Positive Signs of Growth and Expansion
As of the end of June, Wazee has shipped 53 new bridge cranes so far this year. June was also one of our biggest sales months ever in hoist and crane parts sales. Congratulations to Sandy Boh for great numbers from her Parts department and the entire shop crew for continuing to get projects out the door. Robert Anderson has taken over the role as Crane Production Manager and is doing great things for that department as well. Additionally, Crane received a $14,000.00 rebate check from CM which was presented to Jim Andrews in recognition of sales growth of Columbus McKinnon products in 2012. All good reflections of our growth as a group.
The Denver Motor repair group also had great numbers for June, producing and billing 185% over their projected budget. Following close behind was the Mountain Electrical sales group which billed 153% over expected budget.
The Wind division was recently awarded a job in Rawson, Argentina. Two of our Wind techs will be sent to Argentina to repair High Speed Gear sets on Winergy Gearboxes in Vestas V90 towers. The job should take approximately 3 weeks. This is just one example of how our footprint in the Wind world is growing.
Wazee Electric received it's 3rd Excel Energy Partnership Award last month for helping customers reduce waste and energy consumption. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen.
The Crane Service department recently expanded our "boots on the ground" presence in Gillette and Rock Springs, WY and we are looking to add technicians in both Pasco and Casper. Contact Rachel for more info.
Insect Bites & Stings - OUCH!
Now that summer is officially here, many of us are spending more time outdoors, which often comes with an increased exposure to the bites and stings of insects and spiders. Insects and spiders often cause minor swelling, redness, pain, and itching. Mild reactions are common and may last for a few hours to a few days. Most bites and stings can be treated at home with over the counter medications.
The most common insect bite during the summer is from the mosquito. Mosquito bites typically occur at dusk or during the nighttime hours. Prepare yourself by wearing repellant, wearing loose long sleeves or pants and avoid areas with standing water.