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Sponsoring a Local Children’s Home to Spread the Cheer This Holiday Season

The season of giving is upon us, and here at Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., we always strive to remember the less fortunate members of our community who, unfortunately, have nothing, as we run around searching for the perfect gifts for those recipients on our lists who have everything. It is in that spirit of giving that we have decided to build upon our history of helping the St. Francis-St. Vincent Homes for Children, a Catholic social services agency in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that cares for more than 120 at-risk youth between the ages of 12 and 21, young expectant mothers, teen mothers and their babies, and refugee youth. Last year, we took the youth and infants that depend on this non-profit charitable institution under our wing and hosted a donation drive to provide them with essentials, toys, clothes and money. We are proud to say that not only was it a resounding success, but that we are excited to take our efforts a step further by sponsoring another drive to fulfill their holiday wish lists, as well as to raise funds for a special outing to celebrate the holidays.
When the St. Francis-St. Vincent Homes for Children reached out to us for help this year, we took it as an honor and a privilege to help those most in need. Sometimes the simplest things can mean the most, and providing them is the least we can do if it translates into the smile of a child. This year the teenage program and infant program wish lists consisted of the usual essential items, as well as a few comfort and entertainment items.
The teenage program, which is comprised of 120 teenagers, graciously asked for items that include alarm clocks, hair accessories and styling tools, umbrellas, outdoor winter gear (hats, scarves and gloves), and household linens (bath towels, washcloths, sheets and comforters), comingled with a few items for entertainment, such as video and board games, teen reading materials, etc.
The baby program, consisting of 10 infants, beseeched donators for bedding and clothing items, diapers and wipes, sippy cups and other feeding utensils, and essential toiletries (lotions, soaps and shampoos). The program coordinators also requested entertainment items that included toddler toys and infant/toddler books.
As a tight-knit, family run company, we witnessed the dedication and compassion displayed by our employees during last year’s donation drive for the St. Francis-St. Vincent Homes for Children. That’s why we have had no trepidations asking them to consider participating in this year’s drive and to donate one, or more, of the suggested gifts items. We’ve placed a donation box in our main office in order to collect items, and monetary donations, through December 22, 2015, and look forward to presenting the results of the drive to the children and youth at the non-profit charitable institution.
If you have any questions, or would like to know how you can participate in our drive, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at 1-800-34-CRANE. At Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., our expertise may be in industrial equipment rentals and rigging hardware in NJ and PA, but our heart is in helping those less fortunate, especially children.

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The Walter J. Thackray Memorial Scholarship: What You Need to Know

Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., in partnership with The Philadelphia Foundation, is proud to introduce the Walter J. Thackray Scholarship in memory of our company’s co-founder and beloved family patriarch, Walter J. Thackray.

Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. does more than just supply rigging equipment to NJ, PA, and DE builders. We also give back to the community, following in the footsteps of our founders.

Below, you will learn all about Walter J. Thackray and the scholarship established in his name. We will also explain eligibility requirements for applicants and how you can apply.

First things first:

Who was Walter J. Thackray?

Walter J. Thackray co-founded Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. back in 1947 with his wife, Anna Cassalia Thackray. Their values of honesty, integrity, and family helped shape the company into the organization it is today.

Walter was known for giving back to the community and helping improve the lives of those around him. Sadly, he passed in 2010, but, through this scholarship, his family looks to continue his legacy of helping to grow the community for years to come.

The Philadelphia Foundation

Founded in 1918, The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) strengthens the economic, social and civic vitality of Greater Philadelphia. TPF grows effective philanthropic investment, connects individuals and institutions across sectors and geography, and advances civic initiatives through partnerships and collaboration. A publicly supported foundation, TPF manages assets of over $416 million and more than 900 charitable funds established by its fund holders. It distributes about $20 million annually to over 1,200 nonprofits as grants and scholarships. To learn more, visit www.philafound.org.

Scholarship Details

The Walter J. Thackray Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior looking to continue his or her education in Construction Management, Agricultural or Horticulture Science at a 4-year non-profit college or university.

An award of $2000($500 per year for four years) will be granted to one eligible applicant to help cover the cost of tuition. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years upon meeting criteria. High school senior student applicants should have a GPA of at least 2.5 and must demonstrate financial need and participation in activities outside of school such as volunteer work, clubs, or extracurricular activities to be eligible.

How to Apply

Interested students may submit an application along with an essay, letter of recommendation, and other school documents that can be found on the application’s webpage. Applications will be accepted now through May 1, 2018, and a winner will be selected in the following months.

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Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. is a leader in more than crane and rigging supplies for DE, NJ, and PA. We are an active member of the community and love to give back in any way we can. Click here for more information on the Walter J. Thackray and the values he instilled in his family and company.

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Choosing the Right Crane for the Job

Put plainly, businesses rent cranes to move and lift up to hundreds of tons of materials. However, no two projects are exactly quite the same. Because of this, different cranes suit different purposes. To get the job done right, the appropriate piece of equipment must be chosen for the task at hand. This decision hinges on proprietary industry knowledge and experience and having served our customers since 1947, Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. prides itself as the premier provider of crane rentals in the tri-state area.

Over the past several decades, we have developed a strong reputation for reliable crane rental services in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. With our construction support services—such as equipment rentals, trucking and transportation, warehouse and storage, and project logistics customers regularly complete their projects both safely and efficiently.

Do you need a crane for your next project? Depending on the nature of the job, we could outfit you with one or more of the following cranes, among others.

Crawler Cranes

These cranes have the ability to move under their own power, allowing them to transport heavy loads around construction sites. This capability, combined with lift capacities that range from 50 to 440 tons, makes them suitable for many different projects.

Boom Trucks

Boom trucks offer even more mobility at the cost of lower lift capacity (about 8-28 tons). Their multifunctional truck beds allow you to easily transport materials and supplies between sites. To add to their versatility, they can even come with an attached man basket, allowing personnel to install and remove signs, maintain cell phone towers, or perform a variety of other essential functions in hard-to-reach places.

All-Terrain Cranes

With lift capacities up to 500 tons and the ability to traverse rough surfaces, all-terrain cranes give contractors a powerful and highly maneuverable crane rental option. These heavy-duty machines include features like retractable and extendable counterweight positions, hydraulically-operated winches, and a maximum hook height of 425 feet.

These cranes serve as just a few examples of diverse selection of equipment. For more information about our crane rentals, browse our website here. To learn more about our company and our construction support services or to hire a certified crane operator in the Philadelphia area and beyond, call us at 1-844-99-CRANE today!

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Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. Celebrates American Heart Month by Aiming to Keep Employees Healthy

As your one-stop shop for crane rental and logistical services near New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. strives to offer as much support as it can to both its employees and customers. In celebration of February and American Heart Month, we want to spread awareness of employee health and well-being; and how that makes all the difference for our company.

American Heart Month in February

Although it isn’t always discussed in the context of hydraulic cranes and construction, American workers do suffer from heart disease at an alarming rate. According to a study by the American Heart Association, a quarter of the deaths in the United States, every year, are the direct results of heart disease. It’s for this reason that Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. takes a proactive approach to its employees’ health.

Optimizing the Health of our Company

Here at Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., our full-time Safety and Risk Management Director, Mark W. Thackray, ensures that our employees maintain optimal health. Mandating regular physicals, along with health and wellness policies, Mark sees that every employee utilizes and optimizes their healthcare and medical services. Ultimately, we recognize that our employees exist as more than one of our greatest assets: they’re an extension of the larger Thackray family.

The Extended Thackray Family

With our roots as a 3rd generation family-owned and operated company, our company bonds as a larger whole—an extended family with the same values, communal ties, and concerns.

Being a Thackray employee is about honesty, integrity, and trust. Since the days of our founders, we’ve instilled values like these throughout our organization and in all of our contracts. It’s a firm belief and personal philosophy that our employees and our customers deserve the best that’s in our power to offer them.

We apply this belief by ensuring that we obey safety regulations concerning our employees and our equipment; that we train our operators and enforce a sense of duty, courtesy, and discipline.
Local community involvement is just as much of a part of being at Thackray, as we cultivate our ties outside of the organization—supporting business partners, fundraisers, loyal customers, and staff however we can.

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Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. Supporting the Kicks4Chris Foundation in 2018

Since our earliest days hauling tractors, trailers, and cranes wherever customers and communities have needed them, Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. has stood for more than crane rentals in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. In fact, since 1947, we’ve continued to make philanthropy and community outreach some of our highest priorities.

Today, we would like to kick off the New Year by proudly and loudly supporting the efforts of the local non-profit organization, Kicks4Chris Foundation.

The Origin of the Organization

Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. has always sought to support communities in NJ, PA, and DE in all ways that it can. When we first heard about the Kicks4Chris Foundation, its mission resonated with us and our hearts went out to the Stern family. In 2015, the Foundation was established in memory of Chris Stern, the son of our cousin Carole (Cassalia) Stern. Chris, who was diagnosed at the age of 21 with sarcoma, spent six years of his life fighting against the disease.

Despite the complication of severe heart disease brought on by immunotherapy, Chris was able to push his sarcoma into remission. Avoiding a risky heart transplant, he pushed through, going on to lead the James Madison University Relay for Life. During these years, he also worked with the City of Hope, making it his personal mission to befriend and support others fighting their own battles against cancer and sarcoma.

It was in the summer of 2014, just as Chris’s cancer returned, that he and his family halted all of the chemotherapy and radiation, turning to alternative treatments. After a consultation with a Dr. Breelyn Wilky, they learned about the medical potential of immunotherapy and the research that had been steadily advancing it.

Researching Immunotherapy in Honor of Chris

Sadly, Chris passed away the following summer, at the age of 27. In honor of Chris Stern and the fight that is still waged by millions of cancer patients to this day, Kicks4Chris has served as a vehicle to fund research into primary immunotherapy. By hosting an annual 5k, paint nights, basketball tournaments, and benefit Galas, Chris’s family has tried to bring more awareness, as well as funding, to nascent cancer treatments.

Inspired by Chris and everyone fighting against cancer, we encourage others to donate towards their cause by visiting Kicks4Chris.org. All donations received by the organization automatically qualify as tax-deductibles, and go directly toward those who need immunotherapy research the most.

Won’t you join us as we support the Kicks4Chris Foundation this new year? We truly appreciate all of your charitable considerations in an effort to “kick” cancer away!

Visit Kicks4Chris.org for more information on how you can support this worthwhile cause.

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Planning Out Your Construction Rentals and Logistics with the Professionals

If you’re in the construction industry, you can rely on Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. for far more than the industry’s sturdiest, and most powerful hydraulic cranes, boom trucks, tractors, and lulls.

At our family-owned company, we’re more than cranes and boom truck rentals in Philadelphia. We’re your industry leaders in logistics, warehouse storage, fabrication—any service you could want from us. It’s our extensive fleet of vehicles, tools, equipment, and skilled drivers that make us the ideal friend on your construction site or workplace.

Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. and Drivers

Though you may not think about it much, you definitely can’t underestimate the skill required to drive, maintain, and operate a heavy duty tractor, rig, or industrial crane. When you partner with us, you gain access our trained crews—capable of moving and erecting virtually everything they see.

Down to the size of their shackles, lifting beams, and synthetic slings, we can tailor our vehicles to meet your industry needs. Our array of cranes and boom trucks come fully stocked with every range and type of material handler. We’ll match the rig, and the driver to the work that you need done, utilizing all the resources and the personnel of our loyal NJ, and PA trucking company.

Logistical Coordination and Assistance

Because of our familiarity and experience with heavy duty vehicles and equipment, we can take care of transportation and logistics, all the way from our Philly headquarters, and warehouses to you and your contractors. Piloting our vehicles, savvy Thackray drivers navigate the tightest and most challenging of construction sites with ease and confidence.

Don’t worry about all the routing, bridge crossings, and road permits. Our Thackray experts see that bridges and overpasses do not affect our transportation of vehicles and equipment. Thanks to our knowledge of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey regions, we plan with obstacles in mind, arriving to you precisely when you need us.

Safe and Secure Industry-Grade Storage

Should your construction be paused or extended into the coldest months of the fall and winter, our warehouses are always at your service—securely storing your construction materials, and machines.

Our industrial-grade outdoor storage units can fit everything from reactors, HVAC chillers, glass, steel beams, and specialized medical equipment. Surveilled, and insulated, our warehouses can preserve, and protects your construction projects, all at an affordable rate.

To learn more about any of our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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I-95 Truss Installation

I-95 Truss Installation

Thackray Crane Rental was contracted to assist with the installation of a new highway signage truss overtop of I-95 in November in Philadelphia, PA. The lift required the support of our 500 ton Liebherr (LTM 1400-7.1,) as the truss came in at a whopping 140 ft. long and weighed 150,000 lbs.! The lift also required coordination with both PennDOT and the Pennsylvania State Police, as the north and southbound traffic had to be completely shut down during the entirety of the installation. Another job well done by the Thackray Crane Rental team!

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Why You Should Keep Materials Inside a Climate-Controlled Storage

If you, your company, and contractors have worked on a long-term construction project, you know how problematic storing and accessing your building materials and equipment can be. Luckily for you, Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. is much more than crane and equipment rental company. Overseeing New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, we bring you everything you need to successfully and smoothly complete your work both on and off-site.

Guarding and Storing Your Materials

Given how essential and expensive construction materials and equipment tend to be, it’s imperative that you know where and how they’re being stored. Here at Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., we keep our customers’ project materials in state-of-the-art, climate-controlled warehouses and storage yards. We understand that you cannot take chances; so, we ensure that everything you need is always available to you 24/7 and protected by a security team and surveillance system. Whenever you need to unload and acquire your belongings, we open our facility to you and even assist with the logistics.

The Highest Quality Customer Service

Why keep your rebars, steel beams, and transformers where they could easily be damaged or stolen? We have multiple storage yards and warehouses, strategically located in areas of PA and NJ. Our company is about more than trucking, rigging, and crane rentals—it’s about the quality of the service that we bring to our customers. As we see it, a storage service in 2017-2018 should anticipate all your needs, and we will deliver the highest possible quality service to you, our valued customer.

High Quality Warehouse Storage

When you utilize our storage warehouses, you’re given 24/7, 365 day access to some of the best industrial-grade warehouses available. Because you’re partnering with Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., you can be certain that you’ll always have assistance as you load and unload materials and heavy-duty machinery.

You can cease worrying about your rebars and concrete succumbing to the colds of winter! Inside of our climate-controlled storage units, your materials will be insulated against temperature drops, as well as any corrosive moisture in the air. Once you’re ready to bring it all back on-site, our flatbeds, lowboys, and cranes will be readily available. At Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., we think of it all!

Contact us at 1-844-99-CRANE or visit thackraycrane.com to request a storage quote today!

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Eagles Radio Network Sponsor

Go Eagles!

Thackray Crane Rental is a proud sponsor of the Philadelphia Eagles Radio Network, as featured on SportsRadio 94WIP, which serves as the exclusive home of Philadelphia Eagles football games. If you’re heading to a home game, be sure to look for the THACKRAY CRANE hoisting the large American flag at the SportsRadio WIP Tailgate Party Zone at the Wells Fargo Center, right across from Lincoln Financial Field.

Swing by and say hello!

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