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CEI Provides Rough-Terrain Cranes for New Amazon Facility

When an Amazon warehouse came to Canton, Ohio, Canton Erectors Inc. (CEI) was trusted to provide rough-terrain cranes, boom trucks and operators for two jobs.

The one-million-square foot fulfillment center required months of extensive construction. Two separate contractors hired CEI for jobs that involved setting roof insulation and building the soundwall that separates the facility from neighbors.

Setting Roof Insulation

The first contractor hired CEI to help lift 4’ x 8’ sheets of insulation onto the roof of the building. For this job, CEI supplied a 40-ton boom truck and a 30-ton rough-terrain crane, along with an operator.

Roof insulation placement is a job CEI does frequently — for schools, hospitals, universities and other institutional facilities.

Building a Soundwall

As Amazon planned their new facility, they included a soundwall, designed to keep the noise level down for neighboring homes. Huge concrete walls help deflect and absorb noise from facility operations. The construction of the walls required the assistance of a crane.

CEI was contacted by a second contractor, who needed the crane to lift buckets of concrete to be poured for the construction of the mile-long wall. For that job, CEI supplied a 60-ton rough-terrain crane and an operator.

Reaching for Success

Both of these jobs for the Amazon warehouse construction required the reach that a crane can provide.

“The roof insulation was light, but they needed the reach to get it placed on the roof, and for the concrete wall job, they needed the reach aspect to pour out these foundations,” said Brian Selinsky, president of CEI.

For jobs like these, CEI provides communication assistance as well. Headsets and walkie talkies provided by the company help when lifting over a building. CEI also can provide a signal person when needed to assist with jobs where there is a barrier in the crane operator’s line of vision.

Responsive Customer Service

For jobs like the Amazon warehouse, CEI can expect starts and stops in the process. Brian says the office works to be responsive to customers, to ensure they have all the equipment they need, when they need it.

“If there is a short gap in service, we will leave equipment onsite,” says Brian.

CEI has been providing exceptional crane and heavy haul services for more than 50 years. We have the right team and equipment to tackle the most challenging projects. If you need crane services, rigging or haul transportation, contact CEI.