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Abilene, Texas – (Newsfile Corp. – Sept. 10, 2022) – The New River Electric Corporation recently completed work on an Ohio River crossing between Ohio and West Virginia. In this project, several tasks were performed on the 255-foot structure using Blade Platforms aerial work machines. This work was carried out by linemen in the basket of blade rigs with helicopter support.

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“During the Ohio River Valley Crossing project, where Blade Platforms partnered with New River Electric Corporation to provide them with equipment, people on site praised Blade’s machines.”

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The transmission superintendent on site praised the speed and efficiency of the 295-foot Ruthmann. The unit was operated on site by certified technicians and NREC linemen. This operated lease also allowed NREC to avoid some additional insurance costs. Independent site safety personnel have also rated the quality and safe operation of this overhead lifting equipment. They talked about the safer operation of the basket-operated machine compared to typical crane- or boom-mounted baskets.

About blade rigs

Blade Platforms is well known in the wind energy industry. The company’s aerial work platform machines help wind energy companies install, repair and maintain wind turbines across North America. Other industry sectors where Blade machines are commonly used include Oil & Gas, T&D, Aerospace, Infrastructure, and more. To be the market leader in trucks and Crawler Mounted Access Platforms is demonstrated in Blade platforms having the tallest and largest reach access platform in North America. For example, the Palfinger WT1000 103m off-road access platform with a reach of 336 feet is the largest in North America, with the highest reach and widest side reach available on any what a machine of this capacity.

For more information about Blade platforms and the services they offer, please visit The company serves all of the United States and Canada.

Company details :

Petr Bartusek
[email protected]
+1 (469) 371-4284

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