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Scaffold builders and insulators needed everywhere!

Hit up the contact address for this page if you are a scaffold builder or an insulator and we will see what we’ve got for you.

Added by Justin T. Wittwer on October 9, 2018 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Scaffold guys needed

Direct scaffolding is looking for up to 10- scaffold erectors, and two supervisors to work in Demopolis , AL starting around middle of May. Project is for three months 6-10s, and work every other weekend. Pay is from $16-up depending on experience. Big scaffolds to build so don't reply if you are not a true scaffold man. Must be able to pass drug test and cannot work at site if your on pain medicine.  jsandlin@contractorsaccess.com…

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Added by Jason Sandlin on April 30, 2014 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Union Scaffold builder in need of work

I am a union carpenter for 13 years and am currently laid off.   I have done scaffold for 7 years.  I have worked for Brand,Patent and Harsco.  I am willing to travel.   I don't have any unemployment left and am looking for any work at all. 

Added by Jeffrey Taylor on January 5, 2015 at 11:24am — No Comments

Common Sense Economics - Part ? (whatever number I'm on:) $2 Spray Paint and Lame Ass Excuses

Greetings fellow Scaffs and other scaffold support type people. I realize I've been away for a bit, but hey I've been working. Today's rant is on one of my ultimate pet peeves. Color coding. Since no one seems to get the flippin point and just rolls their eyes or comes up with some shitty excuse why they can't go out in the yard with a tape measure and a technical manual and go huff some spray paint for a bit, I will try and explain this in terms…

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Added by Justin T. Wittwer on March 7, 2016 at 4:13pm — 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

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

Skilled Erectors Needed.

We are looking for skilled erectors that could come work with us in the Navy shipyards.  We work approx. 40+ hours a week.  You must be able to pass a background check and have a drivers license with transportation.  Really looking for someone willing to relocate to the Jacksonville FL area.  If your interested please email me at Jason.Boyd@SunbeltRentals.com.

Added by Jason Boyd on October 12, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

New Forum Questions and other rants

I have posted the inevitable question in the Forum section to see what we, as a collective group, think is the best modular scaffold system on the market today. Check it out and vote for your favorite today. 

As we are comming to the end of the 2011 Spring Outage season I would like to hear any comments anyone has about how their jobs went. Were the people good? Was the work managed well? Was it more than you expected? Sound…

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Added by Justin T. Wittwer on April 13, 2011 at 9:01am — 2 Comments

Hiring at Sunbelt Rentals Scaffold Services

Sunbelt Rentals is hiring Supervisors, Foremen and Erectors in Nashville TN, Charlotte NC, Raleigh NC, Charleston, SC, Louisville KY, Wilmington, NC and Jacksonville, FL.

Added by Bill Thayer on February 14, 2011 at 9:13pm — 6 Comments

New Layher branch in Ocala Florida

Layher USA opens new full service branch in Ocala, Central Florida. Uncommon in economically turbulent times, Layher is taking extra steps to supply all of its customers in the South East markets as well as aspiring Caribbean markets.
Contact Obed Bosch under +1 (352) 286-3087 for all scaffold needs.

Added by Frank on June 30, 2010 at 6:59pm — 1 Comment

Where to find answers ...Part 2

This is part 2 of I don't really know how many parts as I search to define the answers to the questions I get asked constantly. Todays topic will be manufacturer guidelines. I think this is probably the most overlooked items on the internet, in the local branch offices and on the back shelf under that book about how to sell stuff on e-bay. The manufacturers guidelines, also called Safety Rules, Technical manuals and or other literature about the specific system you are using I would be willing… Continue

Added by Justin T. Wittwer on May 13, 2010 at 9:15pm — No Comments

UPDATE FOR APRIL!!!! Contest rules, survey page and new members.

Contest Rules: "What not to do"
All pictures must be posted for everyone to see.
All pictures must have a scaffold in them.
All pictures must be unposted pictures on this site.…
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Added by Justin T. Wittwer on April 14, 2010 at 9:21pm — No Comments

NEW CONTEST!!!

CHECK OUT THE LAST BLOG POST FOR THE CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS. FIND YOUR BEST "WHAT NOT TO DO" PICS AND GET TO POSTING!!!

CHEERS,
jw

Added by Justin T. Wittwer on March 23, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Accident Information

I found this article on yahoo about the explosiion.


Added by Justin T. Wittwer on February 7, 2010 at 9:36pm — 4 Comments

spring 2010 nuclear plant outages, and canada info

Hatch........................in Ga..................feb 8

Lasalle......................in IL...................feb 15

Brunswick.................. in N.C.................feb 21

Calvert Cliffs...............in Md.................feb 22

Browns Ferry ...............in Al...................feb 27

Davis Besse................in Oh..................feb 28

Point Beach................in Wi...................mar 2

D.C. Cook..................in Mi...................mar… Continue

Added by michael clifford on February 3, 2010 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Reflections and other oddities 2009

AS I am sitting here trying to come with something worth writing about about I must admit I am a little dismayed at the current trend of the larger companies in becoming more diversified and trying to do more things like insulation and other items not scaffold related. I must admit I am from the old school of do one thing and do it well. I'm not sure that I would be a good insulator or an electrician, but I understand I am a pretty fair scaffold builder. I look at the things I am currently… Continue

Added by Justin T. Wittwer on December 23, 2009 at 12:51am — 1 Comment

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