solve-mechanical-challenge-record-timeOftentimes clients need mechanical services fast. In one particular case, a client running a manufacturing plant asked TMS to complete two millwright jobs in a single weekend, the only time the plant would be closed and available for repairs.

Although the mechanical contracting jobs were not complicated, we knew they would be very time-consuming. With only two days to complete them, we had a challenge on our hands—but we were ready to rise to the call.

Providing mechanical services even during downtime

The first job that weekend required us to work inside the client’s spiral proof box. We needed to remove 270 existing poly tube pieces and zip ties that were on the support arms holding the rails. In addition, we had to track each one and replace it with a new poly tube and zip tie.

Our team of three professionals arrived on the site at 8:00 a.m. to begin work, but the plant hadn’t yet ended production for the day. Instead of waiting around with nothing to do, the TMS team used what could have been downtime to measure and cut the 270 pieces so each would be ready at 10:30 a.m. when we were able to get to the proof box. By 3:00 p.m., we completed the job!

Our client was impressed and happy with the outcome and told us so, noting that the last company hired to change out the poly tubes took eight hours just to cut the 270 pieces. Needless to say, TMS exceeded the customers’ expectations with a job well done (and well timed).

Exceeding expectations

The second job that weekend required the same TMS team to change out the dust/grease guards on the chain. This entails removing the top sections of the chain, pulling off the old dust guards, replacing them with new dust guards, and reattaching the top section of the chain.

Working side by side in a 12-foot area, the TMS trio began the job at 7:00 a.m. on the second day, and changed every dust guard they came across until 2:15 p.m., when the customer-supplied parts ran out. Again, our quality work and efficient efforts exceeded the client’s expectations.

As a result, when this plant needs more mechanical contracting, we know they will call TMS. We know because this happy client told us so. We consistently lead the way with mechanical solutions for plant maintenance, construction, and installation.

If you find your own facility is in need of mechanical engineering expertise, contact us today.