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SC&RA Members Partner Together for Innovation

Posted on November 5, 2020

Released on October 20th of this year, the Jack and Roll Block was created through a partnership between Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) members GKS Lifting and Moving Solutions and DICA USA. The Jack and Roll Block is an engineered block that replaces scrap wood to block heavy machinery.

“In partnership with GKS, DICA is pleased to have the opportunity to manufacture a safer, more durable blocking solution for the industrial market. Made from DICA’s engineered thermoplastic material, the new Jack and Roll Blocks are a highly durable and dependable solution guaranteed to never crack, splinter or rot,” stated Joy Johnson, DICA’s VP Sales & Marketing.

The partnership allowed for the two companies to come together and create a safer solution for blocking. “Naturally, we looked to partner with an SC&RA member since they tend to have more expertise in the rigging marketplace. DICA USA has been replacing wood outrigger pads for years, so they were a natural choice to partner when creating a solution to replace wood blocking technology,” said GKS Program Manager, Benjamin Dobrowolski.

This partnership helps tie various sections of the industry together, combining different assets and skill sets to introduce products such as the Jack and Roll Block. Dobrowolski mentions the importance of helping advance the industry. “At GKS, we’re always looking for ways to help people improve their machinery moving process.”

The 7-pound Jack and Roll Block has a rated capacity of 20 tons per block and features DICA’s patented TuffGrip® handles for easy transportation. Thanks to the teamwork between the two SC&RA members, machinery moves with wood are a thing of the past.

See the Jack and Roll Block in action at this link.