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.

Custom PowerMast at a United States-Based Airport: 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 to help an East Coast airport complete a restoration job in a slanted, glass roof.

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Problem:
A United States based airport needed to perform a complicated full glass restoration. The Airport has a glass window pyramid that is 60 feet high and has a 55-degree angle from the window's base to the top of the pyramid. Getting equipment onto the roof and then on the glass posed safety problems, but the most difficult aspect of the job was the size of the pyramid-style glass, combined with the tight angle. 

The airports restoration plan called for one pass over the glass to repair and one pass for cleaning. During the restoration, workers needed to waterproof existing windows and replace damaged glass panels. Since worker safety was a concern during the restoration, the only way to clean the glass was to walk it up with tie points.  There were no anchor points and installing tie points to access the glass pyramid proved to be difficult. After examining all other options, the workers' positioning on the pyramid was going to be problematic and presented the risk of sliding while working. 

Solution:
ReechCraft constructed a custom platform support that accommodated the 55-degree angle of the glass pyramid. The custom PowerMast supported itself on the window's mullions so it couldn’t slide or move side to side, making the setup safe and easy to use during windy conditions. The custom platform support went up to 60 feet with a 24 foot span between masts. The platform support that ReechCraft provided was the ultimate solution.

Benefits:
The custom setup saved the airport time and effort while increasing safety for the workers. With the platform support, their employees were able to safely access all areas of pyramid, even with the tough angle of the glass.

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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.

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.