Wilco Contractors: An Equipment Management Case Study

Executive Summary Wilco Contractors specializes in open-space site development in Canada and has been a leader in the industry for nearly three decades. Wilco excels at project management, the construction of parks, sports facilities, environmentally sensitive site developments, as well as civil infrastructure developments. Business Challenges Although Wilco has seen success over many years in a competitive industry, there had been …

Watercare Uses Innovative Solutions to Improve Safety of Manholes

Watercare Services Limited is the largest organization in NZ providing Water and Wastewater Services. It serves more than 1.3 million people in Auckland region. Watercare is concerned with safe, reliable, outstanding and affordable services for all while maintaining the best industry practices. The aim of “MH Safety Grills Project” was to install safety grills on approximately 15,000 manholes of the …

Canadian Tech Company Takes MillionTreesNYC to the Cloud

Press Release: Canadian Tech Company Takes New York City’s MillionTreesNYC Initiative to the Cloud Edmonton, AB – On October 22, 2014, Nektar Data Systems, a mobile data software solutions provider, based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, secured a contract with the City of New York, North America’s most populous metropolis. MillionTreesNYC Histree mobile data collection app. Nektar Data Systems will …

Irish Utility Contractor Accomplishes Seemingly Impossible Task

Thousands of Utility Structures Damaged After Serious Irish Winter After an exceptionally terrible winter, many of Ireland’s utility poles were left damaged in the wake. Given that the entire country relies heavily on the proper function and maintenance of these poles, it was necessary to have them patrolled, assessed, and repaired as quickly as possible. Four contractors were given equal …

Tracking Material Hauling through Mobile Data Collection

Wilco Contractors NW Inc. is based out of Edmonton, Alberta, and is one of four separate companies that comprise the Wilco Group of Companies. The Wilco Group specializes in open-space site development in Canada, and has been a leader in the industry for over three decades. These four individually owned and operated companies excel in project management, construction of parks, …

Using Real-Time Paperless Data Collection to Improve Asset Management

Real-time, Field Data Collection As a supplier of mission critical infrastructure service, utility companies must constantly deliver the highest level of service and safety to their customers and the general public.  One Canadian utility company set out to engage and secure a partner to provide them with services in data collection. The goal was to simplify, automate, and have real …

Million Trees NYC Being Tracked in the Cloud

The New York City parks department is piloting a process of monitoring the contractors who plant and maintain their trees as part of the MillionTreesNYC.org program.  The technology they are using is Histree, a green industry product that is powered by Nektar Data Systems. (www.histree.net & www.nektardata.wpengine.com) Each tree for the Million Trees NYC campaign is provided with a unique identity …

Bin Rental Company Wins Big Through Mobile Asset Traceability

Construction Waste Disposal is a relatively young waste management company out of Edmonton, Alberta. The locally-owned and operated business has experienced exponential growth over the last few years and provides waste bin rentals for construction waste and debris with delivery and pick-up, as well as fencing and port-a-potty rentals for job sites. The Business Problem The main issues that needed …

RDM Enterprises Success with Mobile Data Collection App

Mobile Data Collection for Contractors RDM Enterprises Ltd. is a contracting company and equipment provider, offering excavation, demolition, site preparation to final grade, and snow clearing services, as well as supplying rental equipment. The company was founded by Ron Madsen in 1977 and continues to be a family-owned operation run out of Langley, BC. Even having run for decades as …

Safety Upgrades Needed to Manhole Covers After Toddler Falls

In October, 2009, a toddler went missing from her home in Auckland, New Zealand. Originally believed to be a kidnapping, it was later discovered that the young girl had fallen into a manhole and did not survive. It was determined that she had fallen into the manhole after the cover had been displaced following heavy rain. Manhole Cover Safety Upgrades …