Power Engineering and Powerstrut's Heavy Duty Grip Strut Bridge Walkways Transform Unsafe Inspection Walkways into Sturdy Catwalks


Shrewsbury, MA - Power Engineering and Cooper B-Line are delivering its promise to supply inspectors a safer and more efficient approach to inspecting any bridge's underside. At hundreds of feet above rivers and lakes, these rickety walkways create a potentially dangerous situation not to mention an uneasy experience for inspection workers. Heavy Duty Grip Strut Bridge Walkways will solve this problem for many inspectors across the country.



The federal government through Title 23 mandates annual inspections of spans underneath bridges. Navigating sharp angles and walking on precarious, narrow lengths of bar grating becomes a very difficult challenge for inspectors. To add to the increasing demand for safer bridges, inspection walkways are necessary and across the country the Department of Transportation is undertaking inspection projects in order to bring our many thousands of bridges into safety compliance. Replacing existing catwalk systems is the perfect opportunity to start the upgrading process according to many bridge engineers.



Power Engineering Company, is a supplier to the metal framing channel, and safety grating industry with over 60 years of experience. Power Engineering Company was founded by Jim Power, who originated the name Power Strut and began manufacturing Power Strut in Framingham, Massachusetts in early 1950, to compete with Unistrut, a competitor in metal framing channels.



The business was later moved to Shrewsbury, Massachusetts in the early 1970's and was sold to the Cervini family in 1988. The business was later purchased by Janice (Cervini) McCrohon from the Family Trust in 2002 and is currently operated from family property at 420 Boston TPKE, (Rt. 9) in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Janice McCrohon, president of Power Engineering, took the business into cyberspace with its web site http://www.Powerstrut.com, and was recently certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Disadvantaged, Woman owned business.



About Power Engineering

Power Engineering is a distributor of metal framing systems, safety grating products cable tray products. Metal framing systems are available in a variety of materials including steel, stainless, aluminum, fiberglass available in a variety of finishes of powder coat, epoxy, zinc plate & hot dip galvanized. Safety grating products are available for quick drainage of fluids, chips, mud, ice & snow. Cable tray products to support high voltage lines, power distribution cables, control wiring & varied telecommunication cables are available. Fabricated grating products include steel welded, close-mesh gratings, steel pressurelocked, close-mesh gratings, grating stair treads, aluminum gratings and heavy duty gratings as well as Fiberglass gratings are also available. Applications include highway signs, rooftop walkways, mezzanines, catwalks, subfloors & other applications. For more information visit www.powerstrut.com or contact Paul McCrohon at paul@powerengco.com or call 800-274-1303


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