CWJJ Ep 4 - Jack Cordry

February 04, 2021 00:10:22
CWJJ Ep 4 - Jack Cordry
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CWJJ Ep 4 - Jack Cordry

Feb 04 2021 | 00:10:22

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James Cross Jim Schauer

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Jack Cordry from Lone Star Consulting Services (LSCS) joins Jim & James on this week's episode.

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Speaker 0 00:00:00 <inaudible> Speaker 1 00:00:10 Good morning to our LinkedIn family. What a great way to start the day. Warm hearts, hot coffee. And it looks like a looks like another hot day here in Florida. We have a very special guest joining us today, Mr. Jack Cordrey from lone star consulting services, Jack. Good morning to you. And also joining me is my cohost, Mr. James Cross, Mr. Cross, how is that beautiful weather in Texas? How are you faring there? Uh, you know, it was 95 degrees yesterday. It is not 95 degrees today. It is the winds blowing about 30 miles an hour here in Texas. So you can imagine the allergies. Um, we're, we're, we're blessed though. The sun's up. It's a good day. Um, you know, Jack, we're glad you're here, brother. Uh, appreciate you joining us. Um, uh, Jack's also in Texas, uh, Abilene, I believe so a 102 yesterday. Speaker 1 00:01:07 It feels right. It feels right. Like we're, we're, we're very Texas strong. I'm here. Jimmy. I know you were from Texas before playing the gypsy role. I know you kinda went from one place to another. Uh, do you still wear your boots and your cowboy hat outside of the bull that I will not confirm or deny, but I still have my uniform that I have my starched jeans, starched shirts and my boots. So I still do wear those and you can see some of the technical things. I'm working with a virtual pool background. So I'm feeling very Floridian today, but enough about me and us. Let's get it over to Jack. Mr. Jack Gorgie would you, uh, introduce yourself and we were anxiously listened to all the good things you have to say. I feel like I just kind of got thrown to the wolves. Speaker 1 00:01:57 I'm Jack I'm with the LSCs Lonestar consulting services. Uh, we do certifications evaluations and consulting for gas companies. Uh, we've been doing a lot of work in the Northeast, so we've seen a lot of different things. Uh, the COVID 19 kind of really hit up there. So it kind of, um, it, it changed the way we would do a lot of our business in the Northeast, uh, distancing, uh, contact, uh, the good old handshake, all that's gone. Uh, so it kind of, it kind of, um, really aligned the way we do our work now, uh, even to the point, uh, we use the mobile app, uh, we use AWS mobile app, uh, and we do about 10,000 evaluations a year. One-on-one up there and they no longer just use the phone and sign with their finger. Now it's about a stylist. Um, now it's alcohol wipes, even all of our tooling. Speaker 1 00:02:49 Now some of the things that we do is, uh, we actually use the, um, alcohol wipes to wipe off all the tooling prior to use and prior contact with pipe and we cleaned it all off afterwards and put it all up. So it's kind of some neat things. Uh, we started doing the cleaning of the blades and the whales and all those things for contact. And then COVID set in, uh, and we really moved on another step from there and started cleaning the knobs and the handles and everything, uh, which is interesting that this came in. Uh, we started the process in the past to reduce contamination and now with know pre COVID. Now that COVID 19 has started and hopefully ending we're we're coming down off of that. Um, the, the one thing that we're getting out of it, one thing we're seeing is we're seeing less failures in the field, or we're seeing failures on the certification. Speaker 1 00:03:40 So it's a really a neat thing is, uh, because we're telling everyone playing the pipe claim, claim, claim, claim, reduce cost, reduce contamination, the number one cause of failure. Well, now all of a sudden they're cleaning everything. I mean, they're wiping down the counter before Lake star. So it's actually, um, in, in the testing procedures and certification procedures, it's actually helping. So it's actually a bonus. If there is a bonus of COVID-19 besides, you know, family time, that's probably gonna be it Jack. I never really thought about the reduction of contamination really in the areas of like fusions, but you're right. Um, and, and it is, I guess it's one of the good things that that'll come out of this pandemic. Um, that's kind of byproducts we really want to have, I guess if you're going to have any, uh, you kind of hit on it a minute ago, but, um, I wonder in regard to paper, if we would see people making a similar type of transition, you know, from paper vowels to normal mobile stance, and I know for you, uh, I don't have to preach it to you. Speaker 1 00:04:42 You're somebody who's definitely led to a sermon about going mobile and utilize mobile technology for evaluations, uh, whether we tablets or phones, um, w you know, w where's your head at with that moving forward, even though I feel like I kinda know where it might be, but, uh, you know, for everybody else kind of dipping their toes in the pool a little bit, um, you know, maybe you can kind of shed some light on that. Yeah. I mean, I can jump up on this soap box. I don't know how long this is supposed to be. If you've got about a half a day or so, not affidavit. All right, I'll condense it down real quick. Don't use paper. All right. As far as the regulators are concerned, the railroad commission is concerned. All these people are concerned. Trackability, traceability, reportability auditability. You have to be able to track it. Speaker 1 00:05:33 So if you use paper, then you were supposed to take all that paper, enter all those grades, scan, all that paper, upload all of that paper to a holding source, to EWN, to someone to hold that. Then it gets sent over to ISN and everything gets moved around. So everyone has their cards. Everyone's good. And there's so much stuff. When it's stuff that gets gets lost, you get audited. Someone shows up and says, I want to see this person's testing for the last three years. You gotta be able to generate paper. Well, if you're using the mobile apps, if you're using the things that are made for this, it gives you the start times, stop times the person doing the evaluation, the person who's being evaluated. All of that stuff is captured time, date, everything is done. So you can actually look on that and say, Oh, look, this guy did an evaluation on line locating in one minute and 34 seconds or Saki. Speaker 1 00:06:28 There's no way in the world that guy did in 35 minute and 34 seconds. It doesn't happen. You can't hook up in a minute and 34 seconds. They were just telling you about it with a broom. They weren't doing anything. So this gives you everything to audit. This gives you all the ammo you need, and it's all captured in a mobile app. And it's done for you. It automatically uploads to that cloud that no one understands, but it's there. And so, and it matches the operator stuff. It's it? It's there. So why would you do it on paper and then have a room full of filing cabinets when you can just let someone else file it for you? Just kill him. Jim, Jack, Jack just said horse hockey. I, I, that, that is in Texas. Just a normal type of word. Isn't it? Horse hockey. Speaker 1 00:07:15 Now what that means, but in Texas, I think we're still okay. And for the rest of the country, we will help explain that that's not a bad word. That's just more of a euphemism for something whimsical. We'll put it down. You northerners, there you go. One more time. Hockey pucks. There you go. Oh yeah, there you go. Hey, in the North, they love hockey. Jack. I got to tell you that, that the one word you hit on the, on the mobile app. And I too think a mobile app is one part of it. You bring in us to the insight in the industry, behind the scenes, the traceability, the trackability, and especially the word of audits. You know, when, when audits go on, people go, you know, that's, that's a big deal. And for, you know, to give some comfort level for them, that really helps a lot. Speaker 1 00:08:05 I think that'll help our industry just put that into the right place, as well as the ultimate goal of we're keeping everybody. We're trying to keep everybody safe every day. Jack, any final words, any points you want to give to our viewers before we sign off? Well, I'll go ahead and throw a quick thing out there. I was talking to a, um, uh, someone, you know, a little higher up the echelon in the Atmos energy group the other day. And he said, uh, I was asking him about documentation. Where's the documentation that follows this. Where's this certification oppose this and his answer was well, it's all uploaded onto, um, the cloud or uploaded into EWN systems. So if we ever need it, if we have an audit, the railroad commission comes up. All we have to do is we call them and they will provide us with that documentation. Speaker 1 00:08:52 That's huge. Instead of having to do it all yourself, it's there. I mean, it's it's and it's part of the subscription take advantage of the stuff that's there. Yep. Awesome. Yeah. Yeah. Jack, we can't thank you enough brother. Every chance I get to sit with you, whether it's virtual in person, or if we're lucky enough to be on the golf course, it's always a pleasure and I appreciate you. Uh, we wish you and your as well, your business continued success. And, uh, we thank you for joining us today. Absolutely. Jimmy have a great day. Absolutely. Jimmy, thank you, sir. Uh, always a pleasure to, uh, co-host with you as always, if you're someone, uh, that would like to join us or, you know, someone, uh, please reach out to us coffee with Jim and James and try to do it every week. Uh, we'd love to have you on, uh, just connect with us on LinkedIn. Shoot us a message. Uh, shoot us an email. Uh, if you'd like to hook up with Jack Cordrey, uh, online or through one of us, we will be a conduit for that as well. Jack has fantastic services. He can offer everyone in our industry, uh, connect with all three of us online, uh, share the video. Anything you can do to help spread the word. Uh, we are blessed. We thank you so much. Uh, stay safe out there. God bless have a great day. Stay safe. Speaker 0 00:10:17 <inaudible>.

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