|Photo of the Month|
The Statue of Liberty is undergoing renovations to the pedestal of the statue. The restoration includes life and safety upgrades to mechanical systems, elevators and accessibility. Two of LGH's customers are involved in the demolition and removal of old stairwells and the installation of code compliant stairwells. To complete the renovation, one of LGH's customers used a 6,600 lb capacity air winch, (2) 11,000 lb air winches, along with an LGH sheave block system to disassemble and remove the old stairwell. Once this was completed, another LGH customer installed a temporary I-beam, 1 ton electric hoists and LGH's trolleys to bring in the stair components, located on the third story of the pedestal. This was done by lowering the stair components into the basement and building the stairs from ground up. The complete renovation is set to cost into the millions. Although visitors can still view the Statue of Liberty from the outside, the interior of the monument is expected to re-open October 2012.
|New South East Regional Manager |
LGH would like to congratulate Bob Crabb on his promotion to South East Regional Manager! Bob has been with LGH since 2009 and will cover the Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina territories. We wish him the best in his new management position.
Please feel free to contact Bob with any of your lifting or moving needs. p: 727-692-0006 or click here to e-mail him.
|Putting Safety First|
| Load Angle Factors Safety Tips
When selecting rigging for a lift, it is important to remember to allow for the sling angle tension multiplier in order to ensure that your slings have the proper rigging capacity.
Note: Horizontal sling angles of less than 30 degrees are not recommended. Refer to ANSI B30.9 for full information.