Industrial painting isn’t the first thing you think of when you think of technological frontiers, but there are many advances in the industry’s products, techniques, and safety procedures being made every day. Companies that are open to adopting these technologies will be constantly improving as a company, while companies that are fixed in their old ways will fall behind.
Companies that refuse to follow today’s technologies will at some point, no longer be able to provide a service that is equal to their more innovative competitor’s.
If the decision falls on you, or could in the near future, to choose an industrial painter ask these questions: are they practicing any new techniques, do they have any new technologies in industrial coating applications. All of these are signs an industrial painter is serious about staying competitive.
If it’s fallen on you, or it may in the near future, to choose an industrial painter, ask if they’ve adopted any new technologies recently, or are testing out any new techniques for industrial coating applications. Any indication an industrial painter can give that they are committed to innovation will be a sign they are serious about staying competitive.
A company’s industrial painting equipment can be a source of innovation or handicap the company causing the owners to avoid investments in favor of holding onto obsolete equipment. We believe firmly in the advantages of owning you own industrial painting equipment, not at the cost of sacrificing further improvement.
Upgrading older equipment with newer technologies is a sign that a company is committed to staying ahead. Have you noticed that a company’s equipment has been fitted with GPS? This generally indicates that the equipment has been revisited, and the owner is committed to keeping it in top shape.
An industrial painter’s fleet can also be important. The fleet represents an investment, or how large the companies operation really is. It can be tempting to cut cost by holding onto vehicles on the road as long as possible. But keeping a clean new look here can pay dividends in fuel, safety, and company image.
Computing devices have changed the way business is done in so many industries. The industrial painting business is no exception. It’s becoming rare to see high-quality industrial painters hit the job-site WITHOUT a smart phone or a tablet. These devices can vary in their value to a company, but when equipped with smart, purpose driven software for things like quality control and process management, they can be responsible for serious productivity gain.
These tech advances aren’t just confined to computers. Better applying techniques and products are being discovered all the time. It’s been recently written about the new technologies that have made plural component coatings a more attractive solution, discoveries that have made metallizing more cost-effective, and companies that have designed safer suspended platform systems.
You should keep each member of your team up to date on industry trends and keep training seminars and certification renewals current. It’s important that continuing education opportunities are available for your entire team. After all, new technologies aren’t worth much if they’re a mystery to the crews utilizing them.
In the industrial painting business, if you don’t practice using the technologies that make your operation safer and more effective, the quality of your work will suffer. This is why, at Samac Painting, we place a premium on innovation. It keeps us investing in the most important thing our people and the safe equipment they use. We take pride in staying ahead of the game. Samac Pride.
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