The following is taken from the revised second edition of Sheet Metal Shop Layouts, published by Snips in September 1981. Figures used have not been adjusted for inflation.
Editor’s note: One of the country’s foremost wholesalers of sheet metal working machinery is Vorys Bros. Inc. in Columbus, Ohio. Richard S. Voorhees is manager of the machinery division. When he heard that we were putting together some information on shop layouts, he kindly submitted for inclusion in this booklet some very helpful information. Voorhees has assisted many shops in his trading area with their shop layout problems.