Mentoring and its connection to construction is something that is not often spoken about out in the field where there is typically a group of experienced journeymen and a foreman in charge of the crew. However, on occasion, you may have an apprentice or two on the job site who are at the beginning journey of their career. The foreman is usually a qualified and competent person along with fellow competent journeymen. That being said, a qualified person is a professional with the training credentials, diversified experience, and knowledge in his or her craft and authority to address any safety-related issues. This skill set is often acquired over time through work experience.
In construction conversations, the term mentorship is not used often but it really should be recognized as a meaningful tool in the industry. With so much experience and a strong knowledge base, mentors can serve as a powerful resource to mentees in the field who can benefit from the guidance. Simply put, a mentorship consists of someone with a genuine interest in a new field or in career advancement spending time with a person (or persons) who has more experience and wisdom or knowledge to share and is willing to share what they know. Research indicates that the mentor and mentee relationship is actually mutually beneficial for both. As the construction industry continues to develop a culture of ongoing mentorship, reverse mentoring (more experienced individuals learning from those with less experience) will occur more often, too. In addition, the mentors themselves also benefit from supervising peers and younger employees. It is one of the best opportunities for mentors to develop leadership skills and improve communication skills. In addition, mentorship can also help reinforce their own knowledge and work techniques.
Whether formally recognized or not, peer mentoring occurs often in construction and the trades on many job sites where workers with mixed experiences team together to get the job done.
My suggestion on how to be a helpful peer mentor to others in the field: it all starts with leadership from the top. Try to team up with an eager apprentice who wants to learn more and who can benefit from being your mentee. Always teach safety first and what to look for to avoid potentially dangerous hazards. You are guiding your mentee in the right direction to ensure it is a safe workplace for all. Follow up on a weekly basis, especially during the first several weeks. Think about people who have helped you excel in your career journey, and try to offer the same guidance to newer people in the field.
As a mentee, it’s important to choose a mentor who has the willingness and desire to mentor. Be open-minded and listen and ask many questions. Asking questions will allow you to learn all the nuances of the job. Be respectful and appreciative of the mentor taking the time to explain.
To conclude, one of the greatest assets of a company is its strong workforce. If employees can work together and learn from one another, it will be beneficial for all.
Mark W. Thackray
Operations Safety Director
Thackray Crane Rental, Inc.
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Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. proudly announces it has been recognized again by American Cranes & Transport (ACT) as an ACT100 North American crane company. ACT, a subsidiary of KHL Group, is considered the leading authority on construction industry information in the world, and annually indexes only the top 100 crane rental companies in North America.
Founded by Walter and Anna Thackray, the company was formed in 1947 with a single TL20 Lorraine crane. Today, Thackray Crane employs over 130 dedicated employees and owns and operates over 100 cranes, and maintains a fleet of construction rental equipment including heavy-haul tractors, oversize tractor-trailers, forklifts, Lulls, boom trucks, telehandlers, all-terrain cranes and other super-capacity mobile hydraulic cranes, including one of the largest Liebherr cranes with the ability to lift over 500 tons. Thackray Crane supports their customers with a full range of services including commercial equipment rentals, trucking and transportation services, warehouse and outdoor storage space, fabrication facilities, full-service project logistics, and more.
Another key factor that sets Thackray Crane Rental as an industry leader their commitment to safety. Going beyond the requirements of regulatory compliance, Thackray holds regular safety committee meetings and job site toolbox talks and is one of the few crane rental companies that maintains a full-time in-house safety director. When hiring Thackray Crane Rental, you can trust that your construction project will be completed safely without a glitch. For every job, we take safety seriously, and you can rely on Thackray Crane Rental to provide the best service for your satisfaction.
At Thackray Crane, we’re often thought of as the go-to crane and equipment rental company in the tri-state area. But we’re more than just heavy equipment rentals. Thackray Crane is also the Philadelphia area’s most dependable 24/7 trucking and transport company. We service all needs from small jobs to oversized hauls requiring the closest attention to logistics, permitting, and routing through both tight city terrain and rural and suburban areas. Thackray’s trucking and transport services are available to our customers 24/7, 365 days a year, allowing us to meet any time-of-day requirement.
We have one of the area’s largest truck fleets for hauling including stake bodies, high flats, lowboys, step decks, double drops, single drops, and box trucks. We have trucks and trailers that provide different services to help you complete any job of any complexity.
Our drivers are top-notch and the most experienced in the business. We only use the best, most highly qualified drivers available who are fully trained, licensed, and certified. Our dependable and reliable drivers will ensure that your delivery is handled with the utmost care.
When it comes to the loading and unloading of your haul, our team takes care of everything. Our drivers will safely load it on, fully secure it, weatherproof it, and deliver it safely and on time. At the time of unloading, we work with you to determine what’s needed at the site. Whether it’s a simple delivery to a loading dock bay or a job site that needs a crane lift or helicopter lift out, we take care of it all.
In addition, Thackray can coordinate all of the routing and permitting for your heavy haul. Thackray handles all the logistics to make your project delivery as smooth and headache-free as possible.
Because we’ve been in the business for such a long time, and we are extremely familiar with Philadelphia and the surrounding areas, and this allows for efficient and timely delivery. You can depend on Thackray who’s been serving the area for 70+ years to handle any hauling job out there at the industry’s most attractive price points.
Give Thackray a call today at 844-99-CRANE to book your next heavy hauling or transport job and experience the Thackray difference. You can also learn more about our trucking and transport services here or email us direct at [email protected].
The Tri-State area knows Thackray Crane as the leader in crane rentals and crane operation for jobs of all sizes and complexities. Thackray is a local family name that has been trusted for over seventy years spanning 3 generations. In addition to everything cranes and crane operation, Thackray also provides unprecedented warehousing storage with multiple storage locations in the area. Boasting locations offering over 300,000 square feet of storage space and over 100 clients served on any given day, Thackray is truly the go-to provider for any storage need of any job size.
Thackray Crane has storage and warehousing locations in Philadelphia, Bensalem, and Camden offering both indoor and outdoor storage. Locations offer climate-controlled options as needed, work and assembly/breakdown areas, and even forklift and crane assistance for customers.
At Thackray’s storage facilities, you’ll find a full-time warehouse staff on-site 24/7 as needed. That even includes CCO-certified operators. There are cranes of all different sizes and capabilities, forklifts, rolls, and other equipment to handle anything that comes through the warehouse locations.
Unlike most providers, Thackray has built a proprietary storage software program to make storage and customer jobs run smoothly. This helps ensure that clients have the logistics and proper help lined up when getting equipment to and from the warehouse to the job site and vice versa.
Storage customers feel safe leaving their valuable jobsite equipment and materials with Thackray knowing that each location is under 24/7 surveillance. Locations have cameras all around the property so no one gets on or off the property without being on surveillance. In addition, there is always a security guard on-site 24/7 for security and safety.
Unlike any other storage and warehousing provider, Thackray Crane has the full support of their dispatch office, safety department, sales team and mechanics so that all parties are on the same page and able to take care of whatever needs arise. The Thackray mission as always is to provide excellence and ensure that customers always have a partner to count on.
Thackray Crane offers storage and warehousing solutions for all types of businesses. From construction, HVAC, electrical, ironworkers, sheet metal workers, to even elevator companies, Thackray can handle any storage need.
To learn more about our storage and warehousing solutions, visit our Warehousing page, submit an inquiry online or give us a call at 844-99-CRANE and let us know how we can help you with your next storage need!
At Thackray Crane we boast one of the largest fleets of industry-leading cranes on the east coast. Whatever your need to rent a crane; large or small . . . Thackray Crane has the model to fit your project needs. From a small crane job needing a boom truck all the way to jobs needing a skyscraper reaching cranes or even helicopter lifts, we have the equipment, operators, and planning logistic capabilities to tackle any project.
Recently we’ve added the brand new Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2. This 360 ton All Terrain Crane is just one of many impressive cranes that can be rented short-term or long-term for your project. We also have professionally trained NCCCO and OSHA-certified crane operators that will help bring your project to completion and can handle any crane operation request.
We’ve conveniently included a few of our most popular crane load charts for you to download. Browse these and if you don’t see what you’re looking for, contact us today and one of our representatives will assess your requirements and line you up with the crane that best suits the project.
Load Chart Quick Jump
- LTM 1300-6.2
- GROVE RT540E
- ELLIOTT 36127R
- LTM 1400
- LTM 1250
- LTM 1200
If you’re looking for the right partner to help complete your next heavy-lift or construction project, Thackray Crane has the equipment and resources you need. Give us a call today at 844-99-CRANE or complete this quick contact form with job details. One of our reps will be in touch shortly to review the job specs, recommend the right equipment, and get you the quote you’re looking for.
In the construction industry, the need for the right equipment and the right operators is always a top priority. Thackray Crane not only offers the best fleet of cranes to rent for your project, but we also staff the area’s best, NCCCO and OSHA certified crane operators. At Thackray Crane, we’re not just a piece of the puzzle . . . we’re part of your team and we’re here to help you succeed with all the challenges that any construction project can bring.
We have certified crane operators for every type of crane your project may need, including mobile cranes, boom trucks, tower cranes, crawler cranes, telehandlers, and more. We even have certified operators and drivers for tractors and trailers if your project needs large transportation.
While some companies deliver equipment, Thackray delivers heavy duty equipment with a certified operator that best meets your project needs.
- Our crane operators are licensed and nationally certified.
- All crane operators have the proper credentials required by OSHA and ASME regulations.
- Every operator understands and excels at crane set-up, load dynamics, lift planning, load charts, rigging and signaling.
- Thackray Crane operators follow all the latest and safest operating procedures.
- Our crane operators have thousands of documented hours of safe operation on countless construction jobs.
- To ensure safety, we have the areas strictest training regimen in place for all our employees.
- All of our cranes are regularly inspected and maintained to ensure you get the best equipment and our operators are handling the safest possible equipment for the job.
If you’re looking for the right partner to help complete your next heavy lift or construction project, Thackray Crane has the equipment and resources you need. Give us a call today at 844-99-CRANE or complete this quick contact form with job details. One of our reps will be in touch shortly to review the job specs, recommend the right equipment, and get you the quote you’re looking for.
There’s nothing more important than the safety of our employees and our customers. We ensure this by consistently training our certified crane operators, drivers and employees and implementing a company policy with safety regimes and seminars.
Special thanks to our friends from Crosby who demonstrated an on site seminar for our employees this week. The “lunch and learn” is just another example of our commitment to safety and training.
When renting through Thackray Crane Rental, you can rest assured that your construction project will be completed safely without a glitch. For any job, we take safety seriously, and you can rely on Thackray Crane Rental to provide the best service for your satisfaction!
Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. proudly announces it has been recognized by American Cranes & Transport (ACT) as an ACT100 North American crane company. ACT, a subsidiary of KHL Group, is revered as a leading authority on construction industry information in the world, and annually indexes only the top 100 crane rental companies in North America.
Thackray is proud of this recognition and attributes its success from a philosophy set forth by the co-founders, Walter and Anna Thackray, who conducted honest and fair dealings along with an undeniable hard work ethic. Five Thackray siblings who currently own and manage company operations, maintain this proud heritage built over 70 years and three family generations. The owners believe this helps set them apart from the other non-family owned and operated crane rental companies, both nationally and in the tri-state region served by Thackray.
The Thackray legacy began in 1947 with a single TL20 Lorraine crane. Today, the company employs over 130 dedicated employees and owns and operates over 100 cranes and maintains a fleet of construction rental equipment including heavy haul tractors, oversize tractor trailers, forklifts, Lulls, boom trucks, telehandlers, all terrain cranes and other super capacity mobile hydraulic cranes, including one of the largest Liebherr cranes with the ability to lift over 500 tons. Thackray Crane supports their customers with a full range of services including commercial equipment rentals, trucking and transportation services, warehouse and outdoor storage space, fabrication facilities, full-service project logistics, and more.
Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. welcomes industry executive Mr. Steve Stunder as company CEO, effective May 2019.
Thackray is fortunate to team with Mr. Stunder, who has an extensive, diversified background within the crane industry. “Our company looks forward to working with Mr. Stunder as Thackray Crane Rental continues to grow and thrive as the region’s leading crane rental provider, continuously owned and operated by the Thackray family since 1947,” said Carole Thackray Tadley, company owner.
Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA Thackray provides crane rentals, operators, warehouse and storage facilities, heavy industrial trucking services, and comprehensive logistics support to our valued customers in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware area.
For over 70 years, customers have entrusted the multi-generational Thackray team as we’ve expanded our portfolio of services to include crane transport, storage, operators, and crane rentals in Philadelphia, meeting the needs of our clients in many commercial industries, including but not limited to construction, heating and air conditioning, power generation, petrochemical, communications, road construction, and bridge building project support. Crane rentals and operators in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey are available in advance but we are proud to offer emergency construction support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
For over seven decades and three family generations, Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. has continued to be one of the most reputable crane rental companies in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Delaware, and the surrounding regions. However, did you know that Thackray also offers transportation and hauling services as well? Read on for why you should trust us for your next oversized transport!
- Our fleet of specialized equipment can handle all of your heavy hauling needs.
Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. is one of the most experienced heavy industrial transportation companies in the region. We have a large fleet of powerful tractors and trailers designed to handle the transportation of oversized loads. We use vehicles from Ford, GM, Kenworth, Mack and Peterbilt, as well as lowboy, low ground clearance double drops and extendable trailers capable of moving nearly any size load. Lastly, the petrochemical, energy, manufacturing, communications, and heavy machinery industrial companies typically rely on us for their heavy loads.
- We’re familiar with the region and beyond.
Oversized loads require knowledge of bridge and overpass clearance requirements, weight restrictions, and governmental regulations. Familiarity with the region is also crucial to having a successful transport. Tight city streets and chaotic construction sites are no challenge for our seasoned drivers.
- We only hire seasoned drivers and dispatchers.
Our vehicles are operated by drivers experienced with heavy, and sometimes challenging oversized loads. Our team creates a course, schedules the time, and arranges for proper pilot vehicles. Our dispatchers are ready to ensure all deliveries are synchronized and that any unforeseen challenges are immediately addressed. Our experienced team of certified drivers also understands the special handling oversized loads require.
Transportation and Hauling Services You Can Depend On
By choosing Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. for your hauling and transportation needs, this means you will have access to our fleet of powerful heavy-duty trucks and tractors, flatbeds, and lowboy trailers. In addition to equipment, we provide operators and drivers who have extensive training and experience in transporting oversized loads. We are also willing to accommodate a range of diverse needs for each and every customer.
Contact us today!
To learn more about our transportation and hauling services or our crane rentals available in Jersey and the surrounding states, just browse our site or call us at 844-99-CRANE.