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5 Things To Look For When Choosing A Metal Fabrication Company

Author: Rich Marker | Updated April 22, 2024 | August 20, 2016 steel fabricators, structural steel fabrication, structural steel fabricators

Every metal fabrication company offers something different, so how do you choose the one that best suits your project needs? From capabilities to quality to experience, here are five factors to consider when choosing a metal fabrication company for your next big project.

1. Capabilities
The first thing to consider is whether or not the metal fabrication company has experience with your type of project. Many metal fabrication companies have a specialty. If you’re looking for architectural metal fabrication, you won’t want to choose an auto parts fabricator. All fabricating processes have different requirements, so you’ll need to ensure the company you choose can handle the type, grade, and gauge of metal required for your project. Likewise, you’ll want to make sure the company you choose can handle the project from start to finish in house, rather than subcontracting. This can save on time and cost, as well as ensure top quality. It’s also important to verify that the fabrication company you choose has the equipment, materials, skilled staff, and production capacity required to complete the project on time and on budget.

2. Experience
When it comes to metal fabrication and structural steel fabricators, experience matters—especially practical, hands-on experience. Look for a company with bidders who can break down a complex project into detailed costs; engineers who are experts at translating shop drawings into viable projects; skilled, dedicated tradesman who are certified in their particular field; and project managers with real-world experience—all of which can make a big difference in the outcome of your project.

3. Quality
The sales pitch is just the first step in any metal fabrication project. Learn what certifications the metal fabrication company holds and then ask about the measures they take to ensure quality and pass inspection on every project. Quality is not an area for cutting corners.

4. Methodology
At All Metals Fabrication, our methodology is focused on supporting clients and managing projects. Our talented team of employees has the skills to track and manage complex architectural metal fabrication and industrial metalwork projects. We pride ourselves in our commitment to outstanding workmanship and process control.

5. Customer Service
A satisfied customer should be at the heart of every metal fabrication project. When choosing a metal fabrication company, look for a company whose guiding principles include craftsmanship, vision, hard work, and good old-fashioned customer service. The best way to set a customer at ease is by outperforming the competition in all areas of a metal fabrication project, from start to finish.

The Bottom Line
Not all metal fabricators are created equal, so do your research when choosing a metal fabrication company. All Metals Fabrication has spent years developing core competencies across the board to deliver a superior product and measurable bottom line value to our customers. Contact us to learn more!

About the Author


Rich Marker

All Metals Fabrication Owner and CEO

Rich Marker is an 18 year, skilled professional in metal fabrication and manufacturing. Co-founder, owner and principal of All Metals Fabrication, Rich has helped to sustain the company’s success over a variety of economic conditions. He has extensive background in continuous improvement, training and process improvement, and emotional intelligence—among other specialized proficiencies. He loves to learn, fly fish, watch college football and devour NY style pizza! He has the best family on earth, loves a good plan, great teaching and the opportunity to get better.

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