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Going to loose it

Looking for a new gig every contact I have is a bust I don't remember trying to find work being so hard if anyone has any leads would be much appreciated thanks

Added by Obie Pelc on July 20, 2013 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Scaffold Builders

The Brock Group is currently looking for experienced Scaffold Builders w/ TWIC to work in the Detroit area.  Must be able to pass pre-employment DS, Hair Follicle, BG check. Send all inquiries and resumes to craftjobs@brockgroup.com with the subject line: SCDM

Added by Jr. Perez on June 17, 2013 at 10:49am — No Comments

Insulators and Scaffold Builders

The Brock Group is hiring Insulators and Scaff. Builders to work in Texas City, TX. Must be able to pass DS, Hair Follicle and BG. Send all resumes to craftjobs@brockgroup.com Subject line: ISBTC or visit our staffing center at 1221 Georgia Ave., Deer Park, TX

Added by Jr. Perez on June 3, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments

Scaffold Builders Needed-Palatka, Florida

The Brock Group is looking for Scaffold builders for the Palatka, Florida area. Must have 5 yrs. exp. Pay is $17 to $19.00. Must be able to pass DS. Send resumes to craftjobs@brockgroup.com Subject line: SBPFL

Added by Jr. Perez on April 17, 2013 at 1:09pm — No Comments

New Product -Backwards Bolt Fittings

Saw this on ScaffMag.com. If you are not a member you should be. 

SSBProducts-Flyer-2013.pdf click this link to see ordering information and manufacturer information. Below are some pictures that were sent to me. …

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Added by Justin T. Wittwer on February 6, 2013 at 12:31pm — No Comments

MATERIAL, MATERIAL MATERIAL AND COMPATABILITY

For all of you who ship and receive material, you should read this. Especially if you are in charge of re-renting material for an existing project where you have to match equipment types. If you do not work for a company that exclusively uses one material type from a  single manufacturer IE  Harsco or Safway. You need to know what you have and where to get more of it. You especially need to know if you are using Imperial material, IE. SAE sizes, 2' 3' 4' etc. or…

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Added by Justin T. Wittwer on February 6, 2013 at 11:56am — No Comments

Work, Work, Work

Brock Services is looking for scaffold builders in Deer Park, Texas

http://www.brockgroup.com/about-brock/office-locations/

Kiewit is looking for scaffs in Texas as well.

www.kiewit.com

KBR is looking for builders across the nation as well. 

http://www.kbr.com/Careers/

Shaw Group…

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Added by Justin T. Wittwer on January 9, 2013 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Common Sense Economics - Part 3 - Elephants and Sling Shots

Greeting Scaffs from around the globe. Today's rant , as promised, is on Elephant hunting and sling shots. Which will be translated in a few moments. Lets get the quote of the day out of the way. "I have supplied the best men with the best equipment we have and given them what seems to be the wisest mission. That is all I can do" Admiral Earnest J. King prior to the D-day invasion. The reason I have selected this quotation is simple. I think this should be a…

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Added by Justin T. Wittwer on January 4, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

MERRY CHRISTMAS from SBC!!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS from the ScaffoldBuilders world!

Check this bad boy out. Built entirely of the Peri system. Isn't it awesome!

Stay Up, Stay Safe, Stay Connected

Cheers,…

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Added by Justin T. Wittwer on December 18, 2012 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Common Sense Economics - Part 3 - Elephants and Sling Shots

Greetings scaffs. I have my latest blog topic " Elephants and Sling Shots" about half baked right now so i need to stick it back in the over for now. Stay tuned for the update. Cheers and Merry Christmas from ScaffoldBuilders.com

JW

Added by Justin T. Wittwer on December 16, 2012 at 6:24pm — 1 Comment

Common Sense Economics - Part 2 - Anal Glaucoma and Spray Paint

Greetings brethren, Today's lesson is on anal glaucoma and spray paint. Yes the two are related in this lesson on economics in our industry. (If you don't know what anal glaucoma is ask someone on your site, they will help you out. )So now that I have your attention, I can explain my theory on how the two are related and could be costing all of us time, effort and money.  My theory is this, IF every corporation, company, yard, location (or whatever we call ourselves…

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Added by Justin T. Wittwer on December 2, 2012 at 10:07pm — 1 Comment

PROVE IT! - A lesson in documentation.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

In an age where information is so readily available I am shocked, and even sometimes appalled, at how many of us don't actually know what the pieces we are working with are rated for by the manufacturers  I believe I have posted another rant about this, but I have come across the problem again and still got the same answer. It's pretty simple. If you are going to tell someone a 5' bar is rated for a 5000#…

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Added by Justin T. Wittwer on November 17, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Jobs - No, not Steve Jobs, employment opportunities

I put these jobs here instead of the jobs section as I don't really have a lot of details. 

Brock is looking for Scaffold Builders, Insulators and painters in Victoria, TX

Sunbelt is looking for an Operations Manager in North Charleston, SC

Sunbelt is also looking for an Outside Sales Rep in Atlanta, GA. 

Please check their websites for more information and contact information.

Cheers,

JW

Added by Justin T. Wittwer on November 16, 2012 at 8:47am — No Comments

scaffolding cheat sheets for different types of scaffolding .

Hello fellow  scaffolders ,    I will be posting some cheat sheet for cuplock and systems scaffolding soon. If any fellow scaffolder can help out and add what they have as well . That would be great. 

Added by Steve on September 28, 2012 at 5:22pm — 2 Comments

TODAY'S RANT - LISTENING

Please forgive my silence as I have been out and about on the pretty scaffold circuit (event staging) and have not had enough time to process a proper subject for individuals as classy as yourselves. Since I can't come up with a proper rant this will just have to do. Today's topic is following directions. If you can't follow directions please become an artist or other free thinker that does not have to deal with directions in your day to day life. If you can find work doing that and be…

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Added by Justin T. Wittwer on September 27, 2012 at 9:03pm — 3 Comments

Scaffold Myth Busters in Forum Section

Greetings ladies and gentlemen. Come one come all to our own little version of "Myth Busters". You ask the questions and I'll see if I can get those highly educated people to answer them. I have approached the fine people at DH Glabe and Associates about putting to rest some of those things we have all been told on the job site by that grumpy individual we have, or maybe still do, call "Boss". We are still working out the detail but if you click over to the forum…

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Added by Justin T. Wittwer on August 12, 2012 at 12:11am — No Comments

Revenue vs Non-Revenue Generating - A Lesson in Common Sense Economics

Greetings from the sweltering Mid West. During the heat of this obnoxious summer I realize I have promised you a rant on this topic and have not sat down to flesh out the details. 

Revenue Generating: anyone responsible for committing acts of service that bring revenue into the company. Overly simplified it would be the people who actually do the work that out clients…

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Added by Justin T. Wittwer on July 28, 2012 at 12:46pm — No Comments

respect

I see time to time how scaffold builders, and other crafts have no respect for each other... It's very unprofessional, but its happening as we speak. I was one of those people... But changed my ways. It decreases the fighting at work. And makes a better work environment for all of us... Besides its not worth it. We are all there to make that money.... To support our families.

Added by ernesto carreon on July 13, 2012 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Safety Professional - When did this become a profession?

Greetings Scaffs from around the globe and here at home. This started out to be a rant about how I don't think safety should be it's own profession (and cue the angry e-mails) and I sat back to ponder the roots of the average Safety Professional. In my mental timeline retrace of the possible origins of the Safety Professional I could only come to one logical conclusion about how "Safety and Compliance" could become a stand alone, salaried, I get paid just like everyone else, position. The…

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Added by Justin T. Wittwer on July 11, 2012 at 12:32pm — 1 Comment

NEW ITEMS IN THE STORE AND UPCOMING RANT TOPICS

Greetings scaffold professionals! How has your year started? I hope everyone is working. I see a lot of openings for scaffold professionals out there. Hit up "Simplyhired.com and sign up for updates using the keyword scaffolding. you will get some listings for medical stuff since they have started using "scaffolding" as a method for mapping  something or other, but you will see scaffold jobs as well so check that out. 

We have…

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Added by Justin T. Wittwer on May 13, 2012 at 9:53pm — No Comments

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