Wind Division Secures Two Major Parts Deals
The Wind Division is proud to announce an agreement for wind drive distribution between SSB and Wazee. SSB is a component manufacturer for all GE turbine pitch control devices. As of May 1st we were awarded the distribution contract for all of North America. In addition we also secured a deal with a manufacturer of fluid power systems. The company provides solutions to OEM's, manufacturers and end users of a variety of heavy duty mobile and industrial equipment.
In other news, we’ve acquired a 4th oil change system which will help us in some newly signed contracts to perform oil changes on 150+ turbines in Washington and Oregon. We were also recently awarded a 3 month project to support O&M service crews with assisted labor.
Dan Wilcox, Crane Welder/Fabricator - Mountain Division
Letter from the President:
In our latest effort to increase safety and efficiency within our organization, Wazee Companies has recently outfitted our entire fleet of vehicles with GPS units. Driver safety is always an important issue for fleet-based companies, and GPS can help minimize some of the risks. With our large fleet, this technology can help provide recourse against stolen vehicles by alerting us to a vehicle’s exact location, allowing for a quick police response before any valuable assets on board are lost. GPS also protects our drivers by providing turn-by-turn directions so that they will not make a wrong turn or end up driving around lost. Efficiency will also be increased by ensuring that our drivers are able to keep up with their schedules, and that we are able to accurately bill our customers by determining the exact amount of time to charge. I am confident that the addition of GPS technology will enable us to run a smoother operation, and welcome any questions regarding this new development.
Sound safety practices can help minimize electrical hazards and cut down the risk of accidents. The hazard of electricity cannot be eliminated, but it can be controlled though education and engineering. The more you understand about electrical energy, the safer you will be at work and home.
- You can get an electric shock if you touch a grounded surface and hazardous electrical equipment at the same time. How serious the injury depends on what part of your body receives the current. It also depends on how long the electric current flows. Just a small amount of amperage can cause injury or be fatal.
- Electricity ranks sixth amongst all causes of occupational injury in the United States, totaling approximately 4,000 injuries annually.
- Electricity is the cause of over 140,000 fires each year, resulting in 400 deaths, 4,000 injuries, and $1.6 billion in property damage.
Only trained, qualified, and authorized persons are permitted to work on electrical equipment.
- Extension cords and appliance cords should be in good repair and properly rated for intended use. All cords should be frequently inspected and repaired or replaced as needed.
- Inspect power tools and appliances for frayed cords, broken plugs, and cracked or broken housing and repair or replace damaged items.
- Report or immediately repair any damaged or defective equipment, power hand tools, or machinery.
- Use appliances and equipment according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI’s) should be used in potentially wet/damp areas (kitchens, bathrooms, outdoor areas).
- Electrical panels should be closed and receptacle boxes should be covered.
- Make sure power strips, cords, and surge suppressors are designed to handle the loads for their intended use. Avoid overloading circuits by plugging too many items into the same outlet.
- Avoid contact with power lines by being aware of the location of power lines and keeping a distance of at least 10 feet between you and power lines.
- Unplug outdoor tools and appliances when not in use.
- Ensure that all electrical products and equipment are approved by an independent testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
- Wear appropriate personal protective equipment and abide by all signage/tags and manufacturer’s guidelines while using or working on electrical equipment.