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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Synthetic Lifting Slings Life Expectancy

    February 12, 2015 by Mike Gelskey

    In the 1990′s an article was published stating that synthetic slings lose strength, strictly as a function of time. The article relayed the results of destruction testing performed on USED slings taken from power plants, line trucks, paper mills and other locations. A majority of the slings broke below a 5/1 design factor. The less […]

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  9. Cost Effective Excellence is NOT Dropping Loads!

    February 9, 2015 by Mike Gelskey

    It was a pleasure to present for the AWEA-O&M and Safety Seminar for the fourth consecutive year. Everything was first cabin, as usual and Hotel Del Coronado was a delightful location for the conference. Another power conference requested a presentation on Cost Effective Excellence in the context of sling and rigging activities. For thirty-three years […]

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  10. Competent Sling & Rigging Hardware Inspector

    October 28, 2014 by lift-it

     I thought it was 3 strikes, you’re out? A one strike, you’re out rule would result in a catastrophic outcome if your team was down by 1, bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th and it was game seven of the world series. Thankfully the rules for baseball are different than the rules for sling inspection, but many don’t see […]

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