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.

ReechCraft Helps Prepare the North Pole for Christmas Season

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

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.

Safety First with ReechCraft

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 about ReechCraft's commitment to safety, our next tradeshow appearances and our exclusive show special!

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Safety First with ReechCraft
The construction industry can often be full of hazards, caused by the use of heavy materials, working at great heights and a myriad of other factors that are just inherent with the job. That’s why ReechCraft strives to make our access products as safe as possible, making the good work you do easier and safer than ever before!

Part of how we achieve such a high level of safety standards is by following Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines to the "T". ReechCraft products all adhere to OSHA standards in order to create the safest working conditions possible for the people who use our products.

When it comes to our PowerMast, PowerPole and Bronco, following OSHA’s scaffolding regulations is a priority. OSHA details protocols to follow for optimal scaffolding safety and ReechCraft attends to them all. These standards can be found in OSHA’s Safety and Health Regulations for Construction guide under “Subpart L” for scaffolds.

In addition, our PowerLifts are built to the OSHA standards for lifts. Details on this can be found in “Subpart L” in the section on aerial lifts. From weight capacity guidelines to quality of product construction, you can rest assured that our access solutions will keep you safe on the jobsite because of our innovative design and dedication to safety requirements.

To learn more about our commitment to safety, visit our website. You can also learn more about OSHA’s policies on construction on their website.

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ReechCraft at NFMT Vegas
If you are planning to attend the National Facilities Management and Technology Conference & Expo in Las Vegas on November 6th & 7th, don't miss our booth! We'll be there with our innovative, lightweight and portable PowerLift PL60. Visit us at Booth #212 and experience our access products in action! Stop by, chat with us and see for yourself how our equipment has increased productivity and efficiency while remaining extremely portable.

If you'll miss us at NFMT Vegas, watch for us at WFX in Orlando, November 14th and 15th; we'll be at Booth #116! Check out the Upcoming Events section on our website to find where else you can meet up with us.

Whether you caught up with us at NSC earlier this week, or you'll be meeting us at NFMT or WFX in the coming weeks, we are excited to offer show attendees 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.

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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.

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* This limited time offer will run through November 15, 2018 for 2018 NSC attendees or December 15, 2018 for 2018 NFMT Vegas and WFX Orlando 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.

Tuckpointing on a Six-Building Complex in Kansas City with PowerMast: Case Study

 

Thank you for your interest in ReechCraft! 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 PowerMast helped a Kansas City company complete tuckpointing on a six-building complex. 

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Tuckpointing with PowerMast: Case Study

Problem:
KC Scaffold has over 40 years of experience delivering scaffolding services & products, including a full line of scaffolding and accessories. Locarno Plaza, an upscale apartment complex located along Brush Creek in Kansas City, MO, had six buildings that required tuckpointing. (FYI: Tuckpointing is the process of removing old mortar from joints and replacing it with new mortar in order to avoid structural and water damage and to improve the overall look of the structure). This was a project that required safe and easy access to these busy apartment buildings. Besides being located along a steep hillside, it was necessary to maintain access to garage doors and a docking door that were still being utilized during the restoration work, as well as allowing the several hundred residents to come and go.

Solution:
KC Scaffolding installed a ReechCraft PowerMast twin system above standard scaffolding to allow the loading dock to be accessed at all times during the project
. PowerMast has versatility to be installed where others cannot. The twin mast system and platform spanned the entire width of the building to maximize work efficiency. Workers could easily access all surfaces of the building’s exterior at a comfortable height and could keep all of their tools handy!

Benefits:
PowerMast can be assembled (and disassembled) quickly, even when used for a 10-story building like this one. The twin system's 1500 lb capacity was great for moving workers, tools, and supplies for this application. PowerMast can accommodate any platform length, which was a major plus for this job with several different building profiles and layouts. Sean Connolly at KC Scaffold told us, "The ReechCraft Powermast worked out great for this application!"

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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.

How can ReechCraft solve your access problems?

At ReechCraft, we take pride in having access solutions for any and every job site. If you've been searching high and low for a product that will take your business to new heights, read on and discover which ReechCraft access solution is perfect for your project!

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PowerLift
When it comes to portability and safety, our PowerLift is exactly what you need. Not only is the PowerLift the lightest low-level lift on the market, but it also has a transport width small enough to easily roll through elevators and single doors on its rear 10” flat-free wheels. A single person can even transport the PowerLift up and down stairs!

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PowerMast
If you need to access heights of up to 200 feet, then you need ReechCraft’s PowerMast. This access solution has a tools-free assembly, making it incredibly easy to transport and use. In fact, a 100-foot twin system will fit in the back of a pickup truck!

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PowerPole
One of the most important aspects of any construction project is making sure that you can get all of your materials to where they need to be, when they need to be there. With ReechCraft’s PowerPole, you’ll be able to get your materials and equipment to hard-to-reach places without a second thought. Whether it’s between buildings, on rooftops or around unique landscaping, the PowerPole can do it all.

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Bronco
For rough terrain, there’s no product tougher than ReechCraft’s Bronco scaffolding. To make any low to mid-range height job a faster, easier and more stable, our Bronco is the perfect solution. Using our tri-pod Bronco system, this product has a maximum working height of 12 to 13 feet and can support a 24 feet plank and 600 pounds per pair.

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No matter what your project, no matter how tough the job, ReechCraft has the perfect access solution waiting for you! Just check out all of our Success Stories from across the United States to see how versatile we can really be. And, don't forget to check out our handy Equipment Selector to see which products will work best to solve your specific 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.

 

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.

Historic Building Renovation in Downtown Fargo, ND: 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's PowerMast is helping make renovation work a little easier in a historic building in Fargo, North Dakota.

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Historic Building Renovation in Downtown Fargo, ND: Case Study

Problem:
Syncorp Construction Services, located in West Fargo, ND, offers concrete, steel erection and general construction services throughout the area. Syncorp is currently working on a restoration project in the historic "Black Building" in downtown Fargo, which has been a landmark since its construction in the 1930's. The project entails work within a tight elevator shaft to fix and install wiring, repair concrete and repair and install new framing. The elevator posed a real problem with scaffolding as it would take too long to install, it would not allow the crew complete access to the working surfaces and did not provide a completely safe environment.

 

Solution:
ReechCraft took on the project and offered our PowerMast system as a solution. The PowerMast system allowed for one climbing unit to be installed on each side of the shaft, each with an independent platform and work surface. This allowed for the crew to have complete access to the shaft on all four side, at any height and at any time. This not only made completing the job faster and more efficient, but also safer as well.

Benefits:
Since the PowerMast allows you to build as you go - with 5-foot mast sections featuring our tools-free coupler system - assembly is much less time-consuming than scaffolding. PowerMast offers accessibility up to 200 feet, which was perfect for this job. Without extensive scaffolding to work around, all heights of the elevator shaft are accessible at all times. For this job, the two separate masts with two independent platforms allow for 2 different areas of the shaft to be worked on at once, so one worker could be repairing concrete near the 5th floor while another is installing wiring in basement. Finally, with the elevator access from 1st floor completely sealed, retail business could carry on a usual while upper floors underwent extensive renovations. 

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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.