Each week, we ship out our meticulously crafted electrical control panels to sites in North America and beyond. This week, we carefully packed up panels that are headed to Monterrey, Mexico. Bon voyage! And now, it's back to work.
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The panel industry is changing, although it can be hard for the outside observer to see this change. One of the best things we do to be ready for the future here at UCEC is to stay up-to-date on the newest developments in electrical engineering, controls and industrial automation.
We all know what good customer service feels like, sounds like and acts like. Good customer service can’t be faked. It’s that great feeling when you walk away from a transaction with a business and think: “That company values me and my business. They took good care of me and helped me with what I needed.”
Staffing our shop is an important job here at UCEC. We want to have fully-trained expert craftsmen and craftswomen ready to go for our upcoming projects. At the same time, we need to make sure that today’s electrical control panel projects are fully staffed. We can’t under-hire or over-hire. We don’t hire for peaks and valleys—we want to employ people who want a career, not a job.
There are seven people on our Quoting Team, and between us, we have 140 years of experience! That’s a lot of panels over the years. Even with all of this experience, when a quote comes into UCEC, we approach it like a team. We know our customers need their quotes back quickly.
A lot of people think the panel industry is a quiet, staid industry where very little innovation happens. That may have been true decades ago, but electrical control panel fabrication has enjoyed the benefits of new technology. And UCEC is definitely taking advantage of these new technology innovations to bring our customers better panels with greater efficiencies. .
What's going on at our Arvada, CO electrical control panel shop?
Most of us in the panel business are used to being part of an industry that produces products that are used everywhere but largely unknown to the general public. Just like any specialty niche, we have a lot of industry jargon and product terms that we all know but people outside the industry don’t.
One major focus for UCEC is to prevent component and system downtime within the panel. The root cause of failures are primarily linked to heat exposure and/or moisture. These electronic failures happen when the panel and its components are exposed to elements they were not designed to be in.
Another project leaves the UCEC shop this week. This electrical control panel project is headed to a beverage plant in Florida.
If you are a UCEC customer, you probably know about UCEC's "open door" policy. It's the real deal. We absolutely want our customers to visit their projects whenever they wish. Feel free to stop by with little fanfare. The shop door is always open!