R. H. Lapp & Sons Inc. in Cumberland, Md., an 80-year-old, third-generation mechanical contractor, saw a need to update its equipment.
The contractor said it is an old company that
is defined by “doing work in their region and doing it well.”
George Lapp and Brian Marker knew they needed to look at lowering their costs
while maintaining the craftsmanship their 70 employees are known
R.H. Lapp & Sons decided to install a new coil line
purchased through Three Rivers Machinery of Pittsburgh. Their new Vicon Duct
Line Express incorporates two coils, notching for TDC/TDF, beading and then
runs the metal through the Pittsburgh machine.
Lapp and Sons
uses no snap-lock joints on their jobs, so unlike most lines, they only had to
buy what they wanted, which lowered the initial cost of the line.
the line would help keep R.H. Lapp at their current $10 million in business per
year and do it without adding or eliminating any personnel, officials said. The
company said that made it a win for both employees and owners. They also said
that keeping costs down would help to justify adding the remaining portion of
line in the very near future.
Contractor stays current with technology
October 1, 2008