You may be familiar with the concept of #tbt, which on social media, is "Throwback Thursday," a time to trot out old photos and take an affectionate look back on personal history.
We thought we would bring you our very own #tbt from the UCEC shop...but with a more recent twist! We're creating precise handcrafted electrical control panels built right here in Colorado, but we're also having a blast doing it. We're learning every day, and working hard to make amazing experiences for our customers. Enjoy this #tbt to some recent UCEC happenings!
#tbt: That Time We Went to Mexico
It’s certainly not every day that I travel more than a thousand miles to another country and help wire panels within a brand-new production facility, but I won’t complain. Our longtime customer needed some help and we were more than happy to provide it. Read More
The plant we worked in was under construction, so we ended up maneuvering around the construction teams as they labored. You might walk away for a few minutes and come back to an entirely new piece of equipment being installed on “your” spot! We learned to be nimble and get out of the way. Read More
#tbt That Time We Built a Drift Trike
Not only can our team craft well-made custom electrical control panels by day; they can also create drift trikes by night! Read More
#tbt That Time We Purchased a Steinhauer MC-80
Initially, I thought that I would pick and choose which projects to use on the MC-80. And we did do that in the beginning. Now, every job runs through the machine, unless it’s too large to fit. Even very small jobs, the kind where I initially thought, “Oh, it’s too little to bother with. We’ll just have a guy drill it manually,” goes through the machine. A recent small job took about three minutes to program and five minutes to drill. Meanwhile, my team did other things. Read More
#tbt That Time We Asked Mark Inboden 8 Questions
Working in larger corporations gave me training opportunities that are hard to come by in smaller businesses. There were more people to interact with and learn from. My last job had more than 150 people under my umbrella, and so I was used to running a larger organization. I can unequivocally say I enjoy running a smaller company with less bureaucracy and more speed in satisfying customer requests. Read More
More Great UCEC Blog Content
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!
We enjoy learning here at UCEC. If you follow our blog regularly, you know that we travel to trade shows; travel to classes; and invite in teachers we can learn from on a regular basis.
The Denver Metro region felt the wrath of an epic May hailstorm Monday. Rivers of ice ran in the streets, while our cars, trucks and plants took a beating.
But inside the UCEC shop? Our projects were safe, sound and ready to be shipped out. Here are a few snaps of panels shipping out on their way to an oil and gas company in Denver.
We're fond of keeping up with the latest technology. What do you think of our new tech in the shop?
In our ongoing efforts to utilize new technology, UCEC has recently started piloting a project management tool to track our jobs from start to finish. We found an amazing tool and have introduced it to our various teams.