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GPA recoups wrecker truck investment

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by Heather Hauswirth

Guam - The Guam Power Authority has now recouped the $30,000 investment it poured into refurbishing a tow truck wrecker for the agency, which it procured from surplus through DRMO for less than $200.  GPA contracted with New MW Corp to refurbish this wrecker, which has been in use since last September.

Although it is primarily for GPA, related jobs it services have been requested by both the Guam Waterworks Authority and the Department of Agriculture on several occasions.

Herbert Pinaula, the fleet support services manager, says the authority expects to save more money in tow wrecker services moving forward.  "In the past five years we have been outsourcing wrecker services and now we have our own. We can gladly say we can save $250 per vehicle when they break down and bring it back in," he explained.

The wrecker is capable of towing approximately 30 tons and has been used for bucket trucks and cranes and to tow in vehicles out on the road that are non-operational.

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