Skyscrapers – A History of Early High Rise Construction

Early-Skyscrapers

The early skyscrapers were a range of tall, commercial buildings built between 1884 and 1939, predominantly in the American cities of New York City and Chicago. Cities in the United States were traditionally made up of low-rise buildings, but significant economic growth after the Civil War and increasingly intensive use of urban land encouraged the development of taller buildings beginning in the 1870s. Technological improvements enabled the construction of fireproofed iron-framed structures with deep foundations, equipped with new inventions such as the elevator and electric lighting. These made it both technically and commercially viable to build a new class of taller buildings, the first of which, Chicago’s 138-foot (42 m) tall Home Insurance Building, opened in 1885. Their numbers grew rapidly, and by 1888 they were being labelled skyscrapers.

Chicago initially led the way in skyscraper design, with many constructed in the center of the financial district during the late 1880s and early 1890s. Sometimes termed the products of the Chicago school of architecture, these skyscrapers attempted to balance aesthetic concerns with practical commercial design, producing large, square palazzo-styled buildings hosting shops and restaurants on the ground level and containing rentable offices on the upper floors. In contrast, New York’s skyscrapers were frequently narrower towers which, more eclectic in style, were often criticized for their lack of elegance. In 1892, Chicago banned the construction of new skyscrapers taller than 150 feet (46 m), leaving the development of taller buildings to New York.

A new wave of skyscraper construction emerged in the first decade of the 20th century. The demand for new office space to hold America’s expanding workforce of white-collar staff continued to grow. Engineering developments made it easier to build and live in yet taller buildings. Chicago built new skyscrapers in its existing style, while New York experimented further with tower design. Iconic buildings such as the Flatiron were followed by the 612-foot (187 m) tall Singer Tower, the 700-foot (210 m) Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower and the 792-foot (241 m) Woolworth Building. Though these skyscrapers were commercial successes, criticism mounted as they broke up the ordered city skyline and plunged neighboring streets and buildings into perpetual shadow. Combined with an economic downturn, this led to the introduction of zoning restraints in New York in 1916.

In the interwar years, skyscrapers spread to nearly all major U.S. cities, while a handful were built in other Western countries. The economic boom of the 1920s and extensive real estate speculation encouraged a wave of new skyscraper projects in New York and Chicago. New York City’s 1916 Zoning Resolution helped shape the Art Deco or “set-back” style of skyscrapers, leading to structures that focused on volume and striking silhouettes, often richly decorated. Skyscraper heights continued to grow, with the Chrysler and the Empire State Building each claiming new records, reaching 1,046 feet (319 m) and 1,250 feet (380 m) respectively. With the onset of the Great Depression, the real estate market collapsed, and new builds stuttered to a halt. Popular and academic culture embraced the skyscraper through films, photography, literature and ballet, seeing the buildings as either positive symbols of modernity and science, or alternatively examples of the ills of modern life and society. Skyscraper projects after World War II typically rejected the designs of the early skyscrapers, instead embracing the international style; many older skyscrapers were redesigned to suit contemporary tastes or even demolished—such as the Singer Tower, once the world’s tallest skyscraper.

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Hoisting in Downtown Toronto? Advance Planning is Key

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When it comes to hoisting HVAC and other heavy rooftop components onto downtown Toronto office towers, the lifts themselves take just a day or two. What makes it all work, however, is months of planning.

A case in point: In late May, Amherst Crane Rentals placed mechanical equipment atop a 22-storey building on Yonge Street, between Adelaide and Richmond streets, in the heart of downtown Toronto’s business core. With a 15,000-lb. cooling tower the heaviest lift, and a relatively narrow area to work from, Amherst brought in one of its heavyweights — a 500-ton Liebherr LTM 1400 all-terrain crane.

“In this configuration we had 276 feet of luffer and around 220,000 pounds of counterweight with the [Liebherr TY guying] heavy-lift attachment,” Amherst Crane Rentals vice-president Mark Welstead explained.

Key to matching the LTM 1400 with this particular job was the fact the telescopic boom is attached and doesn’t need launching each time it’s needed.

“You have a great lifting capacity without having a major operation like launching a boom, so this speeds things up and makes the whole job more productive,” Welstead explained.

Because the LTM 1400 is versatile and can readily adapt to an eclectic mix of hoisting jobs, it isn’t sitting around if only smaller jobs come calling.

“Where it excels is in its capacities for all the work we do, whether it be for [erecting] tower cranes or for mechanical work like this,” Welstead said. “If we don’t have a 500-ton job for a few days we can rent it out as a 250, 300 or 400 with relatively ease. This gives us more productivity and use out of the crane. We can use it for smaller jobs very easily without a big cost.”

The truck-mounted crane’s compact nature makes it relatively easy to transport it from job to job. To travel to the Yonge Street site from its yard in the suburb of Brampton, Ont., the crane simply motored down major arterial routes, taking up a single lane, travelling at the city-approved 40 kilometre per hour speed limit and avoiding sensitive overpasses.

“The crane is permitted for the City of Toronto, but there’s lots of roads and bridges we’re not allo

Torontowed to go over,” Welstead said, singling out the Gardiner Expressway, which for much of its length is an overpass that is aging and showing signs of deterioration.

To reach its downtown destination, the crane and its convoy of support trucks drove down Highway 427 and then took Lakeshore Blvd. eastwards. While the set-up and job itself were fairly straightforward, the project itself required months of logistical planning. As soon as its customer came calling, Amherst contacted City of Toronto work zone coordinators and affected parties such as the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to sort things out.

“It starts with the customer and what they require,” Welstead explained. “We figure out what kind of crane we need and how we’re going to do it, then we decide whether or not we need to shut a road down.”

Logistics are normally arranged months in advance. Transit routes can be affected, and while Toronto’s subway system is underground downtown, bus and streetcar routes are impacted by street closures. Just as motorists and pedestrians will be redirected for a job’s duration, the TTC also needs to plan alternate routes.

Because there are subway tunnels, hydro infrastructure and other amenities underneath Yonge Street, Amherst and city engineers needed to ensure the area where the crane was set up could tolerate the weight.

Crews set up on mats, with engineered heavy point loads calculated to accommodate the 190,000-lb. crane.

“We provided them with all the crane loadings and came to agreement as to where the crane could sit on the road,” Welstead said.

It also took time to arrange for permits, paid-duty police officers and other supports. With a significant amount of on-site staging work, and numerous components needing to be hoisted, Amherst avoided chaos by scheduling the project for the Victoria Day long weekend.

“We had to take some of the older equipment out and put up some steel and other components to accommodate the new equipment up there, so there were multiple smaller lifts as well as a heavy lift,” Welstead said. “We’d hoist stuff down, put new stuff up. Then they would be fabricating and we’d start working on other stuff — taking down older frames and things like that.”

On more modest jobs, crews might normally arrive on a Friday evening to assemble the crane so it’s ready to hoist Saturday morning, and then wrap up and leave midday on the Sunday. The extra day afforded by the long weekend offered wiggle room, though crews were gone by mid morning on the holiday Monday.

“If we’d had to interrupt traffic for a whole other weekend to finish, it wouldn’t be in the city’s best interests,” Welstead said.

While the customer brought in two other contractors to handle other components of the job, Amherst relied as much as possible on its own equipment and services, opting not to sub out anything it was responsible for.

“That way we can ensure being on time and everything’s working properly and we don’t get a let-down,” Welstead said.

This included trailers, secondary equipment and services, and a second crane — a Liebherr, LTM 1055 all-terrain machine — to set up and dismantle the main crane.

While severe weather can put best-planned timing in jeopardy, crews endured nothing more than light showers on the Saturday.

“High wind and lightning can be a challenge if we have all of this set up ahead of time,” Welstead said.

Graham Morrison, the crane operator Amherst assigned to the job who also served as site supervisor, said the lift had its challenges but was mostly straightforward.

“We had five different trades working all at the same time in the same confined space,” said Morrison, a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 793. “There were only three companies, but we were dealing with pipefitters, electricians, millwrights, welders and crane operators.”

Morrison described the rigging, which he oversaw, as standard, with nylon belts, steel chokers, steel beams and spreader bars used to help protect the load from potential damage. Morrison concurred with Welstead that the LTM 1400’s compact nature and its ability to avoid a boom-launching manoeuvre played a major role in getting the job done within a tight time frame.

“By 10 o’clock Monday morning we were gone and the street was reopened. We were right on schedule,” he said.

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MSA Safety – New V-Series Energy-Absorbing Lanyards

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Effective immediately, (Aug 16, 2018) new MSA CSA Z259.11-17 V-Series Energy-Absorbing Lanyards are replacing the Workman® and Sure-Stop® Energy-Absorbing Lanyards.

The V-Series Lanyard is the latest addition to the MSA V-Series family of Fall Protection products.  With its new look, smaller energy absorber, and improved label protection, the transition from older styles of lanyards will be an easy choice.

Due to the release of the new CSA Z259.11-17 standard and the availability of the new V-Series lanyard family, MSA is officially discontinuing the CSA Workman and Sure-Stop Energy-Absorbing Lanyards effective immediately.  While a limited amount of inventory remains available, we ask that you quickly embrace the new and improved V-Series offering for a seamless transition.

Please note that the energy absorbing lanyards manufactured to the current CSA standard may still be used until their useful life expires which is at the discretion of a competent person inspection.  At the time of replacement, energy-absorbing lanyards labeled to the new CSA Z259.11-17 standard should be implemented.

It is important to note that the new CSA standard revision removed the E4 and E6 energy absorber classifications.  For reference, new MSA lanyards will be grouped into the following classifications:

  • LW CSA for users 50 kg – 105 kg (110 lbs – 230 lbs)
  • CSA for users 68 kg – 140 kg (150 lbs – 310 lbs); and
  • HW CSA for users 140 kg – 175 kg (310 lbs – 386 lbs)

While most users will fit within the “CSA” category of 68 – 140 kg (150 lbs – 310 lbs), please note this change when selecting the most appropriate lanyard for users.

For reference, please review the user capacity chart shown on the attached V-Series Energy-Absorbing Lanyards Conversion Guide.

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Underway: Port of St. John Modernization

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Work on Port Saint John’s modernization project is underway with the initial tenders for the project released this summer.

The massive project will expand the port’s annual container yard handling capacity from 125,000 TEU to 330,000 TEU. The project will also allow the port’s rail handling capacity to grow exponentially from 75,000 TEU to 330,000 TEU.

In 2010 the then new CEO of Port Saint John, Jim Quinn, recognized that in order to remain in the container business, the Port would have to modernize its facilities in order to keep up with the rapid changes that were occurring in that sector.

“Containers are an important business for Port Saint John, and it was clear we needed to have facilities that could handle lager vessels,” Quinn said. “This lead to the planning of the West Side Modernization Project which gained the support of the federal and provincial governments. Together we will equally fund the $250 million project that will be completed by 2023.”

The project is expected to take seven years to complete with the first tenders being released throughout the summer, the main tenders are scheduled to be released this September.

“We’re currently in the 85 per cent range in detailed engineering and completing the environmental permitting,” added Tyler O’Rourke, port engineer for Port Saint John, during a meeting with Crane & Hoist Canada at the offices of Port Saint John in Saint John, N.B.

The modernization project will include the construction of deeper berths that can accommodate the Super Panamax vessels that are becoming more common in the container trade. Right now routine maintenance dredging is performed using a 210-tonne high duty LIMA Dredge, but the port will likely need some additional dredging horsepower for the project.

“There will probably be larger dredges brought in for expansion, also for some channel dredging down to 9.5m from 8.4 m to accommodate larger vessels” O’Rourke says.

The expansion will increase the depth of the main channel from 8.4m at low tide and 16.9m at high tide, to 9.5m at low tide and 18.8m at high tide. The depth alongside the container terminal will grow three metres, from 12.2m at low tide to 15.2m.

Incoming cranes
Prior to the initial work getting underway, DP World Saint John – the terminal operator and stevedore for the Rodney Container Terminal and Navy Island Terminal – brought in two 1998 Paceco electric drive cranes to accommodate the expansion. The cranes have a 50- to 60-ton capacity, depending on whether a spreader bar or a project cargo hook is used; and an outreach of 145 feet. The new cranes will allow the port to accommodate 16 container-wide, 6,500 TEU capacity vessels while working throughout the Saint John tidal cycle. Currently, the existing cranes have a much smaller window around high tide.

To accommodate the new cranes that will service incoming and outgoing Super Panamax vessels, the project includes the installation of new electrical substructure that can handle 12.5kV or larger voltages as well as 100-gauge gantry rails. The cranes are currently sitting on 60-gauge, 60-feet-wide gantry rails on an electrical substructure that can handle 4.1kV.

The container growth alone is expected to double direct and indirect jobs across the region from 500 to more than 1,000, not including economic growth spin-offs. Over the course of the seven-year project, more than 1,400 person-years of direct and indirect employment are expected to be generated.

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Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLR, Hercules Machining & Millwright Services, Spartan Industrial Marine, Stellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

Ontario Investing in Projects to Reduce Workplace Injuries

Ontario Workplace Injuries

Ontario projects to address mobile equipment hazards, mental health

Ontario is partnering with universities, professional associations and research groups on projects that will help support workplace mental health, advance our understanding of occupational diseases and prepare workers to deal with equipment hazards.

“Investing in projects that improve our knowledge mean we can continue to reduce injuries and save lives in Ontario workplaces,” said Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn. “By making the right investments today, we are helping ensure our province continues to be one of the safest places in the world to work.”

The province will work with partners to develop: Tools for workplaces to increase awareness of mobile equipment hazards such as vibration exposure, line-of-sight/situational awareness and musculoskeletal disorders for the construction, mining, pulp and paper and forestry sectors; an education program and broadly accessible resources to support the mental health and wellness of vulnerable employees such as young workers, new Canadians and those embarking on second careers; and a mobile app that will provide information about mental health, allow for self-assessment of symptoms and help Durham Regional Police Service’s

officers and staff find appropriate clinical services when needed.

These projects are part of the Occupational Health, Safety and Prevention Innovation Program (OHSPIP), which supports workplace-focused innovation projects and collaborative partnerships that lead to improvements in occupational health and safety in Ontario.

Since 2003, Ontario’s annual rate of workplace injuries has dropped by more than 50 per cent, making the province’s workplaces the safest in Canada.

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Wire Rope Failures and Near Failures on Cranes

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Wire rope and cranes are joined at the hip when endeavoring to lift, move or transport materials. For centuries the combination of rope (sisal, manila, vegetable, steel, synthetic…) and a winching system have stirred the imagination of engineers and other interested persons in aiding the lifting and handling of heavy objects.

Giant strides in the development of the “crane and rope” system have led to unimaginable progress in leaps and bounds in today’s world. One thing that has remained constant over many decades is the fact that all types of rope used on cranes do eventually wear our and must be replaced.

This article focuses on actual wire rope failures, or near failures, that have occurred. The fact that all wire ropes on a crane will deteriorate over periods of operation is a universal truth, but the useful service life of wire rope will vary according to applications, operating conditions, working environment, type of crane, crane operator and other factors. Therefore, it is a necessity that proper inspection, maintenance and retirement criteria be firmly established to achieve safe and efficient working conditions.

The industry accepted sources for inspection and retirement procedures are listed in the ASME B 30.5 Safety Standard for Mobile Cranes & Locomotive (Photograph #1), and the OSHA Regulation CFR 29 1926 .552 OSHA Regulations on Cranes & Derricks.

When a wire rope on a crane fails, traumatic consequences will likely follow. At the very least, equipment damage and downtime will ensue, but more importantly lives many times are lost. These wire rope failures are mostly, not because of structural causes, but from human error, neglect, lack of training or not following known instructions. In my experience, the three main reasons for wire rope failures on cranes are misuse, abuse and overuse.

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 Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLR, Hercules Machining & Millwright Services, Spartan Industrial Marine, Stellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

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Hercules Machining and Millwright Services

Hercules MMS

Since 1975, Hercules MMS (formerly Fundy Grinding) has been providing customers with quality machining and millwright services. Over time, the company has grown exponentially from providing these services locally to working across Canada and around the globe.

We have the equipment and the expertise to get the job done. All of our equipment is maintained, inspected and can be customized to match your requirements.

“Our name may have changed but our commitment, quality and expertise remain the same.”

From boring a small hole in a boom truck to complete maintenance shutdowns, we have the ability to bring our shop to yours. We can assist with all your maintenance requirements.

Our commitment to quality workmanship is supported by our ISO certification ensuring we match your expectations every time, whether the job is completed in our machine shop or on-site.
Hercules MMS offers traditional values and exceptional service. Let our experience help you achieve your goal of less downtime.

“Let our experience help you achieve your goal of less downtime.”

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MACHINE SHOP SERVICES

General Machine Shop Repairs

  • Electric motor end bell bearing fit repairs
  • Refurbishing bearing bores in large gearboxes
  • Rubber roller grinding
  • Teflon shrink sleeve installation
  • Roller manufacturing (steel and aluminum)
  • Surface grinding
  • Key way cutting
  • Spline cutting (straight sided and involute tooth cutting)
  • Custom design of replacement parts
  • Manufacture using stainless and carbon steel
  • 2D custom injection mold manufacturing
  • Babbit bearing reconditioning
  • Stainless steel boat shaft repair and manufacturing
  • Spray weld repairs on shaft seal fits
We offer pump repairs for the following types of pumps:

  • Reciprocating pumps
  • Multi stage deep well pumps
  • Milton Roy metering pumps
  • Portable hydraulic pumps
  • Multi stage boiler feed pumps
  • Fire pumps
  • Johnson vertical pumps
  • Gardener Duplex steam pumps
  • Dredge hydraulic pumps
Machine Shop Manufacturing. 
If we can’t fix it…We can make it.

  • Gears
  • Various sizes of shafts
  • Rollers (Steel & Aluminum – Up to 23’ long)
  • Specialized tooling
  • Rollers (Steel, Aluminum, Rubber)
Machine Shop Welding

  • Spray welding (Both Rototec & Eutalloy)
  • Aluminum and Stainless Steel Welding
  • MIG Welding
  • TIG Welding
  • Brazing
  • Plazark shapes up to 1/4” thick
  • Boretech Welding

ON-SITE MACHINE SERVICES

On-site Machining Services

  • We can provide onsite machining supervision
  • Ability to work 24 hour shifts
  • Full document control with Inspection records sheets, time sheet control
  • Ability to provide costing updates as per customer requirements, daily or weekly
  • Can work as a stand-alone team or part of an integrated plant maintenance team
  • Full safety documentation available for job site use

Complete machine shop facility to assist onsite

 

“As a stand-alone team or part of an integrated plant maintenance team, we adapt to your needs”.

 

Insitu Services

  • Flange resurfacing 5”-60” diameter
  • Pipe weld preps 5” to 60”
  • Pipe cut out and weld bevels 6” to 18”
  • Motor base and sole plate milling
  • Stud and bolt removal (including large diameter studs)
  • Onsite drilling and tapping. (holes up to 4” dia.)
  • Line boring services ( 1.5” diameter and up)
  • Large diameter boring (up to 60”diameter )
  • Larger boring can be done on a per job request ex. pump/turbine casings, blower housing, etc
  • Slip ring machining
  • In place shaft machining and repair
  • In place shaft keyway milling
  • Bore honing services
  • Fixed coupling bolt hole boring
Portable Equipment

Our complete portable machine shop can be placed within your facility to support your shutdown or outage.

Our shop in a box can be customized to include:

  • Rigging and other lifting provisions
  • Standard steel stock
  • Millwright hand tooling
  • Additional machine equipment as needed
  • Portable shop can be customized to your requirements

MILLWRIGHT SERVICES

Since 1975 we have been working in the Power Generation Industry

For over 40 years, we have the Mining and Power Generation Industry. We provide complete Millwright crews for power plant shutdowns.

  • Dedicated turbine specialist crews can be provided for turbine repairs
  • We can provide millwright supervision
  • Ability to work 24 hour shifts
  • Full document control with inspection records sheets, time sheet control
  • Ability to provide costing updates as per customer requirements, daily or weekly
  • Can work as a stand alone team or part of an integrated plant maintenance team
  • Full safety documentation available for job site use
  • Proud partner of the Millwright Local 1178
  • Complete machine shop facility to assist onsite machining preparation for mobilization and support during outages
  • Millwright support for turbine installations or repairs
We have completed repairs on turbines such as:

  • Complete strip down and rebuilds on turbines and generators
  • Alignment of turbine and generator
  • Machining and replacing of valve studs
  • Valve and relay overhauls
  • Lifting of cylinders, cross over pipes, spindles, and rotor in and out of turbine
  • Bearing inspections and replacements
  • Hydrogen seal inspections and replacements
  • Alignment of pumps and commissioning
  • Boiler feed pump repairs
  • Force draft fan repairs

Traditional values, exceptional service.”

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Machine Shop Division Contact Information

If you have any questions about our Machine Shop Services, you can contact Arthur Lewis at 902-895-6911 or by Email.

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After Hours Coverage

Our normal hours of operation are from Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00 pm. Hercules MMS understands that sometimes our customers can not predict when they will require require our services. It is for this reason that we offer our customers a way to contact us after our regular working hours. Customers that require our services after hours, can contact our “On Call” machinist to schedule a time to come in.

Our After Hours Number
902-890-4202

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Hercules MMS is part of the Hercules Group of Companies which offers a unique portfolio of businesses nationally with locations from coast to coast. Our companies provide an extensive coverage of products and services that support the success of a wide range of business sectors across Canada including the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, oil and gas, mining and marine industries.Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLR, Hercules Machining & Millwright Services, Spartan Industrial Marine, Stellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

We have the ability to provide any solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter LinkedIn and Facebook for more news and upcoming events.

 

Hercules SLR is part of the Hercules Group of Companies which offers a unique portfolio of businesses nationally with locations from coast to coast. Our companies provide an extensive coverage of products and services that support the success of a wide range of business sectors across Canada including the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, oil and gas, mining and marine industries.

Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLRHercules Machining & Millwright ServicesSpartan Industrial MarineStellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

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Safety Fails! – OMG…LOL – Hercules SLR

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Just a bit of fun!

Although we don’t recommend trying any of this….ever!

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Hercules Training Academy – Raising the Bar in Training

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Did you know that our new Training Academy is just a few weeks away from opening its doors?

Construction is underway! Brand new classrooms and specialized training equipment will enable us to provide an even higher quality of service than ever before when it comes to safety training.

Hercules SLR offers an extensive suite of high-quality safety training and certification courses. Whether you’re looking for initial or refresher training, we provide practical, hands-on courses designed to exceed the minimum safety requirements.

Our courses can be customized to fit your workplace’s specific needs. We are always willing to design a course (or multiple courses) specifically for you! If you’re interested in building a customized training program, get in touch with us today. One of our training representatives would be happy to help you get started.

Be sure to check back for additional news updates on the progress of the Academy and to find out what we have in store for the launch day.

It’s time to TRAIN with the BEST!! To learn more about our courses available contact us at training@herculeslsr.com or click here to view our course overviews.

 

Hercules SLR is part of the Hercules Group of Companies which offers a unique portfolio of businesses nationally with locations from coast to coast. Our companies provide an extensive coverage of products and services that support the success of a wide range of business sectors across Canada including the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, oil and gas, mining and marine industries.

 

Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLR, Hercules Machining & Millwright Services, Spartan Industrial Marine, Stellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

 

We have the ability to provide any solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter LinkedIn and Facebook for more news and upcoming events.

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At Hercules SLR we are always innovating and expanding our marketing to keep you better informed.

We now have a wide range of marketing collateral that you can download and use as reference as to find out more about us – YOUR preferred Securing, Lifting and Rigging Solutions provider.

Hercules SLR is an essential part of your workplace. Our staff are the most knowledgeable and resourceful in the industry, highly trained and enthusiastic about their work. Our specialty is equipment, products and services for securing, lifting & rigging applications.

 

We understand the importance of sourcing high quality products. We carry a comprehensive inventory with a wide breadth. Our global reach enables us to supply thousands of customers with securing, lifting and rigging equipment every day.

 

This brochure gives a comprehensive general overview of the range of products, our brands and services we supply. Be sure to keep an eye on the news section for more brochures, as we expand the website we will be adding a dedicated resource library which we hope you will find useful and informative.

 

 

Hercules SLR is part of the Hercules Group of Companies which offers a unique portfolio of businesses nationally with locations from coast to coast. Our companies provide an extensive coverage of products and services that support the success of a wide range of business sectors across Canada including the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, oil and gas, mining and marine industries.

 

Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLR, Hercules Machining & Millwright Services, Spartan Industrial Marine, Stellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

 

We have the ability to provide any solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter LinkedIn and Facebook for more news and upcoming events