Michael Heacock has joined Morrow Equipment as Vice President of Sales. Heacock will be part of the leadership growth at Morrow and will join the executive team at headquarters in Salem, OR. Heacock is a graduate of the University of Washington and is a member of the ASME B30.3 and 30.29 subcommittees, as well as the SC&RA tower crane committee.
Peter Juhren, President and Chief Operating Officer stated “We are excited to have Mike join our team and we are looking forward to his contributions to our sales and marketing. Mike has spent his entire career in the tower crane industry, and he will be instrumental in implementing our strategic growth plan going forward. Mike has the respect of the industry and will help shape and lead our sales team into the future”.
Morrow Equipment Co., LLC. (MORROW) of Salem, Oregon, is a recognized leader in the lifting equipment industry, applying new technologies to responsive, high-quality service and products. Morrow is the exclusive distributor for LIEBHERR tower cranes in North America and a leading supplier of Alimak personnel/material hoists.
Peter Juhren, Vice President of Operations, was named President and Chief Operating Officer. Joining the Morrow organization in 1980 as a service technician trainee, Juhren worked his way up to becoming District Service Manager before managing Morrow’s global service operations as Corporate Service Manager starting in 1994, and as Vice President of Operations in 2015. Juhren is the incoming President of the Board of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), past Chairman of the ASME B30.3 subcommittee on tower cranes. He has also served on the CDAC committee for crane safety with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In his new role, Juhren, As President and Chief Operating Officer, will be responsible for overseeing the management of the company going forward, working with the Board of Directors to continue Morrow’s vision to remain adaptive to the industry changes and maintain Morrow’s position as the leader in the industry.
Mark Beals, Vice President & CFO
Mark Beals, Controller, was promoted to the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Beals Graduated from the University of Colorado in 1993 with a degree in accounting and joined Deloitte as an auditor. Beals started his career with Morrow in 1995 as the Accounting Manager and became a CPA after passing the exams in 1997 and was promoted to the position of Controller in 2001. Going forward as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, He will be responsible for the financial management of the company, managing growth and opportunities.
Leaders in the Lifting Equipment Industry
Morrow Equipment Co., LLC. (MORROW) of Salem, Oregon, is a recognized leader in the lifting equipment industry, applying new technologies to responsive, high-quality service and products. As an exclusive distributor for LIEBHERR, Morrow owns and operates the largest fleet of tower cranes and construction hoists in North America. For information regarding tower crane and personnel hoists rentals, sales and training, please call +1-503-585-5721 or email at email@example.com.
Chicago’s One Bennett Park is being developed by Related Midwest. Goebel forms is utilizing 2 Morrow tower cranes for this prestigious project. Erected November 2017, the Liebherr 316 EC-H Litronic bottom climbing crane, it will climb to a final hook height of 878ft. and will dismantle June 2018. Erected November 2, 2017. The 2nd crane on this job is a Liebherr 420 EC-H top climbing crane was erected on March 31, 2017 and will havea final HUH of 903 ft. and will dismantle the 316 EC-H Litronic and before climbing back down and being dismantled by a mobile crane.
Wanda Vista, when completed will be the 3rd tallest building in Chicago, 95 floors and 1,136’ high replacing the Hancock Tower which dropped to the 3rd spot in Chicago after completion to Trump Tower in 2008.
Morrow supplied 2 luffing boom tower cranes to James McHugh for this high profile project.Crane one is a Liebherr 357 HCL bottom climbing to the71 st floor and then transitioning to a top climbing crane up to a final hook height of 1,245’. When the building is completed, the crane will then be climbed down to the 73’d floor where it will be dismantled using a timberland derrick.
The 2nd crane is a Liebherr 542 HCL top climbing crane that was erected on January 20, 2017. This crane will climb to a final height of 650 ft. and climb down to be dismantled. The Wanda Group chose Chicago over New York and Los Angeles for their first US project, 95 floors at 1136 ft. total height.
Morrow was chosen by IUOE Local 793 in Ontario to provide the Liebherr 85EC-B tower crane for their new training center climbing structure. Morrow has had a longstanding relationship with local 793 and we are proud to be a part of this historic training program teaching both inside the building and top climbing operations utilizing one crane and a specially designed and built structure. Local 793 selected Morrow based on our superior service and quality-based solutions to help them achieve the perfect addition to their outstanding training program.
“Having this crane at the OETIO campus in Oakville will benefit students and operators who want and need to be trained in top- and bottom-climbing procedures. – Mike Gallagher, Local 793 business manager
“Here at OETIO we have had a very good working relationship with Morrow for many years now. They have always provided excellent service and technical support any time that we have requested their assistance. They worked with us to help ensure that our new 85 E-CB Tower Crane would climb within the new structure that was designed specifically for us to teach how to bottom and top climb this tower crane to our I.U.O.E. Local 793 members here at OETIO in Oakville, Ontario. The bottom and top climbing exercise was performed for the first time, with the help of Morrow staff, OETIO Instructors and apprentices successfully without any problems what so ever. We were very pleased and look forward too many more successful climbs here at OETIO. – Joe Dowdall, Director of Training and Apprenticeship and Vice President, IUOE Local 793
Brookfield Multiplex has employed two Liebherr 316 EC-H 12 Litronic tower cranes on the Midland Health Campus project in Western Australia. St John of God Health Care’s Group is partnering with Brookfield Multiplex for several important projects including the $200 million redevelopment of the St John of God Hospital in Murdoch. Morrow supplied another 316 EC-H Litronic for Brookfield Multiplex on this project as well. We are proud to be part of this concerted effort to improve healthcare in Western Australia.
With five hammerhead tower cranes in full production mode, the Oceanwide Plaza development in the heart of downtown Los Angeles is rapidly progressing towards completion. The City of Angels is undergoing a development renaissance, not seen since the 1920s, with Morrow supplying tower cranes and hoists to many of these projects. Construction contractor Webcor Concrete required an equipment supplier they could trust and rely on over the next several years and with our solid past relationship Morrow was the obvious choice for this high-profile project.
Selection of the Liebherr models 316 EC-H 12 Litronic and 550 EC-H 20/40 Litronic were key for complete coverage on the 4.9-acre project site. These Morrow hammerhead cranes are a proven product on large scale, multi-crane applications like Oceanwide Plaza. Webcor Concrete is a strong believer in the quality and range of Morrow’s Liebherr products. Features including free standing heights, tie-in spacing, versatile climbing systems and heavy lifting capacities separate Liebherr cranes from the competition.
When completed the Oceanwide Plaza hotel will rise 49 stories with the two adjacent residential condominium towers at 40 stories. These buildings were designed on top of an eight-story podium featuring 160,000 square feet of retail space and parking spaces. Oceanwide Plaza development began construction in March 2016 and is projected to be completed in 2018.
Located in Portland’s scenic south waterfront, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is embarking on a hospital campus expansion with the new Center for Health and Healing complex. This $340 million project will enable OHSU to expand healthcare services with 750,000 square feet of surgery rooms, clinics, labs, a pharmacy, guest rooms and a five-story garage. To support the project, Morrow was selected by general contractor Hoffman Construction Company to supply two of our new, high performance Liebherr luffing boom cranes.
The Liebherr 542 HC-L and 710 HC-L luffers were selected for neighboring site clearance and the project’s structure load capacity requirements. The 710 HC-L is operating on a structural steel building maximizing both the hook radius and tip load capacity of the crane. The 710 HC-L specifications include an initial freestanding crane tower height of 153 ft. and final top climbing height of 264 ft., with two tie-in assemblies securing the crane to the building. The 710 HC-L boom is configured for maximum hook radius of 213 ft., tip load capacity of 15,870 lb. The 542 HC-L crane has a freestanding crane tower height of 135 ft. with boom configured for 197 ft. hook radius, tip load capacity of 13,450 lb.
Morrow is providing project support in the way of engineering, parts and service to ensure the timely completion of the project expected by the end of 2017.
Morrow is pleased to be part of this prestigious and important project, and we have worked extensively as the prime provider of tower cranes to Hoffman. Our unrivaled support and expertise in complex projects, coupled with the first class organization Hoffman Construction has been for decades, made the perfect team.
Above downtown San Francisco rises the Salesforce Tower. A gleaming, glass structure that, when completed, will be the tallest building in the Western United States and the 7th tallest in the entire country. Two Liebherr 542 HC-L Litronic luffing boom cranes were deployed to construct the 61-story office building to a height of 1,070 feet, each with a single part lifting capacity of 19.8 tons.
Both tower cranes were erected in Fall 2015 and are planned to be dismantled by late Spring 2017. Each crane was initially erected with an initial height-under-hook (HUH) of 135 feet. Tower one will rise to 1067 ft HUH with a hook reach of 197 ft and tower two will level out at 1086 ft HUH with a hook reach of 213 ft. Eleven tie-in assemblies connect each crane to the core of the structure.
When completed the 970 ft building will cover 1.4 million square feet and house a 5.4 acre city park with redwoods included. A concrete core is surrounded by uniform steel and a glass curtain wall system. Morrow’s engineering department assisted with the location and positioning of the cranes and tie-in connections to determine the most suitable connection and placement points for the building. Many revisions to equipment application drawings were required during the refinement of the cranes locations and tie-in connections.
Salesforce Tower is a joint project between Clark Construction and Hathaway Dinwiddie for client Boston Properties and Hines. The building is scheduled to open in 2018 at a cost of 1.1 billion USD.
One of the largest tower cranes in North America, a Liebherr 1800 C, was recently on a historic job site in Dearborn, Michigan USA. The Rouge Plant, built in the 1920’s by auto magnate Henry Ford, was undergoing a major rebuild. Part of the rebuild project included the replacement of the “C” blast furnace. The Liebherr 1800 C played a significant role in the furnace upgrade. Initially, the tower crane assisted in the demolition phase of the more than 50-year-old steel furnace. Once the teardown was completed, the 1800 C was used to erect a new furnace fitted with the latest in steel-making technology. While Ford no longer owns the steel facilities at the Rouge, production continues to this day.
SeverStal North America purchased the steel operations a few years ago and invested US$300 million to upgrade the furnace. Graycor, the project general contractor and Metro Industrial Contracting selected the 1800 C from Morrow Equipment because of the crane’s ability to adapt to the specific requirements of the Dearborn project. Configured with a hook height of 270 feet (82m) and a 218-ft (66m) jib, the 66-ton (60t) tower crane was well suited to the tight work area adjacent to the furnace. The project was completed the end of October 2007. The “C” blast furnace was off line for only 100 days during the demolition-replacement process. This ambitious construction schedule, the result of 18 months of planning, was accomplished through the successful coordination of skilled personnel and high-capacity lifting equipment, like the Liebherr 1800 C from Morrow.
The Montreal Tower, one of Canada’s most recognizable buildings, is undergoing an extensive renovation that will secure its place in Montreal, Quebec as an important destination for years to come. Construction contractor Pomerleau entrusted Morrow to deploy the new Liebherr 710 HC-L on this highly visible project where safety concerns and controlling cost overruns was of primary importance. The luffing boom crane will be utilized for the addition of office space, a refurbished observatory and state-of-the-art lighting as part of a $40 million overall investment in the building. Morrow’s local Montreal District sales and support staff partnered with Pomerleau to deliver a product to match the specific requirements of the project.
The 710 HC-L model tower crane is the ideal machine to carry out this upgrade for the world’s largest inclined structure. With up to 141,100 Ibs (64,000 kg) maximum load and hoist line speeds up to 577 fpm (176 m/min) the 710 HC-L out performs all other tower cranes in it’s class. Extended custom struts were used to safely secure the 630 EC-H hammerhead tower crane to the building. Due to the access of the connections, personnel access walk ways were included on the strut design. On the 40th anniversary of the 1976 Olympic Games this landmark structure’s full potential will be revealed to visitors and new tenants. With the right equipment for the job, Morrow delivered when Pomerleau needed a partner it could trust.