THE GROWING DEMAND FOR
PROJECT SERVICE CAPABILITIES
In an attempt to reduce downtime and increase proﬁtability, Viking
Electric customers often ask; “How can Viking help make our projects
more efﬁcient and effective?” These types of questions have led Viking
Electric to partner with customers and provide customized project
services to meet these needs.
Viking has long been providing custom delivery options. Every project
is different and Viking has the capability to organize and ship only the
material that is needed, when it is needed - throughout the duration
of the project. However, Viking can also inspect, store, organize,
repackage and assemble jobsite material according to project needs.
These services can be of great beneﬁt to customers who may not
want to spend valuable time managing freight claims, assembling
components or rummaging through multiple skids to ﬁnd speciﬁc
items on the jobsite.
One of the newer services that Viking provides to customers is the
use of our custom project carts. The original intent of these carts was
to provide a better way for customers to receive and transport multiple
At the VE-Minneapolis location, a Viking associate provides kitting and components
assembly services for a large commercial customer.
At the VE-St. Paul location, a project lighting cart stands ready for packaging and delivery
to an area construction project.
recessed troffers on the jobsite. However, in response to some unique
customer requests, Viking now provides carts that carry recessed cans
and trims, emergency exit ﬁxtures, surface mount linear, under-cabinet,
and other types of lighting ﬁxtures and components. Viking can also
provide lockable job carts that contain a customizable inventory of
electrical supplies for a project.
The demand for these project carts continues to increase as our
customer-partners realize the beneﬁts including reduced labor times
for receiving, transporting and installing ﬁxtures and other components.
In addition, the signiﬁcant reduction in packaging waste can help
customers obtain points for LEED certiﬁcations.
As Viking continues to partner with customers to provide these
services, projects will become more efﬁcient and proﬁtable. Viking
customers will be able to more efﬁciently complete projects and move
onto the next one. This is largely because everyone involved in a project
is only completing work in their area of expertise. In short, Viking
associates can focus on supplying, handling and organizing the project
material, and our customers can continue doing what they do best.
For more information about Viking’s project service capabilities in your
area, please contact your Viking Electric Account Manager.