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  1. 2018 Sling and Rigging Training Schedule is Online

    December 7, 2017 by lift-it

    Accident Prevention Through Education Thirty-seven years ago, long before training was fashionable I began training sling users and inspectors. I would travel anywhere at my own expense and on occasion, work around the clock with the goal of enabling men and women to perform their job tasks more safely. Our motto and mission has always […]

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  2. The Lift-it family mourns the loss of Edna May Quintero

    August 16, 2017 by lift-it

    The Lift-it family mourns the loss of Edna May Quintero. Edna was born July 5, 1927 in East Los Angeles, CA and married the love of her life, Peter Quintero during the tumultuous years of WWII. During the following years they were blest with three children: Robert, Michael and Yolanda. Edna was one of the […]

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  3. 4 Benefits of Drum Handling Slings & Risks when handling drums

    August 1, 2017 by lift-it

    Four Benefits of drum handling slings: 1) Better load control via positive drum engagement 2) Less damage to drums and/or contents 3) Ability to keep drums to a minimum height during transport 4) The ease of efficient drum handling. Four Risks when handling drums: 1) Non-positive drum engagement: Placing drums on top of forklift tongs or “grappling”  […]

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  4. Lift-It Manufacturing Company, Inc. is the West Coast Warehouse for Miller Lifting Products

    January 24, 2017 by lift-it

        Lift-It Manufacturing Company, Inc. is the West Coast Warehouse for Miller Lifting Products. The same service that you have come to expect from Lift-It is now available for Miller Lifting Products, the most respected swivel, block and overhaul ball manufacturer in our industry. Call today and your swivels are on the way. Miller Products […]

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  5. AWEA O&M and Safety Conference

    January 23, 2017 by lift-it

            Why shovel snow when you could attend not just the AWEA O&M and Safety Conference, BUT the pre-conference activities in San Diego, California? The AWEA Operations & Maintenance and Safety Conference is scheduled for Feb. 27- March 1 , 2017. The wind industry will come together to recognize unique challenges and identify solutions in improving operations, maintenance […]

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  6. The Lift-it family mourns the loss of our brother, Wolfgang W. Kiel.

    January 20, 2017 by lift-it

    The Lift-it family mourns the loss of our brother, Wolfgang W. Kiel. Wolfgang was born May 5, 1949 in Samoa and married the love of his life, Sao Keil on 10-26-1973. Their love produced three sons, Albert, Wolfgang and Shane. Mr. Keil was one of the four original employees of Lift-It Manufacturing, with a 42 […]

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  7. Got Sling Protection?

    January 5, 2017 by Mike Gelskey

    What type of idiots would spend thousands of hours and tens of thousands of dollars JUST to develop Guides for the proper use of Sling Protection? We, the Lift-It Lunatics would be those idiots. Some sophisticated organizations and supposedly knowledgeable and reputable sling fabricators just don’t get it! Paper thin, “sling protection” is sold with […]

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  8. Rigging and Material Handling Industries Informational Videos

    August 6, 2015 by Mike Gelskey

    Lift-It Manufacturing is pleased to announce the release of informational videos for the rigging and material handling industries. The informational videos will feature product and technical information as well as regulatory, compliance and training updates. Additional videos will be released weekly, so stay tuned and you may view them on our YouTube channel, Facebook page […]

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  9. Cargo Nets-Their construction and use

    August 5, 2015 by lift-it

    Today we will explore cargo nets, their construction and use. Cargo nets originally were named for their use in transferring cargo to and from ships but today they are used for a much wider variety of Lifting applications, in particular for vertical lifting of irregular and odd shaped loads, retrieval, load securement, barrier netting and […]

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  10. Synthetic Sling Inspection Simplified

    March 23, 2015 by Mike Gelskey

    Michael Gelskey Sr., CEO, Lift-It Manufacturing Co., Inc., is the featured speaker in the upcoming Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association Webinar titled, “Synthetic Sling Inspection Simplified.” Slings are an important part of any lifting operation. Proper sling usage and inspection are of utmost importance; possibly more important than the operation of the crane itself. Mr. […]

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