12.03
2017

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.

09.02
2017

3 Reasons Why You Should Outsource Logistics Services for Your Project

Business owners are ambitious. That’s how they got to be where they are. Hard work. Lots and lots of hard work. While working hard is an important aspect of daily business operations, so is working smart. Time is money, and money is what keeps the lights on. Save time, save money and avoid hassles. Get it done right the first time. Get it done promptly, safely, and at an affordable rate.

Logistically, it makes sense to outsource services such as construction to specialists. There’s a reason your accountant isn’t paving the parking lot. We utilize experts in all aspects of our businesses. Building support is no different.

Sounds pretty simple right? That’s because it is. Over the last ~70 years, the team here at Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. has continually refined our craft to provide the most efficient NJ crane rental services in the entire Tri-state area.

Here are three reasons why outsourcing Logistics will prove beneficial for your upcoming construction projects:

  1. It’s Safer – Full-service contractors (like us) have our maintenance shop where factory trained mechanics regularly inspect all equipment. Our company maintains AAA-rated insurance coverage to give clients peace of mind for numerous logistic projects. Never assemble a crew of uncertified technicians to operate air cranes or crane lifts. It will likely cost a lot more (headaches + money) in the long-term.
  2. It’s Quicker – This is where our experience comes into play. Getting the job done right the first time will pay dividends. Don’t spend your time consulting with ten different companies for ten different jobs. By using a one-stop-shop like Thackray, you will free up hours to get other necessary work done inside the office.
  3. It’s Less Expensive – Efficiency is our specialty. Over the last six decades, we have built valuable partnerships and learned the most cost-effective ways to transport your goods. From storage in New Jersey to rigging in Philadelphia, our quality and prices are hard to match. To get a toll-free quote, call 844-992-7263 today.

These are only three of the many reasons why a proven company should handle renovations and projects of all sizes. Our broad selection of services includes crane rentals, warehouses, logistics, trucking, rigging, lull rentals and much more. If you want more information, check out https://thackraycrane.com or email [email protected] anytime!

15.01
2017

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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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.

20.11
2016

A Look at Over 65 Years of Service

It’s been a remarkable 65+ years for all of us here at Thackray Crane Rental. We have seen steady advancements in our equipment and have developed into a full-service company, never straying from our family owned roots.

It started in 1947 when Walter and Anna Cassalia Thackray opened up shop with just a TL20 Lorrain crane to handle all the heavy lifting our initial clients needed. Since day one, we’ve held a vision and have stayed committed to focusing on customer satisfaction. Our motto is and always will be, “Faith, Family, and Country.” All of us, from management to our valued staff members, work together to present you with the best possible customer service experience.

Thanks to your trust, we have become a company that offers much more than equipment rentals in the greater Philadelphia area. From that single TL20 Lorrain, we have grown to become a company that now operates more than 120 cranes with various capabilities and capacities. You can trust our ability to handle complex projects with:

With our equipment and advanced training methods, we have a thorough and distinct approach to safety measures. It’s with great pleasure that our Safety Committee has received certification and was recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Since our inception, we have been tasked with many projects that require certified operators and safe service for a crane rental in MD, PA, NJ, or DE. Some of the projects in which we are most proud include:

  • Architecture of the Society Hill Towers
  • Lifting and transporting items for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Construction of Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles, including the implementation of over 11,000 solar panels.
  • Working with Temple University to expand their construction and improve their facility
  • Constructing and installing new infrastructure in the new high rise facilities at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • And many more unique projects that have helped us become one of the Top 50 crane rental companies in North America.

With 65 years of growth, we are looking forward to the future as we stay up to date and increase our capabilities in order to serve you for many more years. Thanks to the invaluable work ethic of our staff and the trust of our clients, we couldn’t have reached and celebrated this notable mark without you!