Trench Drain Blog Announces its own Birth!
Thanks for stopping in to this information site. This is the world’s first blog about trench drain. Right now, it might seem a little silly having a blog about a type of construction supply. But, believe me; you’ll be seeing more and more information site and discussion boards from our industry in the future.
When I started selling trench drain in 2004, the construction industry was about 5 years behind the rest of the industries in embracing the Internet as a tool for educating and selling products and services. Often, a contractor would approach me with a great sense of urgency in search of a drain (or some other construction supply) because they had neglected to plan. This situation forced them to buy hastily and locally. Poor planning resulted in higher supply costs, higher project costs and compromised product selection. Collateral damage to this practice includes lower profits and lower value to the customer.
This, of course, is changing. The old guard in the construction industry is being replaced. Younger engineers are entering the work force with amazing computer and Internet skills. Purchasing is done online. Suppliers are searching outside of their product specialty in an effort to give better customer service. Plan rooms are becoming harder to find as project plans are being posted to GC web sites and subscription plan sites (Dodge, Construction Journal, Reed). Better project planning and purchasing practices are helping companies to finish their projects on time and under budget.
TrenchDrainBlog.com is a part of this trend. We are one location that you can find information about trench drain products, installation, application and selection. Expect to see more websites and blogs about trench drain and other seemingly mundane topics. What else did you expect from the internet? So, enjoy your visit. I hope to hear from you soon.