2016

  • Nov29

    Goal Reached For Transplant Village!

    On Sunday, November 13th, 2016, Lifting Gear Hire hosted the 3rd annual Cosmic Bowling Fundraiser at the Thunderbowl in Mokena, IL and it was, yet again, a massive success!  ...
  • Nov22

    LGH UK – Back in Business

    Exactly 10 years after Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) sold the UK arm to Speedy Hire, LGH officially resumed operations in the United Kingdom during the Fall of 2016. LGH originally...
  • Nov18

    Rigging Students Praise ITI Course, More Classes to Be Offered at LGH

    For the third occasion, Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) welcomed Industrial Training International (ITI) and a classroom of students to it’s massive rental center in Bridgeview, IL to...
  • Nov18

    LGH Announces National Holiday Schedule for 2016

    Below is our full national holiday schedule for the rest of 2016 including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Look out for partial and full closures for your local rental...
  • Nov01

    Minnesota Rental Center Relocates

    Recently, Lifting Gear Hire has relocated their Minnesota rental center to accommodate more equipment and easier access.   Originally opened on August 2, 2010, the rental...
  • Oct04

    LGH Will Host ITI Course, “Rigging Gear Inspector” at Chicago Facility

    Bridgeview, IL – Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) and Industrial Training International (ITI) are working together again this year to offer the course, “Rigging Gear Inspector –...
  • Oct04

    LGH to Host ITI Course, “Lift Director & Critical Lift Planning” at Chicago Headquarters

    Bridgeview, IL ­– Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) and Industrial Training International (ITI) are joining forces once again to offer prospective students of rigging the chance to train...
  • Sep22

    Come Join LGH for the Transplant Village Benefit Show this Saturday

    Presented by Corsone Entertainment and Monk 9 Productions, the Transplant Village of Northwestern Hospital Benefit Show will provide all attendees a fun-filled evening of live...
  • Sep16

    Case Study: Lifting and Replacing a Coal Transfer Conveyor Tube

    Enerfab, Inc. was hired to complete the lifting and replacing of a conveyor tube for a coal transfer facility using rented Modulift® spreader beams from Lifting Gear Hire.  ...
  • Sep16

    Lifting Gear Hire to Host 3rd Annual ‘Cosmic Bowling’ Fundraiser in November

    Organized and hosted by Lifting Gear Hire, the 3rd annual fundraiser, Cosmic Bowling, is set to occur on Sunday, November 13, 2016, and promises to provide an interstellar evening...
  • Sep08

    Philadelphia Rental Center Relocates

    Instead of expanding the original location to include a neighboring facility, Lifting Gear Hire has decided to relocate our Philadelphia rental center entirely to accommodate our...
  • Sep02

    Case Study – Sliding Condenser Units

    Robins & Morton performed the sliding of two condenser units underneath a steam turbine tabletop using a rented HT Hydra-Slide™ Skidding System from Lifting Gear Hire....
  • Aug24

    US Mod Beam 1000x Added to Rental Fleet

    Lifting Gear Hire recently added a new modular spreader beam capacity from Modulift® to it’s inventory stock: the US Mod Beam 1000x. With this addition, LGH can now offer...
  • Aug23

    Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering Scholarship Awards

    Lifting Gear Hire (RentLGH.com) and Industrial Training International (iti.com) are proud to announce the first recipient of the Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering Scholarship....
  • Aug05

    LGH Adds New Custom Collector Rings to Rental Fleet

    Lifting Gear Hire recently added new rental items to it’s inventory stock including new a brand new item called Collector Rings with a 150 ton rated capacity and a weight of...
  • Aug03

    ITI Scholarship Deadline Extended

    The deadline for the 2016 Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering Scholarship has been extended until August 14th, 2016 to provide additional time for students to sign up.   The...
  • Jul14

    ITI is Offering a Full Scholarship to Rigging Students

    Industrial Training International is currently offering prospective rigging students the opportunity to win the 2016 Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering Scholarship, which will...
  • Jun01

    R. Baker & Son Rents LGH to Lift a T-38 Supersonic Jet

    R. Baker & Son was hired to lift a T-38 Supersonic Jet onto flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum using rented MODULIFT® MOD24 spreader beams and Lift-All...
  • May31

    Patrick Clark Awarded Top Trainer Honor From Crane & Rigging Hotline

    Bridgeview, IL – May 31, 2016 – During the annual General Assembly of the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals, Patrick Clark, the National Rental Support Manager...
  • May13

    Gordy Makes Debut Appearance at Thunderbolts Opening Day Game

    Bridgeview, IL – Lifting Gear Hire’s prehistoric mascot, Gordy, made his debut appearance at the opening day game of local baseball team, the Windy City Thunderbolts, on...
  • May12

    3rd Lift & Move USA Event to be held in North Carolina in May

      On May 17, 2016, Buckner Companies will be hosting to the 3rd Lift & Move USA conference at it’s facility in Graham, North Carolina.   Gold Sponsor, Lifting Gear...
  • Apr08

    Come Join LGH at the Petrochemical Engineering & Construction Conference

    Lifting Gear Hire will be exhibiting at the Petrochemical Engineering & Construction Conference & Expo on June 7-8, 2016 in at the New Orleans Convention Center in...
  • Mar29

    Hayes Mechanical Rents LGH to Assist in Duct Replacement Work

    Hayes Mechanical, Inc. of Chicago, IL, was hired to install new ductwork to reverse the flow of gases going through an existing electrostatic precipitator utilizing air chain...
  • Mar15

    LGH Presents “International Competency Assessment Board (I-CAB) Assessment” Live Webinar

    Hosted by Industrial Training International (ITI), the “International Competency Assessment Board (I-CAB) Assessment” is a live webinar presented by Lifting Gear Hire (LGH)...
  • Mar11

    ITI to Showcase Two Webinars in March and April

    Presented by Lifting Gear Hire (LGH), Industrial Training International (ITI) will be hosting two upcoming webinars to further its goal of educating students and seasoned...
  • Mar01

    LGH Launches Co-Marketing Campaign with Hydra-Slide™

    Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has teamed up with skidding specialists, Hydra-Slide™, for a brand new co-marketing venture named, the “Let it Slide” Sweepstakes.   The prize...
  • Feb22

    ITI, Lifting Gear Hire Partner Once Again To Offer Rigger Training Courses in Chicago

    Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) and Industrial Training International (ITI) are teaming back up once again to offer prospective students and seasoned professionals alike two intensive...
  • Feb15

    2nd Lift & Move USA Draws Larger Crowd from Previous Year

    Hosted by TNT Crane & Rigging of Houston, Texas, the 2nd Lift & Move USA event was held on February 10, 2016 and drew in an extraordinary 650 students, teachers, and...
  • Feb05

    LGH Assists in Moving Chuck Berry’s Iconic ’73 Eldorado

    The Smithsonian Museum‘s recently acquired rock’n’roll legend Chuck Berry’s ’73 red convertible Eldorado Cadillac and Lifting Gear Hire was approached to...
  • Jan27

    LGH to be Featured on Discovery Channel, “Innovations”

    The number one lifting equipment rental company, Lifting Gear Hire, will be featured in a segment on an upcoming episode of the hit television show, Innovations, on the Discovery...
  • Jan15

    LGH Adds Overhaul Balls to Inventory

    Lifting Gear Hire has recently added a new item to its extensive inventory of lifting, rigging, pulling, and jacking equipment – Overhaul Balls. These are heavy steel balls that...
  • Jan11

    Lift and Move into a World of Opportunity

    Considering a profession in the lifting and moving industry? Curious to know what it’s like to operate a crane or drive a truck? Want to one day make $100,000 a year? Here’s...