June 1st marks the beginning of hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean, and even though Illinois’ location means that a full-fledged hurricane rarely hits, its utility companies still have to be prepared for major outages. ComEd, the largest electric utility in Illinois, knows those storms well and knows it needs organized, dependable response vehicles that are always ready to roll.
The Problem ComEd needed EZ STAK to upfit a 28-foot-long logistics support trailer with power, heat and air, and a workspace with organized storage areas. And they needed it fast. A project like this typically takes a year to complete. This one had to be done in half the time to be ready for hurricane season. Plus, ComEd needed it to be built tough enough to withstand daily abuse.
The Solution From the beginning, EZ STAK kept in close contact with ComEd, making sure they knew precisely how ComEd would use the trailer. Once they had their answers, they created a custom, 3D model of the trailer. ComEd loved the design, especially the tough, lightweight aluminum cabinets. So, EZ STAK got to work, bringing in its most experienced technicians to deal with the complex electrical requirements and to make sure the trailer would be done on time.
The Result EZ STAK not only hit the deadline, they came in a week early, ensuring ComEd had plenty of time to have the trailer serviced and stocked by June 1st.
“It’s a really good example of what we can do,” says Paul Lawrenson, EZ STAK’s National Fleet Manager. “It displays flexibility, it displays listening to the customers, it displays working in a tight timeline and it displays familiarity with a heavy-use market. You have to build stuff strong enough to withstand that use, and we did that here.”
Let’s discuss how EZ it is to spec your next trailer upfit solution. Call Paul Lawrenson at 630.944.3300 or click to send an email.
Photos of the ComEd Trailer