Recently released in theaters, Moneyball is the true story of Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics. The movie focuses on Beane’s attempt to assemble a competitive team for Oakland’s 2002 season, despite unfavorable finances and resources. What the trailer doesn’t mention is that the premise for Moneyball is actually partly based on the true story of ultrasonic cleaning technology.
While, we are still trying to sign Brad Pitt to star in our movie, the ultrasound story begins in the early 90’s when disaster restoration cleaning jobs required buckets, sinks, untrained employees and crude cleaning tools. Many contents restoration companies in smaller markets were losing processing jobs to bigger restoration businesses with more resources. If you aren’t familiar with Moneyball, Oakland was losing their star players (in free agency) to large-scale teams, such as New York, since they couldn’t price match with the Yankees.
To combat this, Billy Beane began to manage his team with a non-traditional ideology called “sabermetrics”. Rather than relying on traditional statistics such as home runs, average, and RBIs, sabermetrics approaches the game with a new way of thinking. This is essentially what ultrasonic technology did as well. Essentially, ultrasound revolutionized its respective industry. Companies of any size could now compete and even exceed the cleaning capabilities of their larger competitors.
While the Yankees and Red Sox were stocking up with high priced free agents, restoration companies were using traditional, inefficient cleaning methods. With ultrasound, you use water-based soaps, safe for products and many electrical appliances. Likewise, the need for specialized picks, brushes and other tools were eliminated, another cost cutting measure.
With an ultrasonic assembly line system, you can reduce your team size and get more production because the system does much of the work for you! This could be the biggest way to reduce your payroll!
Today, many cutting edge restoration companies have adopted ultrasonic cleaning technology. For a complete list of World Series winning companies click, go here.
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