5, 1999 issue of Crain's Detroit Business featured an article
describing Hands & Associates, Inc. File-Logic™ system. The
article, written by Terry Kosdroski of Crain's starts out saying,
"The File-Logic™ system invented by environmental consultants
Hands & Associates, Inc. can be a hard sell".
Crain's and Terry Kosdroski did a wonderful job of presenting
File-Logic in the article. They understood the beauty and elegance of
the system. Crain's wrote that Hands & Associates developed
File-Logic after seeing customers get lazy with environmental and safety
paperwork. "Customers would ask us to get their act together, and
we'd sort through their stuff, and it would be OK for that time but not
later on," said Terry Begnoche, a partner at Hands &
Associates. "We asked ourselves, 'How can we make this stand the
test of time and give them ownership of the system?" they don't
need us to keep it going."
Crain's interviewed customers of File-Logic and obtained some
insightful comments such as, "At first I thought, 'It's just a
filing system.' But we have had situations where a plant manager is
skeptical but goes to the File-Logic when an inspector comes in and
finds exactly what they want. It can reduce a two-hour inspection to a
15-minute or half-hour inspection."
One user of File-Logic stated that, "the File-Logic system put
everyone at ease. Whenever the MDEQ or EPA comes in, everybody kind of
panics. Now we have more information than they'll ever need, and we know
where to get it," she said. "That's the most important
The File-Logic manual also leads a business to learning what kinds of
records are needed and raises red flags. Larry Hands says, "It lets
you know what's there, what isn't there and why it's not there".
File-Logic keeps all records for employee safety, emissions, toxic
releases, wastewater and other permit-requiring operations in one place.
The file outline was designed to let anybody find quickly the record or
permit needed. It builds corporate memory so that as people change and
move on, the corporate memory remains. Call us today to order your File-Logic