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Superior Scaffold’s emergency services team saves the day at Aramark Tower, Philadelphia, PA.

No one ever wants to receive the call that a Fed Ex truck backed into the scaffolding on a job, especially one that sits in middle of one of Center City’s busiest intersections.  But that’s exactly what happened at the Aramark Tower.  Somehow, Fed Ex backed their truck into the aluminum canopy that was around the building at 11th and Market.  (Hey, accidents happen).     The call went out to Superior Scaffold and their 24-hour emergency services team was on the spot within hours to repair the damage, averting what could have been a very dangerous situation.    Superior’s Anthony Pini got...

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Adding Graphics, Banners, and Advertisements to your Scaffolding Project

A capacity crowd of 46,967 braved temperatures in the 30s and intermittent snow flurries to see the visiting New York Rangers edge the Flyers 3-2, when the NHL and Bridgestone Winter Classic came to Citizen's Bank Park, home of baseball's Philadelphia Phillies. But little did the capacity crowd know what it took to get that ice onto the ground.  Weeks of preparation, hard work, and yes, advertising. Advertising?  Yep.  All over the place.  And it's a brilliant way to cover up scaffolding that might be necessary for the "behind the curtain" workings of an event like this. If you recall, Superior Scaffold wrapped the...

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New Copper Swages or Ferrules for Suspended Scaffold wire ropes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkAl5lSL1Fo Our Superior Scaffold Suspended expert tells us about the new copper swages. Why they are stronger, safer, and better than traditional bolt on ferrules or fist grips for wire ropes and tie-downs. Very simply put - time and safety.  Traditionally, you had to make sure each of your fist grips were tightened sufficiently before getting to work.  With these new copper swages you are safe and secure and working the minute you hit the job site. Another helpful hint from Superior Scaffold.  Also see scaffolding...

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New article in ALH magazine features Superior Scaffold

Access, Lift & Handlers magazine's September - October 2011 issue features a wonderful article by Lindsey Anderson.  In her Scaffold Market report she takes a look at how the recession has affected the overall scaffold and scaffolding industry and how companies are adapting to be successful.She features several heavy hitters in the industry including Superior Scaffold, Philadelphia, PA.   The article also features several job photographs taken by Erik Highland.   Photographs include the renovation at Temple University's Baptist Temple Church into the new performing arts center, the new Capital Health Hospital in Hopewell, NJ, and the renovation of Independence Hall...

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Cool Technology X-Ray for a facade renovation at the Golden Nugget Hotel Casino! Why?

Now I'll be honest with you.  I'm a sucker for cool technologies being used in innovative ways (just see my previous blog entry about the hanging scaffold system).  But when I learned what Superior Scaffold had to go through to get their giant mast climbers up to do the renovation work, I had to blog about it. Did you  know that they actually had to X-Ray the cement on the side of the building to locate floor slab tie locations?  Yep.  And after having it explained to me it makes total sense.  You see the tall (dual) masts for the Mast...

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Ever wonder how they do bridge repairs over water? A hanging scaffold system!

This is very unique way to get beneath bridges to make repairs. Instead of anchoring a barge in the water beneath the bridge, or parking a giant truck with a bridge inspection bucket (like a cherry picker with a platform)  above it they can suspend a platform from the steel beams and girders beneath the bridge itself. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="604"] Superior Scaffold hanging scaffold system[/caption] [caption id="attachment_180" align="alignnone" width="604"] Beam Clamp[/caption] I was on it yesterday and it's as stable as traditional ground based scaffolding.  I was shocked.  Those brackets essentially hold the weight of the scaffold platform beneath it and all...

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Getting Press for our company Part 4 – Success story #2 – The Cover of Access Lift & Handlers Magazine.

It’s crazy just how the world works sometime.  We had just gotten our stuff to Vince at SA Magazine and the article hadn’t even come out yet when someone in our office remembered being contacted by Lindsey Anderson over at  Access Lift & Handlers Magazine (part of KHL group).  Again, we turned her name over the Erik who told her about the work we were doing over at Independence Hall.  She was excited when she saw the images.  She even thought that we would get the cover shot of the magazine.  Yeah! So, we went back to the press release and...

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Exterior renovation begins at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City

The former Trump Marina hotel and casino, in Atlantic City has been purchased by Landry's Inc., an international gaming and restaurant operator and is being rebranded with the Golden Nugget name. Superior Scaffold has been brought in as part of the $100 Million renovation to help restore the facade with an EIFS (Exterior Insulated Finishing System), restoration of the 90' high Crystal and 220' high Bay Towers of the Golden Nugget. Superior's rental department will be installing 18 swing stages and 4 mast climbing platforms!  They will also install 170' of overhead protection for the Atrium glass on the pool deck and...

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Getting Press for our company Part 1

PR seems like an easy thing to do.  Right?  Well, not so much.  We are experts in scaffolding not getting press.  But we did realize that is a vital part of our marketing mix.  The more we can tell and show people about the work we do the better they will understand our business and in turn hire us.  But how do you go about doing it? The key for us was the word 'show."  We can have our engineers describe the architectural details all day long but what better way to showcase our  work than to photograph it.  That way, clients, customers and...

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