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?
Korey Seales – 26 Years with McAninch – Project Superintendent
It’s been my family for 26 years and I’ve always told Doug that I started here and I’ll finish here. He takes care of us and cares about his workers, so we try and do the same thing for him. The level of trust and the opportunity to do so many different things are what I like the best. We have always been the best at what we do. We are better than our competition, we’re faster than our competition and that’s what sets us apart. If there was a young person coming up and looking for a place to go and stay. Make a place their career, this is they place they would want to go.