2014

  • Dec29

    Railroad and Machinery Moving

    Recently, the President and CEO of the Association of American Railroads presented at the RailTrends conference about the impacts on the changing economy on the rail industry....
  • Dec03

    Helping Ships Sail Smoothly!

    There are a variety of issues that can arise from a malfunctioning ship component, including safety concerns, loss of product, loss of profit, delays, and more. Preventative...
  • Dec01

    LGH Offers New Rental Product: Hydra-Slide™

    Bridgeview, IL – December 1, 2014 – Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) announces a new addition to their rental fleet. The HT500 is a jack and slide system, manufactured by the top...
  • Nov20

    LGH 2014-2015 Holiday Schedule

    The holidays are quickly approaching, and we would like to inform our customers of our schedule for the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holidays. LGH will have partial and...
  • Nov18

    LGH Lifting Challenge at the International Workboat Show, Booth #2362

    Bridgeview, IL – November 18, 2014 – LGH Lifting Challenge, Booth #2362.LGH will be exhibiting at the International Workboat Show from December 3-5, 2014 at booth # 2362. At...
  • Nov17

    LGH Receives AWRF Safety Award

    Bridgeview, IL – November 17, 2014 – Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) is honored to announce that we were selected to receive the 2013 Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) Silver...
  • Nov10

    LGH Releases Hydraulic Cylinder Video

    Bridgeview, IL – November 10, 2014 – Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) recently launched a new product video. The video is now available on the Lifting Gear Hire Video Library. The...
  • Nov04

    The Future of Coal

    We attended the Lignite Energy Council annual meeting in October and it got us at Lifting Gear Hire thinking about the importance coal plays in our everyday lives. A recent report...
  • Nov03

    We Came. We Saw. We Went Cosmic!

    Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) is pleased to announce that our 1st annual fundraiser in support of Transplant Village was quite a success. The cosmic themed event was held on October 12,...
  • Oct27

    7 Steps to Determine Whether to Buy or Rent

    Lifting Gear Hire commissioned Pennwell Marketing Solutions, a private third party marketing firm, to research and compile a report regarding the benefits of buying heavy lifting...
  • Oct22

    LGH Open House…A Success!

    LGH hosted an open house in celebration of the new Burgettstown, PA rental center, and it was a success.   LGH customers enjoyed the lunch-time event by talking with...
  • Oct20

    The State of American Shipbuilding

    Recently, the Shipbuilders Council of America presented a positive report of the American shipbuilding industry to the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime...
  • Oct16

    LGH Releases Video: Ease of Gantry Assembly

    Bridgeview, IL – October 16, 2014 – Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) recently launched a new product demonstration video. The video is now available on the Lifting Gear Hire Video...
  • Oct16

    Lifting Gear Hire Donates Mod Beam to BCMC

    Lifting Gear Hire was honored to donate a modular spreader beam to assist Building Community Making Connections and Operation Finally Home in their successful efforts in the...
  • Oct16

    LGH & Midwest Crane / Rigger Competition

    LGH sponsored the Midwest Regional Crane Operator and Rigger Skills Competition led by North Dakota Crane Certification. The Midwest Regional Crane Operator & Rigger Skills...
  • Oct09

    LGH PA Rental Center – Open House!

    We are please to announce that Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) will be hosting an open house to celebrate the opening of our new Burgettstown, PA rental center. The event will take place...
  • Oct09

    Hoisting Safety and Certification

    This year the World Crane and Transport Summit will focus on the importance of crane safety and since we at Lifting Gear Hire focus heavily on safety we wanted to talk about our...
  • Sep29

    LGH Releases Modular Spreader Beam Webinar

    Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) and Industrial Training International (ITI) present Innovation and Complex Lifting Solutions with Modular Spreader Beams webinar with BMWC Constructors and...
  • Sep26

    Benefits of Renting Construction Equipment

    There are a multitude of benefits when it comes to renting equipment which is why we’re not surprised to read in a For Construction Pros article that rental companies serving...
  • Sep24

    LGH Rental Center Open in Carlstadt, NJ

    Bridgeview, IL – September 24, 2014 ­– Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) is pleased to announce that we have opened a new rental center in Carlstadt, NJ. This new rental center is...
  • Sep23

    Keeping Down-Time…Down

    When a refinery is shut down, whether for scheduled maintenance or due to an unexpected event, it can be expensive. Not only does down-time cost money due to lost production but...
  • Sep22

    LGH Releases New Builder’s Hoist Video

    Bridgeview, IL – September 22, 2014 ¬– Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) recently launched a new product demonstration video. The video is now available on the LGH YouTube page,...
  • Sep04

    LGH Opens New Jersey Warehouse

    Lifting Gear Hire recently opened it’s 18th warehouse in Carlstadt, NJ. This new warehouse will provide faster equipment rental turn-around times for our customers in and...
  • Sep02

    We’re Going Cosmic for Transplant Village

    Join Us for Cosmic Bowling…It Will Be Out of This World! Lifting Gear Hire has partnered with Transplant Village as our Corporate Charity in an effort to help raise funds and...
  • Aug26

    Electric Chain Hoist Troubleshooting Video

    Bridgeview, IL – August 26, 2014 ­– Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) recently launched a new product demonstration video. The video is now available on the LGH YouTube page,...
  • Jul31

    LGH Adds New Rental Representatives

    Bridgeview, IL – July 29, 2014 ¬– Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) recently hired Jason Rios as a new Rental Representative for the New York Metro Area market and Jim Meyer for the...
  • Jul31

    How to Properly Use a Minifor

    The Minifor is a lightweight and portable electric cable hoist. In this video Patrick Clark explains how to properly use the Minifor and the electrical needs for this hoist. Watch...
  • Jul31

    Troubleshooting a GRIPHOIST®

    Although the GRIPHOIST®, aka the TIRFOR®, is one of the most reliable pieces of equipment, on-site maintenance is sometimes required. LGH wants to make sure you are equipped...
  • Jul31

    Lifting Gear Hire Shop Tour Video

    Imagine, what you could accomplish if you had access to this vast inventory of lifting equipment. How much more successful could you become? Our warehouses can be your inventory....
  • Jul31

    Lifting Gear Hire would like to introduce Mr. Jason Rios.

    Lifting Gear Hire would like to introduce Mr. Jason Rios. Jason is LGH’s new New York Metro Area Rental Representative.   Jason comes to LGH with over 15 years of sales...
  • Jul31

    Lifting Gear Hire would like to introduce Mr. Dan Gomez

    \Lifting Gear Hire would like to introduce Mr. Dan Gomez. Dan is LGH’s new Florida Rental Representative.   Dan has been with LGH since 2008. He started with working in...
  • Jul31

    Renting Equipment for the HVAC Industry

    We’ve already talked about some of the general benefits of renting equipment for companies but we wanted to take a moment to talk about the renting equipment for the HVAC...
  • Jul24

    Construction Industry See Growth in Nonresidential Buildings

    Reed Construction Data forecasts that nonresidential building construction is expected to grow 8.4% in 2015. After five straight months of decline the nonresidential building...
  • Jul24

    Prepare for an Increase in Material Handling Equipment

    Over the past few months the US economy has continued to expand and manufacturers are benefiting from an increase in orders. According to a new forecast from the Material Handling...
  • Jun30

    Free Up Working Capital

    Small businesses face a variety of challenges and one of them can be whether to rent or buy lifting equipment. At Lifting Gear Hire we believe renting equipment provides a host of...
  • Jun30

    Putting Your Safety First

    At Lifting Gear Hire we make safety our first priority and wanted to celebrate National Safety Month by sharing our rigorous safety standards. Our first step to ensure safety is...
  • Jun20

    LGH’s Pittsburgh, PA Warehouse Relocates

    Bridgeview, IL – June 18, 2014 ­– Lifting Gear Hire’s (LGH) Pittsburgh, PA warehouse has relocated to a new facility. The new warehouse, located at 11 Waller Way,...
  • Jun05

    Peoria Park District Pedestrian Bridge

    The Project Clausen Structures was challenged to perform the setting of (2) 210’ x 14’8” pedestrian bridge spans, each weighing about 160,000lbs, in Peoria, IL over...
  • May29

    Come-A-Long Safety Tips

    To ensure come-a-long safety, please follow these guidelines: For material applications only Inspect hoist before each use Ensure chain is not twisted Do not exceed the WLL No...
  • May21

    Lifting Gear Hire & Transplant Village

    LGH Becomes Transplant Village Corporate Sponsor Bridgeview, IL – May 15, 2014 ­– Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) is pleased to announce our charitable partnership with Transplant...
  • May05

    Refinery Cooling Tower Replacement

    LGH and BMWC Constructors, Inc. / Refinery Cooling Tower Unit Section The Project BMWC Constructors, Inc. (BMWC) was challenged to perform the setting of (2) 15’ x 52’ cooling...
  • Apr09

    LGH Has Corner Mod 50 Units Available for Rent

    Bridgeview, IL — April 9, 2014 ¬— Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has CMOD 50 corner units available for immediate rental. CMOD50 are the corner units for mod 50 spreader beams to...
  • Feb20

    LGH Release Troubleshooting Video for Electric Winches

    Bridgeview, IL — February 19, 2013 ¬— Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) recently launched a new product demonstration video. The video is now available on the LGH YouTube page,...
  • Jan20

    LGH Helps BCMC and Operation Finally Home

    Bridgeview, IL — January 21, 2014 ¬— Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) recently donated a Modular 24 Spreader Beam with top rigging to help the Building Community Making Connections...