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Thackray Crane Rental to Co-Sponsor the Claddagh Fund’s Sixth Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament

At Thackray Crane Rental, your premier crane rental and rigging provider in NJ, DE, and PA, we are proud to announce that we are co-sponsoring The Claddagh Fund’s Sixth Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament. This special event will be held at the Woodcrest Country Club located in Cherry Hill, NJ on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. We are honored to sponsor a good time while supporting worthwhile causes to uplift our local communities.

The Claddagh Fund is the charitable outreach foundation of the American Celtic punk band, the Dropkick Murphys. Founded in 2009 by their frontman Ken Casey, this organization honors the three attributes of the Claddagh Ring, which are friendship, love, and loyalty.

The Claddagh Fund’s mission is to help raise money for underfunded non-profit organizations. Organizations like these aim to assist vulnerable individuals within the community. They particularly concentrate on groups that help both children and veterans. They also aim to assist alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs nationwide, as well as across the globe.

At 11:00 AM, registration and warm ups will commence. At 11:30 AM, lunch will be served. The Shotgun Start golf tournament will begin at 1:00 which will be followed by dinner, auctions, and awards at 6:00 PM.

If you’d like to know more about the Claddagh Fund’s Sixth Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament click here to register your team of four for the shotgun start.

Can’t make it? You can still make a donation!

If you want to learn more about the Claddagh Fund and all the positive work they do for the underprivileged, please visit their website.

We at Thackray Crane Rental are honored to be a part of this occasion and we are proud to support beneficial causes that help those in need.

If you would like to find out more about our company and how we can provide your lifting and rigging, needs throughout DE, NJ, and PA, please give us a call at 844-99-CRANE. While we can schedule rentals in advance, we can also offer emergency construction support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also have trucks capable of moving oversized loads. Plus, our logistics department will give you a single point of contact to save you time, labor, and costs. Thackray Crane Rental has an array of resources to complete your complex project with ease.

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5 Reasons to Hire Companies Specializing in Crane rentals, Warehouse Operations and Logistics

Companies that have outstanding knowledge and expertise in crane rentals, warehouse operations and logistics are available to significantly aid any company in full-service rentals and construction support. Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., for instance, is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide your construction company with their services—including Philadelphia crane rental, logistics, rigging and warehouse storage. Below are five reasons why your company should contact a crane rental, warehouse operations, and logistics expert today to maximize your construction company’s overall performance.

1. Operators are trained and certified to efficiently drive and maintain a company’s crane. Premier companies that specialize in crane rentals, warehouse operations, and logistics—including Thackray Crane Rental, Inc.—have put company policies into place that require strict training regimens for all of their operators and employees to ensure that all equipment is handled safely.

2. Crane rental services are available for companies looking to rent a large variety of industrial and construction equipment. Their inventory includes boom trucks, carry deck cranes, hydraulic truck cranes, rough terrain cranes, all terrain cranes, crawler cranes, telescope forklifts and many other heavy duty tractors and other specialized trailers and equipment to complete your company’s construction and installation project.

3. Rigging is an essential operation prior to transporting or erecting heavy equipment. Various shackles, including ropes, cables and chains—are stored on fleets of equipment to make sure that materials are always transported with the highest level of safety. Specialty handling services are even provided for companies that need assistance in securing their equipment.

4. Safe and Secure Warehouse Storage is provided for construction materials, machinery and other equipment such as HVAC chillers, industrial reactors, steel beams, specialized medical equipment and storage tanks. These warehouses are adaptable as temporary, sub-assembly fabrication areas for use by a company’s team.

5. Logistics will help companies save a significant amount of time, labor, and costs. Experts will perform project management and estimation assistance that will help your company plan out the details of equipment delivery in advance. These services consist of experienced transporters performing oversized load transport, route planning, warehousing, road permit acquisition, crane pre-lift planning, over-sized load escorts, and many more.

Increase your crew’s productivity by seeking the assistance of another company that specializes in crane rentals, warehouse operations, and logistics. Our company is a team of experts who specialize in the operation, storage, transportation, logistics, and rigging of heavy equipment. Whether you need an expert to perform project management services in New Jersey or you’re searching for a company that provides lull rental in Philadelphia—crane rental, warehouse operations, and logistics professionals, such as Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., will help you with any of your construction company’s needs.

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Safety as a Priority in the Heavy Equipment Industry

What is safety? In the earliest years, it’s a parent, a blanket, a warm home. During the school years, it’s a ride home after class, staying close to the people you know, wearing the right equipment for a sport. As we age, however, safety has different meanings, different connotations for different situations.

In the heavy equipment industry, safety isn’t an option; it’s a priority. Whether it’s driving along I-95 or rigging in Philadelphia, every operator, every person involved with equipment must take precaution to ensure that their surroundings, along with themselves, are properly protected. More than helmets, safe practices save lives.

Everyone, Every time
At Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., safety comes first. Before the operator ever touches the equipment, before the equipment ever leaves our dispatch center, before the vehicles ever arrive at the site, safety is being ensured.

We employ a full-time Risk Management Director, in addition to our safety committee, that is certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor. These individuals work with the expressed purpose of guaranteeing the safety of everyone on, and off of the site.

The Risk Management Director conducts ‘toolbox talks’ with every operator in our company – talks geared at educating about the safest practices in each situation with each piece of equipment. In addition to the toolbox talks, we host quarterly safety talks and annual safety meetings that are attended by our mechanics and crane operators in Philadelphia.

Our warehouse personnel and class 8 mechanics are required by conditions of their employment to complete the extensive OSHA training courses, which teach them safe practices in their work environment.

A Continued Dedication
Every crane operator contributes to our guidelines for safety by becoming certified by the National Commission for Certification of Crane Operators. Each operator maintains this certification, keeping it up-to-date for the duration of their employment.

In addition to our many other safety policies, Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. has a zero tolerance for alcohol and substance abuse. Every employee is subject to drug and alcohol screening both before and during their employment, assuring that they are able to carry out their responsibilities to the best of their ability.

Safety means many things to many people. To us, it’s a necessity – one we’ll never stop striving to ensure to our employees and the people we serve.

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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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When We Say Cranes, We Mean All Kinds of Cranes

When we say we provide cranes for projects of any and every size, we mean it. That’s why we wanted to take a moment and highlight the versatile machinery we have in stock for our full-service crane rentals and construction support services. When you need a crane for your construction or industrial project, you can trust that we have the exact piece of equipment you’re looking for:

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All Terrain Cranes – Mobile cranes with the flexibility to maneuver on public roads as well as on rough terrain at the job site. These vehicles are equipped with all-wheel drive and crab steering, and are designed for lifting up to 1,200 metric tons. Our fleet features cranes from Terex and Grove, and we offer one of the region’s only Liebherr 500-ton All Terrain Hydraulic Truck Cranes, which has a maximum hook height of 425 feet, extendable and retractable counterweight positions and an advanced super-lift system.

Hydraulic Lift Cranes – This piece of heavy-duty equipment uses an internal fluid-filled hydraulic system that allows it to lift heavier loads than smaller cranes. All hydraulic lift cranes have an enclosed operator’s cab on a steel base, and all of the selections in our fleet are mobile, with lift capacities varying from 30 to 80 tons.

Rough Terrain Crane – Mobile cranes that are mounted on an undercarriage with four rubber tires. These vehicles are designed for off-road operations and, as their name suggest, rough terrain applications. In order to level and stabilize the crane for hoisting, outriggers extend vertically and horizontally. In addition, this type of crane features a single engine that powers both the undercarriage and the crane. Whether you need a lift capacity of 14 tons or 90, we have the selection for you.

Crawler Cranes – Mobile cranes that do not require outriggers since they have a set of tracks instead of tires that provide for stability and mobility. These machines are mounted on an undercarriage and can move around a site with little risk of getting stuck in soft ground, but they usually have to be disassembled and transported by trucks, rail cars or ships between locations. Our fleet includes models that have lift capacities ranging from 50 to 440 tons.

Carry Deck Cranes – Smaller mobile machines with 360-degree rotating booms capable of moving smaller loads over short distances in confined spaces. Our selection features manufacturers like Grove, Broderson and Terex and are capable of reaching as high as 67 feet and lifting 8 to 15 tons.

Much, Much More – At Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., we feature equipment of all sizes and types to help you get any job you need done, and done right. Our full line of industrial and construction equipment includes more than just an impressive array of cranes, we can also provide Telescopic Handlers (also known as telescoping forklifts and telehandlers), Boom Trucks, Heavy-Haul Tractor Trailers, Flatbeds and Lowboys, Double Drops, Custom Crane Attachments and Rigging Hardware throughout NJ, PA, DE, MD and the northeast.

To learn more about our short-term and long-term rentals that are available for radio dispatch 24 hours a day, our Thackray certified and experienced operators or our reliable and honest service, check through our website and view our inventory today. Once we’ve impressed you, give us a call or Request a Quote online.

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10 Amazingly Fun Facts about Skyscrapers!

At Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. we are excited about our part in the construction of the highly-anticipated Comcast Innovation and Technology Center in Center City Philadelphia. This 59-story technological marvel is slated to be finished in 2017, and will boast 2 new restaurants, one on the top floor with amazing 360-degree views of Philly, a ground-floor concourse with easy access to SEPTA’s Suburban Station, 45 floors of rentable office space, and the new location of the Four Seasons Philadelphia Hotel, which will have 200+ rooms, event and meeting spaces, a spa and fitness facilities. The state-of-the-art engineering that goes into such a skyscraper got us even more curious about the extra tall buildings we help construct. So, as a result of that curiosity, and late-night Googling, here are the top 10 fun facts we discovered about skyscrapers:

  1. Where did that word come from?? We’ve always given props to the person who came up with the word “skyscraper,” it’s so obvious, yet so perfect. The buildings literally appear to scrape the sky with their spires and can easily inspire awe among admirers, both young and old. But the word has origins in something completely unrelated – ships. “Skyscraper” got its start as the nautical term for a small triangular sail set above the skysail.
  2. Thackray Crane Rental - Eiffel Tower

  3. Proving points at the World’s Fair, more than 125 years ago! While not technically called a skyscraper, the Eiffel Tower was the world’s tallest building in 1889. The tower was built for the World’s Fair to prove that iron could be as strong as stone, even though it is considerably lighter. Bonus Fact: Every seven years, the tower is repainted with 50 tons of dark brown paint.
  4. The one that started it all…The Home Insurance Building, which was demolished in 1931, is still known as “the father of the skyscraper.” Built in 1885 in Chicago, it was 138 feet tall with 10 stories and was the first building to use steel beams and columns for support so that it could have more windows. But the new method wasn’t free of controversy, the city halted the building’s construction to investigate the safety of the structure because so many people worried about its stability.
  5. A lightning rod! The Empire State Building was purposely designed as a lightning rod and, as such, is struck by lightning around 100 times every year! Bonus Facts: The Empire State Building holds records for being the first building to have more than 100 floors and, at only 410 days to build, the fastest construction of a building, when considering its height and the technology available during that time period.
  6. A possible catastrophe kept secret…During the 1970s construction of the Citicorp Center in New York, workers bolted the building’s joints instead of welding them as originally specified. This wasn’t discovered until a year after the building’s completion, when the chief engineer, preparing for the encroaching hurricane season, discovered the change and the bolts’ inability to withstand hurricane-force winds. A team of workers was immediately dispatched to weld two-inch-thick steel plates over the 200 bolted joints. Halfway through the repair process, the city of New York, and the Citicorp Center, experienced a near miss, as Hurricane Ella veered out to sea a mere hours before the city would have had to evacuate. This close catastrophe was kept hidden from the public for nearly 20 years!
  7. A race! In 1929, Walter Chrysler and the Bank of Manhattan Trust Company took part in a race to build the world’s tallest skyscraper. The Chrysler Building won the intense race at the very last moment, when workers raised its spire, which was hidden inside the building, through the roof. Unfortunately, the celebration was cut a little short when, just 4 months later, the Empire State Building claimed the title. But kudos are still deserved for the Chrysler Building: at the height of its construction, floors were being completed at an incredible rate of four per week, without a single fatality!
  8. Thackray Crane Rental - John Hancock Center

  9. Construction marvel or marketing genius? Oh, Chicago – the Windy City. We can only imagine the extra considerations necessary to build a skyscraper that can withstand those winds. As their solution to the issue, engineers for the John Hancock Center included five enormous diagonal braces on the building’s exterior walls that unfortunately block the view from two windows on every floor. That wouldn’t stop a local rental agent though, he marketed those sightless windows as a status symbol and charges a premium to rent the affected rooms!
  10. Oh, the view! On a clear day, visitors to the top of Chicago’s Sears Tower can see four states at once: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. Impressive, at the very least! But what’s more: to ensure the clearest view possible, the building mounted six robotic window-washing machines to its roof. Now that’s dedication to cleanliness.
  11. And the reward for most original name! Okay, so the Taipei 101, located in Taipei and boasting an incredible 101 stories, isn’t exactly creative in the name department, but it was ranked as the world’s tallest building when it was completed in 2003. It lost that title in 2010, but became the world’s tallest, and largest, green building in 2011, when it was awarded the LEED platinum certification.
  12. Beat that! The Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, took the title of world’s tallest building from the Taipei 101 in 2010. At 2,716 feet and 160 stories, it features the fastest elevators in the world, over 20 acres of glass, and is also the world’s tallest manmade structure. Just, Wow.
  13. Thackray Crane Rental - Burj Khalifa

We could go on and on about skyscrapers, but there’s work to be done. As a leading crane rental company in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware, we have to do our part towards creating the next best skyscrapers, which will hopefully generate their own list of fun facts! Call us today at 1-844-99-CRANE, if you also play a part in this amazing process and are in need of crane and equipment rentals, warehouse and storage solutions, or trucking and logistics help.

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Transportation

For Transport, Think Thackray

Are you looking for transport partner with adaptability, agility and close attention to details? We offer an effective way to avoid expensive delivery obstacles, save precious time and reduce excessive delivery expenses. Our exceptional complement of trucking and heavy hauling services includes storage, transportation, street closures, escort, planning, logistics, routing and more, all to provide you with the timeliness, flexibility and cost containment from a single partner and in one convenient package. Request Transport

Heavy-Haul Services

Thackray maintains a large fleet of heavy-duty tractors and specialized Lowboy, flatbed, double drop and extendable trailers made for hauling your oversize loads. Our vehicles are operated by professional drivers experienced with heavy, bulky loads. Tight urban environments and challenging construction sites are familiar territory. No matter how large, bulky or heavy, if your item can be loaded, Thackray can deliver it.

With multiple locations serving the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware regions and over 60 years of industrial construction support, warehousing and logistics experience, you can depend on Thackray for moving equipment no matter how bulky, heavy or unusual it is.

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