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Deep South Crane Honored with 2019 SC&RA Safety Award and LWCC Safest 70

Deep South is honored to have recently received two safety awards. On April 27th at the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s (SC&RA) annual conference in Carlsbad, CA, Deep South received the 2019 Crane & Rigging Group Safety Award, and three Deep South crane operators received the Crane Operator Safety Award. LWCC also recognized Deep South in their Safest 70 award program.

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500,000-pound Deisobutanizer Turnkey Project

Deep South Crane performed turnkey transport and lift services for a Southeast oil refinery, transporting a 500,000-pound deisobutanizer from its fabricator in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Krotz Springs, Louisiana using a combination of over-the-road hauling, barging, and heavy lifting. The 1,500-ton VersaCrane TC-24000 as well as the 440-ton Demag CC-2400 lifted it into final position. Lifting bails with all steel-plate links allowed the crane operator to unhook the rigging without any personnel having to access the top of the tower.

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Safety Source: Holiday Safety

During the holidays, there is an increased potential for home fires.  Here are some helpful safety tips to help ensure you have a safe and happy holiday season.

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Deep South Featured in October 2018 Issue of BIC

Deep South Crane & Rigging's 50 year legacy of excellence is outlined in the October 2018 issue of BIC.

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Quintin Reeves Talks Trucks, Transporters and Cranes

Whether moving an offshore drilling rig into port or 40+ barge loads of refinery equipment across a levee, heavy hauling is more than driving big trucks. It’s challenging work that top professionals like Quintin Reeves know requires constant learning, careful planning and a resolute focus on safety.  

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Safety Source: Look, Learn, and Live with Motorcycle Safety

The Texas Department of Transportation’s “Look, Learn, Live” motorcycle safety and awareness campaign offers great tips, practices, and reminders for drivers and riders alike.  These three simple themes offer statistics and techniques that can save lives.

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Bridge Limits: Deep South Facilitates Complex Multi-Stages Delivery of Million Pound Converter

In preparation for a capacity expansion project, Deep South transported a 939,327-pound ammonia converter shell from the manufacturer to its plant in Donaldsonville, La.  The trek required moving the system about 135 miles by water to a barge unloading site and 30 miles over the road.

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Deep South Wins Safety Awards from GBRIA, HASC/HBR, and ISTC, Among Others

The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance (GBRIA) recently awarded Deep South Crane first place in the Crane & Rigging category at GBRIA’s 2018 Contractor Safety Excellence Awards on March 15th. Deep South also won the Houston Area Safety Council and Houston Business Roundtable (HBR) Best of the Best award in the Crane & Rigging division, becoming the only company that has received this award in back-to-back years of eligibility, and the ISTC Beaumont Safety Achievement Award.

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