Category: Lifting and Handling
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In the MIT Sloan Management Review article, Increasing Supplier-Driven Innovation, John W. Henke and Chun Zhang, write that “when customers collaborate with suppliers they can reduce relational stress, and increase innovation-related activities.” The ALP Supply Regional Sales Managers, Inside Sales Technicians and Technical Solutions Team are all responsible for building strong customer relationships.

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Get the Correct Hardware, Every Time Although we focus on serving and supplying precasters/prestressers at the plant level, we also receive calls from erectors and contractors who are working with precast elements at the jobsite. Often, they are looking for the lifting apparatus to lift a piece that has been fabricated using either our Lifting [...]

A.L Patterson, Inc
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Patterson has been a top supplier in the precast/prestressed industry for over four decades.  After years of offering same day service, excellent customer interaction and supplying our growing customer base, it was time for Patterson to expand. CEO Barry Fleck wanted a building that exposed Patterson’s abiding dedication to the industry and precast was the [...]

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Thanks to our friends at Gainey’s Concrete Products, we’re happy to share this video of Skip Francies’s Lifting Session. Skip reviewed safe working loads and how they are calculated, lifting equipment and transfer of load, placement and use of inserts/hardware as well as the basic dynamics of lifting. We’re happy to answer any questions you [...]

Precast wall being lifting with A.L. Patterson lifting and handling products.
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“If it is a 4-Ton Lifting Pin Anchor (dog bone) it must lift up 4-tons (8,000 lbs.)” It is a common misconception within the industry that we would like to address in today’s blog. The tonnage in the title of the anchors generally refers to the lifting capability of the anchor itself. However, depending on [...]

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We’re NPCA Compliance Certified! There is a great benefit in getting certified by the National Precast Concrete Association – read on to find out more! To have products NPCA Certified means that the lifting and handling products have been manufactured and tested in accordance with the quality control plan established by the company (A.L. Patterson) [...]

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At the time of its construction, the Bayonne Bridge was the longest bridge in the world. It’s currently the fifth longest steel arch bridge in the world and connects Bayonne, NJ to Staten Island, NY. The Bayonne Bridge was built by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and opened on November 15, [...]

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When we came across this video of Superior Walls being installed, we knew we had to share! Superior Walls of America supplies precast concrete foundations that help builders accurately and quickly install wall panels to efficiently complete new home construction. They are an excellent example of precast concrete coming to the rescue by saving time [...]

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The QUIKLIFT™ 2-Hole Anchor is an economical option for achieving high-tension loads in thin panels or low compressive strength concrete. The 2-Hole Anchor has a secondary hole and requires a tension bar provided by the precaster to achieve its loads in concrete. These anchors are commonly used in the top edge of a wall panel [...]

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Sling Angle Load Factors For Face Lifting: Oblique sling angles that are less than 90° will increase loads to the anchor. This factor MUST be considered when determining the proper anchor capacity, length and type. The load increases by a factor of two at a 30° sling angle. Angles that are less than 30° are [...]