CASE STUDY - SPORTSMAN BOATS

SPORTSMAN BOATS

Helped retain and recruit new employees subsequent to project installation.

AT A GLANCE

CHALLENGES

  • High employee turnover
  • No cooling in production area
  • Cost-sensitive budgeting

RESULTS

  • Helped retain and recruit newemployees due to project
  • Additional energy savings with economizer module for ARUs
  • Cost effective maintenance solution
  • Increased employee retention rates
  • Increased system life expectancyby 25%
  • High efficiency chilled water solution reduced operation costs

ABOUT

Sportsman Boats' goal is to build high-quality boats thatoffer amenities the whole family can enjoy. They create comfortable and versatile layouts while adhering to the highest standards of boat building practice through NMMA certification programs. Listening to feedback from boat owners across the country helps to improve and promote growth. The Sportsman Boats' Dorchester, SC location was experiencing issues with high employee turnover. Total Comfort Solutions was able to help Sportsman Boats identify the challenges that directly related to conditioning their facility to improve employee retention.

PROJECT DETAILS

CHALLENGES

The Dorchester, SC location of Sportsman Boats was experiencing issues with high employee turnover due to the excessive temperatures during the summer seasons and increased demand in workforce. Sportsman Boats' challenges were:

  • No cooling in the facility
  • High employee turnover rates
  • Cost-sensitive budgeting for the manufacturing area

SOLUTION

Our expert team created a solution for their facility that would address the challenges they had been facing. The solution included:

  • 2 custom Air Rotation Units (ARUs) designed to distribute air in excess of 250ft without ductwork
  • Economizer module for the ARUs
  • Installing a high efficiency chilled water solution

BOTTOM LINE

Sportsman Boats became the only boat manufacturer in the state, after the installation of the ARUs and chilled watersolution, to offer conditioned air in theirproduction area. They yielded thefollowing additional results subsequent toproject installation:

  • Increased employee retention rates
  • Reduced operation costs with high efficiency chilled water solution
  • Economizer module for the ARUs added additional energy savings
  • Cost effective maintenance solution vs. traditional cooling methods
  • 25% increased system life expectancy

Ever since we put AC in the production area, we have been much more attractive to recruits.
– Troy Gallant, Safety Manager

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