This weekend, myself and many others are going to be participating in an event held all over the country, the Go Ruck Light event. This test of toughness (mental and physical) is put on by former military personnel and it is based around one of the things they do a lot of at the beginning of their military training. This is a 7 to 10 mile event that will take up to 4 hours to complete. It is not like a race or any other obstacle event that we have ever done. This is an event where the leader, or Cadre, will lead you through the miles and many physical exercises along the way all while carrying a 20 lb weight in a ruck sack on your back. This not only tests individuals but it also requires the entire group to work as a team to ensure everyone finishes and everyone is together.
While I feel that I am under-prepared for this event physically, my mind is prepared to find out just how much I really can do and it will be at the end of the test that I realize the benefits.
Not many of the tasks I am responsible for at EXAIR require that kind of physical toughness and some of them require the mental toughness. But one instance I am always prepared for is the customer that calls and thinks they have the weirdest application and that there is nothing to solve it. We actually have this experience quite a bit and it helps make what we do more interesting and fun. With our diverse background and extensive knowledge, chances are we have experienced the application or we have seen something that is very close. This helps us to be specific when recommending a solution.
EXAIR feels that the best solutions can also provide information on air and dollar savings as well. The best savings information can be provided if our customers are willing to provide us details about their current application, and there is no better way to provide us the details than to take advantage of our Efficiency Lab. It is a free service letting you to send in a sample of your current blowoff product (typically homemade nozzles, open tube or pipe, snap together coolant hose, etc.), in return we will test it for you with our calibrated equipment and provide you a detailed report on air volume, force and noise. Then you will know the specific benefits of your recommended solution.
The fact is, we go into every conversation with the mentality of only providing solutions. If we can’t provide it, we will try to direct you to someone that can.