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Spokane Steel Foundry Maintenance
Winds of Change
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Written by Skip Cook

When Justin Olesen took over the Spokane Steel Foundry maintenance dept in March of '08 I knew I was in for an experience that I couldn't begin to imagine. I had only hoped to survive the process. After all in my 13yrs working in the maintenance dept we have survived 6 previous regimes. Justin arrived on the scene armed with the tools and leadership skills to help us get from good to great in a timely fashion.

I would like to share with you just one of Justin's innovations. eMaint Enterprises LLC has provided us with a powerful online maintenance management software. Using an internet form interface, we maintain a database of records tracking equipment, parts, and all maintenance performed. This allows us real-time review of parts and labor costs for any piece of equipment, and also provides department wide performance reports.

Keeping track of all that data is a hassle, but I love the eMaint program. I truly believe that cutting maintenace costs and eliminating equipment failures will greatly assist Spokane Steel Foundry in its quest to become the number one producers of quality steel castings and wear resistant iron castings.

I like what Justin Olesen said, "Although we have many challenges to face and an uncertain economic future we are dedicated and unwaivering in our quest for excellence, and continuous improvement. After all, the mother of invention is necessity, and our necessity is to do more with less through increased efficiencies."
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