I don’t know a whole lot about how the pieces that we use for our construction materials are cut, but what I do know is that we need absolute precision. Without that we would not be able to manufacture the products that we need which would greatly hurt our business.
For years, my partner and I had been doing this work within our planned operations. We thought it was a much greater cost-saving option to do it here than to farm it out to some other place. Boy was that a wrong decision on our part.
One of the major issues we had was it every time we hired somebody and train them eventually they would move on. This meant we had to slow down operations while we looked for and trained somebody else. Of course, one of the major problems is not everyone we trained was as good as the others. This also impeded the quality of our work.
Finally, we get smart about this. We realized that if we were going to have real success the only way that was going to happen was to make sure that we contracted out to have the work done by a company that would make sure that the work was done perfectly the same way every time.
We simply could not have work that was not the same quality every time. This made us look reckless or unprofessional, and we could not have the slowdowns either. This is why it made sense to start looking into laser cutting to do the job for us. In fact, we actually contracted with two different companies to ensure that if one could not do the job then we had another option.
In no time and all we found that this was actually saving us a huge amount of money, and greatly improving the quality of our work. These service companies are so good at what they do and are able to give the kind of quality work that we truly needed. We were kind of kicking ourselves in the head afterwards for not choosing this option before.
Now were up and running at full capacity all the time. Our customers are excited about our work and its quality, and we are constantly staying ahead of schedule. This was likely one of the smartest moves that we ever made.