Lift-It Manufacturing Buys New Facility; Releases Rigging Resource Guide
Lift-It Manufacturing, Los Angeles, Calif., has purchased a new facility in Pomona, Calif. The company purchased the 40,000-square-foot, multi-million dollar building in the Mission-71 Business Park to provide the foundation for future expansion needs.
“We made the purchase when I finally convinced my father that he could not see the floor in our existing facility,” said Michael J. Gelskey, Jr., vice president and general manager. “Every available square inch was allocated to finished stock, inventory and works in process. The new work flow process, machinery acquisitions and production personnel expansion will be necessary for the numerous marketing, sales and training programs we are preparing to unveil.”
In addition to housing the manufacturing and corporate offices, the facility will feature a 1,500-square-foot learning center. Monthly training classes—Competent Rigger, Certification Preparatory Training, Signal Person, Qualified Inspector and Train-the-Trainer—will begin in June 2012. The Lift-It Sling Safety Program will include programs developed by Rigging Institute, LLC, and will feature classroom and hands-on learning experiences.
In other company news, Lift-It Manufacturing has released its 2012 Rigging Resource Guide. The 500-page, full-color publication offers hundreds of pages devoted to general and safety information, as well as product information for slings, rigging hardware, material handling equipment, hoists, plate clamps, blocks, load securement, cordage, RFID systems, fall prevention and training resources.
Available for $25.95, the Lift-It Rigging Resource Guide also incorporates product usage and warning information in front of each product section.