In this part two of our series on optimizing your custom metal fabrication operations, we’ll examine a few more tips on how to offer up the best quality metal fabrication products in the most efficient manner that not only keeps employees safe, but will add value to the customer.

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  • Get organized. Working in tangent with our previous tip of having a designated workflow for all processes, getting and staying organized is key to maintaining a high level of customer service. Fort Miller FAB3 recommends that you spend some time taking a hard look at your workspace. Where can you set up the necessary tools and equipment that will maximize efficiency for the employees who use them? Which tools do you use the most? These tools should be on shelves that are on eye-level, with the least used tools on the lower shelves. Are the machines themselves in the right place to eliminate unnecessary shifting around by employees? What about your storage drawers? You should invest time in organizing your storage drawers (again with the most used storage items at eye-level) and labeling your drawers for all to see. What about your waste products? Make sure employees are throwing away their food items, and you have designated places for all metal recycling and waste products. Are you utilizing white boards or chalk boards to convey vital information, such as the status of the job you are working on and jobs in progress? Your goal is to make it as easy as possible for employees to do their jobs.
  • Maintain your tools. As simple as daily and weekly maintenance is to do on all custom steel fabrication tools is, you’d be surprised at the number of companies who don’t do it — much to their detriment. When machinery is broken down, you’re not using it to do jobs; instead, broken machinery is costing you a lot of money. Fort Miller FAB3 recommends you institute a regular inspection process, as well as schedule routine maintenance on all pertinent equipment. Make sure everything is in top working order at a minimum on a weekly basis. Furthermore, instituting a regular machine replacement schedule is a great idea not only to stay abreast of the latest in technology, but also to prevent the cost drain repairing old equipment can become rather than replacing it.
  • Always look for continual improvement in processes. There’s usually always some room to improve efficiency in processes. When you approach your job with an open mind, your custom metal fabrication company will always continue to grow and flourish.


Fort Miller FAB3 in Schuylerville is always looking to achieve perfection in our processes. While mistakes can be made, we truly work hard by improving our custom metal fabrication operations process in order to eliminate the most common errors. We work diligently to correct errors that are made, as well as inspect all of our custom metal products for any signs of defect. When defections are found, we stop production and investigate to find the cause before proceeding. We believe in excellence in all that we do here at Fort Miller FAB3.

Fort Miller FAB3 offers the best in custom metal and steel fabrication services. We offer laser cutting, plasma cutting, robotic welding, CNC machining, CNC bending, and sandblasting. We aim to be your one-stop-shop for all of your custom metal fabrication needs. Our customers come first here at Fort Miller FAB3 in Schuylerville. We promise the highest quality products to meet all of your commercial or residential metal needs. When you partner with us, you can rest assured all of your needs will be taken care of. Contact us today to get started!