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Caldwell Equipment Installed at Majestic's Hickman Facility

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Rockford, Ill.-based manufacturer The Caldwell Group delivered nine coil grabs, two sheet lifters and five C-hooks to Majestic Steel's newest facility in Hickman, Ark. The order was done through distributor Simmers Crane Design & Services.

The coil grabs are each 60,000-pound capacity and include a "lock-out" limit switch to prevent opening while the load is suspended. They also feature an anti-clamp touch plate that protects the coils as the lifter is closing, preventing damage when the legs close. The two sheet lifers are 20,000-pound capacity. The C-hooks are 60,000 pounds.

The fleet of material handling equipment will operate below-the-hook of 14 32.5-ton capacity double girder electric overhead traveling cranes, manufactured by OMi Crane Systems Inc., installed by Simmers Crane. Also included in the order was parking stands to facilitate storage of the coil grabs when not in use. All overhead lifting technology is operated by remote control. The facility will be fully operational later this year.

Majestic Steel has nine locations, including Hickman. In addition to Caldwell’s coil grabs and lifters, the site will be fully equipped with new processing equipment. The company's footprint spans from coast to coast, servicing all regions across the U.S. The latest expansion will support growth in the southern part of the U.S. market.

“We’re excited for the completion of our Arkansas facility, which will position us to provide the best supply chain solution to our current and prospective customers in a growing part of the country for construction and manufacturing," said Larry Seafler, facility supervisor at Majestic Steel.

Majestic Steel stocks and processes prime flat-rolled steel sourced from domestic and qualified import mills. With plant locations across North America, it services a diverse customer base in construction, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, agriculture, transportation and other markets.