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Making Line Relocation Seamless with the Help of a Mechanical Contractor

To remain competitive in today’s economy, it can take bold moves. This is literally the case when it comes time to relocate a process line.

Reasons for Line Relocation

TMS LocationProcess lines typically are moved when companies get sold or acquired. It makes sense when brands are undergoing buyouts or mergers that the line already owned and in use gets relocated—even if it means moving equipment a long way, like from a plant out west in Arizona to a Midwest facility in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa or Illinois. Moving a process line is not like moving grandma’s china in a typical home move. It requires more special consideration and handling.

Must-have Milestone Scheduling

Planning is paramount with process line relocation in order to compensate for the fact that the equipment will not be in service throughout the duration of the move. If transport is scheduled to take a week, for example, that means a brand must build a bridge of inventory to cover a week of downtime. It also means the mechanical contracting company servicing the move must do so within the planned amount of time. Otherwise the brand will be at risk of running out of inventory, which can negatively affect the whole sales process, from customer loyalty to the bottom line.

One Mechanical Contracting Crew is Better Than Two

While equipment must be deconstructed and palletized for transport, it must also be responsibly reassembled in an orderly and effective fashion once it reaches its destination. In order to guarantee the job is done correctly, the mechanical services crew at the start of the line relocation should follow the system to the new location, where it then reinstalls the system. Sometimes a second crew of mechanical service contractors may be hired to greet the arriving line. However, the success rate of having the same crew strike and set the process line back up is monumental.

Experienced Mechanical Services Serve Best

Planning and executing process line relocation can be complex and technical so it’s essential experienced mechanical contractors do the job. In addition to reassembling, they must plan disassembling the line and properly loading it onto the truck. The more effectively a truck is loaded, the more efficiently it can be unloaded and the line put back together so it is up and running smoothly again. Otherwise, a large area may be required at the other end of the journey to first lay down the equipment, exposing it to the elements and taking extra time before the equipment can be reassembled.

Companies tempted to cut corners by not hiring experienced mechanical contractors at the start of process line relocation will likely to regret their decision since, odds are, it will cost them more time and money down the road. If your facility is planning on moving equipment, plan ahead with the experienced mechanical contracting firm, TMS Inc., by visiting tmsmech.com.

 

Ways Technology Empowers Mechanical Contractors

Thanks to the technological revolution, the world has changed a lot since the turn of the millennium. With iPads, smartphones, Wi-Fi and more, we have a world of information literally at our fingertips. As a result, it’s possible to look up virtually anything or anyone—making business a breeze.

Calling Mechanical Contracting Companies

Technology has improved the way in which mechanical contractors work. Once upon a time, handling a plant relocation could be problematic if a crew member didn’t know where to place a part in a machine. Imagine how difficult it would be to first find an old landline telephone and then describe the dilemma over it. But with today’s smartphones, mechanical contractors can simply snap a photo of the mysterious machine part and send it to someone anywhere in the world, allowing them to find out exactly what the part is and how to install it—within minutes.

Mechanical Contractors Digitally Connect

From smartphones to tablets and laptops, digital communication has proven to be incredibly beneficial for mechanical services companies and their customers. Questions get answered within minutes or hours instead of days or weeks.

The connectivity of the Internet empowers mechanical contractors to communicate back and forth without having to be in the same room—or even country. Mechanical contracting companies worldwide are now connected via their devices, allowing them to view the same images and determine what a certain part is, where it should go, and how it should function. 

Mechanical Services Excel with Excel

Back in the day, using hard copies for records often meant getting buried in a deluge of documentation. But with digital software programs, it’s easy to input paperless data, store it, and then quickly access it when necessary.

Mechanical contracting companies using Excel sheets can also better compute, plan and collect information via standardized scheduling, tabulating and billing methods. Spreadsheets streamline the process by offering a uniform means of determining costs, creating estimates and benchmarking timelines for projects.

CAD for Design and 3D Modeling

Today, mechanical services often take advantage of computer-aided design (CAD) software for 3D modeling and 2D vector-based graphics. Such technology is no longer considered a luxury item since it can speed up the time it takes to complete a project.

Recently, our TMS mechanical contractors were given only four days to do a substantial amount of relocation and equipment repurposing work. But using 3D modeling we were able to create a good plan, prefab 95 percent of the piping associated with the assignment, and finished with a clean, efficient and fully function system. And it was done within the timeline we were given, something that would have been impossible in the days before CAD software.

Traditional and Tech-Savvy Professionals

CAD, Excel or smartphone—it’s obvious technology can work for you. So why shouldn’t it work for your mechanical contractors as well? If you’re looking for traditionally trained yet tech-savvy professionals to handle your mechanical services job, visit TMS Inc. at tmsmech.com.

Using a Mechanical Contractor and Repurposing to Save You Money

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The phrase “everything old is new again” can be applied to repurposing, especially when it comes to costly mechanical service equipment.

Time to Repurpose

When manufacturing companies update their plants, they usually replace old heat exchangers with new, more efficient models, even if the existing ones still work. But because heat exchangers typically cost $15,000-$60,000, it makes sense (and cents) to repurpose them.

Repurposing Heat Exchangers

One plant’s existing heat exchangers were initially used to heat oil. As such, cold oil goes in the process on one side while hot oil comes out the other. Steam is used to heat it further via a liquid-to-liquid transfer.

With the advice of the mechanical contractors at TMS, after the installation of a new one, the old exchanger was reused farther down the line to further increase the heating of the oil and boost the plant’s efficiency—and bottom line. Because manufacturing companies spend a lot of time and money on this process, they want to make sure they get the most out of their investment.

With the new arrangement, all the heat exchangers in the process get the plant 10-15 degrees that it wasn’t getting before. Although it’s not how the old heat exchanger was originally meant to work, repurposing it has greatly increased the plant’s thermal efficiency.

Repurposing Tanks

When a plant replaces expensive equipment but cannot repurpose it themselves, it can sell the machinery at a discounted price to another company rather than scrap it. In these cases, a mechanical services contractor may suggest a plant manager pick up, say, a 10-year-old $80,000 nitrogen tank for $50,000.

In fact, tanks are usually repurposed continually until they’re worthless. However, a pressure vessel should be either brand new or, if older, be able to pass sonogram testing to ensure it can withstand pressure. If it can’t, it’s not a pressure vessel anymore—it’s a bomb.

Repurposing Benefits

In addition to being cost-effective, repurposing equipment is environmentally efficient. Although most machinery is recyclable after it’s been cut up and processed, reusing it is typically far more energy efficient—and of course either alternative is preferable to having equipment sit in a landfill.

If you have equipment you’re ready to replace or are not using, contact a mechanical services company to see if they can help you repurpose it. TMS has accredited mechanical contractors ready to answer your repurposing questions. To learn more, visit TMS at tmsmech.com.

Got a mechanical service problem? Get a mechanical contractor.

mechanical-contracting-problems-solvedAdmitting you have problem is the first step in finding a solution. But figuring out what the problem is can be equally problematic when it comes to mechanical service issues. Too often people become frustrated when attempting to troubleshoot on their own since not every mechanical problem has a simple answer or a seemingly simple go-to company to fix it. Seeking the right professionals can be a challenge. That’s where mechanical contractors come in.

The Right Stuff

Good contractors will know there is a right way to tackle mechanical service problems. The best ones are open enough to convey what they can and cannot do. If the solution is beyond them, they will let the customer know while still suggesting who can solve the problem based on their experience.

Often the reason a mechanical contractor doesn’t have a solution at hand, is because the resolution of the issue might not lie in the mechanics of the process. The problem could stem from the control of the process or even the chemistry of the process instead. Consequently, customers might need a mechanical engineer or a chemical engineer to resolve the issue. However, it often takes a visit from a reliable mechanical services contractor to determine this.

The Big Chill

Recently, TMS got a call from a client having an issue with their air conditioning system. The client uses chillers to cool their large, multi-roomed structure. These machines use water, which is chilled to 40 degrees or so, then circulated throughout the building to cool the air.

The Big Short

Our client’s building wasn’t getting enough flow from its chiller, so they made a call to us. But once we began troubleshooting the situation, we realized the problem had to do with the process, not with the actual chiller. We brought in a mechanical engineer to conduct a hydraulic review on each of the chiller’s three water lines and the issue was pinpointed. The problem was that the chiller was undersized and couldn’t handle the load. As mechanical contractors, we were able to find a solution for our client quickly by identifying what wasn’t working, and knowing who to call in to assist in the fix.

Who You Gonna Call?

If you encounter problems with your mechanical systems, don’t panic. Ask for help from an experienced mechanical services contractor who can accurately access the issue in a more cost-effective manner than an engineering firm. With 30 years of experience, TMS can quickly access and solve any problem at hand. To learn more, visit tmsmech.com.

Preplanning Makes a Difference in Mechanical Contracting

PrepareNothing demonstrates the effort and expertise of a good mechanical contractor like a successful project. It’s one thing to offer a philosophy to clients, it’s another to put it into action. Here’s an example of two recent projects TMS handled for a major customer that shows the importance of preplanning when time to complete the work is limited.

Balancing Old and New Scales

The first project was the installation of a new scale in the customer’s mill. We had just one 10-hour repair day, a Saturday, to install the new scale and remove the old one. A TMS crew headed up by Phil and Patrick knew that advance work would be key to getting the scale installed in the available window. So, the crew went in on Thursday and Friday to prep the old scale for demolition and to bring the new scale to the floor. This minimized the downtime required. That Saturday morning, our crew began demo of old scale and by 1pm, electricians were hooking up the new scale as the old one was removed from the area to the metal dumpster.

Sifting Old Problems to Smooth Out the New

The second project was the installation of new sifter at the mill. TMS had successfully installed its sister sifter back in 2013, so the client knew we’d be right for the new job.

Patrick from TMS took the engineering lead by getting parts ordered as well as starting the fabrication of spout boards that go under the sifter. To save time, Patrick had the floor flanges predrilled while the spout boards were in the shop. We had learned a lesson from the 2013 sifter install that the floor flanges created extra work, so predrilling saved us time and frustration.

Phil and his field crew also started on the project a few days ahead of the actual shut down, so they could stage equipment and tools on the proper floors to begin the actual installation first thing on the planned day. The installation work had been prearranged so team leaders knew the sequence each task would take. All of this preplanning saved time and problems, and for good reason. As it turned out, we needed extra time because the concrete contractor ran a little long that day.

In the end, everything was completed in the time frame allowed. Plus, the customer was especially happy with the attention to detail the crew took protecting the equipment around the sifter. They were spending a lot of money for a brand new piece of equipment and expected it to look brand new when we turned it over to them.

Happy Results

By taking time to preplan, and applying our experience with the work we did for them before, TMS has another happy customer who will consider us for the next project. Thanks to Phil, Patrick and the rest of the TMS crew for making these projects a success. If you have mechanical contracting needs, contact TMS and let us make your project another one of our success stories.

Communication Is Key When Contracting Mechanical Services

accuracy-communication-mechanical-servicesWhat does ASAP mean? Sure, everyone knows ASAP stands for “as soon as possible,” but what exactly does that mean when you’re unsure of the context? For example, if a mechanical contractor says, “We’ll start the job ASAP,” does that mean they’re going to drop everything and start working on it that very moment, or will they put it on a list of assignments and tackle it as soon as they get to it next month?

Mechanical Services and Communication Breakdowns

Using assumptive or imprecise words can lead to miscommunication. This is especially true when these words are used planning the precise jobs mechanical contracting requires. In the example above, a contractor may appear to over-promise or under-deliver the job start, depending on the way in which the customer interpreted the message. That’s why TMS makes the effort and takes the time to understand precisely what mechanical solutions a client needs and ensures the customer understands exactly what we will provide.

When dealing with mechanical services, be on the lookout for vague words such as “about,” “almost,” “like,” “basically,” and “beyond,” as well as unclear terms like “if time permits.” If a customer tells a contractor to do something if time permits, the contractor needs to ask how long they actually have to complete the assigned task. Being clear up front about the time involved will avoid confusion and the possibility of disappointment down the line.For example, if you seek mechanical services “sometime next week” and a contractor tells you, “No problem, I’ll be there next Friday,” that could be a problem if you actually need him to come out, assess the situation, and provide a price quote for the work by Tuesday.

An astute mechanical contracting company will check its calendar and precisely pin down a time: “I’ll be there Tuesday at 2 p.m.” If the time doesn’t work for the client, it’s then much easier to arrive on one that does work for both parties.

Be Precise on Mechanical Contracting

Precise communication is key throughout all stages of mechanical servicing. After you’ve hired a contractor and he’s assessed the problem, you’ll likely ask if it can be fixed. The last thing you want to hear is “I’ll do my best,” because that doesn’t definitively answer your question (besides, you assume the contractor will do his best regardless). Similarly, a contractor shouldn’t preface his reply with “to tell you the truth,” since that implies he hasn’t been honest with you all along.

Proactively Prepare a Strategy

Life is unpredictable. You can’t stop a tornado or schedule a flood, but you can have a Plan B or Plan C in place. But to do this you have to have all the facts—and that requires sound communication.

If you need a piece of equipment or a part that’s being shipped in from overseas, you can’t control the variables and make customs go faster. However, you can have your contractor find out what the lead time is and what the worst-case scenario is so you can troubleshoot a strategy.

This will be more helpful than having a nebulous reply such as “there’s always hope” when things don’t proceed as expected. While that may seem positive, it’s actually counterproductive. It’s better to know the facts, even if they are bleak, so you can take steps for a solution.

TMS: Thorough in All Phases

Dealing with mechanical problems is challenging enough, so it’s important not to have the situation complicated further with misinformation. When vague abbreviations, words, or terms are used, it’s crucial to recognize, identify, and rectify them by asking for clarification.

TMS employees make it a policy to be clear and succinct when speaking to customers or prospective clients. They’ll reiterate a point — or ask you to repeat something — to ensure all parties are on the same page and no miscommunications are made.

If you’re in need of contractors who are as thorough with their communications as they are with mechanical services, contact TMS at tmsmech.com.

Tips on Contracting an Accredited Mechanical Ser-vices Company

mechanical-contracting-certificationsThere’s a lot to consider when hiring mechanical services contractors, from availability to price.

Even more important is their level of competence. It’s not enough to provide mechanical services—they should also apply the most ethical policies and safest practices while on the job. This is something you can check by investigating their accreditations.

Associations vs. Certifications

Before hiring mechanical contractors, you may ask for their certifications, but equally relevant are the associations they’re affiliated with. Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), for example, is a national trade association that helps its 20,000-plus members work safely and ethically by regularly auditing mechanical services companies to ensure they’re up to speed on the latest safety policies. By providing a third-party verification system, ABC ranks mechanical services companies at different levels: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum (the highest).

FYI on TMS

Some mechanical contracting companies, such as TMS, go above and beyond. In addition to being a platinum member of ABC, TMS is also audited and certified by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) to ensure all of the industry’s necessary qualifications are being met.

Licensing by State for Mechanical Services Contractors

Because codes may vary regionally, mechanical contractors must have a master mechanical license from the state in which they’re operating. This allows them to understand the building codes for their specific area. Certain states don’t require HVAC licensing, however. That’s why it’s best to check a mechanical contractor’s affiliations in order to ensure they can perform services that will meet regional requirements.

Tougher Certifications

Not all certifications are the same. Obtaining welding certification, for example, is a little more complicated than other areas of expertise. To make sure welders work to code, they must perform a welding procedure that is qualified and then pass a similar certification test that may include visual inspection criteria, X-ray, or bend testing.

The American Welding Society (AWS) gives tests to certify welders in a number of disciplines, from aerospace to structural. If you’re looking to hire a welder in a specific field, you can check the AWS certified welder registry to confirm their certification.

Getting Certified

While you should definitely verify that your contractor is licensed and certified, bear in mind that this in itself won’t guarantee future work performance. Once mechanical contractors take a test to earn their certification, they’re good to go—there aren’t further audits to check on their work in the field. This is another reason why it’s important to find a company that has been vetted by multiple third-party professional organizations.

Now that you know where to look and what things to look for in an accredited contractor, you’re ready to call a mechanical services company that meets your needs. For a professional, family-owned mechanical contractor with a platinum rating from ABC (among its many other certifications), contact TMS today at tmsmech.com.

Check Safety Facts before Hiring Mechanical Contractors

mechanical-contracting-safetyBenjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Although his words were uttered hundreds of years ago, they still hold true today—especially when it comes to mechanical services. While skills and availability are important factors to consider when hiring mechanical contractors, knowing they follow safety procedures is an absolute must!

The Importance of Safety Policies

When contractors walk onto your property to perform mechanical services, you want to ensure they follow safe practices, and the quickest way to do that is to ask about their safety policies. Every mechanical services company issues a safety manual that covers policies on drugs and alcohol, elevated work, tie-off rules, hot work, and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Although mechanical contractors may not be able to quote these manuals word for word, they should understand the spirit of their safety policies and have a manual on hand in case they need to refer to it while on the job.

New Tie-Off Rules

Sometimes when safety standards are updated, they go through a transitional stage. For years, contractors who climbed ladders had to wear one safety lanyard located off the back of their harness. Once they reached their work destination, they’d hook the lanyard onto a safety point.

However, recent changes now state that workers must wear two lanyards and remain hooked up 100 percent of the time. Although this development is designed to protect them, some workers view the new rules as a nuisance and are reluctant to keep their safety lanyards hooked up. Because of this, it’s important to check in on your mechanical contractors throughout their service to ensure they’re following the latest safety protocol.

FYI on PPE

A harness with two lanyards falls under the term PPE, which includes helmets, goggles, and other items designed to guard against physical, electrical, heat, chemical, and airborne hazards.

Depending on the nature of the job, even the color of a contractor’s clothes, or the length of their sleeves, may matter. For instance, the MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) requires contractors to wear bright colors such as orange, yellow, and chartreuse when working in open quarries and mines.

For some companies, proper PPE simply refers to wearing a hard hat and safety glasses. For others, such as TMS, PPE includes those items plus safety boots and clothing without holes and rips, since torn fabrics can be grabbed by moving equipment. In addition, TMS believes it’s not only important that mechanical contractors use PPE, but that they understand the reasons for using it.

Being Proactive

To reduce risks during your mechanical servicing jobs, ask first about the contractor’s safety policies and inquire about their experience modification rate (EMR), which is tabulated by comparing loss prevention and control practices as well as workers’ compensation claims and mechanical servicing experience.

The average EMR is 1.0; the lower it is, the better the record. You’ll want to hire a mechanical contractor with an EMR of 1.0 or lower. Even so, you should also check in on them throughout the job to ensure they’re following regulations, wearing their PPE, and taking preventative measures.

If you’re looking for mechanical contractors who are up to speed on all the latest safety policies, contact TMS at www.tmsmech.com.

Need Mechanical Services in Your Back Pocket? Yes, and Here’s Why

need-mechanical-servicesIt’s a fact. Sooner or later something will go wrong at your plant. Are you prepared for the downtime it will bring? Or eventually you’ll need to upgrade your facility to increase productivity. Do you want to redirect key personal from their day to day responsibilities to focus on a one time project? That decision alone might increase the chances of something unplanned going wrong. It’s a catch-22: Somehow you’ve got to keep everything running and figure out how to increase production without putting a monkey wrench into that well-oiled line. This is why you need a mechanical services contractor in your back pocket.

While your maintenance department might enjoy the challenge of figuring out how to increase efficiencies in your plant or taking on an expansion project, if you put them on those tasks, they won’t be available when, say, the mixer breaks down again.

A wise plant manager knows that it’s best to divide mechanical services into two different types: those that are addressed by staff, and those that are contracted out. Here’s the difference, and why the best time to think about the matter is right now.

When a Mechanical Services Contractor Makes Sense

Are you having a lot of unscheduled downtime? Is preventive maintenance not getting done because your staff is always dealing with breakdowns and surprises? This would be one reason to use a mechanical services contractor. We can handle the surprises and let your maintenance staff concentrate on say — the maintenance.

Contractors are also best when it comes to increasing capacity and handling new projects. While your maintenance staff knows your company’s existing systems—and their issues—very well, they aren’t always able to step back and take a look at the bigger picture.

That bigger picture is critical when you’re thinking about increasing capacity, because it’s not just a question of making sure, for instance, that a bigger, better mixer can fit into an existing space. You also need to think about whether you’ve got enough of a footprint for both the raw materials and finished goods, and an efficient way to move everything from one stage to another.

Mechanical contractors specialize in thinking through the entire process.

Signs That You Need Help Now

So do you need help with mechanical services? If your maintenance requests are piling up, the answer is likely yes. Also, if you want to increase production but can’t find trained, professional manpower, you might very well benefit from the fresh perspective of a contractor. A mechanical contractor is capable of taking an objective look at your line or system and helping you find ways to increase capacity without the need to hire more staff.

Plus, when you’ve got to take production to the next level, chances are you won’t already have a project team on staff to make it happen. We’ve noted the problems associated with pulling maintenance personnel off their jobs and giving them such a project—even if they would enjoy a break from their daily routine.

Maintenance will be even more critical during a project phase, because there will inevitably be downtime for commissioning. That means you need production running at peak level the rest of the time, and your maintenance staff is key to making that happen.

Develop the Relationship Ahead of the Need

Now, you could wait to call us until it’s time to increase production. Or you could hold off on interviewing mechanical contractors until you’re already in trouble. But that would be a mistake.

As you probably know from experience, not everyone is as good as they look on paper. Will the contractor really get back to you when they say they will? Can they give you an accurate estimate of how long commissioning will take? Do they factor in “best-case, worst-case” scenarios? Will they notify you right away when they begin to take the line apart and discover it’s three times as bad as they expected?

There’s much more to developing a contractor relationship than touring the plant and signing the contract. This is why we recommend that you call us now. Let’s start the conversation before the timeline is in place.

Call TMS today. Get to know us before you need us. We’re happy to be in your back pocket, ready to provide whatever mechanical services you need to keep everything humming along at peak capacity.

5 Things to Look for When Hiring a Mechanical Contractor

mecahnical-contractor-hiring-tipsIf you own a factory or manage a manufacturing plant, there will inevitably come a time when you’ll need the services of a mechanical contractor. Of course, it’s best to know who you’re going to call in advance, since the last thing you want to do when a problem arises is start a search from scratch.

To expedite service when a problem appears, it not just a good idea to know who you are going to call—but also have the phone number memorized. But before you can add a mechanical contracting company to your speed dial, there are five key factors you should consider.

Reliability

A mechanical contractor’s word needs to be as good as gold, maybe even better. If a contractor says he’s going to start work at a certain time or get a job done by a certain date, then that’s what should happen. This kind of reliability is essential if there’s ever going to be any kind of trust in your working relationship. Make sure they walk the talk.

Honesty

It’s wiser to hire a candid contractor who is willing to relay both the good and bad news than to work with one who sugarcoats a situation or even keeps the facts from you.

Many variables affect mechanical service jobs. For example, often contractors will discover equipment is in worse shape than initially reported. When this happens, a good contractor will be forthright about the situation. They’ll immediately show and tell you about the problem so you can understand what’s taking place and start planning a remedy before the scenario becomes more dangerous.

Unscrupulous contractors are less likely to disclose damage in a timely fashion. You don’t want them mentioning it as an aside as they walk out the door with their pay for a day of not-so-hard work.

Good Communication

It’s not enough for mechanical contractors to troubleshoot problems—they also need to keep their clients in the loop by discussing what they’re doing.

A communicative contractor will offer a best- and worst-case scenario, so you can assess how much time you’ll lose if you choose to repair or replace a part. If they say the process will take four to five business days but it winds up being two weeks, your bottom line will be affected.

A competent and honest contractor understands this and will have no problem putting his projected repair schedule in writing for you. He will be up front and alert you of any contingencies that may factor into the timeline of repair.

Because miscommunication can compound a problematic situation, it’s key to work with professionals who can clearly assess and articulate mechanical service scenarios.

Listening Skills

Being a good communicator doesn’t necessarily mean being a great talker. Establishing a meaningful dialogue requires both parties to listen as well as speak.

Seasoned contractors are actually trained to pick up on ambiguous words that often indicate their clients aren’t fully grasping a mechanical problem or repair schedule. When these verbal red flags fly, astute contractors will reiterate the job expectations to ensure everyone’s on the same page.

Safety Record

Even the most candid, communicative, and reliable contractors aren’t worth calling if they don’t have a sound safety record regarding standard industry procedures, practices, and policies. Reputable professionals will be able to produce their certificate of insurance, EMR (Experience Modification Rating), and W-9 without hesitation.

A contractor who shows up without a hard hat and safety glasses, or who is climbing a ladder without a harness or using torn-up extension cords, has no regard for his own safety, let alone that of you and your business.

That’s why it’s so important to get a safe and reliable mechanical contractor who can undertake your contracting needs in an honest and effective way.

TMS: a Leader in Mechanical Services

One strategy for finding such a contractor is to look for a strong, family-owned mechanical contracting firm, such as TMS, Inc. TMS has established itself as a leading provider of total mechanical solutions in all areas of physical plant maintenance, construction, and installation. We’re honest, reliable, and have an exemplary safety record. To learn more about our contracting services, visit www.tmsmech.com.