SIDNEY — Shaffer Metal Fab is a contract manufacturer capable of providing sheet metal fabrications, machined components and powder coating per customer specifications. The sales volume continued to increase year over year and we have now shown increased sales volumes in each of the last three years.
“Much of this increase came from the core industries that Shaffer serves including lighting, recreational vehicles, furniture, store fixturing and food service equipment. The bulk of our growth comes from existing accounts while we strategically target new accounts in some of the better performing manufacturing verticals,” said Skip Murray, sales manager.
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We continue to leverage our ISO 9001 quality certification which has allowed us to target a few specific customers bound by internal company requirements to only procure material from quality certified suppliers. Shaffer has always operated under the guise of these expectations regarding quality procedures but now we have been officially certified for two years.
Capital investments continued primarily with the addition of a brand new CNC Press Brake and CNC Cut-off Saw. These purchases give us the ability to take on more capacity. We now have seven CNC machine centers which allows us to provide the ability to efficiently produce complex parts and differentiates us from much of our competition. We will continue to invest in this area of our business as demand continues to increase.
Shaffer’s powder coat operation continues to provide more and more finished products to our customers, especially those looking for one-stop shop capabilities beyond fabrication and machining. The powder coat system is state of the art and is performed in an environmentally enclosed room to control temperature, humidity and cleanliness. Powder is applied with an eight gun automatic Nordson spray booth capable of handling long runs with uniform consistency while manual guns are used for shorter runs. Finishes are available in a wide range of colors, glosses and textures.
Shaffer’s greatest asset is the knowledge and experience of our dedicated employees. And the challenge endures to find additional qualified individuals as we grow the business. As for the 2017 calendar year, we plan on focusing the majority of our service efforts on growing our core account base while we continue to seek out new logical business opportunities.
The company is located at 2031 Commerce Drive, Sidney.