Ask the Engineer - Answers 2021

If I’m interested in engineering, how do I get started?You can get started with engineering by signing up for online classes. A popular one you can sign up for is from Autodesk. What’s a reasonable entry level salary for engineering?A typical starting salary starts at $50,000. What are some free or inexpensive ways to get […]
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New Building Project: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Friday, PWI held the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new 74,000 sq ft expansion. Our CEO, Ryan Miller, gave a short speech where he mentioned how the new building will help reduce lead times for customers. "Too many times customers have faced uncertain and changing lead times. This results in extra costs and missing […]
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New Building Project: Update #4

The building is enclosed and the PWI crew is installing the first 3 overhead cranes. "The main reason for this [building expansion] project is to get our projects completed on time, get it delivered to you on time, and to serve you better." - Ryan Expansion Update #4 from our CEO, Ryan Miller. We understand […]
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What Is an Overhead Monorail Conveyor?

There are different types of monorail systems but each moves material along a fixed path unlike overhead bridge cranes. Structural Beam Monorails Monorails offer an economical solution for moving and lifting items across a fixed path. The monorail system is permanently attached to the ceiling or support structure and enables ease of navigation across short […]
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What Is an Underhung Bridge Crane?

An Underhung Crane is a type of overhead crane with end trucks that ride on the bottom flange of the runway beams instead of on top. Sometimes these overhead cranes are called "under-running" instead of underhung. These runway beams are often suspended from the roof, which eliminates the need for extra support columns. This can […]
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Ask Ryan – Answers 2020

As a Christian, how do you intentionally live out biblical principles in your business? I’d have to say my father taught me more about this than anyone, as I got to work closely beside him for 20 years. He rarely had to tell people he was a Christian, and he certainly didn’t need to put […]
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New Building Project: Update #3

The expansion project is starting to take shape! In "Expansion Update #3" our CEO, Ryan Miller, discusses the structural steel. The driving force behind the expansion project is to deliver on time so our customers get what then need when they need it.
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What Is a Double Girder Bridge Crane?

A Double Girder Bridge Crane is a type of overhead crane. It feature end trucks that operate on fixed rails attached to the top flange of runway girders or beams. Double girder cranes provide higher lift capacity than single girder cranes, because the hoist is placed between the two cross girders rather than under a […]
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New Building Project: Update #2

Today was a very exciting day as we began pouring concrete for the main building and for the new loading docks.. Next week we'll start putting up steel. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with our building expansion.
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What Is a Single Girder Bridge Crane?

A Single Girder Bridge Crane is a type of overhead crane. It feature end trucks that operate on fixed rails attached to the top flange of runway. The hoists are underhung and ride on the lower flange of the bridge beam. Single girder cranes provide a cost effective alternative to double girders by using single […]
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