Sheet Metal Measurements are sometimes done on-site.
As we go through skilled laborers, sheet metal workers; that particular part of the industry is shrinking. As a result, we just don’t have qualified personnel to retrofit and remeasure ventilation systems that are in the field and that are now either rotting or they’re just rusting out.
That’s where we found our skilled people can go out into the field, actually measure with their installing mechanic and end up getting a product that requires very little, if any, guesswork on their part.
Too many times we’ve had customers try to measure their own in the field. They bring us the measurements. We go ahead and make it and it doesn’t fit. Then it’s not only costing them double for the material, but then it also stalls their job, and it also requires time and labor on their part to correct the problem. It’s a service that we provide. We’ve done it very well. It’s something that our customers certainly value.
Now who’s going to be doing the measuring?
We have one particular mechanic that is very skilled. He has been with us for almost 20 years now. When he measures a particular job he’s with their mechanic, who does the install. Then we draw out the exact blueprint of what the job is going to entail so that when he does pickup the material it’s labeled and he knows exactly where it goes. The two have really connected, especially in the field, because they have measured it together and they know how it’s going to be put and installed for the final job.