Spider Provides Access and Fall Protection for Mural Project in Milwaukee

Seattle – Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, has been putting muralists to work around the country, most recently providing the suspended access and fall protection solution for the painting of a frog mural in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Black Cat Alley, the group responsible for commissioning the European artist MTO to paint the iconic mural on Milwaukee’s east side, turned to Spider to get them to the work. Spider’s team rigged a 40-foot swingstage with SC1000 traction hoists from cornice hooks atop the building’s rooftop, eliminating the need for an expensive crane installation. Spider also provided full personal protective equipment to the crews to keep them safe and code-compliant while they worked at height. Spider pulled this project together in just 36 hours, meeting the customer’s tight deadline while saving them money compared to competitive bids.

“When planning for our mural project, we chose a beautiful and prominent wall for our visiting artist to tackle, without fully understanding the constraintsof the utility poles, the roof access, and so many other structural details,” commented Stacey Williams-Ng, Program Director with Black Cat Alley.

“If it hadn't been for Spider's assistance on these difficult matters, our project never would have been possible. We also had some scheduling and contract concerns that put us in the situation of not being able to confirm the equipment until late into the weekend. Thank you, Spider team, for being so flexible and patient with us as we secured all the necessary details into place. You helped us ensure safety, and professionalism and efficiency were thenames of the game. We couldn't be happier with our experience!"

Learn more about Black Cat Alley’s project and see Spider’s equipment in action on this brief local news segment:  http://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/mural-start-of-street-art-movement

Media Contact: Heidi Krueger – Marketing Specialist, [email protected]

About Spider:

Founded in 1947, Spider, a division of SafeWorks, created the powered suspended access business by introducing the wellknown Spider basket. Since then, our product and service offering has expanded greatly to serve the needs of an ever-growing marketplace. Spider is the largest manufacturer and distributor of access and safety solutions in North America, serving more customers from more locations with a wider variety of products and services than any other company. From baskets, traction hoist and platform rental, to safety and training, to specialty-engineered products - Spider has a strong team of professionals, along with a national network of sales, service andsupport capabilities to provide you with the most reliable access solutions available.

Spider, a division of SafeWorks

365 Upland Drive, Seattle, WA 98188 

Telephone: 877-774-3370- Fax: 206-575-6240 -Email: [email protected]

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