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New Office

New Office

By on Jan 4, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Hill Crane has been in the business for more than 65 years, offering the convenience of one-stop-shop, offering heavy haul services in addition to traffic control and permitting. Boasting the largest and most advanced fleets in Southern California, Hill Crane Services is the region’s leading crane service provider and the preferred choice for projects in construction, oil and gas, transportation, public utilities and many more. As Southern California’s leading crane service provider, Hill Crane is always striving to give the best service to our valued client. We believe that addressing clients’ need requires more than just knowledge of the business but more importantly excellent customer service. To meet the increased demand for crane service and to serve our customers better, we are happy to announce that we recently acquired additional property next to our main office which is located at 3333 Cherry Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807! We are currently demolishing the existing building on that property to add approximately two acres to our existing facility. The expansion would be for the construction of new offices and maintenance shop. The expansion will mean a better service and can cater to more clients! The business expansion will allow us to improve our capabilities and also knowledge to be able to address the different needs of our clients. The new space will allow us to broaden our core teams while giving us dedicated area to cater client appointments along with other activities. Hill Crane is looking forward to unveil our new space in the next few months that promise a much better service to more clients in South California....

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The Importance of Planning a Lifting Operation

The Importance of Planning a Lifting Operation

By on Dec 28, 2015 in News | 0 comments

  Lifting operations are a very intricate process which when not done properly may lead to devastating consequences such as damage to property and injury  or even loss of life. Although the process may seem simple – pick up the material and set it over – it is far  easier said than done. A single operation may take several man hours and a huge amount of  brainstorming among engineers, project managers, operators, estimators, signal men, and many more. This being said, one of the most essential aspects of  the entire process is the planning stage. Why Plan a Lifting Operation? Planning a lifting operation is very essential for one main reason – variables. Every project or operation is different from the other; what may have worked last time may not work the next time simply because there are several variables involved, and these variables may differ in several aspects as well. Some of these variables include: site location, ground condition, environment, proximity hazards, power and water lines, suspended loads, and several others. Site Visit and Work Designation Before a team is able to plan a lifting operation, a site visit is necessary to make certain that all essential information are gathered. This will give the team a full understanding of the requirement to accomplish the job efficiently, effectively and safely. The plan should also set out clearly the step by step process of the operation, including who are involved and the designated responsibilities of each personnel. Additionally, all foreseeable risks should be addressed in the plan to ensure the safety of all people involved. Appropriate Equipment and Accessories Included in the plan is determining the appropriate crane and equipment for the operation. Some of the things to be considered in picking the right crane are: the capabilities and limitations of the crane, the method of work it can undertake, the safe working load, outrigger loadings, and the dimensions, weigh and overall set-up. Safety devices such as shut down valves, slewing restrictions, spark arrestors and anti-collision lights will also have to be fitted if needed. Additionally, the right accessories that suite the operation will be determined. Some of the considerations to be included are: number or accessories needed, compatibility, suitability,...

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91 Freeway Expansion Project

91 Freeway Expansion Project

By on Dec 21, 2015 in News | 0 comments

As Southern California’s leading crane service provider, Hill Crane Service already has a proven track record in a wide range of industries – from refinery work to electrical infrastructure. In addition to our growing list of completed projects, we are proud to announce our contribution to the completion of 91 freeway expansion project in Southern California. The key to completing this project was maximizing the use of our Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1 (500 Ton) and Link-Belt HTC 8690 (90 Ton). Using these cranes made it possible to lift, move and transport the cages that are 80′ long and weighed about 80,000 lbs. Working with a challenging environment plus the unstable nature of the cages proved that Hill Crane can complete any project despite all the challenges. We would like to thank all those who helped us to complete this project, especially the involvement and coordination of locals and state agencies to close major southern California freeway while we positioned the crane on the 15 freeway to install the cage. This involvement was vital to the completion and success of the...

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Safety Meeting

Safety Meeting

By on Dec 15, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Hill Crane will be holding its last safety meeting of the year on December 19th. Various safety topics will be discuss to further improve the safety practices implemented within the company as we put safety as our top priority. Safety is the cornerstone of our success and part of our corporate DNA. Every employee of Hill Crane Service is trained from day one to respect and live up to our longstanding culture of safe, healthy working conditions. Hill Crane will also hand out safety awards to crews with outstanding safety and customer service for the year. This is the opportunity to recognize the good work of our employees and teams, and it also gives the opportunity for them to be recognized on the spot for their own good work. Hill Crane gives value to its employee as they are the backbone of the business. Presenting these awards would not compare to the significant amount of effort and time invested by our...

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What to look for in Choosing a Crane Service Company 

What to look for in Choosing a Crane Service Company 

By on Nov 30, 2015 in News | 3 comments

Big projects just like building tall structures are usually in need of heavy machines and equipment to be able to lift, move and carry heavy materials. Because of this, hiring crane service is the best option. There are many advantages associated with hiring crane service. With many companies offering crane service, it is more difficult to decide who to contact. Before you finally make a decision to avail the service What factors should be considered when looking for a crane hire services? Check the availability of cranes along with other necessary accessories. Make sure the company can deliver the cranes in time. All contracts has to be in place. Read the contract agreement in detail before signing. Check their license and permits. Make sure the license is actually up to date to avoid future issues. Check the current condition of the machine. Crane hire companies maintain the machines in top order. Each crane must go through regular maintenance and companies should have record of these inspections. Always check who is going to operate the machine. A fully trained and licensed crane operators should only operate the machine for a safe and smooth operation. A crane company must provide an onsite supervisor for a successful operation. One way to check the company’s credibility is looking at testimonials of previous clients. It will eventually give an idea if the company is reliable. The company should be accompanied with insurance. With an increasing number of construction projects, the demand for crane service also increases. To be able to get the best crane service, one should consider the factors given above. Hiring a crane service will not only save you money but it will make your project a success. If you are in need of a reliable and best crane service in Southern California, contact Hill Crane! We have been in the crane service industry for more than 60 years. Check out our media page for photos and list of projects we’ve successfully...

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