Casper Manages Downtime, Frigid Temps Using HCSS GPS on Snow Plows

March 19, 2015 Krysten Powers

If you work in the construction industry north of the Mason-Dixon Line, chances are you have to pause operations during the winter.

Below-freezing temperatures, ice, and snow all make it difficult to work on construction projects during the dead of winter in the northern United States.

But one company in Grand Rapids, Minn., found a way to generate income even during the cold winter months.

Casper Construction operates a snow removal service during the winter. While they are typically involved in municipal water and sewer work, earthwork, and pipeline maintenance, the company handpicks guys from its five regular crews to run the seasonal snow plows.'

“It’s very slow for us in the winter,” estimator Dan Watkins said. “But we’ve got 110 snow plow customers, so we keep busy with that.”

And HCSS GPS helps ensure Casper’s crews can get the job done quickly and efficiently, without having to spend unnecessary time out in the cold.

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