- American Fabricators, Inc.30.Jul 2018
Overall compensation for your work
Very dependent on who you are more than accomplished
Office / Work Environment
The main focus is spending money to be pretty and decorating executives offices.
Plant temp during summer in excess of 100 degrees.
Once the best, now late deliveries. Quality issues.
With new ownership comes changes , but eliminating senior employees and replacement with people with no job shop experience or past experience was with failed companies does not seem like a success plan.
Forklift traffic dangerous, very limited space requires skid loads to often travel with elevated mast.
Suggestions for improvement
- Purchased by Kloeckner Metals, German owned. Strong company in raw metal sales. Has no clue on operating sheet metal job shop. Quit hiring OEM or failed company management. You are not going to get customers by rolling off flat metal from a coil. Value add and the knowledge of producing quality on time parts is key. Previous ownerships walked away with tens of millions of dollars, you now struggle due to simple common sense. Management without experience is hiring talkers not doers, focus on what made this company a premier fabrication company, remolding into a service center outlet for flat metal sales will fail.
What I like about the company
Potential, but must get back to basics.
What I dislike about the company
They now want success via increase margins. You will be successful when you realize what a job shop is. You need to have job shop management experience. You are selling a service, you are not producing a product but rather parts in various degree of completion. You have to constantly adapt and overcome. Absolutely best recommendation from customers you can get is “I never have to think of you guys, you just get it done” if you have no knowledge of the operational process in all aspects and don’t comprehend 100’s of diverse customers you will fail.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyAmerican Fabricators, Inc.
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee
- DepartmentExecutive leadership