The addition of twin 42-inch plasma screens in the conference room enables the company to have interactive meetings with clients. “We can make redlines for revisions and, at the conclusion of the meeting, we’re able to forward them to our drafting department, the customer’s home or business, or an architect,” Owens explains. “Everyone gets a copy of the same changes at the same time. It eliminates confusion and any discrepancies.”
Another tech feature on the horizon is a database of drawings. “The drafting department would be able to pull up like-kind buildings and similar projects,” Owens says. A drawing database would enable Rabco to send building details electronically to an owner’s home or architect. “This helps make the shop drawings coordinate with the architectural drawings and eliminates discrepancies in the field,” Owens explains. “It’s a pretty nice tool for our internal use, as well as for owners, designers and architects.”
Expansion in the West
Another significant change for the company in ’08 was the addition of Jimmy Anderson to the Rabco team. Anderson, an industry veteran, will be a key player in Rabco’s quest to expand its current operations in the West. Anderson, who lives in Texas, is the executive vice president of Rabco, overseeing operations west of the Mississippi.
“His experience in all aspects of the self-storage construction industry, his core values of integrity and customer service, and his ability to help customers achieve their goals is something that will be beneficial to our company,” Owens says.
“Becoming a part of Rabco was a very easy decision for me to make,” Anderson adds. “Having known the Rabco team for many years, both as a supplier and a competitor, I knew that our values of customer service and support were aligned. By opening a support office in Texas, we will be able to better serve our customers west of the Mississippi. I am extremely excited about our growth opportunities.”
For more information, call 800.989.0220; visit www.rabco.com.