YorkHoist Blog

November Industrial Sale

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in Announcements

Did you know YorkHoist sells industrial products? We offer many products including hard hats, work gloves, ice melt, shovels, lighting, work benches, ladders, fans, and dock plates.…

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Hazard Communication Labels

Posted by Melissa Hall in #YHSafetyTips

OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires that companies producing and using hazardous materials must provide employees with information and training on the proper way to handle and use these materials. …

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System Design & Install

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in Announcements

Are you ready to build a custom system? Before doing so, request a complete system evaluation to get a full evaluation report and recommendations to build the custom system that will best fit your needs. YorkHoist can design and install anything from overhead cranes, fall arrest systems, vacuum systems, mezzanines, racking, and more. …

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Driving at Night

Posted by Melissa Hall in #YHSafetyTips

With the end of daylight savings time comes more hours of darkness! For the majority of workers, the majority of their evening commute will be driven in darkness until daylight savings time starts again on Sunday, March 10th. …

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Electric Chain Hoist Sale

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in Announcements

Right now YorkHoist is selling 1 ton electric chain hoists for as low as $1,450. Submit your real time quote request for a 1/2 ton, 1 ton, 2 ton, 3 ton, or 5 ton hoist. Choose from Bison, CM, Gorbel, and Harrington Hoists in 10' or 20' lifts.…

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Filing An OSHA Complaint

Posted by Melissa Hall in #YHSafetyTips

Created in 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) is a national public health agency that assures safe and healthful conditions for working Americans by enforcing standards and providing training, education and compliance assistance. To comply with the OSHA law, employers are tasked with providing a safe and healthful environment. …

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Chain Sling Safety

Posted by Melissa Hall in #YHSafetyTips

Chains are commonly used for material handling slings due to their strength and ability to adapt to fit the shape of the load. It is imperative that you care for chains properly, as any misuse can cause damage to the chain, leading to chain failure and injuries. …

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Welcome Brock

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in Announcements

We are proud to introduce the newest member of the HCRBrands family, Brock Wurzbacher! …

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Proper Lighting in Warehouses & Industrial Facilities

Posted by Melissa Hall in #YHSafetyTips

Maintaining proper lighting is an important component in creating a safe work environment. When working in a properly lit warehouse or industrial site, the risk of slips, trips, falls, and other accidents is reduced. …

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Pre-Employment Testing

Posted by Melissa Hall in #YHSafetyTips

When it comes to hiring new employees, you want to ensure that you make a wise decision the first time around to avoid the costly mistake of having to rehire for the position. Pre-employment tests including job knowledge tests, skills assessment tests, drug & alcohol screenings, and employee safety risk assessments can all be used to pre-screen job candidates…

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Lehigh Valley Business Expo

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in Announcements

Last Wednesday, YorkHoist spent the day in Allentown at the Lehigh Valley Business Expo. We showcased a large variety of our material handling and safety products as well as our industry leading asset management and reporting technology. We also brought our Amigo Motorized Material Handling Carts for on site demos. If you missed the show, set up a complimentary…

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Mezzanine Safety

Posted by Melissa Hall in #YHSafetyTips

Adding an industrial mezzanine to your warehouse is an efficient way to increase floor and storage space in your facility. Designed as temporary or semi-permanent structures, industrial mezzanines are usually free-standing and can be supported by either structural steel columns and elements or by racks and shelves. …

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Food Manufacturing Safety and PPE

Posted by Melissa Hall in #YHSafetyTips

Safety comes first in maintaining a healthy and productive environment for workers in the food & beverage industry. A study by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that workers in the food manufacturing industry are at greater risk of injuries than their peers in other industries. …

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Limiting Silica Dust Exposure

Posted by Melissa Hall in #YHSafetyTips

OSHA has recently changed the standard for crystalline silica exposure in the workplace. …

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Mobile Material Handling Cart Safety

Posted by Melissa Hall in #YHSafetyTips

Reduce Injuries with Ergonomic Materials Handling Carts …

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Food Production Safety

Posted by Melissa Hall in #YHSafetyTips

Did you know September is National Food Safety Month? …

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Work Appropriate Clothing

Posted by Melissa Hall in #YHSafetyTips

Work Appropriate Clothing …

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Insect Prevention

Posted by Melissa Hall in #YHSafetyTips

Protection Against Mosquitos and Other Flying Insects …

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Safety in the Workplace

Posted by Melissa Hall in #YHSafetyTips

YorkHoist – Committed to Safety …

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#YHSafetyTips - Air Curtains

Posted by Melissa Hall in #YHSafetyTips

Create Environment Separation and Insect Control with Air Curtains…

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Slips, Trips, & Falls

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Slipping, tripping, and falling are very common workplace injuries. Usually people think falls from heights where you need fall protection are the most common but falling from the same level has a lot more injuries every year.…

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Welcome Melissa

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in Announcements

We are proud to introduce the newest member of the innovatech family, Melissa Hall! She will be based out of our corporate office in York, PA as our Marketing Coordinator.…

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Carcinogens

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Over 1,500 people in 2017 have died because of cancer. Carcinogens are substances capable of causing cancer in living tissue. We are going to go over the top 10 most common carcinogens in the workplace.…

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Worker Fatigue

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

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Heat Stress

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

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Welcome Matt

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in Announcements

YorkHoist is proud to introduce the newest member of our Service Department, Matt Keckler! Matt will be based out of our Williamsport, PA office as a Service Technician. …

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Road Rage Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

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Gasoline Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Gasoline is something that is used everyday - at work and at home. Keeping your gasoline stored safely and properly is very important to avoid injuries as well as property damage.…

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Preventing Amputations

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

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Chainsaw Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Over 30,000 chainsaw accidents happen throughout the United States in one year. Knowing the safety of how to use a chainsaw is extremely important. You need correct training, proper use, and correct PPE for the job.…

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Spotter Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Spotting for equipment is a very important job. OSHA usually requires a spotter in most scenarios. A spotter is simply trained to look and help direct the equipment around. It sometimes can be overlooked because it seems easy and not very important, when in fact it is extremely necessary and important. Spotting has become very effective to preventing incidents in…

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Hand safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

The best way to not get injured during a job is preventative maintenance. Hand injuries are one of the most common types of injuries in the workplace. Be sure to check all tools, machines, work areas, and anything else that is required before starting a job to prevent any hand injuries along with anything that can injure you in general.…

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Risk Factors

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Usually when accidents happen in the workplace, it is the fault of the person involved in the accident. You need to be responsible for yourself and know the reasons as to why accidents happen in the workplace in the first place. In this week's #YHSafetyTips we will go over 11 of the top most common reason workplace accidents happen.…

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Crane, BTH, & Fall Protection Regulations

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

The past few weeks we have covered some regulation topics including Cranes, Below the Hook Devices, and Fall Protection. If you were at our open houses the past two weeks, you may have taken one of our #YHSafetyTips Challenges on one of these regulations. This week we are going to do a "wrap up" on these popular safety topics. …

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Painting Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

There are many safety issues you should be aware of when painting - whether it's before you paint, during, or after. We are going to go over a wide range of preventive tips to help you remain safe while painting.…

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Power Outage Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Usually power outages do not last long, but you want to be prepared if one does. They have been known to happen for days, sometimes even weeks. Power outages are usually cause by damage during bad weather. We will go over what to do before, during, and after a power outage.…

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Crane Regulations

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

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Equipment Damage Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

When it comes to safety in general there are always rules to follow to protect yourself and stay safe from getting hurt. There are many precautions you can take on your work equipment to protect it as well so that is does not become damaged and in turn - hurt you. In today's #YHSafetyTips we will go over a few things you can do as preventative maintenance to keep…

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Qualified Inspectors

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips

The Importance of Having a Qualified Inspector…

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Grain Engulfment Prevention

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Stand Up for Grain Engulfment Prevention Week is this April 9-13. This is a time for employers to get involved in improving worker prevention, reduce injuries, and prevent fatalities from engulfment. …

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Concrete Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

When gathering information and brushing up my knowledge on concrete safety and burns, a few people mentioned to me that they didn't even know that concrete could burn you. After doing research, I knew choosing this topic for this week's #YHSafetyTips was a great idea. More workers need to know the risks and hazards of pouring concrete and how to avoid getting…

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Injury Recordkeeping Reporting

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Keeping records of your assets, expenses, payroll, income, growth, and other factors are important to keep a business going and plan for the future. What about the unfortunate events, such as employee injuries and fatalities? Keeping these records is extremely important, and a requirement from OSHA.…

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Hook Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

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Workplace Nutrition

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Busy. That single word can be one of the lead causes to the leading cause of death in 2017, heart disease. Busy lifestyles are not an excuse to choosing unhealthy meals at work, its a lack of care for oneself. Lets change that today. …

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Proper Lifting Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

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Explosion Safety

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Explosions are defined by Merriam-Webster as a large-scale, rapid, or spectacular expansion or bursting out or forth. Explosions can be triggered by many different causes, but all can be prevented through different safety measures. …

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Heart Health Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

With today being Valentines Day and this February being American Heart Month, we are going to go over how to better your heart and be healthy in the workplace. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and woman. Making small changes can improve your heart health immensely. …

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Below the Hook

Posted by Walker May in #YHSafetyTips

Lifting Device Compliance…

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Emergency Eye Washing

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

When selecting your emergency eyewash and shower equipment, you have to know the requirements and compliance standards and you should reference ANSI/ISEA Z358.1, “Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment.” This standard is a guideline for the proper selection, installation, operation and maintenance of emergency equipment. Per OSHA, the primary regulation is…

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Whistleblower Protection Program from OSHA

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

What is the Whistleblower Protection Program from the US Government?…

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Warehouse Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Warehouse safety is extrememly important. There are many common safty mistakes and hazards happening everyday that are looked over in the workplace. In this week's #YHSafetyTips, we are going to go over some of those topics to help you be aware of more things in the warehouse workplace.…

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Snow Shoveling Safety

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Shoveling snow requires preparation and the proper tools to ensure you do not injure yourself. Before any storm comes your way, you need to buy the following items: …

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Top 2017 #YHSafetyTips

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

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Industrial Hygiene

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Hygiene in an industrial application is defined as: …“that science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace, which may cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort among workers or among the citizens of the community” …

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Mobile Cart Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

When riding a mobile cart in a warehouse there are many safety features you should follow along with features the cart should have to keep you from hurting yourself. All workers in warehouses spend all their time on their feet which can be extremely painful and harmful to your back. On top of the health benefits of using a mobile cart, it also helps increase…

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National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month…

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Backing Up Safely

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

A backing up accident happens when a driver of any vehicle hits a worker while backing up. According to OSHA, over 200 workers were involved in backing up accidents from 2005 to 2010. Most of these injuries happen when the equipment is only going 5 MPH. We are going to go over some safety tips that OSHA recommends while backing up your safety equipment and work…

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Respirator Safety

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Respirators are important for breathing where contaminates are present in the air. They should only be used where engineering control systems are not feasible. …

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Safe Use of Fall Protection

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Your workers could fall no matter the height into machines and equipment. It is very important to supply fall protection for your workers as well as guardrails and toe-boards. Workers must have fall protection on them if they are working more than 6 feet in the air. If you are working on scaffold, then the height is 10 feet. In this weeks blog we are going to go…

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Risk Assessment in a working environment

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Risk Assessment in a working environment …

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Drowsy Driving

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Many jobs in the material handling industry involve driving a company vehicle. With this week being "Drowsy Driving Prevention Week" we thought we would go over how to prevent drowsy driving in your company vehicle. …

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Loading Dock Safety Tips and Proceedures

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Loading Dock Safety…

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Waste Disposal

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

In the material handling industry, you must deal with disposing of waste properly. There are many rules and different ways to throw away everything depending on the type of waste. In this week’s safety post, we will be going over how to properly dispose of all waste.…

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Overhead Hoist Operation Safety

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Hoist Safety…

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Fire Prevention

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

This week is Fire Prevention week. This is the week where fire companies educate the public on how to take precaution to prevent fires and what to do if there is a fire. We are going to go over how to prepare for a fire, how to evacuate, how to use a fire extinguisher, and what to do if you were to catch yourself on fire. Although, we usually go over safety tips…

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Workplace Violence

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Workplace violence should be taken very seriously. It can be a threat, harassment, intimidation, or anything else threatening that happens in the workplace. It doesn’t have to be between just coworkers. It could affect clients, customers, and the visitors as well. According to OSHA, 2 million American employees have been victims of violence in the workplace…

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Power Tool Safety

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Power Tool Tips…

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Air Quality

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

What is indoor air quality? Indoor air quality (IAQ) is how air effects someone’s health, comfort, and their ability to work. That includes the temperature, humidity, poor ventilation, mold, and exposure from chemicals.…

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Vehicle Emergency Items

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Items To Keep In A Company Vehicle…

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Drugs & Alcohol

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Safety for your coworkers should always be a concern and top priority in your company. Making sure your employees are sober and do not abuse alcohol and drugs should definitely be monitored. It can affect business, customers, day to day operation, and employees’ safety. In this week’s post, we will talk about drugs and alcohol in the workplace. Being in the…

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Flood Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Flooding can happen anywhere and anytime. It is very important for you and your co-workers to know what to do in case of a flood warning or even in case your area becomes flooded. They can be life-threatening, but knowing the precautions and safety tips before, during, and after a flood will help you in this situation. Below are some steps you should take before,…

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#YHSafetyTips - Earthquakes

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Earthquakes are caused by breaking and shifting rock beneath the Earth's surface. They are sudden and shake the ground rapidly, proper preparation is the only safe guard. …

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#YHSafetyTips - Safety Committee

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips

Having a safety committee in the workplace is extremely beneficial for your company and for your employees. It reduces employee illnesses, injuries, and identifies hazards in the workplace. Although OSHA does not require companies to have a safety committee, it is highly recommended.…

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Cell Phone Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Cell phone safety is not something to take lightly. Especially when operating a company vehicle or when it comes to sharing important company information. There are many tips to ensure that you and your employees are safe while using a cellular device. Some of these tips may come off as common sense to some people while other we wouldn’t even think of…

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#YHSafetyTips - Ear Protection

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Protecting your hearing is important! Long exposure to high dBA’s of noise will effect your overall hearing leading into permanent hearing loss. …

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#YHSafetyTips - Roadside Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Car emergencies can happen to anyone at any time. It is very important to make sure you have everything you need in your vehicle in case of an emergency or if you happen to break down. You should always be prepared for each season, as the weather depends on what you should keep in your kit. Also, where you live or where you are traveling to can add some things to…

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#YHSafetyTips - Foot Protection

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Protecting the very things that carry you everyday is an important thing to do. Steel toe boots are required at most industrial workplaces because of the protection they provide. If steel toe boots are forgotten, there is another alternative, toe guards. …

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#YHSafetyTips - Power Cord Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Power cord safety is extremely important in the workplace. When precautions are not taken, there can be a fire hazard and you can potentially harm yourself or others. Extension cords come in handy when you don’t have enough cord to plug something in. There are many kinds of cords and gauges you can use depending on the job needed, although you must remember that…

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#YHSafetyTips - Hydration Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Staying hydrated while working during the summer is extremely important. Water removes waste and supplies nutrients in your body. It also helps maintain your body temperature. The water in your body also helps carry heat from your organs so that damage does not occur. We are going to go over some tips to help you and your co-workers stay hydrated this summer.…

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#YHSafetyTips - Allergy Safety

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Allergies are real. They are not a laughing matter. People who are allergic to certain things can have anywhere from a mild to an anaphylactic reaction to the allergen. …

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#YHSafetyTips - Carbon Monoxide Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. It comes from the incomplete burning of natural gas and other material containing carbon such as gasoline, kerosene, oil, propane, coal, or wood. CO poisoning happens when you breath in too much Carbon Monoxide. There are many symptoms to look for: lightheadedness, confusion, headache, the…

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#YHSafetyTips - Hand Signals

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips

Any time that you are operating large equipment to move large loads around a job site, you should have a hand signaller on site. This hand signaller will help the operator to direct the equipment to the correct place, avoid collisions, and even avoid damage to the job site and/or load being moved. …

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#YHSafetyTips - Flight Safety

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

When planning your trip to fly, it’s most important to plan for your safety. This week’s blog post will focus on personal, children, and pet safety while flying as a passenger in an aircraft. …

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#YHSafetyTips - Heimlich Maneuver Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Do you know what to do if you or someone else is choking? Knowing how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver is extremely important, as it could save a persons life. When you are choking, you will not be able to breath. If the Heimlich is not performed within 4 minutes, severe damage or even death can occur. There are a few ways that the Heimlich can be performed based…

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#YHSafetyTips - Ergonomics

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips

No matter what type of work you do, you have to face the fact that you can be injured. Even just sitting at a desk for 40 hours a week can result in injuries to your back and even to your wrists. This is where Ergonomics comes in to play. …

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#YHSafetyTips - Summer Safety Part 2

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

A few weeks ago, we covered the first part on Summer Safety. Today we will go over the second part. Summer can be a great time for activities, but if you do not take certain precautions, your activities could be cut short and it could even become harder to work with certain injuries…

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#YHSafetyTips - Evacuation Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

The best way to protect your employees from an emergency is to have an emergency evacuation plan or emergency action plan (EAP) in place. According to OSHA, every company must have one. It is very important that your employees know the procedures and routines of what to do in case of an emergency. When you have an EAP in place it will result in fewer and less…

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Williamsport Open House

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in Announcements

Join us for an exciting afternoon of food, games, and prizes in Williamsport, PA on Friday May 19, 2017 from 12:00 - 5:00 PM. Learn more about YorkHoist and why we are the number one resource for your material handling and safety needs! Attend one or more of our Product & Technology workshops to receive a free YorkHoist T-Shirt and swag pack. …

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#YHSafetyTips - Eye Safety

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips

Protecting your eyes from punctures, abrasions, and contusions is as simple as wearing eye protection. It is essential that you wear the correct type to prevent damage. After your eyesight has been damaged, it is too late to repair any damage. …

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Chambersburg Open House

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in Announcements

Join us for an exciting afternoon of food, games, and prizes in Chambersburg, PA on Friday May 12, 2017 from 12:00 - 5:00 PM. Learn more about YorkHoist and why we are the number one resource for your material handling and safety needs! Attend one or more of our Product & Technology workshops to receive a free YorkHoist T-Shirt and swag pack.…

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#YHSafetyTips - Summer Safety Part 1

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Summer can be a great time for activities. However, if you do not take certain precautions, your activities could be cut short and it could even become harder to work with certain injuries from things you do outside. We are presenting a two-part blog post on actions you should take to be more safe this summer. In this post, we will cover sun safety, hydration…

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#YHSafetyTips - CPR Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

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#YHSafetyTips - Electrical Safety

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips

Do you know the dangers of working with electricity? The risk of electrocution is not the only danger that you face. You also have to be aware of potential fires and explosions as well. This week, we will cover how to recognize a potential hazard and how to stay safe when working around electrical equipment, including power lines, as well as what guidelines OSHA…

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#YHSafetyTips - Ecotoxicology Safety

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Chemical pollutionThis is when there is a presence or increase in our environment of chemical pollutants that are not naturally occurring in the particular environment. Toxicity is the degree to which a substance can damage an organism.What types of chemicals are the worst?PCBs (aka: polychlorinated biphenyls),…

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#YHSafetyTips - Tornado Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

The weather has been a little crazy lately with drastic temperature changes, blizzards, and even tornadoes. With spring occurring in full force, we thought it would be a good idea to go over some tornado safety tips this week. We hope that after reading you will be more prepared on what to do if and when a tornado occurs.…

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#YHSafetyTips - Safety Signs

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

When it comes to safety signs they have three main classifications. Caution, Warning, and danger. The signs shouldn't cause danger themselves. They must be rounded around the edges and not be able to harm you in anyway. The signs have to grab your attention but not distract you from the actual hazard itself.…

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#YHSafetyTips - Scaffold Safety

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Scaffolds need to follow certain safety criteria to ensure that workers will not fall off. …

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YorkHoist Closing Early Due to Weather

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in Announcements

All YorkHoist offices will be closing at 2:00 PM Tuesday March 14th 2017 due to winter storm Stella. The safety of our employees, customers, and communities' is our priority. YorkHoist will resume normal operations March 15th 2017 at 6:00AM. As always, 24/7 emergency service will be available. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. Visit…

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Snow Delay

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in Announcements

YorkHoist will be operating under a 2 – Hour delay schedule Tuesday March 14th 2017. The impeding winter storm predicted to impact our area will bring heavy snow and make travel difficult. Our employees, customers, and communities’ safety is our priority. This delay will allow maintenance teams time to clear parking lots and sidewalks ensuring safe travels for…

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#YHSafetyTips - Fire Extinguisher Safety

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

How to know if you should fight the fire.There are a few things you should look for before you attempt to fight a fire. First you should look around and make sure everyone in the building has left or is leaving. The next thing you should do immediately is call 911. You want to be sure that the fire is not spreading beyond a small area before…

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#YHSafetyTips - Safety Cabinets

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips

Just about every company can find a use for Safety Cabinets. They are a solution to many of the regulations set forth by OSHA and other organizations for chemical storage, fire codes, and even security. Safety Cabinets also help your employees stay organized which helps boost efficiency. …

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#YHSafetyTips - Driving Safely in Company Vehicles

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Safe driving habits and policies are extremely important in the workplace. A motor vehicle crash happens every 5 seconds, and every 12 minutes someone dies in an accident. …

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#YHSafetyTips - Lockout - Tagout

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

When working on electrically powered equipment it is important to follow strict lockout-tagout (LOTO) procedures. An effective LOTO program ensures equipment can not be inadvertently energized while under going maintenance. All of your maintenance and service technicians should receive annual training on your LOTO program. At no time, should anyone attempt to use…

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#YHSafetyTips - Back Safety

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

Lifting materials with your own hands, sitting at a desk, and even vibrations from vehicles can be dangerous for your back. Proper safety measures in each situation can help save your back from a potential injury. …

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#YHSafetyTips - Workplace Sickness

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

It’s that time of the year again where everyone seems to be coming down with the flu. Being in the office around coworkers for 40 hours a week makes it difficult not to pick up their sickness and pass it back and forth. Having multiple coworkers sick at the same time is not good for business. There are many things you can do to prevent it and try to keep your…

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#YHSafetyTips - Online Safety

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips

In today’s world, everything is online, everything is connected, and everything is vulnerable. You need to be aware of all the dangers you face while online, and how to prevent them. This includes how to keep your computer clean, recognize dangerous files, create secure passwords, and proper training for employees.…

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#YHSafetyTips - Guardrails

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Guardrails are an extremely important safety feature to have in your facility. They help to protect almost anything including your employees. They can also be used in any area of your warehouse to protecting walls from damage, creating hand rails for employees that prevent dangerous fall accidents, and protecting equipment from forklift damage. …

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#YHSafetyTips - Aerial Lifts

Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips

What is considered to be an Aerial Lift? Any vehicle ‐mounted device that lifts up a person to a height over the work area is considered as an aerial lift. This includes the following types: ‐ Extendable boom platforms ‐ Aerial ladders ‐ Vertical towers ‐ Articulating (jointed) boom platforms…

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#YHSafetyTips - Anxiety Awareness

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips

Eighteen percent of American adults have an anxiety disorder. That’s over 40 million people that have some form of anxiety. This can include obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, and many more. Below we will discuss some of the common disorders as well as some of their symptoms.…

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#YHSafetyTips - Company Vehicles

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips

There are a lot of things that you need to keep in mind when driving a company vehicle. Not only do you have the responsibility of keeping yourself and other drivers safe, you are also responsible for keeping the companies assets safe.…

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#YHSafetyTips - Winches

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips

What is a winch? A winch is essentially a hoist that is typically meant for horizontal movement. However, there are some winches that are manufactured to lift objects vertically. When using a winch for horizontal lifting, make sure that it clearly stated from the manufacturer that it is approved for use as a hoist. Winches are typically…

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#YHSafetyTips - Cold Stress

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

Now that winter is here and temperatures are decreasing more each day, it becomes very important to keep your workers safe from Cold Stress. In this post, we will go over what can happen if you do not take the proper precautions and how to prevent hypothermia, frostbite, and trench foot.…

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#YHSafetyTips - Spill Containment

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips

If you work in a facility that deals with chemicals, hazardous or not, you need to know the proper way to store them so that they do not do any damage to any person or the environment. Every facility is different, and will require different ways of tackling this issue. …

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#YHSafetyTips - Fall Rescue Plan

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips

What happens when a worker falls on the job? You have fall protection, such as harnesses, in place so that the worker is safe. But what’s next? It is required by OSHA that you have a plan in place that is known to all employees before a fall accident happens. If you would like a refresher of how to make sure that your fall protection is sufficient for your needs,…

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#YHSafetyTips - Forklifts

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips

A forklift is a safe way to move heavy objects within a short distance in the workplace. However, it can also be very dangerous. OSHA has set standards of how to properly use a forklift so that no injuries occur. These include pre-use inspections, mounting and dismounting tips, and tips for when operating the forklift. …

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#YHSafetyTips - Ladders

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips

When using a ladder in the workplace, safety should be top priority. Not everyone thinks about making sure that their ladder is safe for use, but 43% of fatal falls in the last decade were from ladders. You need to inspect your ladders before every use, and follow OSHA’s standards.…

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#YHSafetyTips - Safe Use of Slings

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips

When using slings in your facility, you want to make sure that they are safe for use.Always make sure that your slings are inspected before each use, the operator is trained to use the slings correctly, and that they are being stored according to OSHA’s guidelines.…

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GET OUT THE VOTE!

Posted by Walker May in Announcements

YorkHoist encourages all employees, customers, vendors, and community members to exercise their constitutional right to vote Tuesday November 8, 2016. Many are calling this election "the most important in our lifetime", don't let someone else make the decision for you! GET OUT THE VOTE! …

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#YHSafetyTips - Appropriate Attire

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips

It is very important to protect yourself while you’re working. One of the most important things that you can do is to wear the proper protective equipment for the environment that you are going to be working in.…

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#YHSafetyTips - First Aid Kits

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips

When you think about work place safety, how often do you think of your first aid kit? Having the proper items in your kit can really help immediately after an incident. Below are the items that OSHA requires, at bare minimum, to be in all first aid kits: …

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Phone Outage

Posted by Trevor Smith in Announcements

ORIGINAL POST: 10/21/2016 12:30 PM YorkHoist is currently experiencing intermittent company-wide phone outages. Our IT Team is working diligently with our outside vendors to resolve the problem as soon as possible. Unfortunately, this issue is affecting all of our locations limiting our ability to reroute calls. Our Sales and Support Teams…

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#YHSafetyTips - Fall Protection

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips

Fall protection is one of the most important pieces of equipment that your company can invest in. Your employees are your most important resource, and you need to protect them. You can start protecting your employees by following these simple guidelines: …

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#YHSafetyTips - Lift Tables

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips

Welcome to the new #YHSafetyTips weekly blog post! If you’re not sure what #YHSafetyTips is all about, click here to read our introduction from last week. This week, we will be talking about the proper use of lift tables. …

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Introducing #YHSafetyTips

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips

YorkHoist is excited to announce the launch of our new weekly safety series, #YHSafetyTips. Every Wednesday we will bring helpful safety information on everything from material handling to workplace safety. You can expect topics to include safe usage of equipment, general workplace safety, how to handle inclement weather, and more.…

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Clearance Products

Posted by Walker May in Announcements

We are excited to announce the launch of our online Clearance Product Catalog. Here you can access all of YorkHoist's current clearance deals. This catalog is updated in real time, with new products being added daily! From used trolleys to new Jib Cranes, you can find a wide variety of unbeatable deals. All used equipment comes with an Inspection Report and Load Test…

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Phone System Outage

Posted by Trevor Smith in Announcements

 08/12/2016 12:30 PM (Update)…

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Chambersburg Open House

Posted by Matt Bushey in Events

YorkHoist is having an Open House at our brand new location in Chambersburg, PA. We would like to invite you to attend August 12th, 2016 from 2-6pm, to celebrate with us. We will be having light refreshments, games, and door prizes.Our new location is at: 1640 Orchard Drive, Unit 4, Chambersburg, PA 17201.No need to RSVP. Feel free to…

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Welcome Tom!

Posted by Matt Bushey in Announcements

Hoist & Crane Repair is proud to introduce the newest member of the HCR family. Joining us is Tom Robinson, Sales Manager.…

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Can't is Not An Option!

Posted by Trevor Smith in Marketing

Arnold Electric needed a Load Test for their 35 Ton Bridge Crane, but found that all of the local and national crane companies they called were not 'up to the challenge'. They widened their search and eventually came across someone able to help them out - Hoist & Crane Repair. …

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MyHCR

Posted by Matt Bushey in Marketing

Continuing with the trend of improvements here at HCR, we are excited to announce that we currently have a team of developers that are working on revamping MyHCR. If you're not familiar with MyHCR, it is an online system that we offer to our customers that allows you to view the status of your current orders, check information about your units, view or print your…

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York Location Expanding

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in Announcements

Three weeks ago we announced that our Williamsport location had moved into a larger building. Now we are excited to announce that our York location is growing as well. We are adding new employees, new technology, and much more!…

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Lowest Price Guarantee

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in Marketing

Hoist & Crane Repair, Inc has been family owned and operated since 1975. Since the start we have lived by the saying "Family Owned, Family Operated, Family Values". Simply, that means we strive to treat our employees, customers, and vendors as part of the family.…

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Williamsport Location Moving

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in Announcements

After one year, we've already outgrown our Williamsport building! We appreciate the loyalty and support from all of our customers and can't wait to continue servicing the Lycoming County and surrounding areas. …

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The Wizard

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in Marketing

Our Crane Inspection Package Wizard is a tool designed to to provide your company with information specific to your needs. We utilize the same criteria online and in-house for recommending our different Inspection Packages. …

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We are hiring!

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in Marketing

We have some big plans in store for the near future. We're adding many new positions at three different locations(York, Williamsport, and Chambersburg) in order to help us achieve our goals. These new positions include Marketing Manger, Market Expansion Manager, Sales Manager, Service Manager, and Online Sales Manager. We are also looking to hire for other…

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Welcome, John Corsa

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in Announcements

We would like to introduce our newest employee at HCR, John Corsa! He is our new Accounting and HR Manager working out of our corporate office in York, PA.…

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Mobile Site Launch

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in Marketing

Our Development team has been busy the past few weeks perfecting our mobile site and we are excited to announce that it is now live! Check it out on your smart phone or tablet by going to www.yorkhoist.com and let us know what you think! …

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Introducing Mark Maddy

Posted by Walker May in Announcements

We would like to introduce our newest employee at HCR, Mark Maddy! He is taking the position of Outside Sales at our Williamsport, PA office. …

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Our First Trade Show

Posted by Ashley Bechtel in Marketing

Hoist & Crane Repair just accomplished another first for the company, our first trade show! On May 20, 2015, we attended the West Branch COG Training Day and Equipment Show in Hughesville, PA - not too far from our Williamsport location. …

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New Location in Chambersburg PA

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in Announcements

We're expanding again! This time, we're headed southwest towards the Chambersburg-Hagerstown area. Our new shop will be in the Orchard Industrial Park of Chambersburg. …

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New Equipment

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in Announcements

HCR is once again expanding its presence in the Williamsport area. In less than three months, HCR has taken over Northern Pennsylvania Market, and we are not stopping there. Customers have been amazed with the HCR experience; the highest quality service at the lowest possible cost. With our unmatched response times, knowledgeable service technicians, and friendly…

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Big Things Are Coming Soon

Posted by Walker May in Announcements

Hi Everyone! We've got some great things in the works for all of our customers, vendors, and friends. Unfortunately, we can’t announce any of it yet! …

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