#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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Contact us today for a quote with absolutely no obligation!

Relocating Your Company? Boulter Offers Turnkey Solutions.

Save yourself and your company the hassles involved with moving a business: contact Boulter Industrial Contractors, Inc. for turnkey office and plant relocation – there’s no job too big or too small!

It’s safe to say moving is stressful. When a business needs to relocate the stress factor increases exponentially – there are employees to consider, ongoing projects or production to minimally disrupt, and all the furniture, equipment, and machines to remove and set up in the new location. The good news? Boulter is capable of taking care of everything to minimize the stress and the impact!

Our employees operate with 20150921_120118care and the quality of our work is unrivaled. Our Qualified Riggers are experienced with handling a wide range of heavy machinery – if it needs to be moved, we will get it done quickly and safely.

When it comes to top-notch service and equipment, Boulter has you covered. All our transportation vehicles are equipped with air-ride suspension, which ensures the safe transport of even your most delicate items. Whether you are in contact with office staff or field workers, each Boulter employee strives to provide the best customer service so that you are happy with the results.

Meet the Project Manager: Don Luther

Luther-Don-9963Don is an extremely organized and meticulous person. His goal is to have the move be a flawless transition. “It’s important to keep businesses operating during their relocation,” Don says. “We know that minimizing the impact on our client’s production floors is a top priority – that and transporting everything safely.”

Don joined Boulter in 2012 bringing 20+ years of experience with him. “The best part about working at Boulter,” he says, “is the team mentality everyone has. Every person truly invests their energy into the work they do; it’s what makes Boulter exceptional.”

To learn more, watch our video.

For a quote with absolutely no obligation, contact us today by visiting our website or calling 585-265-3260.

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?

Contact Boulter for a quote with absolutely no obligation! 

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.

Visit our website for more information about this or any of our services!

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! 

Visit our website: http://www.boulter1.com

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.

A Short Introduction to Boulter Industrial Contractors!

BLSquareBoulter has been family-owned since its founding in 1892 by Thomas W. Boulter.

Five generations later, Boulter is still the premiere choice amongst today’s industry leaders when it comes to professionalism, punctual deliveries, and reliable services.

We are located in lovely Webster, New York and predominantly serve Monroe County and the surrounding counties.  The array of services we offer aim to help businesses keep growing. The quality we provide ensures our clients receive the best service and care – we don’t just make sure the job gets done, we get the job done right!

Regardless of the size or complexity of the job, Boulter has the personnel, equipment, and capability to provide superior service.

Our specialties include:

  • Rigging & Millwright
  • Transportation & Equipment
  • Steel Fabrication
  • Custom Packaging & Crating
  • Office Moves
  • Production Line Installations
  • Warehouse Storage
  • Crane Services