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180 Traders Mine Road
PO Box 490
Iron Mountain, Michigan 49801
|Q: A highway shop is just a shop. What’s the big deal?
A: These days, you service larger and more sophisticated equipment than ever, often with smaller staff numbers. A shop design is as unique as a hospital, jail, school, or courthouse. A properly planned one will increase safety, service speed, and taxpayer value.
|Q: So we save a bunch of manhours, are you saying we layoff people?
A: Saving manhours gives you more time for high-profile road projects; more thorough maintenance; and eliminates the need for retirement replacements.
|Q: We know we need to do something, but how can we afford it?
A: Good planning will explore unique financing options and show projected savings you will realize with modern equipment in a modern facility.
|Q: What’s better: combining shops? Leaving them separate? Building new or renovating?
A: Every highway agency or department is different. A good study will take into account the details of your operation, your equipment, your work patterns, etc. A tailored solution is the only one that will work.
|Q: We can just hire a local contractor to design & build this thing right?
A: Local subcontractors & suppliers will be involved in the project; however, only a planning firm experienced in the unique needs of highway agencies can provide maximum return on your investment.
|Q: If we think we need a new building, how long does it take, start to finish?
A: Each facility is unique. Work with your management firm to specify time frames for analysis, planning, design, and construction. It all depends on your situation.