use a generator. Basically, we would put a wiring system in the van that would be powered from a separate generator. The third way is to wire the power in the van to an outlet on the outside of the van, where you would have to plug into an external power source, like an RV or a camper.
The method we choose depends on how much draw you require to operate your business.
Coming to someone like Woodfield Canada with a specific up-fitting and mobility requirement makes sense mainly because of the experience they bring to the table. There is probably very little they haven’t seen when it comes to vehicle modification. In fact, they have created some tried- and- true designs in- house that could be virtually plug-and- play for your industry. Why re-invent the wheel? Woodfield likely has a design for your requirement. “We have created designs specific to industries that we offer as a starting point,” Hewitt says. “Fibre splicing, mobile mechanics, the glass industry, and we even have designs for emergency vehicles. Like a mobile command centre. It’s a full mobile office for emergency services so they can pull up at an emergency scene and set up a decision-mak- ing centre. There’s a big desk in there, there’s all the radio equipment, extra supplies, everything the command centre would need in an emergency.” “These are our own designs, and we offer them to these industries. Sometimes it sparks ideas for them to modify our designs. It does make it a lot easier when, for example, a Fire Chief wants to buy a mobile command centre, you can see something that’s already pre-made and ready to go with proven track record.” “We support the big fleets and the one-man- in-the- van-type operations.” Like most industries, service is key for longevity. Hewitt explains that service is front-and- centre… ingrained in the company culture, in fact. “Our vision is to be recognized and respected, and part of that is offering the best service to customers. We know that if we want to be the leader in vehicle modifications, a leader is someone who puts the customers first. It is part of our culture. Our vision includes communication which is part of the service. Innovation and quality are a big part of it too.” The free-flow of ideas keeps the company current and relevant. They conduct a “daily huddle” where everyone is encouraged to bring ideas to the table and offer sug- gestions for improvements. Everyone from a shop tech to someone in accounting can suggest improvements in any area. It’s a fresh and inclusive approach to internal stability within the business.
continue to hit the road for Woodfield. “We are never merely content with where we are as a business… we are always growing. We don’t currently have any plans to open in other cities at the moment. Just Toronto and London for now. So we are more interested in making these locations the best they can be and keep our customers satisfied and coming back.” Woodfield Canada is on the front line of the new mobile revolution. They are poised to arm entrepreneurs with the mobile space they need to compete without bricks and mortar. “Down the road, we see doing a lot more work with mobile vehicles and mobile businesses,” Hewitt explains. “Taking any business and making it mobile. We see that as the future. Barber shops, hair salons, a dentist, whatever. We want to be ready to convert a vehicle for the new mobilworld. And the best part is we’re having fun doing it!”
Moving forward, Hewitt points out that the rubber will
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