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245 IMP’s Installed in Just Eight Days

by Jake Knaub In just eight days, workers installed 245 Insulated Metal Panels (IMP’s) of various sizes to erect a 17,500 square-foot [1,626 m2] addition to WPG’s™ manufacturing facility.  The construction crew was briefly trained in the use of WPG lifters with IMP’s, and within a day they had developed an efficient installation routine. Thanks to their… Read more »


Safety is Standard

by Gary Bond Keeping the workplace safe is a primary concern in the construction industry—especially when working with glass, stone or large panels. To further the goal of workplace safety, Wood’s Powr-Grip utilizes standards set forth by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). ASME B30.20 is a consensus safety standard that covers many aspects… Read more »


7 Ways to Save Money this Construction Season

With peak construction season upon us, many companies are faced with hard decisions that could affect their futures in business. One important factor may be deciding whether to lease or buy the equipment needed for a specific job. Leasing the necessary equipment can certainly be a viable alternative to buying!


WPG Adds TWO GIANTS To Its Lease Fleet

With growing demand from the construction industry for larger glass, curtain wall and architectural panels, Wood’s Powr-Grip® has stepped up by adding two new giants to its lease fleet: the MR2411LDCS and the CB3DCS. The MR2411LDCS 360° manual rotator is a lifting solution well suited to the installation of large curtain wall or unitized glazing… Read more »


Coated Surfaces – Can You Handle It?

by Jake Knaub Operating Instructions specify the weight your Wood’s Powr-Grip® lifter can handle. However several things can affect the load capacity of a below-the-hook vacuum lifter. For example, the capacity is calculated for materials with clean, dry, smooth, nonporous surfaces and a friction coefficient of 1. If your material does not satisfy these conditions, including… Read more »