Spotlight on Custom Steel Fabrication

You may not know, but in addition to excelling at rigging and transportation, Boulter also provides quality custom steel fabrication. Regardless of the scope of your project, Boulter will work with you from either concept or detailed drawings to deliver a finished product that is right for your company.100_0919

Boulter offers their clients a range of services in order to eliminate the need to hire several contractors for a wide scoped project. For example, if a client in the Food and Beverage Industry needs Production Line Installation, we can additionally provide the supplementary safety requirements to bring your project to code: from bollards to equipment modifications, machine platforms, stairs and handrails. DSCN1684

Our team includes certified welders and OSHA-30 hours trained professionals. With our Fabrication Shop and Overhead Crane, we are able to assemble pieces prior to installing it at your facility; however, our mobile welding truck allows our Ironworkers to fabricate on-site as well. Boulter’s versatility means convenience for our clients.

Meet the Project Manager: Jeffrey Smith

Smith-Jeff-8864-GBJeffrey specializes in all steel fabrication projects. He’s been with Boulter for 18 years, beginning as an Ironworker apprentice then working up the ranks to finally his current position. “Being a Project Manager is stressful yet rewarding,” Jeffrey says. “When I see a project progress from the first set of bid drawings to the last bolt installed, I feel a huge amount of pride for my team and a sense of accomplishment.”group cropped

Teamwork is a huge part of what makes Boulter stand out and an important element to Jeffrey. He says, “Boulter is a group of extremely talented employees that take their job seriously and really make tasks that appear impossible, look easy on a day to day basis.”

Boulter has been a part of some very unique and interesting fabrication jobs around town. Rochester’s very own Eastman Theatre required new stage rigging. “I was lucky enough to be on that project,” Jeffrey recalls. “It was a great job that involved complicated rigging and new steel installation all while working high above the stage area.” Another, more visually prominent project involved the rigging of safari bus at the Seneca Park Zoo [Read about this project here]. Part of this project included removing the Totem Pole from Midtown Plaza and relocating it to the Zoo.

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Visit our Project Gallery to find out more about other types of jobs we’ve done in the past.

 

#TBT: Rigging the Safari Bus at the Seneca Park Zoo Africa Exhibit

Rochester’s Seneca Park Zoo is a popular recreational destination. It also seems like the last place where Boulter Industrial Contractors, Inc would be contracted for a rigging job, right?

Unveiled in May 2012, the Step Into Africa attraction boasted a state-of-the art exhibit featuring three African lions. One of the features of the exhibit includes a stationary safari bus where visitors can view the lions.

To install the safari bus, the Zoo needed someone who specializes in rigging and custom installation projects. That’s where Boulter comes into play.Photos 007

IMG_0353The zoo purchased the two-story double decker bus and had it delivered to the site. At that point, Boulter’s field workers assessed the task and they fabricated steel on site to cradle the bus for safe hoisting with a crane. With the use of rigging slings and chain falls for adjustment, the bus was raised and swung into place. Once the bus was aligned and landed, ironworkers welded it to steel embedment plates in the concrete piers at the buses final location.

“This job was a lot of fun,” says Jeffrey Smith, Project Manager. “I remember it drawing a crowd of people curious to see what we were doing.”IMG_0352

Four years later, the exhibit is still a patron favorite. “As a local business, I am proud to see what a positive impact a job like this makes on our community,” says William S. Boulter, President and CEO of Boulter.

While many of Boulter’s projects are behind the scenes or out of public view, Jeffrey mentions “It’s neat when my kids say, ‘my dad put that bus there’ whenever we go to the zoo.”

To learn more about Boulter and its services, visit our website.

 

*Project photos courtesy of Seneca Park Zoo

Bridge Maintenance on the Union Street Overpass in Monroe County

Boulter’s crew has been onsite in the town of Chili removing the steel beams of the Union Street Bridge over I-90.

According to a press release issued by the New York State Thruway Authority, the “work will incorporate a full replacement of the existing structure.” Boulter was contracted by this project to remove the 12 ton steel beams. Using our 15-ton fork truck, beams were secured to the forks in order to allow them to be cut from the structure.

The Union Street overpass is located between Wheatland Center Road in the town of Wheatland and Chili-Scottsville Road (New York State Route 386) in the Town of Chili. With the bridge under construction, motorists have been advised of detour routes to follow. The new bridge is expected to reopen in the fall of 2016.

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Read about other projects Boulter frequently undertakes.

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Boulter Exhibiting at the Trucking Industry Job Fair

The New York Motor Truck Association will be holding a recruiting event on Saturday, March 5th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Boulter Industrial Contractors, Inc. will be exhibiting.

If you have an interest in a career in the Trucking Industry, stop by our booth – we would be happy to speak with you! The job fair will be held at the Diplomat Banquet Center located at 1956 Lyell Ave in Rochester.

This is an opportunity for you to learn more about Boulter and for us to learn more about you and your career goals.

A Fresh New Website for 2016

New Year, New Look!

Have you visited our website recently? If so, then you have noticed our completely redesigned webpage, which was launched on New Year’s Eve. Some of the new features include: expanded sections for our core services, embedded service videos, and social media feeds. If not, we welcome you to explore our site and let us know what you think.

With our new design, we wanted to provide our clients and potential customers with a user-friendly experience. It helps communicate our brand and our message in a more cohesive way.

Moreover, the new layout showcases more of Boulter’s specialties. In addition to being Rochester’s #1 provider of rigging services, Boulter Industrial Contractors, Inc. offers companies so much more! For example, did you know that Boulter also specializes in custom steel fabrication and custom crating & packaging? Regardless of the industry, if you need something moved, shipped, stored, or fabricated, Boulter has the capability.

While the best way to experience Boulter quality is through first-hand experience, clients can now get a feel for our work by viewing the service videos. Each of the 9 videos delves a little deeper into what we stand for and our commitment to success. Watch the videos here.

Learn more about some of the frequent projects Boulter undertakes. Need a Heidelberg Press installed? Our services are unparalleled. Visit our Project Gallery for other examples.

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Boulter Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Boulter Industrial Contractors, Inc. has launched its video marketing campaign to better showcase the wide variety of services it offers. With a completely re-designed website in the works and scheduled for release at the end of this year, one of the site’s upgrades is the inclusion of these short promotional videos.

Boulter has started posting the combo1videos to its YouTube channel then sharing them on social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn. The first video was released last Friday showcasing Steel Fabrication; yesterday’s video concerned Custom Crating & Packaging. With a total of 9 short videos, Boulter plans to share 1 to 2 videos each week culminating in the unveiling of its new website.

The short videos introduce viewers to Boulter’s Project Managers, putting faces and names to the people whom clients will be working with throughout the process.

Still have questions about Boulter?

Subscribe to Boulter’s YouTube channel and see the videos as they post to get behind-the-scenes view of what Boulter does; follow Boulter on Facebook or LinkedIn; or contact Boulter today to see how your company can experience the Boulter difference.

Spotlight on Crating & Packaging

Boulter’s Custom Crating & Packaging Division Provides Unmatched Quality and Care for Your Equipment

20151021_101248Whether your machinery and/or equipment is being transported locally, across the country, or overseas, Boulter’s superior custom packaging and crating techniques ensure your investment arrives undamaged and ready for installation. Don’t skimp on quality. You’ve invested money into your products; don’t settle for any means of transport. We know your products are top-notch quality… why not partner with the company that supports top-notch crating and packaging?

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Meet the Project Manager: Jeffrey Spring 

Jeff-Spring-0642Jeffrey is Boulter’s Crating and Packaging guru. “My goal,” Jeffrey explains, “is to get the product to its destination in the same condition as the customer left it in our care.”

Jeffrey’s Department of Defense packaging experience, combined with nearly a decade of running his own company, puts him a step above the competition in terms of technique, style, and capability.

Away from the office, Jeffrey enjoys camping, boating, and visiting state parks.

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Heavy Lifting… Crane Work on a Crisp Autumn Day

2 cranesThere’s nothing Boulter enjoys more than lifting large, heavy objects. Since we have been in this business for over 120 years, we have learned a thing or two about the most efficient and safest ways to install machinery and equipment. So setting three 65-foot hot water silo’s, each weighing approximately 21 tons (42,000 lbs), is all in a day’s work.

Each silo was delivered to site and our crew went to work with the necessary rigging to hoist and trip the tanks into the upright position using two cranes. For this job we used a 350-ton capacity crane as well as our 75-ton mobile truck crane.1404
Multiple pipe connections in various locations on each silo means that placement is critical. Using the customers supplied drawing, our crew went through the process of measuring and snapping chalk lines to layout each individual silo destination.

Directed by our certified signalman, the crane hoisted each silo across the work area to the landing point where our team guided and landed them in position.

In this case, 12 epoxy anchors were required by the manufacturer to secure each silo in place on the concrete slab. With the use of a hand held core drilling machine, the installation was completed by securing the anchors and hold down blocks.

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One Crane, Two Forklifts, and a 30,000 Pound Machine: Rigging the Boulter Way

There is a certain finesse required to complete a rigging job in the highest quality possible.  Manufacturing machines aren’t simple moves either: they’re bulky and oddly-shaped.  But those large, heavy machines are a huge investment to our clients; therefore, we take extra precautions to make sure the job is done correctly and with the highest caliber work possible.

To give you a better idea of what’s involved, one of yesterday’s rigging jobs called for two forklifts and one crane to unload and move a 30,000 pound machine.  After lifting the crate off the truck bed, our employees went to work disassembling the crate and unpacking the cargo.job 8.5

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Then they used the Hyster 15-Ton to move it closer to the crane for offloading from the skid.

Finally, all that was left was to move it into the shop.20150805_113717

Does your company have something impossibly heavy to move? Give us a call… we make the impossible possible! 

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Our New Peterbilt: Allowing Us to Serve Our Clients Better

Nearly five months ago, we invested in a 2016 Peterbilt for light, everyday moving capability.  Although it is officially our “smallest” truck, it is by no means small.  The vehicle has a 24-foot long van body with a 103-inch inside height.  The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) is 33,000.

Not only does this truck have better gas mileage, but the model 337 is an air-ride vehicle providing smoother transport for sensitive cargo; such as, smaller machinery, electronic equipment, and office furniture.

Another perk of this model is that it doesn’t require a loading dock.  The 8-foot by 8-foot rear, cargo-loading door has a  3,000 pound lift-gate, which allows us to make ground-level deliveries.

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Specifications in Short:

Van body: 24’

3,000 lb lift-gate

Inside height: 103”

Ground-level delivery capable

Rear door height: 8’x8’

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Contact us today to get a quote for your transportation and moving needs: (585)265-3260.