OUR REVOLUTION STARTED HERE
FABRICATOR'S CHOICE entered the electronic countertop design age with the introduction of the Recon Digital Templating System. Weighing in at 77 pounds, the portable set up eliminated the need for “sticks-and-glue” and other bulky patterns. It offered onsite accuracy verification and worked seamlessly with CNC routers. This product convinced FAB CHOICE to offer complete training for the laptop compatible CAD software and CNC operation. Affectionately called “R2 D2” by users, it led us to the conclusion that the digital world was here to stay.
THEN THE "NEW BOSS" ARRIVED!
In 1999 FAB CHOICE was approached to become the industry's exclusive marketing and training source for an exciting new, templating system that used specially calibrated digital cameras to create even more accurate results. Named PHOTOTOP and launched at StoneExpo show, our marketing boldly announced “Meet The New Boss.” The message paid off because the product performed as promised and customers began to embrace the idea that many of the old ways of producing countertops were too inefficient to remain competitive.
PROJECTS PROFITS BRIDGE SAW OPERATORS
The digital connection continued as FABRICATOR'S CHOICE introduced its LaserTop Template Projection System to help bridge saw users speed production with more accurate results and lower scrap rates.
CAD TO FAB
COMPLETE OFFICE INTEGRATION
Template-to-Office-to-Production-to-Install DIGITAL INTEGRATION
Next FAB CHOICE became the software distribution, installation and training provider for Moraware Office Systems. With the capability to completely integrate fabrication operations we began working closely with fabricators on a consulting basis to improve profitability. This brought greater control of the process from the point of sale to the time of installation. Developed as CadToFab, our new CONSULTING SERVICE to help serious fabricators improve plant efficiency, evaluate and improve equipment choices while digitally integrating even the smallest details affecting the cost and profitability of each job. Our custom consulting contracts were specifically designed to create opportunities for smart planning and sustained growth based on financial asset milestones and market conditions.
TAKES A SHORTCUT THROUGH THE CLOUD
It became clear PHOTOTOP was destined to become an important tool for the forward thinking fabricators who wanted to improve templating speed and accuracy in this highly competitive marketplace. FAB CHOICE purchased the software system from its originators. Since taking on the challenge of development we have brought the product to new levels of sophistication and ease of use. Version PHOTOTOP 4 introduced a new Field Kit with lighter weight Target Panels along with proprietary target tools for unique design and installation situations. Tape, target, shoot and send! With details such as edging, radius corners, sink style and more all preset in the job order the templater goes on to the next job while approval is done at the office before digital files are sent for cutting to the CNC or bridge saw. This is why PHOTOTOP 4 became the #1 DIGITAL TEMPLATING SYSTEM WORLDWIDE!
TO 2020 AND BEYOND
WITH FABRICATOR’S CHOICE
Nineteen-Nineteen has been a great year of preparing FAB CHOICE for an even bigger 2020! Our growth has proven the importance of LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION or even more importantly, SPACE, SPACE, SPACE! Our new 45,000 facility is giving us the opportunity to expand our CUSTOMER SERVICES and TRAINING PROGRAMS.
The release of PHOTOTOP 5 boasts new ORGANIZE features like Auto-Create Miter Strips, Auto-Create Lamination, Auto Dimension on PDF Output, and more! WATCH PHOTOTOP 5 WORK HERE.
Meanwhile Cad-To-Fab Digital Integration Planning has become OPTI CONSULTING. This in-depth Custom Business Analysis helps Serious Fabricators understand the opportunities their existing operations may have overlooked while mapping DETAILED PLANS for a PROFITABLE FUTURE. Encompassing OFFICE, PRODUCTION, TEMPLATING & INSTALLATION we work in tandem with our client's key office systems, templaters, production leaders, and installers to maximize efficiency at every step.
FAB CHOICE INVESTS IN
BURKHARDT-LOFFLER NORTH AMERICA
All that new space at FAB CHOICE will soon be occupied by our latest, long-term investment in the DIGITAL STONE MANUFACTURING industry. A strong INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURING ALLIANCE with the Baumann Group of Germany affords us the opportunity to establish a complete sales, service, training and production as an American owned and operation. Our commitment to BURKHARDT-LOFFLER NORTH AMERICA will allow us to serve as a totally integrated beta site for fabricators to see how DIGITAL MANUFACTURING is necessary for assuring profitable operations. And, it will synch with our OPTI CONSULTING SERVICES continuing to encourage the close relationships we enjoy our new and long-term clients.