What Costs Come with Partnering with a Fabrication Shop?

May 2, 2019 3:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Working with a team of professional metal fabricators in Indiana can provide you with a wide range of benefits, but if you’ve never partnered with a professional fabrication company before you might not know what you can expect out of the relationship, as well as what exactly you’ll receive when you ask for a custom quote for the job you have in mind. This can vary a bit depending on the partner company you’re working with, but there are some pieces of information that are general standards in the industry.

Here are just a few examples of some of the factors you can expect to be included in your quote, and that you should prepare to discuss with your fabrication shop partners.


Typically, the cost of materials will be included in the costs of your partnership, unless you are supplying the materials yourself before the job officially gets underway. If your project will include any welding practices, this includes using the proper equipment for the welds. The costs will include not just the types of materials you’ll use, but also how you’ll ship them to where they need to be for fabrication or installation to begin.


Installation is another item that should be included with any quote you receive from a potential fabrication partner, unless that is not something you wanted included in the scope of work. When analyzing the costs of installation, you must consider that your product will be installed by a team of highly skilled professionals, that the costs include safety equipment for the team as needed during the installation process, that transportation of the fabricated parts to the installation site will be included and that the fabrication partner will be pulling all necessary licenses and permits from the relevant municipality.


If you need any kind of engineering work done with the project you have in mind for your fabrication partners, the costs of this service should also be included in any quotes you receive from them. This is going to especially be an issue with building projects, in which the city or state will need to provide proper permission for you to get started with construction on the project. It is important to have a licensed engineer on hand to get all these permissions, in addition to making sure the plans for the project will result in you getting exactly what you need out of the new construction.

Any time you’re preparing to partner with a local team of structural steel fabricators in Indiana, it’s important that you research the kinds of work they’re capable of performing, and get as many reviews and testimonials of their services as possible. After all, if you’re interested in developing a long-term partnership with the company, it makes sense that you find out as much as you can about your potential partners to ensure you will be fully comfortable with the services they provide.

For more information about our metal fabrication services and the benefits of working with a long-term fabrication partner, we encourage you to contact Benchmark Fabricated Steel today with your questions.

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