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Manufacturer Considerations, Part 3: Just What You Need

Due Diligence Series Post #4 – Manufacturer Considerations, Part 3 In your manufacturer considerations thus far, you’ve vetted potential big-ticket equipment vendors for flexibility, both in attitude and ability to deliver. Those are both pillars of a solid vendor foundation. But what about the things that set them apart from the competition? What about surpassing […]

Manufacturer Considerations, Part 2: Who Comes First?

Last time, in discussing manufacturer considerations, we covered important questions to ask about potential equipment vendors, regarding identifying real decision makers, and the ability of the company to be flexible in meeting your needs. This post, we’re taking a look at not just the potential vendor’s flexibility in ability, but also in attitude. Your key […]

Manufacturer Considerations, Part 1: Choose Your Partners Well.

When you take on the purchasing role in your company, with each buying choice you must decide whether the purchase warrants a short-term or long-term stance: are you just choosing a vendor, or a partner in your success? With consumable items such as office or cleaning supplies, you can basically view them as commodities, which […]

Due Diligence Series #1 - Equipment Considerations

Pipeline Inspection Equipment Considerations: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You!

Welcome to the first post in our Due Diligence series, intended to help you make sure your capital expenditures end up being investments, not expenses. Let’s face it: Capital expenditures are probably the second most significant line item in your budget, whether you’re a municipality or a contractor. The specialized equipment you use to perform […]