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Giveaway: 5-Pack of Jazz Suite Tickets

Mountain Crane is excited to give away a 5-Pack of Jazz Suite Tickets for the Utah Jazz vs. Brooklyn Nets at the Energy Solutions Arena on Wednesday February 18, 2014. The giveaway winner will get to join the Mountain Crane team for the game, eat a delicious catered meal, and enjoy the great view from the comfort of Jazz Suite seats!

 

Employee Spotlight

Tyler Poulsen has been a Project Manager for the last 6 months at Mountain Crane. Tyler was raised on a dairy farm and enjoys working with mechanical equipment so the crane world had always been intriguing to him. His favorite thing about Mountain Crane Service is the family atmosphere. He also likes how Mountain Crane has great plans for new, efficient ways to navigate through the crane/heavy haul industry. Tyler is from Benson, Utah. He has been married to his wife, Heather, for 18 years and has two wonderful kids: Gavin (age 13) who loves playing hockey and Cassidey (age 11) who enjoys dancing with her studio. In his spare time Tyler enjoys all things outdoors, camping, rock crawlers, running, hiking, drag racing, and motorcycles. He also promises that hockey is the best sport hands down!

New 2012 Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1

Mountain Crane Service is excited to announce the arrival of its second Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1. The first, easily recognizable with its red paint and Optimus Prime Transformer decals, quickly became a flagship of the Mountain Crane Service fleet after its purchase in 2010. The second machine is equipped with the same attachments as the first, including fixed jib, luffer, and super lift. Load charts for this crane can be found on our website at http://mountaincrane.com/fleet.html 

 

Noelle Pikus-Pace

Mountain Crane Service has taken the awesome opportunity to sponsor an Olympic athlete who is currently en route to the Sochi 2014 Olympics which are just around the corner! Utah born Noelle Pikus-Pace is competing in the Women’s Skeleton and embarking on her Olympic journey as she participates in several races across the globe. The Mountain Crane team had the fun opportunity to watch Noelle compete in the World Cup that took place in Park City, UT at the beginning of December where Noelle broke the long-standing track record! To watch this awesome race click on the following link:

http:// www.deseretnews.com/article/865592053/Amy-DonaldsonUtahn-Noelle-Pikus-Pace-proves-her-resilience-yet-again.html

Mountain Crane is excited to follow and cheer on Noelle as she competes and wishes her the best of luck in her Olympic endeavors. For frequent updates on Noelle, check out her blog: http://www.noellepikuspace.com/

 

NextEra Wind Farm

Mountain Crane recently completed a job outside Evanston, Wyoming at the NextEra Wind Farm with the company Olsen Beal replacing gearboxes on several wind turbines. Mountain Crane utilized its Manitowoc 777 220 Ton Conventional Truck Crane with 178 feet of main boom as well as the “Flying Hawaiian” Grove GMK6300L Hydraulic All Terrain Crane. These cranes worked together to lift gearboxes that weigh up to 28,000 lbs. Although it doesn’t look very cold in these pictures, Evanston reached Arctic temperatures during this project. There were winds up to 50 mph and 4 foot snowdrifts that our crane operators, mechanics, and all those involved had to deal with as they were installing these gearboxes. Despite these conditions, the Mountain Crane team was able to complete the project without delay.

Mountain Crane always emphasizes our company’s internal motto to be “On Time, Prepared & Safety Compliant” and values when our employees meet and exceed these safety standards when faced with severe weather conditions.

Giveaway: Wii U

Mountain Crane is excited to give away a Wii U! This video game console is perfect for families and fun group gatherings with the holiday season right around the corner!

Employee Spotlight

Veronica Oliver is the newest member of the Mountain Crane team helping out as Operations Assistant as well as HR. The crane industry found Veronica because she left construction in July to take care of her ill grandmother and then found a job as a paralegal in a law firm downtown. She realized she missed the construction culture and wanted to find a way to utilize her paralegal knowledge in the construction industry. She was thrilled when Mountain Crane offered her the exact kind of position she was looking for. Her favorite thing about Mountain Crane is the unity within the company. Within all the departments, each is willing to assist one another with enthusiasm and a smile. Veronica is grateful for the Mountain Crane family that has adopted her as part of their exceptional team. Veronica is originally from Salt Lake City. She lived in several parts of northern Idaho until she moved to Kellogg, ID a small town where she raised her daughter. In 2007, she moved back to Utah and has been there ever since. Veronica’s family consists of her 17, almost 18-yr old daughter who will graduate this year from high school and with her associates degree from college, a partner for nearly 8 years, and their Siberian husky/boxer mix dog named Okami. Veronica loves being a mother and an Aunt to her 2 nephews and her niece.

Office Trick or Treat

This last month, Mountain Crane Service celebrated Halloween at the office by inviting our employees and their children to come trick or treat around the office. Everyone at the office had bowls of candy on their desks, got to see all of the kids in their Halloween costumes, and overall had a fun evening.

Golf Tournament Appreciation

Mountain Crane would like to express appreciation for all the different golf tournaments that we have been able to participate in and partner with this past year. We were able to be involved in so many throughout the golf season in a myriad of locations from all around Utah, Wyoming, and even out to Houston, Texas. The Mountain Crane Team always looks forward to these opportunities as we know these golf tournaments are a lot and a great way to support so many charitable causes, as well as spend an enjoyable day with coworkers, customers, and new faces.

Manitowoc Visit

Screen Shot 2015-02-24 at 12.12.02 PMOver Veteran’s Day weekend, Mountain Crane had the opportunity to visit the Manitowoc Factory in Wisconsin. Manitowoc, a long time friend and customer of Mountain Crane, made a significant contribution to the UT6 Artifact Tour that went all across the U.S. this. Mountain Crane thanked Manitowoc by presenting them with a custom-designed plaque as well as showing a special presentation highlighting the UT6’s purpose which is to be a memorial for all of those who have fallen to protect this country since 9/11. Mountain Crane was honored to share this meaningful piece of history with several war veterans who are employed at Manitowoc.