Earthwave Technologies Welcomes New Customer, Wanzek Construction

Earthwave Technologies would like to recognize and thank our new customer, Wanzek Construction, headquartered in West Fargo, North Dakota, for selecting Fleetwatcher as their construction telematics solution for their off-road equipment, on-road vehicles, and non-powered assets.

Wanzek_logoWanzek contacted Earthwave as they were researching several telematics solutions. “As part of a larger efficiencies initiative, we were looking for a system to help us apply lean and continuous improvement methods to our extensive in-house equipment fleet. Fleetwatcher will help us improve maintenance records and PM tracking as well as streamline parts procurement. We chose Earthwave based on their long history and proven track record serving the off-road market. We are confident that this system will help us reduce idle time and provide visibility into better equipment utilization,” said Bryce Peterson, Director of Equipment Operations. 

Another factor for consideration for Wanzek was their use of Viewpoint and B2W Software. "Software and 3rd Party Telematics integration was a key factor in our decision," stated Juli Munro, Director of Systems and Reporting. "We integrate field information with our back-end systems in order to provide our field and corporate management teams with real-time information. Being able to eliminate manual entries off of time sheets into B2W and Viewpoint saves time, improves accuracy, and speeds up turnaround times."  

“Wanzek was very thorough in their investigation of the right Telematics provider for their future. We’re happy to have been the right solution and look forward to a long relationship,” remarked Larry Baker, CEO of Earthwave Technologies. 

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