Tigmaster is a cutting edge manufacturer offering welding, laser cutting, machining, waterjet cutting and much more. They pride themselves on quick turnaround times and having the most modern equipment and newest technologies available on the market. As they’ve grown, they found themselves buried in sheet metal which was effecting their production. Hear how they turned to Lean to create more floor space and have continued to invest in sheet metal storage racks in order to keep their shop clean and best serve their customers.
Exterior Pro Keeps it LEAN
Is the investment worth it? In this short “Gear Review” video, Meet Aaron Perry, owner of Exterior Pro Roofing in Indiana. If Aaron’s space and efficiency challenges sound relatable, we would love the opportunity to create a similar success story!
At LEAN, we’re incredibly proud to work with companies that continue pushing the limits of metal fabrication – such as Atomic Industries. We’re humbled to play an integral role in the efficiency of their premier fabrication facility.
Space and Customer Demand
In the video below, John represents most metal fabricators… fighting for space, and working hard to keep up with customer demands. Check out how our sheet metal storage systems help him create space for more operations and better efficiencies.
Check out what Edge Fabrication located in Irving, TX has to say about their switch to Lean Sheet Metal Storage Racks,
“Edge Fabrication works hard to ensure we have what our customers need when they need it. Our new material storage system has increased our capacity by 50%, and we carry a wide variety of material. This is just one of the improvements we’ve made to meet our customer’s growing needs. How can we help you with your next precision sheet metal fabrication project?”
Danuser Solves Space Challenges
After Danuser’s most recent building addition in 2018, the thought of knocking down a wall and expanding the building was a gut-wrenching thought. Was there any way they could hold more sheet metal inventory in less space?
Within minutes of sending in an online request, Danuser had a Lean Manufacturing project manager dedicated to their opportunity. Read more.
“The LEAN storage systems brought much-needed organization to our inventory so we can now maintain low Kanban levels and track FIFO efficiently. Previously, when customers visited us, we used to guide them away from our material storage area. Now we take them right to it!”
“The LEAN racks have made a huge impact by reducing our down time significantly. No more digging out metal, double handling, and waiting on material. Our sheet-metal is organized and ready for use, right at the point of use. We removed 6 racks in total and replaced them with 2 LEAN racks.”
“We had stacks of material and would have to move 5, 7, even 10 stacks to get to the material stack we wanted below. It would never fail: as soon as we stacked bundles on top, the next one we needed was on the bottom! What used to take an average of 20 minutes to state material bundles, now takes us 1-2 minutes.”
“We used to have wood pallets break and buckle due to the weight of the sheet metal. We’ve also had sheet-metal loads shift and spill off wood pallets. The LEAN racks and cartridges eliminated multiple safety issues and are a major safety improvement.”
“We fabricate metal components, yet our floor was always covered in wooden pallets. With the LEAN racks, we significantly reduced wood and created more space than we ever thought possible. We are now using the open space for more manufacturing.”