Skookum Contract Services Wins 2017 Uptime Award for Outstanding Maintenance and Reliability Program

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Company Recognized for Achieving Facility Management Best Practice

Aquitas Solutions, a leading provider of EAM and IoT solutions that optimize asset intensive industries, announced today that long standing client, Skookum Contract Services, has won a 2017 Uptime Award for Best Work Execution Program. The awards are presented annually by ReliabilityWeb’s Uptime Magazine to companies that demonstrate high levels of performance in asset management and maintenance reliability, ultimately providing bottom-line benefits to their organization.

As a backdrop to the award, Skookum partnered with Aquitas Solutions for the first implementation of IBM Maximo at one of their client sites. The implementation provided an opportunity to train Skookum’s team for future client deployments and as part of Aquitas’ ongoing engagement, integration to external systems became a key component. The end result, award winning asset management and preventive maintenance programs for numerous Skookum customers across multiple business lines. Some of these business lines include; logistics and facilities management as well as fleet management to include warehousing of service supplies.

“We have been fully committed to the use of Maximo for the past 4 years as one of our strategic advantages,” commented Robert Potter, CIO and Vice President of Business Systems from Skookum. He added, “Using Maximo as we do, we drive efficiencies, improve client communications, and create opportunities for process improvement daily. These allow Skookum to deliver the best possible service supporting our customer’s mission.”

“After our initial implementation, training, and support of IBM Maximo, we have witnessed first hand the skills, commitment, and motivation of Skookum’s maintenance operations team at numerous enterprise asset management deployments,” commented Wayne Brisson, President and CEO, Aquitas Solutions. He added, “We are delighted that Skookum’s exemplary best practices and usage of IBM Maximo has been recognized with this award and look forward to continually supporting their customers.

“Skookum Contract Services certainly depicts the journey, culture, and dedication necessary to become a recipient of one of our 2017 Uptime Awards," commented Terrence O’Hanlon, CEO/Publisher, and Uptime Magazine. He added, “I am positive that the Company’s core values complemented by their commitment and partnerships in building an award winning maintenance and reliability program will help them foster even greater results in the future.”


About Skookum Contract Services

Skookum performs facility management services in the following major functional areas: Buildings and Structures; Utility Systems; Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems; Dining and Laundry Equipment; Grounds & Pavement Maintenance; and Call Center operations.  Skookum utilizes MAXIMO facility management software including technician hand-held technology.  Also, Skookum performs preventive maintenance services, and corrective maintenance repairs encompassing a variety of trades including locksmith, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, welding, HVAC mechanics, general maintenance and various laborers.

About Aquitas Solutions

Aquitas Solutions is a leading provider of EAM and IoT solutions that optimize asset intensive industries. The Company prides itself on working strategically and collaboratively with the top, globally recognized EAM and IoT platform solution providers to heighten business value and bring bottom-line benefits to their clients.

Based in Atlanta, GA, Aquitas’ leadership team and management consultants have nearly one thousand man years of enterprise asset management experience and have been early adopters of IoT technology that helps clients leverage their EAM system to optimize performance and improve productivity and service levels across the entire spectrum of their organization.

The Company has a long history of delivering faster, smarter, and more agile solutions at a competitive rate helping customers streamline their internal processes and compete more efficiently in an increasingly synergetic world.

Aquitas Solutions is a registered Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and proud supporter of Women in Reliability Asset Management (WIRAM).

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