The Hitzfield Group is a group of companies that design, engineer and install state-of-the-art building envelopes and structural façade components. They serve a wide variety of industries across the nation and have partnered with companies such as FedEx and Eli Lilly on various construction projects.
Estes Design and Manufacturing recently had the privilege of partnering with the Hitzfield Group, as we were able to help them design and fabricate over a thousand custom exterior wall panels for the newly constructed Fishers, IN Fire Station.
Read below what the Hitzfield Group has to say about their decision to partner with Estes on this project and their impressions of Estes’ commitment to fabricating high-quality parts.
“The Hitzfield Group selected Estes Design and Manufacturing for the fabrication of the Custom Metal Panels on the Fishers Fire Station for a variety of reasons. From the beginning, Estes treated The Hitzfield Group as a partner, rather than just a customer. Our relationship with Estes started more than a year prior to committing any fabrication work to Estes. In that extended period, we had countless email and phone exchanges, but also held several meetings both at their facility and ours. We also went through several iterations of hypothetical (estimated) pricing while we finalized design iterations. Through all of this, Estes never wavered in their desire to be our partner. This was a time commitment Estes made without even having an order from us, and it gave us the confidence that Estes was truly going to be a partner and not just another fabricator.
Estes helped us work through specific design items collaboratively with their engineering department, and we took full advantage of the technology they utilize to help design, produce, and simulate the fabrication process. By the time our material was ready to be fabricated in the shop, they were already very familiar with our parts and confident they could fabricate them very efficiently.
Estes’ commitment to lean fabrication methods through automated processes is evident by how quickly and efficiently they were able to complete our project, and is also proven in the quality of their product. Using their automated systems, we were assured that each panel was fabricated per specifications and within tolerance. Of the 1,003 wall panels that Estes made for the Fishers Fire Station, not a single remake was required – a true testament to their commitment to fabricating quality parts. We look forward to a continued partnership with Estes on future work.”
We enjoyed the opportunity to work with The Hitzfield Group on this vital community project. How can we serve you in your next metal fabricating project? Contact us today to find out!