I know this may be an Off - Topic thread , but I have to find more work for my employees to prevent them from looking for different employment. I own a lawn care company (fert & Squirt only) with 700 customers. Looking back on this past year we lost about 1.5 days a week doing absolutley nothing (unbillable) ---Too windy one day, too dry the next week, now it rains every day and soon winter will be here. I know there are add on services (mowing, cutter cleaning, Lighting) however I want to do something that has NO bearing on the weather conditions. I thought about talking to a Factory to see if we can subtract some of thier work. One example would be if they need 10000 pieces run every month we could do this on a " rainy day" and at the end of the month complete this order!!!!! This could save the factory Labor and keep my employees busy during inclement weather. Has any one on this board tried something similar to this ?