Managing the Labor Shortage

Can shrinking your toolbox expand your options?

It’s frustrating. You’ve got work to do, but not enough qualified help to do it. There’s nothing easy about finding, hiring and retaining a good plumbing crew – training, equipping and supervising good plumbers is an expensive and time-consuming investment with no guaranteed payback.

Not having enough plumbers to finish jobs is risky, but exposing your jobs to potential lapses in quality is worse. Damaged or stolen tools can be repaired or replaced, but you need to protect your good clients and contractors and long-term relationships from day one. New plumbing methods and technology like SharkBite push-to-connect plumbing solutions help bring new hires up to speed quickly and cost effectively. In a tight labor market, that’s no small thing.

Contractors on jobsite discuss specifications

SharkBite products are engineered to make even complex plumbing repairs and installations faster, easier and safer, even for inexperienced workers:

  • Installation requires no special tools, torches, or chemicals, reducing install errors.
  • A single fitting connects different pipe sizes and materials, for quicker transitions.
  • Field-tested fittings allow pipe to be quickly connected, even on wet lines and in tight spots like crawl spaces or in other undesirable conditions.
  • No solder splatter or glue to clean up, giving finished jobs a professional, polished look.

While technology will never be a substitute for expertise, innovative SharkBite systems can let you put new workers to work immediately – to jumpstart productivity, shore up profitability, distribute the workload, and maximize the productivity of your work force. When you’ve got SharkBite solutions in the pipeline, it’s easy to assign the right workers with the right tools to the right job on the right schedule.

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