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Crossover stairway cuts Voestalpine maintenance staff transportation time by 88%

Voestalpine's Portland, TX facility boosted efficiency with a SafeRack crossover stairway, cutting workers' transport time by 88%. Glenn Farrugia praises the positive response, with plans for more SafeRack applications already in motion, highlighting SafeRack's commitment to safety and productivity.

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By Scott Sullivan
Jul 17, 2019
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When Austrian Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI) producer Voestalpine was looking for ways to improve efficiency at their Portland, TX facility, they reached out to SafeRack for recommendations. Previously, maintenance workers had to make a 25-minute walk around the very large conveyor system for gas monitoring. A simple crossover stairway was a logical way to increase productivity at one of the nation’s only high-strength, high-grade steel plants.

Since the conveyor crossover installation was complete, Glenn Farrugia estimates his workers have cut transportation time by 88% on every trip.

Since the conveyor crossover installation was complete, Voestalpine Infrastructure Mechanical Facility Maintenance Engineer Glenn Farrugia estimates his workers have cut transportation time by 88% on every trip. “The response has been enormously positive. Everyone here at the facility is now looking around, asking where else we can implement new SafeRack applications,” reports Farrugia. Streamlining systems and increasing safety and productivity is what SafeRack does best. Farrugia and his team are already taking measurements for their next installation and SafeRack is ready to deliver.

Scott Sullivan joined ErectaStep in 2018 as a seasoned Sales professional with over 20 years of experience in driving revenue growth and enhancing market presence through a consultative sales approach. As an expert in OSHA-compliant stair solutions and compliance, Scott excels in building exceptional relationships and providing top-tier customer service. His strong business acumen and commitment to excellence ensure he delivers outstanding results and safety solutions to meet the specific needs of each client.