Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


SMACNA contractor Dee Cramer knows how a sheet metal shop should flow


After almost eight decades in the business, SMACNA contractor Dee Cramer Inc., Holly, Mich., knows how a sheet metal shop should flow.

Designing how a workload consisting of how numerous tasks and materials should flow is an activity Dee Cramer has done many times over the years, including at its recently opened 20,000 square foot facility in Wixom, Mich.

Workers try to minimize steps and duct-forming machinery is close to cutting tables and floor mats make ductwork easier to move around. Applying basic lean principles to shop setup and flow can be very beneficial.

Read the full article in Snips magazine.