As a Parts Support Representative, Michelle will be working closely with Operations as well as Manufacturing as they implement and broaden the Parts Division while working with customers and vendors to provide solutions that will bring value and improvements to their businesses and ours.
On May 19, 2017, CAPS along with 1400 plus industry representatives from owners and contract companies attended a celebration recognizing Greater Houston Area contractors for their outstanding safety performance hosted by the Houston Business Roundtable (HBR) & Houston Area Safety Council (HASC). This year marks the 30th anniversary of The Houston Safety Excellence Awards where many Houston Gulf Coast area chemical, refining and energy companies come together in a cooperative effort with the contractors that provide construction and maintenance services to improve on-site safety, reduce accidents, and most important, reduce injuries to personnel.
For the past eight years, CAPS has been nominated by Dupont LaPorte Safety Team and has been the recipient of Hard Crafts Medium-Bronze Award, which is a distinguished “World Class” award that demonstrates CAPS commitment to safety year after year. Other major components used to measure safety are Total Recordable Industry Rate (TRIR) and Experienced Modified Rate (EMR).
TRIR is the measure of the rate of recordable workplace injuries, normalized per one hundred workers (or 200,000 man-hours) per year. Recordable cases involve occupational death and any non-fatal occupational illnesses including loss of consciousness, restriction of work or motion, transfer to another job, or any medical treatment other than first aid. CAPS has had minimal recordable injuries since June of 2011, making this the fifth year of a near perfect TRIR.EMR is a number used by insurance companies to gauge both past cost of injuries and future probabilities of risk. The EMR of 1 is considered to be the industry average. In the past three years, CAPS has had EMR scores of .70 in 2014, .66 in 2015, and .62 in 2016, with all three scores being well below the industry average.
So, you might ask: “Why have four different styles of construction?”
The answer is simple: Cost. Choosing the style of construction is critical and can save you time and money on the build and installation of the unit.
The first style of construction that CAPS offers is a unitized, single piece, constructed unit for ease of hoisting and movement into place.
In contrast, our second type of construction gives CAPS the ability to build a unit in sections, where components, such as fans and coils, remain mounted in each section, thus allowing a “plug and play” installation.
A third type of construction, which is referred to as “knock-down construction” allows a unit to be completely disassembled and then reassembled, with each piece being carried into place. This eliminates the need for moving obstructions in the path of the installation or knocking out and removing walls, etc., which can add additional costly expenses to the installation.
Lastly, the fourth style of construction that CAPS offers is its fully welded frame for rigid environment applications.
The advantages that CAPS offer in providing four different styles of construction allows greater flexibility to customers, but it also saves them time and money. Regardless of the project requirements, CAPS offers flexibility on both design and construction, thus allowing us to meet every custom designed HVAC equipment need.
The campus includes training and conference facilities for continued education for its employees as well as classroom and hands-on training for customer employees as well.On any given day at CAPS, customers and potential customers can be found onsite engaging in activities from factory allocated testing, to on-site training, to informational tours. The CAPS manufacturing processes are truly a must see and tours and visits are encouraged.
Picture: Stiles(lt), Bob Love,CFO(ctr), Mullins (rt)
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Michael boasts that “CAPS is the solution to assisting his customers in preventing and avoiding unnecessary downtime.” The initial purchase of HVAC equipment is usually a major concern to most companies and rightly so. But to Deatherage, the major concern is maximizing the life of that investment by avoiding or mitigating the consequences of equipment failure in order to keep his customers satisfied. The CAPS organization prides itself on having a highly qualified team of experts ready to meet customer requirements with quick turnarounds and excellent results in both domestic and foreign locations. They have over 100 specialty equipped vehicles ready to dispatch to any location throughout the United States and internationally trained personnel ready to deploy anywhere in the world all resulting in a reduction in customer downtime costs. Deatherage’s move to the new role of Industrial/Commercial Service Manager plays a big part in that strategic effort.
Picture: Deatherage(Lower), Loya (Upper)
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