By Alec Doniger.
MTL Holdings is the parent company of two other organizations associated with historically innovative edge metal systems. Metal-Era manufactures the number-one edge metal product on the market, and Hickman Edge Systems has been manufacturing edge metal since 1945. Today, MTL Holdings has developed yet another innovative product for the metal industry – the Falcon roof measurement tool. Falcon is an application that generates extremely precise metal edge measurements just by using a mobile/tablet camera.
In a recent episode of Roofing Road Trips, Heidi J. Ellsworth invites Eric Younkin to explain how Falcon works and why contractors should be interested in it. Eric, the vice president of product and engineered services at MTL Holdings, has an extensive background in roofing, beginning his career working with waterproofing membranes in 1999. In 2021, he started working with MTL Holdings and has been a staunch advocate for the company’s mission ever since.
Falcon is unlike anything the roofing industry has seen before. “What the tool does is it allows for spatially recognizing technology where we can actually tell this tool's place in space at any given moment,” explains Eric. “It can tell the specific angles from one side to the other, it can tell the angle of slope and we're talking with extreme accuracies to tenths of a degrees and thousands of an inch.”
All you need to run the application is a phone or tablet that’s compatible with Falcon’s spatial technology. MTL Holdings goes a step further, though. They ensure that contractors get the best results possible by hiring their own RST (Regional Sales Team) members to do the measurement work Falcon enables. Multiple contractors have reached out to Eric, asking, “Hold on, you come out and do this for us? And you're going to take away my labor to measure and assume all the responsibility? So, if something goes wrong... I come right back to you and you're going to take care of it?"
Contractors simply cannot believe how much liberty Falcon affords them. It saves on labor costs and is extremely efficient. Software that impacts the industry like this is a valuable tool. If you’re a contractor looking to speed up your process, don’t hesitate to discover all the services MTL Holdings’ companies have to offer.
Listen to the full podcast to learn more about Falcon and how it can save you time and money.
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