contractor of the year

Precision Pipeline is an excavating contractor based in Utah and known for doing high-quality, competitively priced work. Although business is good, company owner Landon Floyd says margins are always under pressure, so he and his team never stop looking for ways to control costs.

When data suggested that excess idle time was eating away at the bottom line, Floyd asked his operators to be more conscientious about shutting their machines down when not in use. But despite his best efforts, the message wasn’t getting through.                   

So Floyd tried a different approach—an off-the-wall idea that got everyone thinking and talking about idle time. See how this creative leader had a little fun with his team and, in the course of just 10 minutes, helped everyone get on board with the need to reduce idle time.