City of Reidsville Improves the Bottom Line with iMaint
Like many municipalities, Reidsville experienced a steady loss of manufacturing and agricultural jobs during the past few decades, including the 1994 shutdown of the area’s largest manufacturing plant. Since then, city leaders have diversified the local economy, which is attracting a variety of new manufacturing and industrial employers. This diversity, coupled with well-planned services and infrastructure, has established Reidsville as a growing city that lives up to its motto, “ Focused on a Better Tomorrow.”
Even while the City worked to rejuvenate the economy, keeping infrastructure and physical assets in good shape was a priority. Well-maintained assets last longer and are more efficient to operate, which yields budget savings. Caring for those assets, though, was a challenge that required more than just a dedicated Public Works staff, particularly when budgets were tight and the State was reducing revenue allocations to municipalities.
In the mid-1990’s, Reidsville saw the need for computer software that would help departments manage maintenance and track asset costs. After evaluating several companies and products, Reidsville chose a solution from DPSI. Since then, the City has used several generations of DPSI products, and now uses the company’s flagship product, iMaint. Departments use iMaint to manage a wide variety of assets, including vehicles, equipment, facilities, streets, water lines, sewer lines, a water treatment plant, a wastewater treatment plant, parks and thousands of spare parts.