfield, MO. We work in the Midwest, including in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. When you work with Storee, you’re working with someone local. It doesn’t matter if you’re in St. Louis, Kansas City, Little Rock, or Tulsa.
CAN THE CONTRACTOR HANDLE YOUR PROJECT’S SCOPE?
Does the metal fabricator have a team that can handle the needs of your job? If you’re renovating or upgrading production, one of your priorities is minimizing delays. If the metal fabricator doesn’t have the resources to work quickly, you’re looking at significant downtime.
Storee is qualified to complete large, industrial jobs. Our team includes experts to handle every aspect of a project. From reworking structural supports to making minute welds, our custom metal fabrication crew takes your project from concept to completion. Our CAD team and certified welders work with you to make your plant efficient.
ARE SAFETY STANDARDS AND QUALITY CONTROL STRINGENT?
When it comes to custom metal fabrication, quality work equals safer facilities. Storee’s team of welders are certified and internally trained to meet our high standards for safety. Our certified welding inspectors can check the security and quality of the metal fabrication. And, you can rest assured that our highly trained team complies with all safety protocols while working in your plant.
PARTNERS IN INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION
Communication is key to any successful project. A metal fabricator must work with your team and understand your production goals. Storee Construction has been working with Midwest manufacturers since 1966 – we understand the demands of the industry. We will quickly analyze your pain points, find solutions, and streamline your project.
Our custom fabrication machine shop is outfitted with CNC Machining and laser cutting as well as tools that have been used for decades. Working with stainless steel, sheet metal, aluminum, bronze, and more, Storee Construction creates both utilitarian and aesthetically pleasing pieces. Storee Construction’s expertise and experience make our team the right choice for your industrial custom metal fabrication projects. Contact us for information about our services.