Metro Celebrates 40th Anniversary

2010 marks the 40th anniversary for Metro Elevator Co., Inc. as a temporary construction elevator hoist leasing business which offers nationwide turnkey rental services for all full sized man lifts. Metro’s in-house services include erection, dismantle, tower jumping, maintenance, and inspections for all Champion and Alimak personnel and material elevators).

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Space Required for a Construction Elevator

When your company needs a construction hoist it is hard to beat a Champion US-60-1R or US-60-2R. Once you have determined your needs for a job site it will be necessary to choose which lift will best fill your needs. Both units have rack and pinion drive with a maximum tower height of 900 feet.

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Construction Hoist Elevator Code Enforcement (Do’s and Don’ts)

Construction hoist and elevation equipment of any form have well specified construction hoist codes of handling. This is because whenever such equipment is involved in an accident, it is likely to cause a lot of damage. The complete rules on handling of such equipment are implemented and cited in the American National Safety Code for […]

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Save Money by Refurbishing a Construction Hoist

hoist refurbishing beforeWith the ever rising expenses in the construction industry coupled by a still tight economy, every project manager or CEO in the general contracting business is looking for ways to keep the costs low.

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Rack and Pinion Elevators

Rack and Pinion Hoist

What are they?
The drive assembly is installed directly on the car platform and the power comes from a motor driving a pinion gear. The gears operate individually on a stationary rack that is connected to a support tower.

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How to Calculate Labor Savings when using a Construction Hoist

Construction HoistsWith rising costs in the construction industry and a still tight economy across the U.S.,
savvy project managers or CEOS for general contracting businesses are looking
for ways to keep overhead low.

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Cranes Verses Hoists

construction hoistsA lot of discussion has gone on in the online world regarding using cranes versus hoists for construction purposes on high rise structures.

There are many variables that an individual with authority has to consider with regards to vertical transportation of personnel and materials. For one thing, there are safety issues to consider, and naturally any kind of safety issue is likely to turn into a legal and insurance issue at some point. As well, an individual has to consider the monetary implications and the efficiency of lifting personnel and supplies with one type of device versus another.

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Special Purpose Hoists for Personnel and Materials

industrial-liftsAnyone who has done construction on a high rise knows how useful a personnel and materials elevator can be. Getting personnel and materials directly to the job site quickly and safely can have a drastic effect, improving productivity, reducing damage to materials, increasing worker safety and boosting overall efficiency.

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Personnel and Material Hoists For Power Plant Maintenance

personnel and material hoistPlanned maintenance coming up for your power plant?

Major power companies across the USA to support their vertical transportation needs during a planned maintenance outage. Hoist leasing companies, such as Metro Elevator, will typically erect and dismantle one or more of its refurbished Champion US-60-1R hoists to do the job. These spacious hoists can transport up to 6,000 lbs. of materials or approximately 30 workers.

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