“We have …reduced our tool expenses by at least 25% using Checkmate Toolroom.” by reff55


									                                                               15331 NE 90th Street
                                                               Redmond, WA 98052

“We have …reduced our tool expenses by
at least 25% using Checkmate Toolroom.”
                      Dan Thrasher
                      Thrasher Basement Systems

Thrasher Basement Systems is a 38-year-old contracting company that specializes in the
repair and remodeling of basements and foundations. The company handles basement
waterproofing, foundation repair, mold mitigation, crawl space clean-up, basement
finishing – just about anything that requires construction or repair in a basement. The
company has grown over 300% in the past ten years, a real testament to their expertise
and reputation for quality work.

Along with the increase in business came some of the typical growing pains, including
the challenge of keeping track of their tools and equipment as they were issued to
employees and jobs. In 2009, Thrasher Basement decided to install the Checkmate
Toolroom Tool Tracking System with a rugged Honeywell mobile barcode scanner from
Dynamic Systems to solve this problem. Thrasher Basement also purchased the
Maintenance Scheduler Option so that they can be sure that all their equipment is
maintained as required and is available for use when needed. Today, the system is
installed in Thrasher Basement’s headquarters and is used by up to 3 employees to track
tools, equipment and consumable items.

Checkmate Toolroom is designed to keep track of tools, equipment and consumables -
who has them, when they were checked out and when they are due back. A barcode is
scanned to identify the employee or job and another is scanned to identify the
equipment. The use of barcode for transactions has proven to be 60% faster than
manual check-out and virtually 100% accurate.

Dan Thrasher stated that they have reduced their tool expense by at least 25% since
installing Checkmate Toolroom. Their job foremen are able to schedule specialty tools
so that they are available for projects, eliminating the duplicate purchase of more
expensive tools. Thrasher’s management especially likes the reports that identify how
much each employee is spending on tools, which has significantly reduced employee
waste and theft.

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