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Spanco, Inc. has manufactured and delivered quality material handling solutions for nearly 40 years. Founded in 1979, Spanco started by manufacturing gantry and tripod cranes and has grown immensely to support even more product lines, such as jib cranes, workstation bridge cranes, as well as Anchor Track Fall Protection Systems under its Rigid Lifelines’ division.

Spanco backs these products with exceptional customer service, which is aided by having all of their products made in the United States. With manufacturing facilities on both the East and West Coasts, Spanco and Rigid Lifelines can get their products to customers with lower lead and delivery times compared to their competitors.

Maintaining Low Lead & Delivery Times

With steel and aluminum prices constantly rising (see our blog on steel prices), manufacturers struggle to meet short lead times and ultimately demand for their products because they wait on shipments of raw steel to manufacture their products. In many cases, these lead times are what keep a customer from purchasing a solution as they do not have the time to wait. Some suppliers find that shipping overseas can still be costly and take a lot of time as products are traveling great distances to get to their destination.

Electronic logging devices are now also keeping truck drivers from exceeding their hours, causing delivery times to also take a hit (see our blog on the trucking industry). Truck drivers are now not taking loads that require large amounts of ground to be covered as they want to make the best profit margins possible with shorter more frequent trips.

These factors and more are why it is important to keep lead times as low as possible and distribution close to the clients in need. Spanco has done a great job keeping lead and delivery times down through its East and West Coast facilities.

Assisting New England

For Bode, finding a supplier that can maintain lower lead and delivery times, while still offering quality solutions and service, is not easy. With Spanco and Rigid Lifelines, Bode has found a great partner to provide cranes and fall protection systems to our clients in the New England area.

With a manufacturing plant located in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, Spanco offers the ability to get products over to customers in New England quickly and efficiently. This proximity makes us happy as a distributor and, more importantly, makes our clients happy as they get their products delivered on time!

For us [Bode Equipment Company] having a Spanco manufacturing facility in the United States and close to our New England customers gives us a peace of mind. It really allows us to sell to our clients in a more effective manner by having the quicker lead and delivery times, while also making it ultimately easier to complete the sale and be sure our clients are satisfied with the service.” – Erik Nystrom, Marketing Coordinator & Inside Sales Representative

Spanco Leading America in Overhead Material Handling Solutions

Spanco is constantly pushing the envelope in overhead material handling solutions, either by meeting or exceeding CMAA, ANSI, OSHA, and MMA guidelines or maintaining AWS certified welders. We encourage our customers to read more about Spanco and Rigid Lifelines and educate themselves on everything they have to offer.

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