Action Metal Case Study
E2 Shop System manufacturing software makes metal fabricator more productive with centralized control of all job information
About Action Metal
Action Metal Fabricators, Inc. blends 20 years of experience and expertise with modern facilities and equipment to offer its customers a full range of metalworking services, competitive pricing, and quick delivery. From processes like plasma cutting, rolling, punching, or welding, to design capabilities to meet its customers’ exact specifications, Action Metal honors its commitment to quality in repair, modification, and fabrication of equipment and metal parts.
“It really helps my employees to have all the information right in front of them – job traveler, drawings – everything they need.”
-Brad Thellman, Action Metal Fabricators
Why did Action Metal Choose E2?
Action Metal General Manager Brad Thellman knew it was time to look for new software when his old DOS-based system became obsolete and could no longer be supported by his provider. After considering a number of options, he selected E2 fabrication shop software and began his implementation in 2003. E2 offered him a total, yet easily expandable package at a reasonable price. “The ability to compile all of my information into one place was a big selling point,” says Brad. “I can attach drawings and everything right to the job.”
The Results… So far
In addition to having a manufacturing software system that is much easier to use than his old DOS-based program, Brad Thellman has seen other improvements to his shop operation. Probably the biggest improvement is his ability to attach drawings right to his job travelers – this maximizes the time his employees spend working, rather than chasing down paperwork. He also has seen great improvements in issuing quotations: “Once the information’s in the system, you do a quote really quickly.” He is anxious to put E2 job shop software through all of its paces, learning more about what the system can do, but for now, Action Metal and E2 are off to a great start together.
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