When a project calls for the use of aluminum rectangle tubing, your business will have many different choices in suppliers. Each supplier will offer different prices, different qualities and different services that can make one supplier a better option for your needs.
To help in evaluating your choices of both suppliers and the aluminum rectangle tubing they offer, here are some of the most important considerations to keep in mind. While price is always going to be a consideration, most of the top suppliers are going to be very competitive with their prices.
Volume of Stock On Hand
Unless you are purchasing from an aluminum specialist, you will most likely find there is a limited supply of even the common sizes of aluminum tubing, trim and bar on hand.
The specialized aluminum companies will have a greater inventory and a superior relationship with mills and extruders to be able to fill even large or ongoing orders.
For a small company or for a single aluminum component, finding a supplier that will ship small orders without minimum order requirements can be difficult. However, there are suppliers capable and set up to work with smaller companies to provide orders that may include just a few pieces.
Quality of Services
Valued added services such as custom cutting to order, punching, drilling, mitering and bending and forming are also important factors to look for in a supplier of aluminum rectangle tubing . By having this all completed for delivery, it will be faster and easier for your team to complete the assembly.
Additionally, when these services are completed before shipping, the chances of mistakes that lead to waste at your business are virtually eliminated. This helps you to save money while also ensuring that your fabrication and construction crews will be able to optimize their work and maximize their production.