I think American industry learned many lessons in the aftermath of the 2008 economic collapse. We learned how to be leaner. We discovered how to be more efficient managers. Many of us realized that if there was something we couldn’t do for a customer, someone else would. I think we were forced to listen more and be even more accommodating. Not a single one of us would volunteer to go through those trying years again, but I think we learned some valuable lessons.
“We Can Do That!”
Part of what we were reminded of through that period was the value of a “We can do that!” attitude. When it comes to engineering services, our “We can do that” philosophy can take your sheet metal project from concept to reality. With the help of some pretty bright guys in engineering (assisted by some specialized software) we are able to physical produce products or parts out of ideas.
The conversation will usually start with something like “Hey, I’ve been thinking about something for a while now, and I don’t know if you guys can do this, but here’s what I’m thinking.” Occasionally we’ll get a call saying “I have this ideas..but didn’t know if it’s possible or not.”
We love these calls and our engineers love to respond with “We can do that.”
“We Love A Challenge”
These types of conversations have led to everything from small convenient improvements to full lines of SKUs. It has led us down path to invent new products. It is something we embrace and encourage. We understand there are some pretty smart people out there. They have ideas and are trying to solve problems every day. We happen to have a team of our own smart guys who are pretty good at objectively solving problems through engineering. We love getting the two together.
Sometimes, when walking through our sheet metal fabrication facility or warehouse, I’ll allow myself a few moments to think about where we’ve been and where we’re going. I’ll look around at stacks of raw material, knowing shortly they will be turned into semi-trailer bumpers, RV access doors, utility truck toolboxes or one of a thousand other potential products and parts. I know a lot of people think metal fabrication is boring but there’s something about being in the middle of the process that is rewarding. I guess that’s why our engineers do what they do.
Do you have an idea you’ve waited far too long to bring to the table? Do you think you may have a better way to do something or get something done? Let’s talk. Odds are someone will say “We can do that!”
Stay tuned for Part 4 of our series on our metal fabrication engineering services; it should hit home for everyone. We are going to talk about the bottom line. We’ll explore how our engineering services puts more dollars in your pocketbook.