ReechCraft Helps Prepare the North Pole for Christmas Season: Case Study

Since our founding in 1993, ReechCraft has set itself apart with innovative products and first-rate services. We pride ourselves on our ability to respond to the market with our durable access solutions. Today, we are eager to tell you how a custom machine helped a well-know celebrity prepare for Christmas.

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ReechCraft Helps Prepare the North Pole for Christmas Season 
Background: Mr. S. Claus, a long time ReechCraft customer, is a well-known celebrity, hailed as a hero to children worldwide. With a robust group of employees, a variety of manufacturing equipment and a unique fleet of reindeer-based transportation, Mr. Claus uses his ever-growing collection of ReechCraft equipment throughout the year. His job can be high stress, and it is critical that everything works as expected, even in extreme weather.

Problem: After purchasing a Freestanding PowerMast to use for reindeer flying lessons last year, and several PowerLifts that are used throughout his manufacturing plant and storage facilities, Mr. Claus asked if we could work on a custom machine that would aid his small employees in tree decorating. The trees around the North Pole are especially tall and his employees are especially short, so you can imagine the difficulty they had! In years past, a complicated system of ladders, rigging and rappelling from flying reindeer helped to accomplish the task. This was dangerous though, and frequently resulted in tangled ropes and broken ornaments.

Solution: We spoke with Mr. Claus regarding his access needs and several of our team members were able to make a site visit last spring. The best solution was a Twin Freestanding PowerMast with a custom wrap-around platform. The aluminum equipment is light enough for even the smallest elves to haul and assemble. The versatile adjustable outriggers mean PowerMast can be set up even in tight spaces. The platform allows access to all tree branches and can even be used to place the star at the top of the tree. This year, decorating time was down 48% and injuries were reduced to zero!

Benefits: "We've been decorating trees up here at my workshop for millennia, and it has never been faster or easier! The elves have more time to focus on making toys for all the good boys and girls throughout the world and we don't have to worry so much about injuries!" said Mr. Claus. The easy-to-use machine has proven itself over and over again!

We are so glad to have been able to work on this custom machine, and we look forward to working with the Clauses again in the future!

From all of us at ReechCraft, we wish you and yours
a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Restoring a 100+ Year Old Grain Elevator-Turned-Home in Rural South Dakota with PowerMast: Case Study

Since our founding in 1993, ReechCraft has set itself apart with innovative products and first-rate services. We pride ourselves on our ability to respond to the market with our durable access solutions.Today, we are eager to tell you how our PowerMast helped restore a 100+ year-old building on a South Dakota homestead.

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PowerMast Helps Wik Family Restore Historic Grain Elevator 
Background: Outside the town of Faulkton, in rural South Dakota, sits a rustic, yet elegant bright red grain elevator. Built at the turn of the last century, this building served many decades as a granary on a working farm, but had outlived its purpose by the early 1970's. It was then that Reechcraft General Manager Jay Wik's father, Curtis, purchased the elevator as part of the family's original homestead. Curtis's work on the elevator started out as a hobby, but over the years, with a lot of man hours and even more love, this historic building was transformed into a seasonal home. The home contains an endless amount of detail and history, including five floors connected by a spiral staircase, and an original soda fountain from a local drug store.

Problem: To preserve and maintain the history of the building, some maintenance and updates were needed. A few windows needed replacing, some areas needed caulking and the Masonite siding needed to be re-painted, which is quite a job on a building several stories tall! A boom lift was too expensive and not readily available, and scaffolding would take too long to set up and take down.

 

 

Solution: The best solution for this job was ReechCraft’s PowerMast. PowerMast is extremely fast and easy to set up and take down, very lightweight since it is comprised of mostly aluminum with a few steel components and an affordable option since components can be ordered to fit a particular job. PowerMast is able to be used in many different configurations: for this job, it was a single mast system, tied to the building and used with both a single-man basket and a six foot wide two-man basket.

Benefits: With the single mast system, the load capacity is 750 lbs and the maximum working height is 200 feet, which was more than enough for this job! For a tied, twin mast system, the load capacity is 1500 lbs and, with our platform supports, a platform from 20 inches up to 33 inches wide can be used!

Since components can be mixed and matched for many different configurations, PowerMast is a very economical choice. Purchase only the components you need for a particular job, then add additional components to expand later on down the road.

In the years since it was renovated, this historic home has appeared on HGTV and hosted hundreds of curious visitors. The Wik family continues to maintain the property and hopes to see it stand for another 100 years!

If you have questions about any of our products or have a custom application, don't hesitate to contact today. And, thanks to the Wik family for sharing their story with us!

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And, a reminder if you missed our last message or otherwise haven't order your Broncos yet, order today and they'll still arrive in time for Christmas! Or, better yet, stop by a local dealer and go home with a pair today! We're sure you're on the nice list!

You can find ReechCraft's Bronco at many dealers throughout the US; locate the dealer nearest you using our Dealer Finder. You can also buy Bronco on Amazon, with FREE Prime shipping!

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ReechCraft strives to find new access solutions to meet the needs of every craftsman, and is reaching new heights to do so. If you have questions about any of our products, have a custom application, want to place an order or would like additional information about our dealer program, call us at 1-888-600-6160 or visit our website.

How about a Bronco under your Christmas tree?

Did you ever dream of a horse for Christmas? How about a BroncoSince our founding in 1993, ReechCraft has set itself apart with innovative products and first-rate services. We pride ourselves on our ability to respond to the market with our durable product solutions, and our Bronco all-terrain scaffold would be right at home under any craftsman's Christmas tree!

You've heard us talk about Bronco before, but we truly believe that every craftsman should own a pair! We've heard from customers who have used Bronco day in and day out for years - if you have a hammer and a tape measure, you should have a pair of Broncos!

Whether you work in construction, property management, hospitality or if you're a do-it-yourselfer, ReechCraft's Bronco all-terrain scaffold will help you work more safely and more efficiently. The ultimate in safety, versatility and strength, this tough, three-legged scaffold is ideal for interior and exterior applications, including areas with uneven or difficult ground conditions.

And, did you know that Bronco is made right here in the USA?! We are proud to support American industry by engineering, manufacturing, selling and servicing our products here. We create quality jobs within our company, and through our high-quality access products, we help business and workers throughout the nation to complete their jobs more efficiently and safetly!

You can find ReechCraft's Bronco at many dealers throughout the US; locate the dealer nearest you using our Dealer Finder. You can also buy Bronco on Amazon, currently with FREE Prime shipping!

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If you use and love Bronco, or any other ReechCraft product, we'd love to hear your story! Feel free to reply to this message with your story and pictures!

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ReechCraft strives to find new access solutions to meet the needs of every craftsman. If you have questions about any of our products, have a custom application, want to place an order or would like additional information about our dealer program, call us at 1-888-600-6160 or visit our website.