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1041 Trulls Rd.
Courtice, ON
L1E 2S9
Tel: (905) 434-2556
Fax: (905) 434-1427
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1041 Trulls Rd.
Courtice, ON, L1E 2S9
Tel: (905) 434-2556
Fax: (905) 434-1427


In It for the Long Haul: The ROI of Steel Fabrication

March 21, 2019

The viability of steel used in the fabrication process was felt unexpectedly in 2018 with the American government having implemented a 25% tariff tax on imported steel into the States. Although the initial impact of the hit has slowed to a bit of a stand still, the implications of its effect have made both fabricators and manufacturers alike rethink material life compared to return on investment (ROI) when it comes to custom steel fabrication.


Today we’ll discuss why steel is the optimal choice for custom steel fabrication and what preventative measures will ensure maximizing ROI


Steel is Cost-Efficient and Durable


Steel is the most economical material used in the fabrication process for industrial, business, and residential manufacturing and infrastructure. It is used primarily for its incredible durability – as it offers better resistance against weathering and everyday wear and tear. That being said – steel is still prone to the effects of oxidation. To really protect your ROI in opting for steel fabrication – it is best that a protective coating or additional detailing is applied to stand against the effects of corrosion.


Maximizing Welding Quality


Prioritizing welding quality can also maximize potential ROI. Ensuring proper welding techniques are applied before the process of hot-dip galvanization (the process in which a coating process is applied to the surface of the steel as a proxy for protecting against corrosion) will prevent the zinc that penetrates the steel in the welding process to crack. Luckily, opting for an experienced and knowledgeable steel fabricator will ensure best practices are implemented before the welding process begins.


Finding the Right Fabrication Shop to Protect Your ROI


Baseline Custom Fabrication offers the knowledge and capability to guarantee that your custom steel fabrication project is completed as efficiently and effectively as possible. Our facility houses full-service fabrication equipment and highly experienced staff capable of designing, engineering, fabricating, and finishing small to large-scale steel products in accordance with your unique specifications. Opting for Baseline Custom Fabrication will ensure best practices are used in the process of fabricating your project – setting you up for a greater potential to maximize your ROI.

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