Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, recently provided a custom suspended scaffolding solution for tuck-pointing and brick repair work on the 125-ft tall chimney stack at Lane Tech High School in Chicago.
Familiar with Spider’s reputation for specializing in unique suspended applications, IWG Inc. turned to Spider for a custom solution. Spider designed, built, and installed a rigging star equipped with three swing stages and two Beta Max Gemini material hoists. The rigging star was lifted into place by a crane and then counterweighted, eliminating the need for anchoring into the structure.
Additionally, Spider provided all rigging services as well as on-site user training to ensure the safe operation of the equipment. “We were genuinely impressed with Spider’s capabilities through every phase of this project, from the initial design to the on-site supervision,” commented Al Arreguin, Owner and Operator with IWG Inc. “Their Chicago team did a fantastic job meeting our challenges while keeping us safe, on schedule, and within our budget.”
Founded in 1947, Spider, a division of SafeWorks, created the powered suspended access business by introducing the wellknown Spider basket. Since then, our product and service offering has expanded greatly to serve the needs of an ever-growing marketplace. Spider is the largest manufacturer and distributor of access and safety solutions in North America, serving more customers from more locations with a wider variety of products and services than any other company. From baskets, traction hoist and platform rental, to safety and training, to specialty-engineered products – Spider has a strong team of professionals, along with a national network of sales, service and support capabilities to provide you with the most reliable access solutions available.