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Wazee Crane Services the Williston Basin

Marcos Davila, our new crane technician, is currently giving us very good exposure to an area in which we have an ever increasing population of new cranes. Marcos will be dispatched from our Denver service office but will operate in North Dakota. Over the past year or so we have shipped over 20 cranes into the Williston area with more yet to be delivered.

Denver Crane Facility Improvements

We just completed a large improvement project at our crane fabrication facility in Broomfield adding insulation to the walls and roof, new radiant heaters throughout the shop and replacing the old manual sliding doors at the end walls (four all together) with new insulated and motorized roll-up doors. The end walls were also closed in eliminating the “flaps” that allowed the outside weather to enter a portion of the facility. These improvements have significantly improved our shop fabrication and service area by reducing the ambient noise, making it easier to open and close the large doors and enabling us to better control the working temperature in the area.

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Mountain Electrical Team Completes an Equipment Upgrade

The team provided and installed new panel boards, transformers, emergency generator connection and three ABB drives for the North Table Mountain Nystrom lift station. The old electrical panels were disassembled and removed and the new service installed. The removal of the large cabinet drive provided additional working area in the pump station and streamlined the electrical service and controls along one wall in the station. The drives were programmed to operate in PID control. This project was completed start to finish in 5 days with no disruption in water service.  During the course of this project, technicians were pulled and dispatched to 3 separate emergency calls where we took care of each problem then returned to the project and picked up where we left off. With 2 service electricians at the station at all times, we were able to successfully service multiple customers on time and on budget. Congratulations team on a job well done!

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Safety Corner

It’s time to nominate a Q1 2013 Safety Superstar. This person will get recognition in the newsletter as well as a $100 gift card to commend them for their efforts in making Wazee a safe place to work. Send all nominations to Rachel at safety@wazeeco.com.

Texting While Driving

Fact #1: Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field. Fact #2: A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into an accident than a non-texting driver.

Fact #3: Of those killed in distracted-driving-related crashes, 995 involved reports of a cell phone as a distraction.

Tips

• When you’re in the car, put your phone where you can’t get it. A place where you won’t even be tempted to look for it. No phone. No texting.

• An app can help you stop texting and driving. Download your fave and forget about it in the car.

• Turn those notifications off. The less you hear your phone, the less tempted you’ll be to respond while you’re driving.

• Borrow thumbs from a friend. Or lend yours to a friend. Passengers get the privilege of texting while in motion.