Maintenance Assessment


A maintenance assessment can help you understand your current maintenance status and provide insight to improvements. The first step for maintenance improvements involves determining the current status of maintenance systems.  We have a detailed assessment process that determines the maintenance condition and needs.  Once this assessment has been completed we will summarize and prioritize improvements.  From here we will assist the plant to implement the changes, with regular visits or we can help for selected opportunities. 

This maintenance assessment and report will identify the status of maintenance systems and supply recommendations for improvement.  We will compare current maintenance practices at the plant to existing World Class Maintenance and the wood industry’s current best maintenance practices.  Our assessment will involve a plant tour and meetings with maintenance and operations personnel to determine the current situation and identify opportunities available.

Contact us for a Maintenance Assessment

Benefits of Improved Maintenance

The benefits of improved maintenance are staggering. Maintenance improvements will affect plant margin and the bottom line, while improving many other areas with in the plant.

Do you want to have a World Class Maintenance and Operation? We can help you get to World Class status:

  • 2.5% total unscheduled downtime
  • Total maintenance cost <15% of total manufacturing cost
  • 100% of work orders closed within 8 weeks
  • >80% of work orders are from PM

Some of the benefits of improved maintenance are:


  • Increase plant profit margin
  • Optimize machinery life
  • Reduce operating capital and expenses
  • Reduce labor cost
  • Reduce overtime cost
  • Enable better ROI information for projects and maintenance program upgrades 


  • Improve documentation management and access
  • Improve history collection for machinery
  • Reduce duplicate or inaccurate data retrieval and reporting 

Human Resources

  • Improve maintenance labor efficiencies
  • Reduce labor conflict
  • Improve plant morale
  • Reduce absenteeism
  • Reduce “firefighting”
  • Improve plant communications
  • Improve employee self esteem
  • Improve maintenance and operational cooperation
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve cohesive plant-wide cooperative spirit 

Planning and Scheduling

  • Reduce reactive maintenance and increase proactive maintenance
  • Improve planning and scheduling
  • Increase maintenance tool time with the current work force 


  • Improve product quality
  • Optimize production rates 


  • Increase plant machinery reliability for consistent operations
  • Reduce downtime by the right PM at the right frequency


  • Reduce safety incidents
  • Reduce OSHA enforced corrections and fines 

Materials Management

  • Reduce machinery parts cost
  • Reduce wasted time looking for parts and tools for projects
  • Reduce cost through best purchasing practices 

Training Program

  • Improve maintenance professionalism
  • Improve maintenance knowledge and skills
  • Reduce lost knowledge from retirees or employees leaving
  • Improve quality of maintenance


Industries Include:

  • All Wood Products and Forest Industry
  • Biomass Energy
  • Cabinets
  • Furniture
  • Flooring
  • Hardboard
  • I-Joist
  • Laminating
  • LVL
  • Pulp & Paper
  • OSB
  • OSL
  • MDF
  • Particleboard
  • Plywood
  • Sawmills and Lumber
  • Wood Pellets
  • WPC - Wood Plastic Composites

Maintenance Assessments

Contact us for a Maintenance Assessment