The moving boxes are officially unpacked, and the Wazee Crane department is fully operational at the new 40,000 sq ft space in Broomfield, Colorado. The added space allows for new capabilities for the division and solves some operations issues from having the division separated in two facilities previously. New capabilities and upgrades include:
- 40,000 total sq ft of operational space
- 5 acres of land for storage and equipment
- Hired 2 new service technicians, and looking for more
- Additional meeting and office space
- A new fabrication box girder table (can fabricate girders up to 125 ft in span)
- Space to refurbish custom cranes in-house and take advantage of volume purchases
- Expanded test weights now equaling over 500,000 lbs
With the added space the division has brought in some new specialty divisions for Start-ups & Warranties and Crane Electric Wiring & Quality Control. Both teams will exchange personnel with the service team on an as-needed project basis. Both teams will help eliminate issues we had at the previous location and further fuse together the parts and manufacturing departments.
Recently completed projects include the 35 Ton 84 ft span crane we built for a tactical equipment maintenance facility at Fort Shafter in Hawaii. This project was unique because the crane was shipped in two pieces due to the size and designed to be bolted and welded back together upon arrival at the facility. In addition, we are just about to deliver two 75 Ton cranes for NREL with a 143 Ton capacity spreader assembly.
New projects for the division include a modernization project on a Lockheed crane for new controls and a new hoist in CA. We’ve also secured a job to complete four bridge cranes and six work station cranes to be completed throughout 2013 for an RTD Project in Colorado. Our new fabrication table will be getting lots of use the next six weeks as we complete 12 plate box girders by the end of July. For our own use we’ve been working on two additional cranes for the new facility to increase our lifting capability. And lastly, we have recently started and tested a 50/15 Ton 104ft span crane for a unique job that will utilize both the Pasco office and the Denver office. The crane will be used at a material handling facility in Washington for the US Bureau of Reclamation on a hydroelectric power plant.