Spider Hires Greg Parker as District Sales Representative – Atlanta

Greg Parker

Greg Parker

Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, announces Greg Parker has joined its Atlanta operation center as District Sales Representative. In this role, Greg is responsible for solving the suspended scaffolding and fall protection challenges of contractors and facility owners throughout Georgia, eastern Tennessee, and northern Alabama.

Greg boasts over thirty years of experience in the scaffolding industry, holding various sales and management positions with companies like Sky Climber, Service Scaffold and Equipment Inc., and United Rentals Scaffolding Division. He holds bachelors degrees in business marketing and management from James Madison University.

“Greg’s extensive experience and education in the southeast’s suspended scaffold market make him an ideal addition to our Atlanta operation center,” comments John Sotiroff, Vice President Spider Sales and Distribution. “His expertise and commitment to customer satisfaction will ensure both new and existing customers in his territory receive the highest level of products and service that have earned Spider seven decades of market leadership.”

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Spider Provides Custom Swingstages for Landmark Building in Downtown Seattle

Josephinum - Seattle 2 - low resSpider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, is providing a custom suspended access solution to contractor Elite Construction for masonry restoration work on The Josephinum apartment building in downtown Seattle, Washington.

This 14-story residential landmark posed a unique access challenge. Its cornice was 4 ft wide and 12 ft below the top of the parapet, making it impossible to safely and stably get standard rental equipment close enough to access the building’s façade. Continue reading

Spider Promotes Steve Leon to District Sales Representative – Las Vegas

Steve LeonSpider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, announces Steve Leon has been promoted to District Sales Representative of its Las Vegas operation center. In this role, Steve is responsible for solving the suspended scaffolding and fall protection challenges of contractors and facility owners throughout western Nevada, eastern New Mexico, southern Utah, and Arizona. Continue reading

Spider Launches New Website and E-Catalog

Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, has launched an updated version of its website, www.spiderstaging.com

In addition to the fresh design and improved navigation and functionality, the new site contains
detailed information for Spider’s portfolio of suspended scaffolding, fall protection, material hoisting, wind access, & service product lines. Created with the user experience in mind, the website has been designed with the latest technology, making the site compatible with today’s browsers and mobile devices. Continue reading

Spider Provides Suspended Scaffolding, Fall Protection & Training for Penterra Plaza, Denver

Penterra Plaza - DenverSpider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, provides a complete suspended access solution to general contractor Reconstruction Experts Inc. for inspection and repair work on the Penterra Plaza in Denver, CO.

This 280-ft tall, multi-terraced commercial and residential building required inspection of every weep hole and brick tuck pointing location of the exterior façade, leak and pressure tests on every window fitting, and corrective glazing work on failed windows. Continue reading

Spider Hires Vic Presnal as District Sales Representative – Atlanta

Vic PresnalSpider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, announces Vic Presnal has joined its Atlanta operation center as District Sales Representative. In this role, Presnal is responsible for solving the suspended scaffolding and fall protection challenges of contractors and facility owners in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.

Presnal brings over twenty years of experience in the aerial equipment industry to Spider, holding various sales and management positions with companies including United Rentals, High Reach Equipment Services and Skyjack Equipment. Continue reading

Spider Launches SpiderLineTM

SpiderLine 1Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, announces the new and improved design for the SpiderLineTM Temporary Horizontal Lifeline System – the safe, reliable and proven fall protection solution for workers on bridges, building construction, roof tops and other elevated surfaces.

Easy to install and engineered to fit multiple applications at height, SpiderLineTM improves workers’ safety and productivity while meeting OSHA and CSA fall protection requirements. Continue reading

Spider Hires John Callahan, Area Director of Western Region

John Callahan - emailSpider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, welcomes John Callahan as Area Director of its western region.  In this role, Callahan will lead branch sales and operations execution for the company’s Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, Dallas, Denver and Vancouver, BC operation centers.

Callahan spent the past seven years with Safway Services LLC, most recently serving as Division Manager of the motorized access division.  He implemented infrastructure plans, procedures, services & training for this new division, created to compliment the company’s existing access product lines.  Continue reading

Spider Hires New District Sales Representatives in Houston and Philadelphia

Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, announces two new hires for District Sales Representatives, Gary Friedberg in their Philadelphia location, and Frans van Dyk in their Houston location.

Gary Friedberg

Gary Friedberg

Frans van Dyk

Frans van Dyk

Gary Friedberg has joined its Philadelphia operation center as District Sales Representative. In this role, Friedberg is responsible for solving the suspended scaffolding and fall protection challenges of contractors and facility owners in eastern and central Pennsylvania, southern and central New Jersey, and northern Delaware.

Friedberg boasts nearly thirty years of sales experience in the construction supply industry. Most recently he specialized in outside sales with Vimco Concrete Accessories, assisting large contractors on the East Coast with their concrete work on high-profile projects ranging from power plants to hospital additions. Continue reading

Spider Launches SpiderRail

SpiderRail 2Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, announces SpiderRail– a temporary, non- penetrating guardrail system used to protect workers from fall hazards in the restoration, new construction, and process industries.

Designed for easy and efficient assembly which meets and exceeds OSHA’s fall protection requirements, SpiderRail keeps worksites safe by protecting edges and other fall hazards while giving workers the space and freedom needed for optimal productivity. Continue reading

Spider Promotes Chase Gaff as District Sales Representative

Chase Gaff

Chase Gaff

Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, announces Chase Gaff has joined its Portland operation center as District Sales Representative. In this role, Gaff is responsible for solving the suspended scaffolding and fall protection challenges of contractors and facility owners in Oregon, Idaho, southern Washington, and western Montana.

Upon his completion of Spider’s reputable Sales Trainee Program, Gaff spent four months immersing himself in the suspended scaffold industry at Spider’s corporate headquarters in Seattle and an additional seven months gaining hands-on experience by working with Spider veterans in the field. Continue reading

Spider Announces Michael Ford as District Sales Representative

Michael Ford - District Sales Representative - Chicago

Michael Ford – District Sales Representative – Chicago

Seattle — Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC announces Michael Ford has joined its Chicago operation center as District Sales Representative. In this position, Michael will be responsible for solving suspended access and safety challenges of contractors and facility owners on Chicago’s north side, in Illinois north of I-88, and in southern and central Wisconsin.

After completing Spider’s Sales Trainee Program in 2011, Michael spent eight months as Inside Sales Representative for Chicago. He then transitioned to District Sales Representative at Spider’s Orlando operation center.

Prior to joining Spider, Michael worked as a Sales Specialist for Automatics & Machinery Co., Inc. in Colorado and as a Financial Analyst for the Cypress Company in St. Petersburg, Florida. He received his BS in Management from Eckerd College in Florida.

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Spider Expands Sales Team

Dan Fink

Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, located in Seattle, recently added two new sales professionals to its North American team. The company welcomes Dan Fink at its New York operation center as District Sales Representative, and Abel Fernandez as District Sales Representative in Orlando.

In their new roles, Fink and Fernandez will be responsible for solving the suspended access and safety challenges of contractors and facility owners in their respective markets. Continue reading