It’s a new bridge with a long history. Originally constructed as a cantilever bridge and opened to traffic in 1955, the Tappan Zee Bridge is being replaced with a 3.1 mile twin span, cable-stayed bridge that crosses the Hudson River at its widest point. Although it serves as a vital crossing of the river for New York residents, it wasn’t originally constructed to last. The initial bridge was built in the wake of the Korean War. This resulted in a tight budget and a shortage of quality materials for building. It was meant to last fifty years (at best) and carry max 100,000 cars. But now, with roughly 140,000 cars crossing daily, it has far exceeded its limits and originally planned fifty-year lifespan.
Connecting Shackle to Shackle
The popular Crosby forged chain and anchor shackles (3/16” – 3”) can be point to point loaded to the Working Load Limit without bending of the pin/bolt. Connecting bow to bow, or bow to pin is the preferred method. Connecting pin to pin is also acceptable if there is not interference between the diameter of the shackle ears.
Crosby Hires Mark Filippelli as the Director, Business Development, Infrastructure
Crosby is pleased to announce that Mark Filippelli has joined the Crosby team as a Director, Business Development, Infrastructure. Mark will be based out of Montreal, Canada and will be supporting our distributors globally, through the development of strategies to drive Crosby specification, product awareness, and Crosby brand preference at key accounts in the Infrastructure Sector.
We are excited to welcome Mark to the Crosby team. He has spent the last 12 years working for Honeywell Industrial Safety with a focus on the Infrastructure sector. Mark’s wealth of experience working with companies such as Bechtel, Fluor, CB&I, Aecon will build on Crosby’s long-standing commitment to the Infrastructure sector and our distributors that support it.
The Crosby Group is known for innovating and manufacturing high-quality rigging and lifting equipment that boasts a long lifespan in addition to superior functionality. For example, each Crosby Clamp is individually proof tested to 2 times the working load limit and comes with a test certificate to offer peace of mind to those using the equipment. Would you believe our parts are known for lasting well over 30 years when properly maintained, tested, and cared for?
Phil Webb is a man of incredible talent. He turns Crosby products into works of art. Phil spent ten years as a helicopter engineer in the Royal Navy. Moving on from there, he found himself learning how to weld in the pharmaceutical industry. About five years ago, Phil was in need of a hobby. He turned
Danny Bishop, Corporate Director of Value Added Training has been with Crosby for thirty-six years. He recently spoke at the 33rd Annual Union Ironworkers Instructor Training Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
As we head into the busiest time in our 2017 conference and trade show schedule we wanted to chat with one of our favorite associations and reflect on our 30 years as members of the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (A.W.R.F.). Emily Gilbert, Executive Staff of the A.W.R.F. was gracious enough to give us some time before the October 22-24, P.I.E. trade show.
Crosby Hires James Wojcikiewic as the District Sales Manager-Product Trainer
Crosby is pleased to announce that James Wojcikiewicz will be joining the Crosby team as District Sales Manager - Product Trainer working in the Sales Department. James will be based out of Illinois and will be tasked with supporting the Crosby distribution channel in the Illinois, Iowa, Eastern Wisconsin, and Northern Indiana markets. James will develop strategies to penetrate end-user markets to drive specifications, support product awareness through Crosby’s World-class training programs, and support brand preference for Crosby products throughout his territory. This will in turn drive increased demand through our distributorship channels, and support end user efforts throughout the territory.
We are excited to welcome James to the Crosby team. He had spent the last three years working for Protective Industrial Products, a leading manufacturer of Hand Protection and Personal Protection Equipment to the Construction, Industrial, and Energy sectors. This broad market experience, along with selling through distribution makes James ideally suited in this role. In addition, James supported key end users through various product training programs.
It was Friday and Colleen McKillip was getting ready for the day she had been waiting on for the last 9 months. It was the day that her little family of 3 would become 4 in just a few hours. She was expecting a baby she knew it was a boy and she already had a name picked out. That's where the story starts to get interesting.