In today’s world, equipment and technology advance at the speed of light, or so it seems. Many modern excavating and construction machines contain technology that makes them smarter and more efficient than their predecessors. Advanced grade control systems, onboard weighing systems, drones and other modern equipment can provide precision and speed at reduced costs. As the equipment continues to advance, however, the tradesmanship (or the building of skills) is becoming a lost art, and with that, knowledge is dwindling.
At Grade Tech, we view technology differently. Sure, we use advanced equipment and software; we are firm believers in innovation and invest in the latest, most advanced equipment available. But what makes us stand out from others in the field are the skills and expertise that we have developed from doing things “old school”. By having that foundation of experience and skills, technology goes from being a necessity to being an added benefit.
While many use modern equipment to compensate for the shortage of skilled and efficient labor, Grade Tech uses the equipment to enhance our skillset. There is, after all, no substitute for expertise and experience. In other words, we are good at what we do and we benefit from technology – we don’t NEED technology to do our jobs, we simply use it to enhance our production and efficiency.
Rory Hall, Operations Manager and Co-Owner of Grade Tech explains it like this, “Our expertise and skills we have built over the years allows us to maximize the usefulness of today’s technology and equipment. If that technology should go down or fail, we continue using the skills and knowledge of a time past; when you had to have the ‘bubble in your ass’ to make it work, not just the capability of using and relying on a smart phone.”
Grade Tech is more than just new equipment and technology. We are tradesman who have honed our craft and have the expertise to get the job done with, or without, advanced tools. Our know-how combined with state-of-the-art, cutting edge equipment results in the best excavating and grading solutions and the highest quality service for the power industry.