Lifting Gear Hire Corp. and the Local 597 Pipefitters Union training facility in Chicago recently partnered to develop an annual rental contract pilot program that secures rigging for the Local 597 Pipefitter Union’s advanced industrial rigging classes until the end of 2012.
In addition, LGH will have its logo permanently affixed to the wall at the Local 597 Pipefitters Union training facility. The logo defines the partnership between LGH, the UA and the Local 597 Pipefitters Union while increasing daily exposure to nearly 7,000 pipefitters that train at the center.
When asked why it chose LGH as its preferred vendor, Local 597 Pipefitters Union said, “You guys are the professionals and we rely on your expertise. We want to lead by example, so it’s our goal to teach our apprentices safe rigging practices. After all, they are the future of our trade.”
Headquartered in Bridgeview, Ill., LGH, is No. 65 on the new RER 100. It provides hoisting, pulling, jacking, rigging, material handling and safety equipment for rent and sale.