Dallas Love Field Airport

How Southwest Refreshed a Hangar 

8

Commercial Power Washers 
onsite

150,000+

Sqft of
hangar walls cleaned

0

Worksite injuries and near
misses

3

Days to complete
project

The challenge

Southwest Airlines is one of the most successful airline in history, they have a close relationship to Love-Field Airport in Dallas, TX. In late 2018, they were ready to clean out an old airplane hangar for executives touring the facilities and making a great impression.

The project scope required a quick 3-day window to clean a large hangar and effectively with contractor labor force that have passed a stringent badging and background check process.

Southwest partnered with Omega Industries to take on the responsibility to organize man lifts, labor and strategically plan the rollout.

The challenge

Southwest Airlines is one of the most successful airline in history, they have a close relationship to Love-Field Airport in Dallas, TX. In late 2018, they were ready to clean out an old airplane hangar for executives touring the facilities and making a great impression.

The project scope required a quick 3-day window to clean a large hangar and effectively with contractor labor force that have passed a stringent badging and background check process.

Southwest partnered with Omega Industries to take on the responsibility to organize man lifts, labor and strategically plan the rollout.

Key problems

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  • Strict time window to complete and clean 
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  • Furniture obstruction causing slow production
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  • Furniture obstruction causing slow production
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  • Furniture obstruction causing slow production

Case study date  Nov 2018

Type of services used

  • Projects
  • Interior Painting
  • School

Our Approach

The key issue/constraint for this project was the deadline could not be stretched. Therefore, in the planning stages our project team assessed major bottlenecks and developed best practice to maintain a high rate of production.

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Every floor (3) of dorms were each grouped with 20 painters and 1 supervisor.

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Omega’s made a decision to repaint walls wall instead of touching up.

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All furniture was moved to the center of room and covered with drop sheets.

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Any visible repair regardless if it was documented was repaired.

Creating solutions that work.

By first getting to know the project, we can deliver and execute a project strategy that exceeds our client’s expectations. Omega Industries delivered a large workforce with a strategy to overcome major production bottlenecks to complete the SMU

Interior painting project finished in 3 days.

By effective project management and planning to execute a highly productive painting crew, Omega were able to complete the project 2 days ahead of schedule. Proven strategies boosted the project timeline – resulting in adequate time for other preparations to take place prior to students entering their freshly painted dorms.

Breaking down our strategy

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Eliminate Bottlenecks

The cost of admin involved in checking the defect list, enquire about missing items and reviewing the completion far outweighed the cost of additional paint and labor required to paint all walls. Our client, was thrilled for not only the rollout speed, but the additional value achieved for a fresh coat of paint in an room rather than small touch-ups.

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Project Planning & Systems

Omega effectively divided the workforce across each level to complete works simultaneously, creating friendly competition between crews and allowing a production line mentality of painting dorms.

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