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Sheet Metal Fabrication

Stollco Industries has been fabricating
custom metal products for over 45 years

FABRICATION SERVICES & METAL CUTTING

From our designers to production managers to our machine operators, we instill a pride of getting the job done right the first time and every time.

We share years of sheet metal fabrication knowledge to all our clients.

When other companies say 'we can't" we say "we can".

QUALITY, EFFICIENCY, & VALUE

We operate an efficient fabrication facility. We fabricate individual prototype parts and we also fabricate batch volume. We coordinate all our automation machinery to complete the production seamlessly, while maintaining high quality. Our focus is to maintain high quality while being efficient. This offers value for our clients.

OUR SERVICES

We have an experienced design team, and we offer engineering assistance to all our clients. We will transform your ideas into metal fabricated products. We understand that you know your business, we are here to take on the responsibilities of the production process.

Each product is specific to our client's industry requirements. For over four decades, we have worked with various industries, and we approach each project with a great understanding of the end result.
We know that your component is situated around other devices. Therefore, we offer design assistance that will improve your original concept.

Also our consulting methods aid in the production process. Our designers look to enhance your part specifications so that it will speed up the production process. Efficient and timely production processes allow us to pass on the value savings to our clients.

Within all our services, we maintain a philosophy of zero-defects and high quality. All of our people understand that our target is perfection.

Our main benefit of our services is our ability to offer solutions to our clients. When other companies say 'we can't" we say "we can". We are here to exceed their expectations.

QUALITY OUTPUT

At Stollco Industries, we maintain zero-defect fabrication. Our primary mandate is to aim at manufacturing products that have no defects. We achieve this objective by measuring regularly to ensure that the process is running within the desired specifications. Owning an automated facility helps to ensure zero-defects, but at our facility, we have systems that far surpass automation. We've built in checks and reviews that free our clients from defected fabricated components.

Our production team understands that our precision fabrication is not a goal, it is our duty. From our designer to our floor personnel, everyone understands that one bad part makes the entire set of parts incomplete and results in an unusable finished product. Our objective first and foremost is to produce the highest quality parts. We attain our quality goal by taking responsibility for the production. All production line workers are accountable for assuring quality at their individual workstations. Our philosophy of high quality workmanship and worker accountability allows us to succeed in a competitive market place.

Our word to our clients is very important, so our no-defect, high quality targets are always met.

WORK STATION PRODUCTION

Large complex components are assembled at a fixed station. At the fixed station, a team assembles all parts of the component from the first turn of the screw to the final adjustment. We maintain their focus to complete the entire production at a fixed station. It increases production as well as reduced quality issues. In the long run, we deliver perfectly fabricated components for our clients.

For standardized simple operations, we use a sequential flow production process. For this method the product passes through multiple workstations. The needed workload for each workstation is specified by our engineers. The parts move along the fabricating assembly line, manoeuvering through various stages of machine fabricating and manual assembling. At any given time, the parts for the entire component is located at one workstation.

This approach is only for standard operations, where the production manager can easily gauge process of production. He can predict the completion of the product based on its current position in the production line. Also, he can easily manage material and information flow, because these items are situated at one station. The benefit is that it is easier to increase the productivity of a flow line than it is to increase the productivity of a fixed station assembly. In a flow production line, the focus is on one workstation at a time.

The standardization of one workstation greatly reduces deviations in time and quality.

PLANNING AND SET UP

The set up or the planning stage is as important as the production process. Our production manager will set up the material, machines and the assembly process. Complex components that are fabricated by part sets require more set up time than the standard batch production.

This is the reason why it is highly important to have an experienced production manager that understands the planning stage. Our department heads have been with us for their entire working careers. At the planning stage our production managers communicate with our people and the optimum setup operation is determined together with all of our workers. All needed materials, tooling machinery, and assembly workstations are set in motion with the designated plan developed by our people.

PRODUCTION WORKSTATIONS

We help our workers focus on their job. We make our teams workplace as ergonomic and comfortable as possible, so that workers are able to focus on their work.

Workstations that are organized and accessible make our employees job seamless, which results in production efficiency. The tools are located in their proper places and are fully functioning, ready for use. The tables are at the optimum height for our worker. The materials are placed in their assembly carts at its designated location.

The production for each workstation in the production process are pre-determined. The production sequence is specifically designated by the production manager. Instructions accompanied by checklists are posted at each workstation to ensure proper follow through.

By developing clear instructions, our production understands that their workstation will need to be ready for operation at all times. All machine operators are responsible for ensuring that their workstations are fully functional and ready for operation.

Our production team is responsible, self sufficient and willing to meet high expectations.

MANUFACTURING COMPONENTS

When manufacturing a component made from various parts, all component parts are fabricated within a production sequence. We place all the parts on an assembly cart or crate. Each batch is carted from one operator to the other. A production manager keeps a record of the transition, and he gauges the quality of the finished product from each station. Our procedure eliminates quality problems, temporary storage, and product imperfections.

For every job, we maintain our focus and manufacture all components to their exact specifications.

Fabrication of parts sets begins in the design stage. In the design department our engineers direct the parts through sequence of tooling and machining. If a complex component is directed to be cut on a laser cutting machine in a single work cycle, the designer will direct the laser cutter to perform various tooling actions, such as cutting, profiling etc.

LEARNING AND GROWING

Continuing education of each employee is highly important at our facility. We promote workers understanding multiple disciplines. They not only perform tasks at just a single workstation, but perform the tasks at the multiple workstations. This allows our team freedom to work together with the product through the multiple workstations / multiple skill sets. Instead of carrying out the same operations at one station day in and day out, they are empowered to understand the entire scope of production. It's a considerable amount of training on our part, but the end result yields an educated production team.

CHECKS AND REVIEWS

We are never satisfied with our production methodology. We understand to stay ahead of the competition we must be willing to learn and grow.

To help our team advance and grow, we perform reviews at regular intervals. Unless otherwise requested from our people, the results of the reviews are shared for everyone to see. The goal is to highlight achievements and enable further improvement, which will steer our production associates from bad habits and bad production practices. We use our review policy as an opportunity to train and allow our workers to advance themselves. A good production manager not only checks off items on a list, and evaluate the results, but also acts as a coach, providing tips and most importantly helps our people develop solutions.

Our checking process motivates our people to offer solutions. We attain great knowledge and data from the front line. We address their needs and create an environment of success.
The fundamental highlights of our review program is allowing and focusing our people to become solution oriented thinkers.

When our people offer solutions, we grow, and as a result, our clients receive discounted prices without reducing quality or efficiency.

OUR PRODUCTION GOAL

From our designers to production managers to our machine operators, we instill a pride of getting the job done right the first time and every time.

We are large enough to handle batch orders and small enough to produce one off prototype parts. Our success is derived from our people. We encourage our people to communicate with one another. All departments have full access to our management team. We offer a great work environment so that our people are motivated to fabricate quality components that will exceed our clients expectations.

As discussed, the planning stage and set up stage is as important as the production stage. At this stage we prepare a plan that will be executed without quality issues and deadline delays.

We've been in the business of fabrication for three generations, and enjoy the process of fabrication. We will exceed our clients' expectations.

We assess all drawings, and if needed, we offer our ideas.

We recognize that most of our clients have a great understanding of the big picture.

We understand that we are here to provide our knowledge and years of collective experience.