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2017, August

The Lift-it family mourns the loss of Edna May Quintero
(0) The Lift-it family mourns the loss of Edna May Quintero

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 four original, Lift-It employees with a 39 year career in the synthetic sling fabrication.  Michael J. Gelskey, Sr., CEO and Founder remarked, “Edna was an invaluable part of our company for her entire career and was our first retiree.

She led by example and always challenged us to be the best version of who we could be. We were blest by her years of mentoring and by her kind and loving ways, which truly were the heart and soul of our organization.”

Michael J. Gelskey, Jr., Vice-president and General Manager, Lift-it Mfg. Company, Inc., stated, ”Edna was truly inspirational to the many adopted “sons” and “daughters” she took under her wings. Her conscientiousness and zest for life were incredible and heaven will never be the same!”

Edna was predeceased by her husband, Peter and by her co-workers: David Barthule and Wolfgang Keil. She is survived by her three children, who lost a mother and their best friend.

4 Benefits of Drum Handling Slings & Risks when handling drums
(0) 4 Benefits of Drum Handling Slings & Risks when handling drums
 

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”  drums under the rim does

not provide for positive engagement and/or control of the drum.

2) Handling partially filled drums:

Fluid can “slosh” back and forth resulting in dynamic loading and loss of load

control.

3)  Handling damaged drums:

Damaged drums do not allow a firm grip between the drum sling tightening band

and the drum surface.

4) Transportation of drums:

Uneven surfaces may cause drums transported by equipment to become unstable

during transport.

For more educational video content on drum handling slings please watch our video at

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