The road to improved uptime is paved with asset management

Date: 9 December 2011
In this installment of What Works, CMMS helps a maintenance manager shrink downtime to less than 1%.Boyd Helm does glass, lots and lots of glass.

As the tempering maintenance manager for the Buford, Georgia, Cardinal CG plant, Helm manages more than 100 assets related to the fabrication of residential glass products. Despite a reduction in maintenance technicians from 12 to eight, he successfully reduced downtime from 15% in 2008 to an impressive 0.8% in 2011.

Helm is no superhero. He’s a regular guy who uses teamwork and every available tool to achieve results.

Founded in 1962 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Cardinal designs and fabricates residential glass products for windows and doors, creating products that reduce energy usage by up to 20%. Cardinal has 28 locations with 4,500 employees, all focused on providing superior-quality products, staying highly competitive in the marketplace and executing high-end customer service every day. The Cardinal CG plant in Buford specializes in coated and tempered glass products.

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