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12.05.18 Jason Nichols

North Star BlueScope Steel Deploys Kespry for Inventory Measurement and Reporting

North Star BlueScope Steel manufactures hot rolled steel bands used to create products including guard rails, propane tanks and indirect automotive. The company produces over 2.4 million tons each year. Dennis...

11.27.18 Lauren LeRoy

APAC-Central Transforms Mine Planning and Inventory Management with Kespry

APAC-Central, Inc., an Oldcastle Company, is an industry leader providing materials including aggregate, asphalt, sand, stone, ready-mix concrete, and high-quality pavement construction and services. David Lloyd is a Mine Planning Engineer...

11.15.18 Lauren LeRoy

Kemp Quarries Transforms Inventory Management and Mine Planning with Kespry

Kemp Quarries is a leading producer of construction aggregates, consisting primarily of crushed stone, sand and gravel. The family-run business mines 12 quarries across Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas. Kyle Kemp is...

11.07.18 Lauren LeRoy

Dunham Price Group Transforms Inventory Management with Kespry

An interview with Joe Norman, Scale House Supervisor, Dunham Price Group Dunham Price Group is a concrete and aggregates company in Louisiana and Texas focused on quality, reliability, and relationships with...

10.30.18 Paul Ross

Maximizing Mine and Quarry Profitability With Kespry’s New Stockpile Measurement Solution Featuring DJI Drones

Today, we’re excited to announce a new partnership with DJI that will deliver a new solution to support our customers’ needs to measure all of their stockpiles across mining and...

10.25.18 Jason Nichols

New Enterprise-Grade Inventory Management Enables Users to Reconcile, Monitor, and Manage Stockpile Inventory in the Kespry Cloud

Kespry continues to expand our enterprise-class offerings with a new inventory management experience. We’ve opened up our platform to support direct file import of third-party sales and production data. This...

10.24.18 Lauren LeRoy

Delta Companies Transforms Inventory Management and Mine Planning with Kespry

An interview with Drew Hoover, Project Engineer, and Don Rosenbarger, Business Development Manager, at Delta Companies Inc. Delta Companies Inc., one of the Colas USA subsidiaries, is a site development and...

10.09.18 Kespry

Mercer Celgar Transforms Environmental Permit Management with Kespry

An interview with Ruth Keyes, Environmental Coordinator, Mercer Celgar Mercer Celgar is a pulp mill located in Castlegar, BC, Canada. The Celgar mill is part of the Mercer International family and...

10.02.18 Nathan Stump

Xactimate®-Compatible File Integration Further Accelerates Residential Roof Claims

As the insurance industry rapidly adopts drones to bring efficiency and cost savings to roof claims, there are still opportunities to streamline the overall process. “With the need to resolve...

09.25.18 Lauren LeRoy

Manatt’s Wendling Quarries Transforms Inventory Management, Mine Planning, and Production Planning with Kespry – An Engineer’s View

An interview with Dylan Daehn, Quarry Development Engineer, Wendling Quarries Wendling Quarries is a family-owned aggregates provider with locations across Eastern Iowa. Dylan Daehn is a Quarry Development Engineer at Wendling...

09.17.18 Jason Nichols

New Kespry Feature Extraction Tool Automatically Removes Equipment from Construction and Mining Topos

Once Again, Kespry continues to offer the most value for their customers by delivering a new tool—feature extraction. The tool uses machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically...

09.12.18 Lauren LeRoy

E Construction Transforms Inventory Management and Annual Reporting with Kespry

An Interview with Chad Harrison, Aggregates and Environment Manager, E Construction E Construction Ltd., a subsidiary of Colas Canada, part of the worldwide Colas SA Group, is one of Western Canada's...

08.21.18 Mitch Dunlop, Mercer Celgar

Mercer Celgar Transforms Fibre Inventory Management with Kespry

Mitch Dunlop is the Accounting Manager at Mercer Celgar, a Pulp Mill in Castlegar, BC, Canada, part of the Mercer International Company. Mitch uses his Kespry system primarily to measure...

08.08.18 Jason Nichols

Direct Design Plan Upload Increases Project Management Efficiency

Today, Kespry expands its cloud-based applications for the aggregates, mining and construction industries by adding the ability to import design files directly into the Kespry Cloud. The new feature allows...

08.08.18 Lauren LeRoy

Badger Mining Transforms Inventory Management and Mine Planning with Kespry

An interview with Anna Bradley, Mining Engineer, at Badger Mining Badger Mining Corporation produces high quality industrial silica sand products, operating from facilities in Wisconsin and Texas. Badger Mining is recognized...

08.06.18 Lauren LeRoy

Canada Building Materials Transforms Mine Planning with Kespry

Votorantim Cimentos is one of the largest cement manufacturers in the world, with global companies including St Marys Cement and Canada Building Materials (CBM) in North America. Jennifer Bernard is...

07.25.18 Paul Ross

Inspecting a $750 Billion Industry

Today, Kespry announced the upcoming availability of a radiometric thermal capability for our drone-based aerial intelligence platform. This is a really cool addition to our platform that will enable industrial...

07.23.18 Lauren LeRoy

Syar Industries Increases Efficiency, Safety, and Customer Satisfaction with Kespry

An interview with Kristin Gibson-Lynn, Chief Financial Officer, Syar Industries Syar Industries provides quality building material products, including rock, sand, gravel, ready-mix concrete and asphalt paving material through mining, processing, and...

07.11.18 Lauren LeRoy

Manatt’s Wendling Quarries Transforms Inventory Management, and Mine and Production Planning with Kespry

An interview with Tony Manatt, Owner and President, and Rob Manatt, Project Manager, at Wendling Quarries Manatt’s Inc. is an industry-leading heavy construction company that started in 1947 with the purchase...

06.05.18 Kespry

SAP and Kespry Collaborate to Drive Seamless Data Integration on Construction Jobsites

You may not know it, but construction is as intensely data-driven as any other industry. Two disruptive technologies are industrial drone-based aerial intelligence and analytics, which combine to enable construction...

05.16.18 George Mathew

Exploring the Future of Industrial Work at the 2018 National Governors Association Summit

I recently had the honor of addressing U.S. and Mexican Governors, and Canadian Premiers about the transformation of industrial work at the 2018 National Governors Association (NGA) Summit, held in...

04.16.18 Lauren LeRoy 

D&T Excavation Transforms Earthworks Projects with Kespry

An Interview with Dan Liechty, Project Engineer, D&T Excavation D&T Excavation is an earthwork contractor based in Sherwood, Oregon. D&T’s clients include commercial, residential, and government agencies. The company has experience...

04.16.18 Nathan Stump

On-site Roof Claims Decisions In As Little As 1 Hour

Insurance carriers have long been plagued by slow, inaccurate, and dangerous manual assessments of roof damage to settle hail and storm damage claims. Climbing on high or steep rooftops puts...

04.11.18 Jason Nichols  

Drones for the Building Season

For many earthworks contractors it's a race against time to finish a project on time, within budget, and before the end of the building season. To successfully accomplish this goal,...

04.06.18 Lauren LeRoy

Complete Roofing Transforms Roof Inspections with Kespry

Complete Roofing is a Residential and Commercial Roofing Company serving Georgia and Tennessee that is taking the lead to change the way roofing companies operate. Complete Roofing is committed to...

03.18.18 Nathan Stump  

How to Launch Your Drones for Storm Season – Part 2

As we outlined in our previous blog about drones and storm response, many leading insurance and roofing companies are now accelerating their implementation of drone programs to “take charge of storm season”. In...

03.14.18 Jason Nichols

3 Ways Drones Make Aggregates and Mining Companies More Profitable

Aggregates and mining companies are well aware how the accuracy of stockpiled inventory can affect profit and loss. However, the methods used to conduct inventory over the last few decades...

03.08.18 Nathan Stump 

How to Launch Your Drones for Storm Season – Part 1

As we outlined in our previous blog, many leading insurance and roofing companies are now accelerating their implementation of drone programs to “take charge of storm season”. They are leveraging aerial...

02.28.18 Nathan Stump

Launch Your Drones for Storm Season

Much has been written and discussed about the use of drones in the insurance industry over the past several years, but it wasn’t until the response to hurricanes Harvey and Irma in...

02.14.18 Jason Nichols 

The Future of Inventory Management

Over the past 60 years, several methods have been developed and adopted to assess inventory status. Points on piles have been captured with hand-held levels, base and rover GPS systems, terrestrial...

01.17.18 Lauren LeRoy 

Fred Smith Construction Transforms Surveying With Kespry

An Interview with Gino DiGiacomo, Survey Manager, Fred Smith Construction Fred Smith Construction Company is one of the largest civil construction companies in North Carolina, with over 900 employees. Fred Smith...

12.13.17 Nathan Stump

The ROI of Drone Technology

In a soft market, the struggle is real for property insurers. Premiums are flat, yet claim totals continue to rise. With loss ratios on the increase and competition fierce, insurers...

12.05.17 George Mathew

The Future of Industrial Work

Kespry has reached a new milestone in our progress towards transforming industrial work with the announcement of our $33 million funding round. It is always great validation for growing companies...

11.27.17 George Mathew

Kespry Named to JMP Securities’ Prestigious Efficient Fifty List

We’re extremely pleased to announce that Kespry and our relentless drive to transform industrial work via our aerial intelligence platform is highlighted in the recently released JMP Securities’new 2017 Efficient Fifty Report. For those that...

11.22.17 Kespry

Drones in Civil Construction – Today and Tomorrow

Today, drones are being used across a wide variety of industries including agriculture, real estate, inspections, mining, and construction. These drones are on the cutting edge of technology, equipped with...

11.14.17 Kespry

Realizing construction’s digital future using industrial drones and artificial intelligence

Construction is the bedrock for prosperous societies around the world. It will continue being one of the most dynamic industrial sectors over the next 15 years. According to McKinsey Global...

11.09.17 Nathan Stump  

Kespry Partners with AirMap to Streamline Planning Safe, Compliant Drone Flights

As part of Kespry’s commitment to developing an open ecosystem, we’re excited to announce a new partnership with AirMap to streamline the mission planning workflow and ensure that flights are safe...

11.07.17 Jason Nichols

Expanding construction and engineering use cases with purpose-built Earthworks Tools

Meeting schedules, staying on budget, and following design plans are the core principles for companies performing earthwork operations. Having a balance between these three responsibilities is a difficult task and...

10.18.17 Michael Elbogen

Enhancing Field Adjuster Productivity with Annotations and Site Photos

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a popular topic these days, and with good reason.  From smartwatches to connected coffee pots, there is an increasing network of sensors providing new...

09.17.17 Kespry

How Drone Technology Amplifies Adjusters

New technology is something companies might often approach with caution. Yet technology can elevate the role of employees and equip them with new skill sets. Such is the case with drone...

09.14.17 Kespry

How Drones are Creating a New Surveying Method

For many companies involved in surveying operations, creating accurate surveys for mining, site infrastructure planning or other construction purposes means labor-intensive work requiring days. Using Kespry Drone 2s, tasks that once required...

08.31.17 Carolyn Aker 

How To Make Month-End a Breeze in Five Simple Steps

Keeping track of inventory is hard. To make tangible improvements in keeping on target over time, a regular cadence for collecting and using drone data has to be established. On-time...

08.31.17 Carl Sullivan

Three Reasons to Conduct Monthly Inventory Management

As a Senior Customer Success Manager with a GIS and surveying background, I have the privilege of working closely with aggregates companies and ensuring that they receive a strong ROI...

08.27.17 Kespry

3 Steps to Scaling Your Enterprise Drone Program

Once company leaders see the ROI on drone programs, they want to scale their program across the enterprise. But increasing the adoption of a new technology throughout a large company...

08.27.17 Kespry

How Drone Technology Boosts P&C Customer Satisfaction

Here’s how drone technology can increase your customer retention rates. Imagine a scenario in which your adjuster receives the claim, completes the inspection process and resolves the claim in a fraction...

08.26.17 Kespry

How Drones Amplify Human Potential

In companies of any size, a change in workflow – especially one that involves a new and unfamiliar tool – can be met with resistance from the existing team. The...

08.22.17 Kespry

Kespry first to receive Haag seal-of-approval for accuracy

Kespry first to receive Haag seal-of-approval for accuracy Kespry Team / August 22, 2017 Independent Study by Haag Engineering Verifies the Precision and Efficacy of Using Kespry Industrial Drones for Measuring and...

08.02.17 Kespry

Farmers Insurance launches new drone program with Kespry

We’re proud to announce that Farmers Insurance has chosen Kespry as the launch partner for their new nationwide drone program. Drone Program Takes Flight at Farmers Insurance® National insurer group begins deploying...

07.26.17 Kespry

Customer Spotlight: Sharon Masek PG, PH – Superior Silica Sands

From an early age, Sharon was fascinated with agates. Thinking back on her childhood, she fondly remembers walking down the road with her grandma in search of interesting rocks. This interest...

07.24.17 Kespry

Using Drone Data for Haul Truck Road Construction

Tony Cinkovich, Senior Project Manager, recently shared how Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel used drone data from their Kespry Automated Drone System for Haul Truck Road Construction. Enjoy the webinar recording...

07.24.17 Kespry

How to Evaluate a Drone Solution for P&C Insurance Claims

Drone technology is only as good as the data and analytics power behind it. Are you settling for less? For the insurance industry, the opportunity to harness big data has arrived....

07.23.17 Kespry

The 6 Biggest Uses of Drone Data in Construction

Construction companies are using drone data in so many interesting ways. From the pre-construction survey to the as-built survey, here’s a look at the six biggest uses. 1. Pre-Construction Survey Initial drone...

07.20.17 Kespry

How Drone Data and AI Are Accelerating the Commercial Drone Industry

Manufacturers of unmanned vehicles are almost always referred to as “drone companies.” For enterprise solution providers like Kespry, however, drones are simply a tool used to gather the real product...

07.19.17 Kespry

People Behind the Kespry Products: Jordan Croom

Today I’m excited to speak with Jordan Croom, who is the lead mechanical engineer at Kespry. Thanks so much for joining me today, Jordan. Thanks for having me. To start off our chat,...

07.19.17 Kespry

FAA Part 107: A Discussion with Michael Hersher

Kespry's Director of Customer Success, Michael Hersher, recently gave an overview of FAA Part 107 and discussed how Kespry supports customers with preparing for the test. ...

07.14.17 Kespry

Recruiting & Culture: A Discussion with Kenny Roberts

Today I'm delighted to speak with Kenny Roberts, who is the Director of Recruiting at Kespry. Welcome to the studio, Kenny. Thanks. Glad to be here. To start us off, could you...

07.10.17 Kespry

Why We Reimagined Kespry Cloud

As a product manager at Kespry, I have the privilege of listening to customer feedback and working with our incredible engineering team to bring those ideas to life. It is...

07.09.17 Kespry

5 Steps to Getting Started with an Enterprise Drone Program

Drones are making an appearance at industry conferences around the world, and enterprises everywhere are using the technology to increase their bottom line and get an edge over the competition....

06.25.17 Kespry

On Solid Ground: The Future of Roof Inspections

Get ready for a world in which adjusters keep both feet firmly on the ground -- drone technology removes your claims adjusting risks. Right now, the property insurance market is a...

06.16.17 Kespry

People Behind the Kespry Products: Carl Sullivan

Today I'm excited to speak with Carl Sullivan, who is a Senior Customer Success Manager at Kespry. Carl, thanks so much for joining me today. Happy to be here. From your customer...

06.16.17 Kespry

The Company Drone: How Smart Insurance Companies are Reaping the Benefits

By bringing the drone-driven inspection process in-house, claims departments can make the adjusting process a model in cost savings. It's been done this way for as long as there’s been a...

06.08.17 Kespry

People Behind the Kespry Products: Parker Clark

Today I'm excited to speak with Parker Clark who is the CTO at Kespry. Thanks so much for joining me today, Parker. Thank you. To start off our chat, could you describe who...

06.07.17 Kespry

Kespry Drone 2s is Accelerating the Pace of Civil Engineering Projects

While technology for mapping large greenfield sites has advanced from planes to global positioning to drones, depending upon the system used, a firm’s methods could be stuck 15, 30, or...

05.31.17 Kespry

Drone Data Accuracy: A Discussion with John Laxson

Today I'm very excited to be speaking with John Laxson who leads software engineering at Kespry. Welcome to the studio, John. Happy to be here. To get started, could you tell me a...

05.31.17 Kespry

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Drone for Mapping

Buying a drone for a new mapping program at the enterprise level can be confusing. With all of the options available – consumer, prosumer, and commercial – figuring out what...

05.26.17 Kespry

How Enterprise Adoption is Changing the Drone Industry

Large enterprises are adopting drone technology at an incredible pace and the drone industry is adapting to meet their needs. As businesses around the globe implement industrial drone solutions they...

05.12.17 Kespry

“Drones at Work” – It’s About Data, Insight and Applications

I’ve just joined Kespry as the VP of Engineering and it may be the biggest leap of my professional life. Most of my career I’ve been building technology products and assembling,...

05.03.17 Kespry

The Fourth Industrial Age, Artificial Intelligence and Enterprise Class Drones

In a few short years, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a trending topic in the technology community, as well as in popular culture. And it has already had a...

04.28.17 Kespry

How Drone Data is Transforming the P&C Insurance Industry: A Discussion with Garrett Smith

Today I’m excited to chat with Garrett Smith, who is the Director of Business Development at Kespry, about how drone data is transforming the P&C industry. Garrett, thanks so much for...

04.22.17 Kespry

People Behind the Kespry Products: George Fahmy

Great advances in industrial technology are made by people, not companies, so let us welcome you to a new series of talks in which we meet the People Behind the...

04.17.17 Kespry

How Wendling Quarries captures survey-grade data using Kespry

If you’re in the aggregates or mining business, chances are you’re trying to solve the same problem Trent Sieverding was facing at Wendling Quarries. Trent knew he needed an industrial drone...

04.07.17 Kespry

3 Reasons Drones Are a Leading Tool for Aggregates

From measuring stockpiles in minutes to expediting mine planning to safely capturing data from unsafe areas, here are three of the many reasons why aggregate companies are embracing drone technology. Using...

03.29.17 Kespry

Harvard Engineering Alum Pursues Passion for Aviation at Kespry

Carolina Ragolta, Product Manager at Kespry, was recently interviewed by her alma mater Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), about her engineering background, love of...

03.29.17 Kespry

Constructech TV interviews Kespry CEO about Construction Drones

Actionable insights gained from drone data are saving construction companies time and money. At Kespry, we’re hearing from our construction customers that they’re finding value in being able to track...