The Operations Center is the result of the company’s drive to innovate and improve the way it delivers projects of all sizes for its customers. Interstate began prefabricating assemblies for installation a decade ago, but the concept really took flight as the company earnestly pursued incorporating lean means and methods into the day-to-day operations.
This makes for a safer jobsite, too, because there is less chaos, minimized waste and more control of tools and materials on the job. High-end, high volume items like lighting fixtures, are delivered ready for installation, and their re-usable containers and carts can be picked up once the task is complete.
Given the current construction environment where buildings are ever more sophisticated, with tighter deadlines, and site space negligible, Interstate reaps the benefits of its enhanced methods every day.
"Change is never easy and the journey to get to where the company is today with Lean and Prefab hasn’t always been smooth. But Interstate is lucky. We have an outstanding team who isn't afraid to try something new, to push boundaries in the pursuit of customer satisfaction. This spirit of innovation and determination to succeed has been part of Interstate since the beginning, " concluded Luiza Mills, Vice President of Human Resources and one of the chief architects of Interstates Lean initiatives.