A Custom 80 ft PowerMast for Irwin Products and Innovative Masonry Restoration: Case Study

Since our founding in 1993, ReechCraft has set itself apart with innovative products and first-rate services. We are excited to share our product highlights and tips with you so that you can take full advantage of our American-made products. Today, we're eager to share a case study about a custom PowerMast used to restore the interior of a State Office building in Missouri at heights up to 80 ft!

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A Custom 80 ft PowerMast for Irwin Products

Background: In business since 1991, Irwin Products has continually grown due to their commitment to service and the ability to promptly supply the needs of local construction firms. As a distributor of construction materials, they carry a wide variety of supplies to meet the needs of the construction industry. Based in St. Louis, Irwin Products serves customers throughout eastern Missouri and southern Illinois. Irwin Products is a proud member of the American Subcontractors Association, the Mason Contractor’s Association and the St. Louis Concrete Council.

Innovative Masonry Restoration, based out of Prior Lake, Minnesota and Kansas City, Kansas, serves the entire Midwest with maintenance, repair, restoration and waterproofing for commercial, residential, government and historical properties. IMR had used Reechcraft equipment on other jobs and knew it would be a great fit for this job.Problem: The Harry S. Truman State Office building in Jefferson City, MO, was originally constructed in 1983; the building and grounds consume 53 acres. Since its construction, the decorative limestone panels on the interior of the building have started to deteriorate and fall apart. The limestone panels, some as high as 80 ft in the air, were in need of repair so they did not become a safety hazard to those below. The floor could not support a high load, so boom lifts could not be used. The building is being occupied with office personnel during the renovation period, so setting up scaffolding wasn’t feasible. Solution: ReechCraft worked with Irwin Products to design and build a custom Freestanding PowerMast Quad that could achieve the needed height while still being light enough that the floor could easily support it. The PowerMast system is highly versatile. It provided a safe working platform for restoration workers from Innovative Masonry Restoration without obstructing essential parts of the building so office personnel could continue working as usual. With a skilled two-person crew, the system was erected in two to three hours with a minimal amount of tools. Between every five foot mast section, the PowerMast Quad has a tie that clamps down, giving the system a sturdy structure. This way, workers can erect the system as they ascend, and there's space to carry additional masts within the platform. The base is connected to a stability system that helps workers to balance out the loads. The PowerMast Quad must start out being plumb, level and square; with the aid of a good level and a little training, the crews quickly mastered this system. 

Benefits: Vince Irwin Sr. from Irwin Products said, “The Freestanding PowerMast Quad is a perfect fit for this project.” Another great benefit is the ease of moving the system from location to location inside the building. When the time comes to move the Quad, the crew can simply lower the platform and easily move the whole system to the next location without having to disassemble the masts. Even fully assembled, it's so lightweight that it takes only two people to move! And, two of the Quad systems can link together with a modular stage to create a large work bridge to cover over 30 ft of work area. The PowerMast is powered by a gearbox and corded drills on a 120 volt system.

If you have questions about any of our products or have a custom application, don't hesitate to contact us today. Many thanks to Vince Sr. and the team at Irwin Products, Jim Dolby, Michael Mann and Wayne Thaxton at IMR and our Territory Manager, CJ, for sharing their pictures and story with us!

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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, give us a call at (888) 600-6160 or visit our website.

Exterior Restoration with ReechCraft

Since our founding in 1993, ReechCraft has set itself apart with innovative products and first-rate services. We are excited to share our product highlights and tips with you so that you can take full advantage of our American-made products. Today, we are eager to tell you how our various ReechCraft products can help those of you who work in the exterior restoration business!

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Since we started the ReechCraft blog nearly two years ago, we've featured several case studies on exterior restoration projects. We invite you to click on over to see pictures and read the full case studies to learn more about ReechCraft's unique and innovative access solutions!

#1: Tuckpointing with PowerMast in Kansas City 
KC Scaffold, which has over 40 years of experience delivering scaffolding services & products, used ReechCraft's PowerMast to work on an upscale six-unit apartment complex that required tuckpointing. This was a project that required safe and easy access to these busy apartment buildings, which are located on a steep hillside. By using a PowerMast twin system along with standard scaffolding, workers were able to access all surfaces of the building’s exterior at a comfortable height and could keep all of their tools handy! Sean Connolly at KC Scaffold told us, "The ReechCraft Powermast worked out great for this application!" Click here to read the full blog!

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#2: Window Replacement with PowerPole in South Dakota 
Midwest Glass was looking for an easy, safe, and fast solution to replace 180 windows in a historic 1921 building located in Brookings, South Dakota. They considered boom lifts, scaffolding and other solutions, but ruled them out for various reasons. ReechCraft's PowerPole was a good solution because it provided a much faster setup time than scaffolding and made for easier access to the building. Not only did PowerPole prove to be safe for workers and easy to set up, it saved workers significant time and energy since it is a powered lift rather than a pump jack-style system. Jacob Mills, of Midwest Glass said, “The PowerPole is working out great on this project and I see us using it on many projects in the future!” Click here to read the full blog!

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#3: Window and Brick Restoration in Fargo, North Dakota 
Mid-Continental Restoration completed a maintenance and restoration project in Fargo, ND, repairing joints and caulking around windows and other exterior surfaces. Access had to be quick and efficient to get the project done promptly and safely, but rocks and bushes around the perimeter of the building limited access and created an uneven working surface.  Mid-Continental Restoration has been using the ReechCraft PowerPole system for a long time and knew it would be the right system to complete this project. The working height of this project was ideal for PowerPole, and the outriggers made positioning the system around the existing landscaping fast and easy. Foreman Jason Boehmer said, “I love the PowePole system and knew it would be a perfect fit for this job!” Click here to read the full blog!

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Also, we want to thank you for visiting ReechCraft at World of Concrete in Las Vegas last month! We were glad to connect with all of you great folks and to demo our BroncoPowerLift PL65 with Straddle BasePowerPole and PowerMast for you!

We want to remind WOC attendees that ReechCraft is offering FREE FREIGHT on our convenient, easy-to-use PowerLift for a limited time.* Contact 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

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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.

 

* This limited time offer will run through February 28, 2019 for 2019 WOC attendees. Non-transferable. 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.

THANKS for Visiting ReechCraft at World of Concrete!

Thanks to all who visiting ReechCraft at World of Concrete in Las Vegas last week! We were glad to connect with lots of great folks, to share our innovative, lightweight and portable access products with so many new people and to demo our BroncoPowerLift PL65 with Straddle BasePowerPole and PowerMast!

As a leader in the creation of innovative access equipment, ReechCraft exhibits integrity throughout the entire business process – from manufacturing and distribution to superior customer service. Innovation, quality and our commitment to easy access are our core principles, and are an integral part of every product, service and opportunity we offer.

We are proud to support American industry by engineering, manufacturing, selling and servicing our products right here in the USA. 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! Our growing international presence is a testimony to the trusted quality of American-made products.

ReechCraft product development puts particular emphasis on portability and ease of use. Our values and passion influence the distinctive, quality products we offer and our unparalleled customer service. At ReechCraft, we work every day to provide access products that make a project or job easier for our customers.

Also, we want to remind WOC attendees that ReechCraft is offering FREE FREIGHT on our convenient, easy-to-use PowerLift for a limited time.* Contact 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.

 

* This limited time offer will run through February 28, 2019 for 2019 WOC attendees. Non-transferable. 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.

Visit ReechCraft at World of Concrete in Vegas on January 22-25!

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 about ReechCraft's next tradeshow appearance and our exclusive show special!

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Visit ReechCraft at World of Concrete 
ReechCraft is excited to announce that we are bringing our innovative, lightweight and portable access products to the 2019 World of Concrete Expo, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 22nd to 25th! Visit us at Booth #C3414 and experience our Bronco, PowerLift PL65 with Straddle BasePowerPole and PowerMast in action. Stop by, chat with us and see for yourself how our equipment has increased productivity and efficiency while remaining extremely portable!

Making its World of Concrete debut, our PowerLift PL65 with Straddle Base is sure to turn heads! The straddle base allows you to work over any obstacle, even on uneven ground. It is an incredible addition to our PowerLift line!

For a limited time*, ReechCraft will be offering 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.

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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, don't miss out on our blog!

 

* This limited time offer will run through February 28, 2019 for 2019 WOC attendees. Non-transferable. 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.

Get Fast Access to Low Rise Jobs with ReechCraft's PowerPole

Since our founding in 1993, ReechCraft has set itself apart with innovative products and first-rate services. We are excited to share our product highlights and tips with you so that you can take full advantage of our American-made products. Today, we are eager to tell you about our versatile and portable PowerPole with basket attachment.

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ReechCraft PowerPole 
The PowerPole's modular design can help you get the job done safely and quickly with setup in just minutes. It’s the perfect piece of equipment for hard-to-reach spaces between buildings and on rooftops. With incomparable setup costs, portability, lift-to-weight ratio and a landscape-friendly design, ReechCraft's PowerPole works at the ideal height and in tight spots. With multiple configuration options, you can choose a base, ties and a basket or platform to best suit your job.

 

Save money and time: order the PowerPole for your next project!

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Visit ReechCraft at World of Concrete 

We are headed to Las Vegas later this month for World of Concrete. Stop by Booth #C3414 on January 22-25 to visit with our team and learn more about our safe and convenient access products! We invite you to see for yourself how our equipment has increased productivity and efficiency while remaining extremely portable.

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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.

PowerMast Helps with a New Construction Project on a Colorado Mountainside

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's PowerPole helped with a new-construction project on a rural Colorado mountainside!

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PowerPole Goes to Work in Rural Colorado: Case Study
Problem: Boss Architecture, a Denver-based multi-disciplinary design firm, is currently working on a new construction project for a remote cabin in the Rocky Mountains. Access to the tree house-like structure required a product that could work on a slope and be able to move workers and materials at a fast and efficient rate. Because of limitations due to the rural location of this cabin and difficult terrain, larger equipment was impractical to use and costly to transport. Boss Architecture had previously used a pump jack for this type of work, but that strained workers and was time consuming.

Solution: Boss Architecture installed the ReechCraft PowerPole system on this job. The highest point of the system was 40', which is great for a PowerPole tied to the structure. Speed and ease of travel were the most important considerations to Kevin Stephenson at Boss Architecture and his team. With PowerPole, workers were able to quickly access this building's exterior from top to bottom. The system is light enough to be carried into place by hand. The steep, uneven terrain and nearby trees and shrubs were easily worked around.

Benefits: The benefits are easy to identify! Quick installation, lightweight enough to move by hand, simple to use, safe and less strenuous for workers - the list could go on and on! "This system works very well, and allows us to travel up and down each facade with much more ease than our older pump jack setup", said Stephenson. He continued, "ReechCraft has a good thing going with their system, and I am surprised more people aren't using it!"

This cabin looks like a fun project in such a beautiful area! We hope to share more photos from Kevin and his team in the future! If you have a ReechCraft project and would like to be featured on our blog, email pictures and information about the project to customer.service@reechcraft.com.

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ReechCraft strives to find new access solutions 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.

ReechCraft is PROUDLY Made in America

Since our founding in 1993, ReechCraft has created and manufactured top of the line access solutions. We pride ourselves on our ability to respond to our customers with our advanced and durable product solutions and strive to excel in all aspects of our business. Today, we are eager to tell you how we support American industry by manufacturing our products domestically.

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As a leader in the creation of innovative access equipment, ReechCraft exhibits integrity throughout the entire business process – from manufacturing and distribution to superior customer service. Innovation, quality and our commitment to easy access are our core principles, and are an integral part of every product, service and opportunity we offer.

We are proud to support American industry by engineering, manufacturing, selling and servicing our products right here in the USA. 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 safely! Our growing international presence is a testimony to the trusted quality of American-made products.

 

ReechCraft product development puts particular emphasis on portability, and ease of use. Our values and passion influence the distinctive, quality products we offer and our unparalleled customer service. At ReechCraft, we work every day to provide access products that make a project or job easier for our customers.

We ship products directly from our Fargo, ND and Wadena, MN, manufacturing facilities, reducing handling of the product, leading to faster order fullfilment and a reduced carbon footprint.

We are proud to support American industry and offer superior products to the market!

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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, don't miss out on our blog!

 

Let's Be Friends: Connect with ReechCraft on Social Media

 

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, and we're inviting you to connect with us on social media!

In today's business climate, we know that it is vital to maintain a strong online presence! Besides offering great features on our website like our Dealer Locator and our Equipment Selector, we regularly post to and interact with dealers and customers via various social media platforms.

We love connecting to our dealers and sharing and promoting your ReechCraft-related posts and content! If you haven't already, we invite you to check out our pages, like, follow, comment, tag us and more so we can both make the most of our online presence!

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No matter what your project, no matter how tough the job, ReechCraft has the perfect access solution waiting for you - and we have dozens of Customer Testimonials to prove it! 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.