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Corner solutions

In Chicago, Illinois, this corner configuration uses a standard aluminum 90-degree corner to hug the corner column of a 14-story building undergoing a full façade overhaul. This stage was a custom platform with steel components and features two 90-degree corner units...

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Anchoring Chicago’s skyline

This roof tieback anchor is part of a complete system which sits atop a 51-story residential tower in the heart of Chicago.  The John Hancock Center can be seen in the background. Chicago’s Trump Tower serves as a backdrop for this roof anchor. This...

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Sky Climber receives Project of the Year Award

Sky Climber receives Project of the Year Award

July 23rd, 2018.  Delaware, Ohio.   Sky Climber LLC received the Suspended Access Project of the Year award for its contribution to a high-profile cofferdam project in 2017. This award was presented to Sky Climber LLC by the Scaffold & Access Industry...

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Visit Sky Climber at SAIA Convention and enter to win an iPad

Visit Sky Climber at SAIA Convention and enter to win an iPad

Attention Scaffold and Access Industry Association members!  Stop by our booth during exhibit hours at the SAIA Convention in Chicago and enter to win an iPad at the show. You can find us at booths 203 and 205 at the Palmer House Hilton next week. We hope...

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Journey of a Sky Climber BMU

Journey of a Sky Climber BMU

In Hartford, Connecticut, Sky Climber had the opportunity to provide a Building Maintenance Unit for retrofitting a rooftop system on Trumbull Street.  This particular BMU was well-traveled by the time it reached its permanent home atop this Class A office...

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Brewing industry gets a lift from Sky Climber

Brewing industry gets a lift from Sky Climber

As the brewing industry in Ohio continues to grow, related industries are busy supplying the materials used in beer production.  Grain and transportation companies busily traverse the Ohio river in Cincinnati, using barges to transport mountains of grains to beer...

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Sky Climber opens new, larger BMU factory in Spain

Sky Climber opens new, larger BMU factory in Spain

Just three years after introducing our Sky Climber-manufactured BMU product line, Sky Climber is proud to announce the opening of a new, larger facility in Spain dedicated to the design and production of its Building Maintenance Unit (BMU) and other Permanent...

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Sarasota Monorail project

Sarasota Monorail project

Monorails are often the practical solution for access to the underside of a structure, from simple overhangs to full atriums.  Also, monorail tracks and trolleys can be used to position a scaffold to access an entire building elevation where there is no...

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Monorail application for a thermonuclear reactor

Monorail application for a thermonuclear reactor

Sky Climber was recently selected to provide an access solution for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (dubbed “ITER”) in Provence, France. ITER is an international nuclear fusion research and engineering megaproject that represents the...

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Project Spotlight:  Lighthouse Helideck access

Project Spotlight: Lighthouse Helideck access

Sky Climber Europe was recently asked to provide equipment necessary to the repair and refurbishment of two harbor light and helipad towers in Europoort Rotterdam, Netherlands. The light tower / helipad structures were built in the mid-1970’s at the height of...

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Project Spotlight:  OARS deep tunnel access

Project Spotlight: OARS deep tunnel access

As part of an agreement with the State of Ohio, the City of Columbus built a massive tunnel to reduce combined sewer overflows and their environmental impacts during flood events.  The tunnel project, dubbed OARS, was designed to intercept wet weather overflows that...

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Project Spotlight:  Tate Liverpool Museum BMU Installation

Project Spotlight: Tate Liverpool Museum BMU Installation

  DIVISION: Sky Climber BMU & PI Division PROJECT NAME: Tate Liverpool, UK APPLICATION: Low profile Building Maintenance Unit (BMU) Tate Liverpool museum is a converted warehouse, inaugurated in 1988 to display a collection of modern and contemporary art. It...

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Project Spotlight:  Cofferdam Access Platform

Project Spotlight: Cofferdam Access Platform

The Conowingo Dam is one of the largest non-federal hydroelectric dams in the United States.  Positioned over the Susquehanna River in Northern Maryland, this dam has provided power to Baltimore and Philadelphia since 1928 and also serves as a bridge for US Route 1....

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Project Spotlight:  Bayat Towers, Saudi Arabia

Project Spotlight: Bayat Towers, Saudi Arabia

DIVISION: Sky Climber Spain - BMU and PI Division PROJECT NAME: Bayat Towers, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia APPLICATION: BMU (Building Maintenance Unit), Window Cleaning The Bayat Plaza Towers are twin prominent residential towers located in the heart of Jeddah. Sky Climber...

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Remembering Denny Damon

Remembering Denny Damon

The scaffold and access industry is mourning one of its most beloved professionals in Dennis Ronald Damon, known fondly as "Denny," who passed away suddenly on February 11, 2018 at the age of 74. Denny made a name for himself in the scaffold and access industry as one...

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Industry Focus:  Access solutions for Pulp & Paper Mills

Industry Focus: Access solutions for Pulp & Paper Mills

Designed for some of the most challenging access scenarios, Sky Climber’s digester access systems and paper mill equipment solutions are among the safest in the industry. Since 1955, Sky Climber has been designing and delivering platforms, hoists, and...

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Clever trolley system replaces tricky barge setup in NOLA

Clever trolley system replaces tricky barge setup in NOLA

Improving cement barge inspections at industrial import facility Built for an international cement company, this powered trolley, wire winder, and workcage system is ideal for use in many scenarios. For this project, the customer needed a new solution to...

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Tower projects preview

Here's another quick preview of what we'll be talking about at World of Concrete in Las Vegas this week.  Stop by and see us at Booth #N1927 to learn more! [video width="1280" height="720"...

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World of Concrete Sneak Peek

Here's a quick preview of what we'll be talking about at World of Concrete in Las Vegas next week.  Stop by and see us at Booth #N1927 to learn more!   [video width="1280" height="720"...

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