State of the Art GPS Technology
McAninch adopted GPS in 1999 when Trimble Navigation introduced the dual-antenna Site Vision system that employs guidance and machine control. Light bars mounted in the operator’s field of vision signal proper blade angle as the machine moves, while a video display shows the proper cut or fill on the job site. The immediate benefits are speed and extreme accuracy.
For decades, equipment operators took their instructions from stakes in the ground that had to be moved and reset as the work unfolded. Onboard GPS receivers allow scrapers, dozers, and graders to plot accurate courses with little or no reference to in-ground markers. Our GPS Technology is state of the art and we have an experienced GPS division in-house that brings their experience and knowledge to each one of our projects.
With GPS, supervisors no longer have to reset stakes so they can concentrate on haul routes and cycle times. At day’s end they drive their sites in GPS-equipped pickups and send progress data to the home office so estimators can check productivity against the original schedule. All earthmoving tasks and management functions are improved by GPS, and these benefits are seen in all the work that the McAninch team does.
Why do you work at McAninch?
Amadeo Chua-Carrion – 4 Years with McAninch – Pipe Layer
My buddy got me hired on at McAninch and after a year I started as a pipe layer and I’ve been doing that ever since. The guys around here are fun and they know what they’re doing. They will keep you busy with a number of jobs and they pay you very well. They’ve been around the longest and have the most expertise in the field. One of the main reasons I like working here is because I make more money than all of my friends that graduated from college, so it’s a good alternative if you don’t go that route.