OZ Lifting Products LLC offers davit cranes, hoists, and lifting components that are suited to the unique demands of Alaska.
The Winona, Minnesota-based company—a new member of The Associated General Contractors of Alaska (AGC)—offers an extensive catalog of powder-coated and zinc-plated products. The range is widely used in marine, construction, and civil engineering applications.
OZ Lifting’s equipment is used nationwide—and globally—in oil and gas; bridge and highways construction; fishing; general manufacturing; property management; and wastewater applications. However, it is especially suited to the most demanding environments, even high and low temperatures, where competing technologies are less efficient.
Steve Napieralski, president at OZ Lifting, said: “During a recent visit to Alaska, I was inspired by the wide range of lifting applications I observed. We can provide solutions for many industries, including those that endure Alaska’s tough climate. We are looking to strengthen our relationships with dealers in the area and build new partnerships; we look forward to meeting fellow AGC members along the way too.”
The Tele-Pro davit crane allows users to leverage the benefits of other lifting technologies in its range, while telescoping the boom in and out under load. The corrosion-resistant, zinc-plated crane is available in 500 lbs., 1,200 lbs., and 2,500 lbs. capacities; every model is individually tested and certified at 125%. Beyond the telescoping boom, that can be adjusted under load, users note other key features, such as 360-degree rotation of the crane on sleeve bearing. A DIN-rated hand winch is equipped as standard with a load holding weatherproof Weston brake; and a quick connect winch handle comes with a power drill adapter.
The CompOZite and CompOZite Elite carbon fiber models—named after composite construction—are also popular in saltwater and extreme environments, as are the long-reaching davits. Stainless steel products, including hoists, beam clamps, trolleys, and a manual winch that boasts a drill-adaptor feature, are also available in Alaska, as are spark-resistant hoists and trolleys.
Napieralski added: “I visited the Anchorage and wider area recently and remarked how healthy the construction sector appeared to be. We recognize the uniqueness of Alaska’s geographical and environmental attributes; we are well placed to provide innovative lifting solutions to the wide range of industries that call Alaska home.”