Seattle-based Power Climber and Spider, both divisions of SafeWorks, LLC, are celebrating their 35th and 60th anniversaries in 2007, respectively.
Spider, which started six decades ago when two painting contractors founded the powered suspended access industry with the launch of the first Spider basket as a more reliable way to get the work done, has grown into 24 locations in North America — the largest swingstage rental, sale and service network specialized in man-rated access and related safety applications.
Throughout 2007, Spider will be commemorating this anniversary under the ‘60 Years Strong’ theme with a variety of customer promotions, special edition marketing materials and employee recognition events.
“Market leadership is not given to you based on longevity,” said John Sotiroff, vice president sales and distribution. “Over the past 60 years, Spider has earned this distinction through our customers’ recognition that regardless of where their work takes them, the reliable equipment and service solutions we deliver drive a peace of mind that is rare in the contracting business.”
Founded in 1946, Spider is No. 66 on the RER 100.
Since 1972, Power Climber has been engineering and manufacturing suspended access hoists and related products designed to drive more efficient production for facility owners and equipment dealers globally. With facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, Power Climber partners with facility owners and rental companies across the globe.
“The intimacy in our customer relationships injects user needs as the genesis of innovative product design,” said Mike Russell, national sales manager. “Driving value that our customers capture and retain has been a cornerstone of Power Climber’s success in the past 35 years.”