Materials in Motion

Dealer Spotlight: Anderson Service, Inc.

Spanco has always been committed to providing our end users with high-quality equipment through our dedicated and highly-rated distributors. Allow us to introduce you to another one of our great dealers, Anderson Service, Inc. Anderson Service, Inc. has been a proud full-service dealer of Spanco and Rigid Lifelines since 2008. Located in Billings, MT, Anderson... Read Full Article
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Dealer Spotlight: Mazzella Companies

Mazzella Companies has been a Spanco distributor for more than 15 years. From Alabama to Pennsylvania, Mazzella has 15 locations throughout the United States. You can depend on Mazzella to provide your worksites with any Spanco brand jib, workstation, or gantry crane, as well as Rigid Lifelines Anchor Track fall protection systems. Launched in 1954... Read Full Article
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The Dangers of the Fall Zone

On November 2, 2007, a journeyman iron worker endured fractured vertebrae after being struck by sheets of plywood that fell out of a basket sling. The worker had given a signal to the crane operator to begin lifting the load while he was still within the fall zone. Sadly, suspended load accidents such as this... Read Full Article
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Workstation Jibs vs. Standard Jibs

We recently published a blog post outlining the differences between trussed enclosed track, trussed plain track, and I-beams. As of late, we've received a lot of inquiries about the differences between each type of track, along with how those track types impact the construction and use of certain overhead cranes. Although most manufacturers use enclosed... Read Full Article
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The Importance of Crane Safety Inspection

The usage of cranes in the construction and manufacturing industry plays a vital role in the way companies function. Crane systems allow for a more effortless and safer operation when transporting products and bulk materials. However, what happens when the very machine that is suppose to make a job easier and safer, no longer is... Read Full Article
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Materials in Motion Top Ten

Since 1979, Spanco has been a leading manufacturer of overhead workstation, jib, and gantry cranes. In that time, we’ve accumulated a wealth of knowledge largely driven by questions and comments from our customers and the unique material handling challenges our cranes help them overcome. Over the past five years, we’ve enjoyed discussing and sharing our... Read Full Article
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Spanco Honor Scholarship Winner: Laura Holleran

For over 20 years, Spanco has awarded a yearly scholarship to a deserving Penn State University undergraduate student in the field of industrial or mechanical engineering through The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI). We are pleased to announce that the winner of the $5,000 2017/2018 Spanco Honor Scholarship is Laura Holleran. Laura is a... Read Full Article
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