Since the beginning of this year, we’ve had 24 churches ask for systems to be delivered before Easter. We’ve made 455 cases to date and need to make 128 more before Easter. Even though cases make up only about 15% of our sales, they are about 100% of what I’m thinking about today. So here’s the lifecycle of a PCI case:
The sides of the case are then stapled together with a pneumatic staple gun.
Carpet is then glued to the case using a non-toxic, heat-activated glue. This is the most labor-intensive step, but the carpet provides a finished look, prevents splinters, adds strength, and supports velcro attachments.
Everything that a church needs to turn a rented facility into church home has a designated spot in a designated case in a designated trailer.
The organization is documented on placards that are placed both inside and outside of the case. The cases are then loaded into a trailer, a semi, or a shipping container.
As you can see, the case process is comprehensive and intensive. From the quality and strength of the cases to their integration & organization, we go to great lengths to ensure that every facet of a system is taken into consideration before delivery. As our Core Value #3 states: Excellence honors God and reflects His character. I hope you’ve enjoyed the bird’s eye view of the PCI process.
NOTE: These pictures were taken on 3/2/06 and these cases have since crossed the ocean, and will be used to set up church for New Hope Diamond Head in Hawaii this weekend.