As the country continues to grow in 2020, so does the need for metal fabrication. As previously discussed in the importance of steel fabrication, structural steel is used everywhere, from skyscrapers to short-term temporary structures.
As the shortage of qualified welders increases, so does the need for them, but not all fabricators are the same. How do you choose the right fabricator for your job? Vic’s Welding has some tips for you to make the search a little easier.
Experience is Crucial
Along with how experienced the company is in the type of project you need completing, investigate how experienced their current staff is. Ensuring that the company and its team have worked on similar projects will give you peace of mind.
The worst thing would be to assume that the company and its employees have the necessary experience, and then you end up with a bunch of delays and design issues later. Those issues could lead to considerable financial losses.
When asking about the company’s current, permanent employees, you want to take into consideration: their skills/certifications, and their individual work experience. They’ll need to have a thorough knowledge of different metals and their heat treatment properties for your project.
Regardless of the size of the project, quality should never be compromised, especially on a project like steel fabrication. Ensure that the company you choose knows all manufacturing processes, testing equipment, and quality standards for your project. Make sure that their certifications are enough to award that company a project like yours.
Excellent customer service is crucial for building a long-term relationship with a fabricator. If you can do so, speak to former or current customers of theirs. Inquire about their experience with the company, how transparent they were with communications, and how willing they were to adhere to the client’s requirements. All of these mean timely completion of your project and fewer mistakes.
Hire a Certified Welder
With a company, like Vic’s Welding Co., LLC, you can rest assured that professionals are doing your work. We are a licensed and insured welding and metal fabrication company that is “U” and “R” stamp shop certified through ASME/National Board. Our company has been serving residential and commercial clients in the Valley since 1996.
We offer emergency and scheduled maintenance, fabrication, repairs, and modernization. Contact us today for more information on our services or to schedule an appointment with one of our AWS and ASME Certified welders at (623) 925-5695.