We were presented with a unique product application last week. A contractor that completes repair and maintenance on ships at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard contacted us because they needed to create immediate shelter for a new time clock they were installing. This time clock was being installed for employees to use as they entered and exited the work site. Prior to the introduction of these time clocks, employees were allowed to enter and exit the area without any official documentation.
Our representative, Brian Sandusky, explained that this company was part of a large contingent of other companies doing maintenance on two military ships that were dry docked at the port. Because they were working in a large open area of the shipyard there was no good way for them to account for their personnel as the entered and existed the site.
To create the enclosures we supplied a Duraluminum prefabricated buildings. The only way the employees can now enter or exit the work area is by entering into one of these prefabricated buildings and punching in or out via one of these time clocks. Now the management team has a cost effective, easy to monitor program for keeping track of who is working at this site. The new system has worked so well for them they have purchased a total of four buildings for this same application. After visiting the site Brian commented on what an unbelievably impressive site it was seeing these mammoth ships actually sitting out of the water. The navy bring these ships in to do retrofits and other scheduled maintenance.