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WHAT TAG MANUFACTURING HAD TO SAY

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    The StratusGrid team has always had our business' best interests in mind. I could tell from our meetings and discussions they genuinely wanted to help us improve and innovate IT operations down the road, which made us feel they wanted to grow alongside us instead of simply being a managed services provider. At the end of the day, it was the accessibility, sincerity, and continuity of their teammates that made us realize they were the right fit for TAG Manufacturing."

About TAG Manufacturing

Since 2005, TAG Manufacturing has led the industry in durable, quality, reliable attachments for excavators, backhoes, wheel loaders and other heavy construction equipment. We serve dealers, rental companies, and OEMs across the nation with a full range of buckets and attachments to match the toughest jobs and applications. Designed and manufactured at our headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, TAG buckets, thumbs, couplers, grapples and other attachments are adaptable to any brand of excavator or construction equipment. 

The challenge

TAG Manufacturing was at an IT crossroads, albeit a common one for many manufacturers. Many of their systems and processes were reactionary or had been "glued together with bubble gum and tape" for several years. There was not a fully dedicated IT team in place for daily needs, architecture, or strategic planning around technology investment and security. The main concerns looming during this time: identifying and implementing a modern security posture and establishing operational effectiveness through the use of strategic IT.

The solution

As a result of the partnership established between TAG Manufacturing and StratusGrid, much of their hardware has been completely refreshed and modernized successfully, and some has even been replaced by migration of servers and applications to AWS (including their accounting system). The partnership has grown into a fully managed services relationship where TAG end-users rely on us for most if not all technology and IT support issues. Also, leadership feels their security posture has greatly improved and processes have been largely standardized across the organization.

Benefits

Prepared for growth & innovation:

StratusGrid modernized TAG’s network across their entire business footprint, migrated servers and applications into AWS, and proactively improved security. This established a solid foundation for TAG Manufacturing to prepare for growth and innovation using technology.

Fully managed partnership:

We freed up TAG’s teammates who were wearing multiple hats, including some IT functions, to focus on valuable projects and tasks requiring their full attention by creating a fully managed partnership between TAG and StratusGrid for day-to-day operational IT needs.

Importance of trust:

Early on, it was established that building trust in the relationship was critical for success. We worked hard with TAG leadership and teammates to establish a true partnership and help them manage the organizational changes that take place with new developments in technology and processes.

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