Having a facility that runs reliably is essential for a business that strives to offer valuable services at a competitive price point. Part of maintaining a reliable facility is sourcing low-cost but high-value parts for repairs and upgrades. The search for competitive prices on high-quality, reliable parts is what led Engel Diversified Industries, Inc. (EDi) to choose FactoryMation to help keep their operations running smoothly.
A family owned and operated business established in 1988, Engel Diversified has spent the past three decades working to become customers’ preferred choice for metal fabrication. They achieve this goal by committing to high quality and an excellent application of technical knowledge. From their facility in Jordan, Minnesota, EDi offers various services including metal fabrication, metal stamping, deep draw, tube fabrication, welding, tool and die, and more.
When looking for a new source of low-priced parts to keep the Engel Diversified facilities up and running, the job fell to maintenance manager Jim Covington. Even after being part of the industry for years, Jim was always on the lookout for the ideal supplier to fit his needs. “We’ve got a lot of old equipment. As the parts fail, I need to bring them up to modern standards,” Jim explains. Most importantly, EDi’s maintenance manager endeavored to find the best cross-section of price and quality. One year, Jim’s search brought him to FactoryMation. As he tells it, “I shop online for cheaper prices. You came up in one of my searches… I’ve [had] you bookmarked ever since.” Through FactoryMation, Engel Diversified found just what they needed to keep their facility updated and running reliably to continue to meet their own customers’ needs. They have kept many machines going with FMX parts including everything from a material feeder to their 600-ton hydraulic press. These updated machines now rely on FMX motor starter builds for control.
Jim and Engel Diversified went looking for the lowest prices they could find to solve their supply problems and keep operations moving. At FactoryMation they found that good prices do not need to mean sacrifices are made. Competitive prices can be bundled with a variety of advantages instead of negatives. Jim found that FactoryMation offered quality products with quick shipping and good service. EDi has seen machines running reliably since choosing FactoryMation and FMX. With FMX there has been no worry of part failure. Additionally, Jim especially favored the online shopping experience with FactoryMation. “I don’t know of any way I can recommend it being improved,” he says after explaining the simplicity and intuitiveness of the FactoryMation website. To summarize the experience simply with final input from Jim Covington: “The quality of the [products] I got from you was good and your website is easy to shop.”