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Building a Great Shop

Careful planning can make your maintenance building a model of efficiency—and improve your productivity.

by Gary Pavlick, Product Manager, LIF-TRACK

How would you define “efficiency” in a vehicle maintenance shop? How about “the availability of parts, tools and equipment in a sufficient workspace that enables you to do the job in a minimum amount of time.”

Nah, that’s too much like a soundbite, and it doesn’t include the word “heat.” These are specialty vehicles, after all, with unusual parts that are difficult to access and take a lot of time to fix. You can’t just throw up a pre-engineered building with room for a workbench and

vice, welding machine, torch, a big-ass toolbox (specialty vehicles, remember) and some drums full of oil and grease and make it efficient, can you? Well, perhaps—if you do it right...

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SAM Building a Great Shop 2006
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