When Action Fabricators began the construction process, they only had nine months left on their existing lease and were understandably concerned about any extended construction delays. First Companies was able to finish ahead of schedule – in fact, it was exactly seven months from groundbreaking to receipt of the certificate of occupancy. All costs were carefully managed and kept within the original budget and project specifications. Regular project updates ensured the team at Action Fabricators were well-informed from start to finish, with a keen attention to managing change orders to minimize any impact on project timing or cost.
In 2017, First Companies was hired for a major addition to the Action Fabricators’ facility. Another 35,000 square feet were added to the existing building for storage, with an updated the heating and cooling system, new restrooms and 3,300 square feet in office space and mezzanine storage.
“While we anticipated the positive impact our new facility would have on our manufacturing efficiencies and employee morale, we did not anticipate that our new building would turn out to be such a great sales tool. We regularly have new and prospective customers tour our facility and we believe the building itself has helped us win new customers and projects, and has also allowed us to expand into the medical industry in a way that would not have been possible in our previous facility.” Jon Rudolph, President