With so many metal manufacturers around the United States it can be difficult to know who to trust, who has the right equipment and personnel and what is the level of quality that the manufacturer can produce.
Whirltronics has over 50 years of experience in metal manufacturing. We have had our hands in a large variety of projects and have helped many companies big and small achieve their goals along the way.
Here are 3 important questions to ask a metal manufacturer to see if they are the right fit for your project:
1. How can they keep my project costs in scope?
Many metal manufacturers specialize in only a handful of fabrication services. If a company cannot complete a certain process in-house that your project needs, you may have to reach out to another manufacturer for help. This will add cost and time to your project, which could potentially put your project over budget while not meeting your specific timeline.
Find a metal manufacturer that offers most or all of the processes for your project in-house. This will eliminate extra costs and speed up your time-to-market as well.
2. How do I know I am getting quality work?
We recommend that you find a company that is ISO certified or at least has recorded processes in place for their manufacturing. This will ensure that there is quality control being practiced at the facility and there is a higher standard of manufacturing being performed. If you have a company that is ISO certified, you are most likely in good hands, because these companies are continually trying to become more efficient and improve their processes every time they are on the floor.
Working with a company that has this approach will give you a quality product along with the peace-of-mind that your project is in professional hands.
3. What kind of experience does the company have?
Do not be afraid to ask your potential metal manufacturer about past projects they have worked on or what companies they have worked with. If a company does not want to share this information with you, it may present a red flag to do business with them.
Companies that do work with OEMs are a good example of experience and quality. They are familiar with generating quality work in a time sensitive environment and it also shows that they strive for strong, long-lasting business partnerships.
Knowing about the company’s experience will give you a good idea of what they are capable of and how knowledgeable they are in the manufacturing industry.
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Contact our team to see if Whirltronics is the right fit for your next project. Call us at: 763-682-1716 or contact us online at: www.whirltronics.com.