Too often, manufacturing facilities will be designed with the lowest initial cost in mind. There is a common misconception that the lower the construction cost; the more successful the project. This low dollars per square foot ($/SF) mentality is very expensive.
FPR works to achieve our Clients goals, not so much in terms of $/SF, but in terms of cost per part out the door. If modest increases in construction costs can lower overhead or increase productivity, it is money well spent. This old adage guides FPR as we select building materials:
"THE BITTERNESS OF POOR QUALITY
LINGERS LONG AFTER THE SWEETNESS OF A CHEAP PRICE IS FORGOTTEN"