Making the switch to digital templating has helped Johnson Granite, Inc. of Mount Airy, NC, significantly expand its production capacity.
In 2007-08, Brian Johnson, president of Johnson Granite, Inc. in Mount Airy, NC, made a decision to help the longevity of his company. Johnson decided to switch his fabrication shop from hard templating to digital templating. Before the switch, the company was relatively small, and after the switch, he said it really opened up his capacity.
“Most of the time, when you do things by hand, you have one good guy who knows what they are doing,” said Johnson. “Switching to digital has helped me hire and train others that could do this type of work. They still have to have some skill, rather than just being able to punch something into a computer. It has really helped me.”