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Northwest News:

Our Northwest Crane Division has recently moved into their own shop, adjacent to the current motor shop. In addition to the move, we also brought on board a new apprentice named Bryson. Bryson, along with three techs from the Mountain Division will be attending CM factory training this month in New York. This training will certify these technicians on Shaw Box and Yale wire rope hoists.  

We have also recently signed a contract with a national manufacturer of recreational vehicles, to perform annual inspection on eighty-six cranes and hoists in their Oregon facility. In other business-related news, Wazee Companies is finalizing a contract with a construction company for work at the nuclear facility in Washington. We’re looking forward to closing out a great first quarter here in Pasco.


Letter from the President:

I am very excited to announce the acquisition of our new Denver Crane facility in north Denver. The new facility adds 37,200 sq ft to our operation, tripling the size of the current crane shop. The new space will allow for more efficient and effective crane manufacturing as well as a central base for the entire crane team. The state-of-the art facility is located 20 minutes from downtown Denver.

The new crane facility is both a sign of our growth as a company and our expansion in crane services. It will help provide a competitive advantage to us as a company as we can now offer more efficient and cost effective services than any of our competitors in the area. I look forward to making the move into the new building and welcome any and all questions about the new space.





Wellness Corner: 

March is National Nutrition Month

Guidelines from the American Dietetic Association offer a practical road map to help you make changes in your eating plan to improve your health.

The first step is to focus on balancing calories with physical activity and consuming an overall healthy eating pattern. This will put you on the road to achieving or maintaining a healthy weight and reducing the risk of developing diet-related chronic diseases.

Food and Nutrients to increase:

-Whole grains: Increase whole grains by choosing whole grain breads and cereals.

-Vegetables: Eat a variety of vegetables, especially dark-green, red, and orange vegetables, plus beans and peas.  Most adults need 2 ½ cups of vegetables per day.

-Fruits: Add fruit to meals and snacks, fresh frozen, or canned, to get about 2 cups each day.

-Low-fat or fat free milk, yogurt, and cheese or fortified soy beverages: Include 3 cups per day  for calcium, vitamin D, protein, and potassium.  Lactose-free milk is also an option.

-Vegetable oils such as canola, corn, olive, peanut, and soybean: These are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.  Use in moderate amounts in place of solid fats.

-Seafood: Include a variety of seafood more often in place of some meat and poultry.

Foods and Food Components to decrease:

More than one-third of all calories consumed by Americans are solid fats and added sugars.

-The dietary guidelines recommend eating less added sugars, solid fats (including trans fats), refined grains, and sodium.

-Sodium: Prepare food using little salt of fewer high sodium ingredients, use herbs, spice rubs, and fruit juices in cooking in place of salt, check food labels comparing like items and choose lower sodium foods.

-Fats:  For optimal health, most people should reduce their intake of solid and trans fats by replacing them with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.  Solid fats are found in fatty animal-based foods such as well-marbled meat, poultry skin, bacon, sausage, butter, and whole milk products.  Trans fat is found in foods made with vegetable oils that have been partially hydrogenated such as cookies, donuts, pastries and crackers.

Go to www.choosemyplate.gov for a free personalized eating plan.  For more nutritional information go to www.eatright.org.