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19 Aug 2016
How to Qualify a Common Area Fixture Fabricator Part III; the Warranty

This is the third in a series of Blog Posts on how to qualify a fixture fabricator. In this posting, I discuss the role of the manufacturer’s warranty in the qualification process. Let’s begin with the written warranty. Most provide a term of one year. Exclusions (things not covered) may include: failures due to misuse, electrical […]

8 Aug 2016
How to Qualify a Common Area Fixture Fabricator. Part II; Owning the Job

  In this second Blog Post on selecting a fixture fabricator, I discuss the fabricator’s vertical integration, and project management capabilities. Fixture fabrication requires the marriage of many manufacturing disciplines such as: CNC woodwork, Installation of solid surface counters, wood veneers, edge banding, and laminates, Glazing, Precision sheet metal fabrication, Powder coating, Commercial lighting, and electrical installations […]

2 Aug 2016
How to Qualify a Common Area Fixture Fabricator. Part I; Wood, or Metal

If you are a manager whose responsibilities include asset management, specialty retail programs, or ancillary income, then it’s likely that you will be involved sourcing retail fixtures for your company’s portfolio. More than likely, you will be held responsible for the income that these fixtures are required to generate. Consequently, understanding how to qualify a […]