It seems like every year our teams hear more and more from contractors and skilled tradespeople about making a switch.  It might be to open their own business or it might be about expanding into a new part of their current industry, but there’s no doubt those calls come in. 

And the timing makes sense, too. 

Should You Make the Jump?Spring is here and driving home from a long day in what seems like an endless winter, is finally behind us.

Making a switch can be very rewarding – it very well could be the final straw that opens up a whole new opportunity to you as your own boss, or an important new profit center for your existing business. 

Of course, knowing where to go is even more important – should you learn a new trade?  Should you move to a new market?  How much of an investment, either in time or money, will be required? 

Look, we get it!

Over the last 2 decades, we’ve expanded our own operations, built new facilities in new towns, and even created a complete vehicle upfit online store, but right now?   We’ve literally never seen opportunity like the ones now afforded to those individuals and companies that have the courage to expand into fiber optic. 

Should You Make the Jump?With up to $16 BILLION being spent in Alberta alone, and the promise of thousands of new jobs, the fiber optic industry might very well be the biggest, most important public works project since rural electricity or highway building from the 1930s to the 1960s. 

And yes, YOU could play a role in it. 

So what would it take?  What would you really need to get involved in the fiber optic industry in Alberta? 

The only true answer we could give you is the simplest one:  it depends.

A lot of companies and contractors that are making the move to the fiber industry are using turn-key solutions, such as our Fiber Optic Truck Splicing Packages.  For those who are handling the actual field work of building this new network, this is the perfect “all in one” solution. 

Should You Make the Jump?On the other hand, there are literally dozens of supporting roles and businesses in the fiber industry, from electricians and heavy equipment operators, to cartage and freight companies. 

Guess what?   We’ve got those solutions, too.  Maybe you’ve built a solid “hot shot” business in the fossil fuel industry and see an obvious parallel in fiber, maybe your company is experienced at warehousing and delivery, and are now serving the fiber industry as it grows in the most rural and wildest parts of our province. 

At any rate, Expertec, with over a decade of experience in creating upfitted solutions for trucks, vans, and fleets, has a solution – or can build one – for you. 

Of course, any new venture into a new industry can be nerve-wracking, and there’s no denying that new departments or a brand new business always raises concerns about cash flow. 

Should You Make the Jump?Creating the perfectly upfitted truck or van for the fiber business doesn’t require a fortune.  In fact, Expertec’s financial partnerships with dealers and banking institutions will often allow companies to finance BOTH a new truck or van AND the upfitting needed for it into one loan. 

And you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how that payment looks, especially when you’ve created a truck or van that does exactly what you need it to do. 

 If you’re investigating how your own skills can become a part of this fiber optic avalanche, our team would love to hear from you to learn how you’re doing that – and how we can serve you.  Give us a call at 1-888-435-6466 or simply click here.  Either way, we’re excited to see this huge technology project serving all of us. 

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