Virtually every day we’re involved with projects where the word “big” is an understatement. We’re frequently called on to move impossibly large objects into and out of tight spaces, up and down stories of high rise buildings, and everywhere in between, which means that we need some pretty heavy duty tools and equipment. Of all of our oversized and extraordinarily capable equipment, our newly acquired Hoist FR 40/60 forklift may prove to be one of our most useful.
We get a lot of calls for interesting, and often difficult, rigging projects.Â Frequently they carry us across the country, and sometimes even the world, but it’s always a joy when we get to stay close to home and help out a budding small business. Such was the case recently, when Fourth Year Studio got in touch with us looking for someone who could move vintage commercial printing equipment from its home in South Knoxville, across the Tennessee River to their new facility. We’re not talking modern color copiers here but, rather, extremely heavy pieces of equipment, crafted from steel and iron before World War II.
Every day, our crating department is busy designing and constructing custom crating solutions for cargo that will be shipped around the world, and through a variety of conditions. Though the exterior of the crate and, often, their innovative designs usually get the most attention, it’s what’s going on inside the crate that is often the most important.
Here in the Rowe Transfer crating department, we deal with highly sensitive, often extraordinarily heavy and cumbersome equipment on a near daily basis. When units such as a cyclotron, a device in which charged atomic and subatomic particles are accelerated by an alternating electric field while following an outward spiral or circular path in a magnetic field come into the shop, we have to take extra precautions and be on the top of our game in order to develop safe and secure packaging that will ensure that the unit will make it to its final destination in perfect condition.