Perkins STC was hired to haul seven (7) engines weighing 637,000 lbs each, 61 miles from a port in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan during the summer of 2018. The job took over a year and a half to plan due to the extreme dimensions and weight and three and a half weeks to complete. Multiple route surveys, feasibility studies, permitting authorities, third party support teams, and government entities were involved in the success of this move.
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Our Human Resources and Compliance Manager, Melissa Hovey contributed to a very important article in the Breakbulk Magazine about avoiding workplace injuries. Planning and execution are safety-driven areas of the company that we pride ourselves on and take very seriously to protect the plan, the cargo, and the public.
Our Project Coordinator, Hanna Barsness, has been with us for almost 8 months now, and while she’s had her fair share of tasks on the Operations team such as permitting, routing, and scheduling, it was time to get a taste of her own medicine. Hanna ventured into the field recently with her permits, her route, and her schedule. This type of experience allows her to make leaps and bounds with future planning initiatives and drive her success at Perkins, without a doubt. Join us in learning the importance of planning with hands-on experience, an option for all our employees in any department.
It's always interesting seeing vendors and customers cover our loads because we are so close to these projects that we forget to take a step back to admire the extreme coordination between the crews.
Perkins travels from Beaver Dam, WI to Bonnyville, Alberta Canada with a 5 piece move of large vessel evaporators. Heaviest piece 330,000lbs moved by Perimeter frame trailers and hydraulic platform trailers, in snow and subzero temperatures.
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