WEST SHORE INDUSTRIES
West Shore Industries is the sister company of West Shore Contracting, a NYC-based commercial plumbing company with over 30 years experience. Founder and owner Mike Schaaf conceptualized and perfected the West Shore Night Cap over the course of 10 years while working major water main and sewer jobs for the city of New York.
NECESSITY IS THE
MOTHER OF INVENTION
“During 9/11, I witnessed a desperate need to restore water to emergency services. I knew I had to figure out a solution to this problem – and fast.”
In large plumbing projects (both water main and sewer), large ductile pipes must be capped off during lunch, at night, or any time the water needs to be turned back on. With a traditional water main cap, the number of bolts involved and sheer weight of the cap require two workers plus a machine to install. Typical installation time is anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half.
“Our solution is so simple, and it really works. Our cap can be installed in less than 5 minutes by a single worker. We’ve increased productivity and reduced overtime so drastically, the City of New York is realizing savings in the millions of dollars on single jobs.”
SAFETY IS SOARING
With fast and easy installation, we are able to supply water to emergency services in minutes – not hours. And the West Shore Night Cap has been tested to the absolute extreme. The plates, clamps and bolts more than quadruple the standards set by the NYC Department of Design and Construction.