Do you operate in the food service industry? If so, you will be well aware of just how important high-quality equipment is when it comes to delivering only the best possible products and service to your customers and patrons. With this in mind, the right custom metal fabrication company can help to make your life endlessly easier. Here is what you need to know:
Working with food means that the health of your customers and patrons are in your hands. Unfortunately, the wrong welding and steel fabrication methods can pose health risks when using your equipment to work with food. Food-grade equipment is essential – and it is not always a given! Before hiring contract-manufacturing companies to take over your mechanical engineering and steel fabrication, it is important that you confirm that they are able to provide you with food-grade equipment with a sanitary finish. But, what does this mean? It means that:
- All surfaces must be 100% welded. If they are not, there is a big risk of bacteria growth.
- Surfaces need to be as smooth as possible, without the presence of any grooves, pits or holes.
- Surfaces must be able to withstand any damage if they are exposed to corrosive cleaning aids.
In short, you’ll need a contract manufacturing company in your corner that has a wealth of experience when it comes to catering (no pun intended) for the foodservice industry in general.
Here at Rider Tool & Manufacturing Co., we have almost 50 years of experience, making us the most qualified company to assist you with all your food-grade steel fabrication requirements. For more information about our range of custom metal fabrication services, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team.