A Custom Free Standing PowerMast for Agra Industries: 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 product solutions. Today, we are eager to tell you how ReechCraft built a custom PowerMast for a Wisconsin agribusiness company. 

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Custom Free Standing PowerMast for Agra Industries: Case Study

Problem:
Agra Industries builds bulk grain storage and handling solutions. Before seeking out a solution from ReechCraft, they had been using a costly and complicated option: a basket on a crane that lifted workers in order to assemble the storage bins. Agra Industries only had one crane and there was no potential for division of labor when it came to building the storage bins. This caused efficiency issues due to extra employee downtime and crane access limitations. OSHA raised concerns about the safety of the basket and crane, since it couldn't be operated safely during less-than-ideal or windy weather. In addition, unexpected poor weather would often delay jobs.

The company tried substituting with scaffolding, but this came with its own complications. The scaffolding had to be set up, then disassembled and reassembled, for every area that needed welding. Starting the entire process over in each section was time-consuming. Next, the company tried vertical lifts, but none met the necessary height requirements for the welding jobs. Alternative vertical machines were too expensive and too heavy for use.

After exhausting the most common access solutions, Agra Industries was unable to find an option that fully addressed the problems that they needed solved in order to increase productivity and effectively use their employees' time.

 

Solution:
Agra Industries used the PowerMast to address each of their previous access methods' problems. The PowerMast immediately improved the safety of the workers and the jobsite. Welders were working at an ergonomically-correct height, increasing efficiency while simultaneously meeting OSHA guidelines.

The PowerMast scaled perfectly to each specific job and transported easily from one work section to another. Without having to disassemble and reassemble their equipment at every welding section, Agra Industries' workers covered more distances and performed more work at different height intervals and setup locations. Employees could also work in multiple sections simultaneously instead of one section at a time. The PowerMast is steady in windy weather, and as a result, the company can more effectively schedule and utilize their crews with no job delays.

 

 

Benefits:
By using the PowerMast instead of cranes or large machines, the company saves time and money. Agra Industries has already seen positive benefits in their business because of this increased efficiency, selling more jobs due to quicker completion time.

Purchasing Supervisor at Agra Industries, Mark Robinson, had this to say about the PowerMast: “The PowerMast saved Agra Industries’ time and helped the company become more efficient by helping with time constraints and scheduling.”

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Contact ReechCraft for all your project needs. Whether you are interested in one of our current products or are needing something completely custom, we can provide a solution to your access problem. 

If you have questions, want to place an order or would like additional information about products or our dealer program, call us at 1-888-600-6160 or visit our website. And stay tuned to learn more about quality access products from ReechCraft.

Heritage Printing & Graphics Case Study

Company: Heritage Printing & Graphics

Locations: Charlotte, NC, Washington, DC, and Waldorf, MD

Problem:
Heritage installs custom cut signs, convention and meeting displays, and custom interior graphics as well as providing commercial printing, mailing services, graphic design and branding with a mission to provide quality visual communication solutions through best production practices supported by superior services. Heritage Printing & Graphics was looking for a solution to provide a safer work environment and easier method of installing signs and vinyl graphics because they can be large and very cumbersome making the use of ladders impractical and unsafe.

Solution:
In the last quarter of 2017, Heritage was budgeting for an upcoming year and a priority of the production department was to purchase a PowerLift from ReechCraft. In 2018, Heritage made that purchase along with a Hitch Hauler which allows for easy transportation between job-sites because it attaches to any standard 2” vehicle receiver to transport their PowerLift. They saw an immediate improvement in time and efficiency, initially using the PowerLift throughout their production area. Recently, Heritage printed and hung a large banner using the PowerLift; the banner was 8 feet wide and 92 feet long, and was attached to a wall 18 feet off the ground. They are also using the PowerLift to install displays, wall wraps, and window graphics for clients. As Heritage continues to grow, they plan to use the lift to install wiring and lighting.

Benefits:
PowerLift has been a welcome addition to the team at Heritage, proving itself to be useful, highly portable and versatile! According to Brent Thompson, Production Manager at Heritage Printing & Graphics, “The PowerLift provides us with more capabilities on installs, especially in stores and tight spaces. We utilized the lift to add new graphics to our sign shop too!”. Heritage's General Manager, Lamar Scott added, "We are very happy with the PowerLift, it will be useful for years to come!"

See our NEW PowerMast Freestanding Quad at the ARA Rental Show in New Orleans!

ReechCraft is excited to announce that we are bringing our innovative, lightweight and portable access products to the ARA Rental Show in New Orleans on February 19th to the 21st! Visit us at Booth 2369 and experience our PowerLift and brand new PowerMast Freestanding Quad in action! Stop by, chat with us and see for yourself how our equipment has increased productivity and efficiency while remaining extremely portable!

For a limited time*, ReechCraft will be offering ARA Rental Show attendees FREE FREIGHT on our convenient, easy-to-use PowerLiftContact us to get more details about this special pricing option, and be sure to mention this offer with your order.

If you have questions, want to place an order or would like additional information about products or our dealer program, call us at 1-888-600-6160 or visit our website. And, keep up to date with us by following ReechCraft on Facebook and Twitter!

*This limited time offer will run through April 15, 2018. Non-transferable, valid only to attendees of the 2018 ARA Rental Show. Offer is subject to change without notice. No cash value. Offer is not valid with any other offer or discount on existing projects, quotes or prior purchases. Offer is only available in the contiguous United States.