HITCO selects SEER software from Galorath

HITCO Carbon Composites has selected SEER for Manufacturing and SEER for Hardware, Electronics & Systems from Galorath Inc. for project modeling applications.

In need of a faster and more accurate way to prepare project proposals, HITCO Carbon Composites (Gardena, Calif.) has selected SEER for Manufacturing (SEER MFG) and SEER for Hardware, Electronics & Systems (SEER HW) from Galorath Inc. (El Segundo, Calif.), a producer of project estimation and management solutions. The company will use Galorath's project modeling application with extended capabilities designed specifically for the composites manufacturing industry. Galorath customers include Alcoa, Northrop Grumman, Honeywell, NASA, Boeing, the Social Security Administration and the Ford Motor Co.

According to Linda Dooley, HITCO's contracts manager, the company prepared an average of 12 proposals a month last year and has expanded its estimating department to keep up. "We believe the SEER tools will help handle this increased volume,"she said. "Time and accuracy are critical factors in submitting a bid; missing a due date is often viewed as non-responsive which excludes the bidder from consideration. Alternatively, winning a bid you have underestimated can be problematic.”