Or, as it commonly known these days, ‘rightsizing’, is a key component to our competitiveness. In a business that has its seasonal highs and lows, and where the scope of each job can vary from small scale to large, we need to be certain that the equilibrium between vehicle inventory, equipment and manpower delivers cost efficiencies to our customers without diminishing the service they receive. And, we need to do this without compromising worker safety. Our solution – we created service modules.
Each module is completely self-sufficient and consists of a vacuum truck, a crew of skilled technicians and the appropriate support vehicles. By self-sufficient we mean that every module is equipped and manned to handle every contingency. We require no additional manning or equipment from the customer, or other contactors, to carry out our work.
Our modules are not static, they are assembled based on individual project requirements to ensure that the right amount of people, skills and equipment show up on a job site to start working immediately. Our service module approach allows us the flexibility to allocate just the necessary resources to projects that are either large or small and, when necessary, to multiple projects simultaneously.
The true value in our module approach is to our customers. We don’t charge out rates to support our entire company with each project. Rather, we bill out only the module or modules required to complete each project. The net result is lower Catalyst handling costs for our customers.
Our current, staffing, vehicle and equipment profile is:
- 5 crews of 6 full time employees
- 7 vacuum trucks
- 3 picker trucks
- 2 – three stage screeners
- 5 life support modules, and
- We are fully equipped for high angle rescue