Michael J. Gelskey, Jr., Vice President and General Manager, Lift-It® Manufacturing is proud to announce the purchase of a new facility in Pomona, California. The 40,000 square foot, multi-million dollar building was purchased in the Mission-71 Business Park to provide the foundation for future expansion and continuing excellent customer service for those who demand and expect quality rigging and stellar service.
Mr. Gelskey Jr. comments, “Our new facility will be one of the largest facilities devoted to the production of synthetic rigging products in the country and possibly the world. We made the purchase when I finally convinced my father that he could not see the floor in our existing facility. Every available square inch was allocated to finished stock, inventory and works in process. The new work flow process, machinery acquisitions and production personnel expansion will be necessary for the numerous marketing, sales and training programs we are preparing to unveil.”
Chief Executive Officer, Mike Gelskey, Sr. stated, “I am extremely pleased with the planning and layout that Junior did to streamline our production, strengthening our business and marketing plans.California based manufacturers should be on the endangered species list and our investment speaks volumes of our commitment to our customers and loyal employees.”
The new Pomona facility will house the manufacturing and corporate offices as well as feature a 1500 sq. ft. Learning Center. Monthly training classes for: Competent Rigger, Certification Preparatory Training, Signal Person, Qualified Inspector and Train-the-Trainer Programs will begin in June 2012. The Lift-It Sling Safety Program will include programs developed by Rigging Institute, LLC. and will feature classroom and hands on learning experiences. Details are available at www.lift-it.com
In addition to Lift-It Manufacturing’s recent expansion, they have also recently released their newly published 2012 Rigging Resource Guide. The 500 page, full color publication is one of the most complete and descriptive of its kind and includes hundreds of pages devoted to general and safety information. Product information for slings, rigging hardware, material handling equipment, hoists, plate clamps, blocks, load securement, cordage, RFID systems, fall prevention and training resources is included in the most complete and descriptive publication of its kind.
A notable feature of the Lift-It® Rigging Resource Guide is the product usage and warning information that is placed in front of each product section, rather than being “buried” in the rear of most catalogs. Mr. Gelskey states, “In some instances we feature three pages of usage and warning information as a foundation for a single, product page. An informed product user is best served through publications like ours that are not strictly devoted to the almighty sales dollar.” Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase a Resource Guide, ©Lift-It® 2012.
Lift-it® Manufacturing Company, Inc. has provided quality sling and rigging equipment internationally for over thirty-three years and training for sling users and inspectors for over thirty years.