Bill Herbert, owner of Quality Erectors, was working to grow his fabrication and erection company but was struggling to keep his labor force trained and his machines consistently running. QEC has a focus on bringing projects in on time and within budget. However, Bill was frequently sending machines out of state to be repaired, causing down time which was costly to his company. He was also experiencing poor service and support from his gas supplier and was wasting time reconciling invoices and overpaying for gas tanks. He was putting in the work but not getting the results he needed. Bill knew he had to improve efficiency, employee training and technology to improve the bottom line to his business.
Bill found Earlbeck Gases and wanted to do a Gas Application Audit. Through analyzing his gas usage with his previous supplier, we found that he was overpaying on his cylinder rental bill by having too many cylinders on site that were underutilized. We determined the appropriate number of cylinders QEC should have on hand to help control his costs and better manage his cylinder inventory.
Bill also wanted to increase his team's productivity, so we did a Welding Application Analysis to identify if there were any improvements to be made in his team's welding process. Through working with Earlbeck, here are some of the solutions Bill found:
Bill implemented these solutions and transformed his business. His team is happier now that they have great training and the equipment, they need to do their jobs at a high level. His bottom line has improved, including reduced expenses on equipment repairs and gas supply. Bill now has a knowledgeable partner he can rely on to give him the right solutions for his business and help him solve his most difficult problems. Quality Erector’s partnership with Earlbeck has given Bill time back to focus on leading and growing his business.
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