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Veterans Day Hat Giveaway

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We’re proud to be offering over 1,000 NessCampbell Digital Camo hat's to recognize the sacrifices Veterans have made for our country. When you get your hat, make sure to come back to Facebook and post your pictures. We can’t wait to see how it looks on you!

Simply go to the NessCampbell Swag Shack and sign in if you are already a member. For new members, click the “New User? Click here to register” link at the bottom of the page. A form will appear underneath that link for you to fill out. After filling out the form, you’ll be brought to a new page.

Click the Apparel link from the left-hand navigation and the Digital Camo Hat will be one of the first products you see. Click the View Product button underneath the picture of the hat. Enter how many hats you want and click “Add to Cart.”

A few things to remember:

 

•The price will say $15.00, but once you use the promotion code “FREEDOM” during the ordering process, the price will be removed.

•You can order more than one, but the coupon code will only be applied to one hat.

•To make the deal even sweeter, we’re paying for shipping and handling for the free hat!

•Additional hats will incur the shipping fee.

 

After adding the Digital Camo Hat to the cart, you can review your order. From there, you can continue shopping or Check Out to add shipping and billing information as well as any comments you want to leave. You will enter the promotion code “FREEDOM” under the Checkout Summary section of the page.

After filling out your information, click the Submit Order button and you’re good to go! Thanks for helping us celebrate Veterans Day and everything Veterans have done for us -- and looking good while doing it!

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Pink October Hat Giveaway

Ness Campbell Breast Cancer Awareness Free Hat   Once again, we’re proud to be offering a FREE pink NessCampbell hat throughout October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last year, we gave out more than 500 hats to help spread the word. The response was fantastic, so we’re doubling that number to 1,000 this year! When you get your hat, make sure to come back to Facebook and post it to our site. We can’t wait to see how it looks on you! Simply go to the NessCampbell Swag Shack and sign in if you are already a member. For new members, click the “New User? Click here to register” link at the bottom of the page. A form will appear underneath that link for you to fill out. After filling out the form, you’ll be brought to a new page. Click the Apparel link from the left-hand navigation and the Pink Front/White Back Trucker Hat should be one of the first products you see. Click the View Product button underneath the picture of the hat. Enter how many hats you want and click “Add to Cart.” A few things to remember:

  • - The price will say $15.00, but once you use the promotion code “PINKNC” during the ordering process, the price will be removed.
  • - You can order more than one, but the coupon code will only be applied to one hat.
  • - To make the deal even sweeter, we’re paying for shipping and handling for the free hat!
  • - Additional hats will incur the shipping fee.
  • - Offer ends Oct. 31
After adding the Pink Hat to the cart, you can review your order. From there, you can continue shopping or Check Out to add shipping and billing information as well as any comments you want to leave. You will enter the promotion code “PINKNC” under the Checkout Summary section of the page. After filling out your information, click the Submit Order button and you’re good to go! Thanks for helping us spread the word for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and looking stylish while doing it! crew_pink_hat

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Heavy Equipment Lifting: A Guide for General Contractors

A cartoon of a boom truck doing heavy equipment liftingAs you know, there are tons of machinery that were designed specifically for hoisting and heavy equipment lifting. Operating them involves understanding load charts, including considerations like lift radius, machine capacity, ground conditions, even wind speed. The evolution of these heavy equipment lifting machines over the years has been incredible, and it’s becoming easier and easier to lift enormous equipment. We’ll give you more ideas on how to lift heavy equipment as efficiently and safely as possible.

Equipment used to lift heavy objects

Boom TruckA boom truck used to do heavy equipment lifting.

You’ve definitely seem boom trucks around town, like bucket booms for repairing telephone wires. Construction boom trucks, though, are at sites to lift much heavier equipment - as they can lift anywhere from 10 tons to 50 tons, depending on the size of the truck. They’re also great for horizontal heavy equipment lifting and transporting for tight spaces.

Cranes

Of course, you’ve got many different types of cranes. You can use jib cranes, like within workshops, or tower cranes (what you typically see working on high buildings). We’ll run you through specific types below:

Conventional Truck Cranes

These are great for erecting steel, and you’ll commonly see them in projects for parking garages and bridge assemblies. They can often lift between 200-300 US tons, depending on the size you rent.

Crawler Cranes 

The biggest difference between crawler cranes and others is they don’t have an outrigger. They are quite versatile, and quicker to set up than other cranes (they do have to be transported to the site, though). They can lift between 40-3500 US tons.

Hydraulic Truck Cranes

Hydraulic cranes rely on oil, as opposed to winches, to operate. They are lightweight and flexible, and often used in projects like short-term construction, rescue missions and transporting boats (and whales, like for aquarium needs!).

Rough Terrain Cranes

As you guessed, these are best for off-road and rough application jobs. They are best for pick & carry applications and large scale construction projects. They can lift from 18-130 US tons.

Heavy Equipment Lifting Safety

As you can imagine, lifting materials that weigh over 50 US tons can come with many safety implications. It’s often lack of awareness and limited knowledge of safe working methods that lead to many issues with crane operators and material handlers. There are many causes for crane failure as well as ways to ensure on-site safety. Working with a professional lifting company, who has a firm understanding of best practices for safe crane operation, can prevent—or minimize—many on-site hazards.

Heavy Lifting Equipment Companies

Running a construction job, you’ve got so many things to account for. Part of that massive process is making sure not only that the heavy equipment and machines arrive on time, but that you’re able to lift and transport them around the site when you need to. We often recommend bringing in a company to perform these lifting services for you, so you don’t have to worry about efficiency (like safe transporting and scheduling) or safety issues.

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What is a Rigger Job?

rigger job done rightHow do you move a forklift to the 15th story of an unfinished building? (hint: they do not do well in elevators). It’s done through an arrangement called “block and tackle”, and the job is performed by a rigger. That would be the person who works with pulleys, ropes and winches to haul heavy items, like equipment and machinery. At one point, it was just the person who’d assemble the hoists and pulleys together. Now, a rigger is anyone engaged in lifting and moving heavy equipment.

Duties and capabilities of a rigger

Their work starts by examining the object—its size and weight—and then finding the best equipment to move it. That often involves some sort of assembly - so, they’ll install cables, ropes, pulleys and winches. If a crane is needed, they’ll erect it. For a rigging job, they set everything up and then tear it down once the project is finished. Most importantly, they ensure the team stays within all rigging safety regulations. They’re also responsible for maintaining and repairing the equipment.

What types of jobs or projects do riggers do?

Here, we’ll be talking about riggers in the construction industry (they’re also used in the military, drilling, trucking, even theater and movie sets). Rigger jobs often come whenever a crane is present. Examples of projects are:
  • Commercial office buildings
  • Large residential or mixed-use projects
  • Moving chillers, boilers, transformers and switchgears during a construction project
  • Transporting equipment like forklifts, platforms, rigging booms, etc.
  • Loading freights and shipping

What makes a good rigger?

  • Riggers need to be mathematically-inclined. Their work revolves on spatial perception - they must know how objects will fit within the site. For example, when transporting through a window opening on the 15th story, they need to have an idea on how to best go about it.
  • Must have strong communication skills. The rigger is often “the eyes” for the crane operator, and they are responsible for directing the operator on how to best move and deposit the item (this could be verbally or though hand signals)
  • Must not be afraid of heights. Do you see the types of things riggers have to do? Scaling the tops of cranes, walking on structural beams 30 stories up, attaching cables near the tops of commercial office buildings - those on a rigging job need to be unafraid and confident when dealing with heights, all while keeping safety at top of mind.
Rigger jobs are one of our main specialties at NessCampbell. We’re known for our top-of-the-line equipment and ability to source what we need for any project. If your Washington or Oregon project is in need of rigging services, look no further.

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