CPI had developed a business relationship with major tier-3 supplier to the Big Three in 2012, with the purpose of supplying fabricators to rebuild the rides at Disney Paris. After conducting a complete assessment, CPI provided more than a dozen contract employees for the project, which was executed successfully. Because CPI had established a solid reputation with the supplier, the company reached out to CPI to fulfill a much larger project, as they were struggling to find local talent. CPI was tasked with mobilizing prototype mechanics to execute a major project for an international automotive client within a 14-day period.
CPI was uniquely qualified to assist the supplier, as we supply defense mechanics from around the United States, to a vast array of clients. CPI has provided DOD contract professionals to one of the largest DOD contractors in the world for 33 years. Our infrastructure supports the procurement, vetting and disbursement of a variety of DOD mechanics, and highly specialized engineers.
We reached out to our contacts nation wide, and we were able to activate the human capital needed to begin work immediately. CPI orchestrated the arrival of prototype mechanics from across the country, along with their specialized equipment to finish the project.
Upon completion of the four-month project, the automotive supplier acquired another contract with an international automotive company, putting the mechanics to work again. This project would take these mechanics across 20 states with the purpose of redesigning or replacing fuel lines for specific busses. The team was responsible for rehabilitating approximately 15,000 buses within a two month period.
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In December 2014, the supplier approached CPI with the intent to create a tool procurement program, which allowed mechanics to lease-to-own their own tools. In the past, the supplier had required that all contact mechanics report for work with their own tool sets. With the support of CPI, the supplier recognized that they were missing out on hiring top tier talent because they had not acquired the necessary tools.
As a result, CPI launched the lease-to-own tool program in December 2014. In conjunction with this launch, the supplier has requested 150 mechanics for their summer build out program.
Over all, the projects were so successful that more than a dozen mechanics from the original staffing project have relocated to the Mid-West to become long-term and full-time contract employees.