User Asks: In-House Custom, One-Off Panel Builds?

A few months ago, you printed a column ("Control Panel Build More Efficient In-House") about a material handling system builder that brought its panel building jobs back in-house. We've been thinking about that, too, for similar reasons. We're trying to either bring it all back so we get the benefits of volume, or just do the custom, one-off builds that have more complexity, but high value and high importance to be perfect.  I'm sure we're not alone. Anybody have some ideas, experiences to share about this?

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