Well, there’s no easy way to say this: It’s time to clean up.
In between the late spring 90-degree days and the rain-once-a-day months of early summer, there’s a window of time where we can focus on keeping Adams Cold Storage at the forefront of the economy, safety, and good old-fashioned efficiency. Granted, those three things aren’t the sexiest things to write about, but — and I’m sure you know this — everyday life isn’t always sexy.
This year, the spring cleaning is going from head to toe and most places in between.
It starts with the roof. We’ll get the high scissor boom and inspect every inch of the roof of our 250,000 square feet of roof. If it needs a little TLC, we’ll give it. After the inspection, we’re going to wash it. We don’t do this because it’s filthy — but it has been sitting in the Florida sun and wind and rain for a year or so, and a thorough scrub will get it back to its original showroom white. A white roof that reflects the sunlight can save us a couple hundred dollars a day.
It’s the little things.
Next, we’ll go to the motor room and inspect the units, piece by piece. We’ll check the grounds to make sure each one is bolted down tight — extra movement lowers their efficiency. We’ll check our high voltage panels to ensure they are properly grounded and working correctly; the Florida summers make them work constantly and run hard.
We’ll inspect our soft starters and compressors and rebuild the engines that run the whole shebang to make sure we can maintain a two-times redundancy to protect the products we store.
All of these things make the workplace safer.
Next, we’ll inspect and replace things like our surge protectors and even add more computers that run the software that keeps everything moving in the right direction. It’s another layer of redundancy that keeps us running efficiently.
I know it sounds trite, but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Sometimes “trite” is also true. These little things we do every year are not just so we can check off an imaginary spring cleaning Box. These real steps we take help our clients know they can trust us with their precious cargo as it makes its way to you.