TGC Structural is a specialty contractor that started as a small commercial contractor in 1967. From foundation to final finishes, TGC Structural focuses on a job well done in the Pacific Northwest.
Inefficient Labor Scheduling
Headquartered in Corvallis, Oregon, TGC Structural General Superintendent Brian Zeller needed help. He was spending all day Wednesday and Thursday planning labor for the following week. Sometimes, this task would pour over to Friday and Saturday. There were a lot of phone calls, jotting down notes and fingers crossed hoping all of the information gathered on the road made it back to the office to update their whiteboard.
“This process was very cumbersome. It took a lot of time and I felt like I was losing my mind,” says Zeller. “I looked around at different platforms and didn’t find anything that worked for us until I found LaborChart.”
Developing a Workforce Management Platform
In 2017, TGC Structural started using LaborChart in the platform’s early developmental years. Even before the cloud-based workforce management platform transformed into what it is today, Zeller was a fan. LaborChart instantly streamlined his labor scheduling process. It immediately replaced his whiteboard and he wanted more.
Zeller shared his improvement ideas with the LaborChart team and his ideas helped create what users know today as the Gantt Chart. This collaboration not only helped further develop the platform, but also turned LaborChart into a one-stop shop that helps Zeller and TGC Structural proactively schedule their labor from start to finish.
Automatic Labor Updates
As an early adopter of LaborChart, TGC Structural is taking full advantage of the digital platform. They’re able to drag and drop their people as needed in the platform and simply click a button to notify everyone involved. This click of a button automatically sends a text message to the assigned worker, project manager, superintendent and dispatcher notifying them of any project or assignment updates. What used to take several phone calls for each change now takes a simple click and creates fluid communication across the entire organization.
From forecasting their labor scheduling to learning from previous projects documented in LaborChart, TGC Structural has found efficiencies throughout their LaborChart journey and it has helped Zeller along the way too. “Everything used to be in four different places. Everything is now in one. It’s on my computer, my Ipad, wherever I’m at, I can use LaborChart,” says Zeller.