You've been planning for months and have the contractors lined up to help you build your automotive repair shop from the ground up. It sounds like you are good to go–except there's one other service professional you must make sure you have accessible for this project: a metal fabricator. Why will you need a metal fabrication service when you are in the process of building your place of business? There are actually a lot of reasons. Take a peek at some of the things a metal fabricator can do for you while you are constructing your own automotive repair shop.
Get building components built-to-fit instead of cookie-cutter designs.
When you are building a place of business, you are at the mercy of suppliers and the products they have available where parts and components are concerned. That is unless you have someone who can help you create custom building components. For example, if you need a large work bench in one area of the building, you might otherwise be forced to buy multiple workbenches and piece them together. Conversely, a metal fabricator can help you design and build a bench that is built specifically to fit what you need. A few other examples of things that could be custom-built for your auto shop include:
- paint spray booths and metal enclosures
- exterior metal cladding in a specific style
- metal shelving and storage units
Get help creating custom machinery and equipment for the shop.
Do you need a specialized lift that can safely support a large vehicle? A metal fabricator can actually work with a regular lift and do alterations to make this happen. Maybe you will need a special aggregate bin to feed a sandblasting system. A metal fabricator can help you with this as well. Not only will this professional be useful during the structural building process for your business, they will also be able to help you outfit the interior with equipment that is suited to the type of work you plan to do.
One of the greatest things about this idea is you will not be limited to buying only new equipment if you have a metal fabricator on your team. You can also buy used shop equipment and have it manipulated and reworked or reshaped to better cater to the plans and functions of your place of business. Therefore, just hiring a fabrication service can help you save money on end costs.