Keeping the cold out, letting the customers in, providing consistent quality of product, and maintaining a safe/secure work environment, what do all of these have in common? I am so glad you asked. The answer lies at the door. We recently made an improvement to our shop that encompassed all of these concerns at the same time. In the "before" picture, there is a blank wall with a rack of some of our stored vinyl. You see, before we installed the pedestrian door, we would encounter a problem, especially in the colder months. We would have a customer come to pick up an order. To get the order to the customer, we would have to move carts of product out of the way of our existing "roll-up" door, sometimes causing parts to fall and receive damage (quality concern). Additionally, there was no window in the roll-up door, which meant we had to roll the door up before we could identify the customer (safety/security concern). Rolling up the door caused the cold weather that we were trying to keep outside to rush into the shop, un-welcomed. In the "after" picture, the new entry way door can be clearly seen. The new entry-way door allows us to safely identify the customer coming for an order, keep the cold out outside which allows our product to remain in a consistent, "climate controlled" environment to ensure quality for our customers.
Written by Brannon Brock April 30, 2019.
In the Spray Booth, the before picture shows two bigger glue tables with pegs. This resulted in daily cleaning of tables with heavy glue build-up and glue residue on the back of parts. The after picture shows two leaner tables that resulted in easier cleaning of tables, no heavy glue build-up and almost no glue overspray on the back of each part.