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Stereotyping can be dangerous, begins Marcos Sanz, as the senior design engineer at Modulift goes on to address culture, family, communication, safety, and more. I don't subscribe to stereotypes, which is an approach that serves me well at work and at home. Perhaps being an engineer helps. We work in terms of science and fact, not assumption and pr...
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Modulift Expands Poole, Dorset Manufacturing Facility

Modulift is moving into a new 22,000 square foot manufacturing facility in its hometown of Poole, Dorset, as the provider of spreader beams and other equipment used below-the-hook of a crane, continues its global growth strategy from the UK's south coast. Backed by 23% growth in 2018, Modulift will transition into the state-of-the-art manufacturing...
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Smooth Operator

​Look beyond job descriptions when planning a career move, says Paul Smith, recently appointed operations director at Modulift, who was inspired by the company's female leadership, among other things. It's important to not just judge a new employment opportunity by the general tasks, duties, and responsibilities of the position. I acknowledge that ...
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Modulift Spreader Frame Lifts Viking Boats on TV Set

​A modular spreader frame comprising Modulift beams is being used to lift handcrafted boats during filming of the History Channel's "Vikings" historical drama series in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. The elaborate set was created at Ashford Studios and is being shot in collaboration with Irish National Marine Services. The CMOD 24 frame is being utilised be...
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Modulift Spreader Beam Lifts Offshore Navigation Skids

A 6t capacity spreader beam was the linchpin in lifting navigation skids onto offshore structures that guide vessel traffic and helicopters operating in Dutch waters of the North Sea. Centre of gravity was a principle area of concern in each lift due to load dimensions. The MOD 6 spreader beam combined with chain slings, wire rope slings, and attac...
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​U.S. Construction Firm Lauds Versatility of Modulift Beams

Modulift spreader beams combined with other rigging equipment in 19 different configurations to complete over 200 lifts during modular construction of the citizenM Hotel in South Lake Union, Seattle, Washington recently. citizenM employed a construction method that involved piecing together modular parts that were manufactured by Modulift's custome...
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Product Placement

Put the target audience first when going to market with a new product or re-launch, and let them identify themselves, says Kerry Talbot-Jones, marketing manager at Modulift.   Launching or re-launching a product is often a complex process involving lots of research and development, multiple departments, and a great deal of investment. Whi...
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Modulift Spreader Frame Lifts Iconic Bell Tower

A modular spreader frame was key to lifting the 4.2t bell tower back into place, as restoration of Manchester's Wythenshawe Hall continues following a devastating fire that nearly destroyed the 16th Century mansion two years ago. The 3m by 3m centrepiece of the rebuild was contract lifted to its 14m-high position atop the landmark site by a 100t ca...
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Opportunities Offshore

It's important that islanders don't see their coastline as a boundary, says Sarah Spivey, managing director at Modulift. Our home county has a long association with export, which will be among the many great things celebrated at next week's Dorset Business Awards 2018, where Modulift is among finalists in the Exporting Excellence category. Much of ...
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Modulift Beams Integral to Preserving Unique Southampton Heritage

​Three Modulift spreader beams were used in a one-over-two configuration beneath the hook of a 350t capacity mobile crane to remove the historic Castle Way footbridge in Southampton, UK last month (September). Lifting and height safety specialist TackleStore Ltd T/A SafetyLiftinGear.com supplied the beams—a MOD 70 and two MOD 12s—alongside slings a...
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Empty Trash

Try it, says Sarah Spivey, as the managing director at Modulift takes a social media sabbatical. It wobbled like jelly until I sent my tired, overused, now muscular, hammer-like thumb crashing down onto the 'x' to send it tumbling back into cyberspace. Facebook—gone. LinkedIn—dumped. Instagram—trashed. A number of other smart device apps—binned. My...
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Antisocial Media

Think carefully about what one stands to gain and lose by posting to social media, says John Baker, Sales Director at Modulift. Imagine a trade show of 100 exhibitors. Every stand is the same size and all the vendors' wares are broadly similar. Graphics boldly state above each booth that here exhibits the industry leading provider of X and the prou...
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Modulift frame lifts vessel in Iceland

Icelandic crane rental company DS Lausnir provided lifting and rigging gear, including a frame made of Modulift beams, to lift a 45t boat into water for the first time at a harbour in Hafnarfjörður on the southwest coast of the country, about 10km south of Reykjavík. Lausnir chose a 250t capacity Grove GMK 5250 (a 2016 model) from its 14-strong fle...
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​Customs and Exports

UK manufacturers should be monitoring export markets more closely now than ever before, says Sarah Spivey, managing director at Modulift. Two meetings inspired this month's (July) blog. The first was with an established distributor who was working through a number of enquiries and wanted to discuss the extent of our custom engineering capability. T...
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Modulift Beams Lift and Travel With Mooring Lines

Bridon-bekaert Ropes Group supplied a pair of Modulift spreader beams with a series of sheathed spiral strand mooring lines manufactured at the former's Neptune Quay facility in Newcastle, UK for Bluewater Energy Services. Seven 40t units in total are bound for the Aoka Mizu, a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) site situated in the ...
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Request Stop

Don't be afraid to kick someone off the bus, especially if you're on a journey from good to great, says Sarah Spivey, managing director at Modulift. I've been steered towards this blog by two thought leaders who've helped in different ways as I've approached recent challenges and opportunities. They will no doubt continue to be sources of inspirati...
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Modulift Secures Landmark Partnership with Australia’s Maxirig

​Modulift, a manufacturer of below-the-hook equipment, has signed a lucrative agreement with Maxirig, which sees the Australian lifting and rigging gear specialist stock the UK company's full range of standard modular spreader beams at its Victoria headquarters and throughout a distributor network. Maxirig delivers product and expertise to a d...
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Modulift and Siemens Design Rig for Dockside Lifts

Below-the-hook equipment manufacturer Modulift and Siemens Heat Transfer Technology B.V. combined forces to design a special rig for lifting modules that weighed nearly 200t apiece. Modulift sent two rigs for on- and off-load in Korea and Thailand respectively—a total of 16 34t capacity MOD 34 beams in addition to slings, shackles, tie-plates, and ...
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Disconnecting LinkedIn

We have a duty to preserve the integrity and value of social media platforms like LinkedIn, says Sarah Spivey, managing director at Modulift. More than other social media platforms, LinkedIn puts a company's reputation in the hands of its employees. And it's worth looking at the consequences of that nuance. First, I'll explain why I feel LinkedIn i...
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Modulift Refurbishes Subsea Beams for Oil and Gas Project

Below-the-hook equipment manufacturer Modulift recently refurbished two subsea spreader beams for a major subsea installation contractor before they were used to lift 260t and 280t manifolds for a field development offshore Libya. The standard Modulift SUB 380 beams originally offered up to 380t at 9m or 30 ft. and up to 16m or 52 ft. at a lower ca...
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