What are some Metal Fabrication Limitations that All County has?
Jim: We’ve made mention of stainless steel. We try to stay away from stainless steel that’s polished. Mainly because you have to handle it with kid gloves, really. If you start getting scratches, or something is marred, the only option you have there is to try to buff it out or polish it, and we do not do polishing. We try to stay clear of highly polished stainless steel.
Are there any metal fabrication limitations on size, as far as what you can bend? Can you bend really small channels?
Usually when you bend a channel, if it’s a U-channel, maybe it’s a one by two inch in the middle, and one up, those have to be at least equal. Because if the one in the middle is less than the legs on the other two sides, you cannot get that last bend in the brake.
We do production for roofers and also for air conditioning contractors, who a lot of times, require custom brake metal as we call it. Either for flashing or it might be for a special kind of channel that they need to make grills, or particular filters that they’re making themselves, and we work with our customers.
A lot of times if we can’t get it exact, we get it close enough so that they can get their product to work, because when you run out of options through a manufacturer or through a distributor, that’s where we come in. We do our very best to make sure that the job gets completed. Not only are they satisfied, but their customers are also satisfied.