In the two years the Beaver Construction Company has been using two-way radios, they have changed the duties of the job foreman completely. The radio is now his coordinator. It keeps him in contact with all operations, even though they're spread over a 35 mile radius. Through freedom of time, the radio has given him the opportunity to promote more jobs. He is no longer just a high priced errand boy. He can now be an administer. However, if you expect to benefit from a radio network of your own, you have to be loyal to it yourself. When it calls, you must respond. You can't hide. A busy day of making the rounds and at the same time solving problems along the way via the radio can make you ready for a padded cell. But if you can handle the pressure, the radio has tremendous benefits. Before the company bought radios, the foreman would pull up to a major intersection and not really know which job site was most important to visit. Now he does. With radio, he knows enough about what is going on the evaluate where he's needed most. The two way radio gives him what he calls vehicle productivity, or mobile ability might be another way of putting it. With it he is able to organize work crews, place orders, reach people quickly who are trying to get a hold of him, keep in close communication with the ready mix producer, and do anything else where quick communication is the key to success.