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Rigging, Trussing, and Staging

We built and installed a 60 foot aluminum box truss for Word of Life in Hudson, Florida which was made up of three bolt-together sections. This 3 foot-wide x 2 foot-deep truss is supported with four chain hoists controlled from a single pendant. Custom designed for Word of Life's Performing Arts Center near Hudson, Fla., it supports three interchangeable 20 x 60 Austrian drops each with their own remote-controlled motor, drum and cable system.

       

The truss is also equipped with a walkable deck, handrail, curtain support pipes, and mounts for lighting, snow and fog machines. The Austrian system was chosen for several reasons; lack of fly space, lack of wing space for travelers, limited time between scene changes, and a desire for a smoother-looking drop (accomplished with a continuous steel pipe in a bottom hemmed pocket).

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ACI Composites - Lancaster, PA

   Designed and built panel rotator forklift attachment for large 16' x 18' FRP bridge facade panels (for I-4 in Tampa, Florida) allowing them to be turned upside down for finishing processes.

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Sight & Sound Theatres - Strasburg, PA

Fabricated curved aluminum truss

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Auntie Annies - Lancaster, PA

           

         

Above are some close-ups of the rigging mechanisms and decking in the convention stage we built for Auntie Anne's in Lancaster, PA.  We installed the entire project.

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These photos are examples of rigging drive mechanisms designed made for flying the helicopters displayed on the Special Effects page.

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We made this steel truss below for a large theater who plans to use it for flying large sets overhead.  The assembled truss is approx. 110 feet. long and can support 3,000 lbs at mid-span.

       

Custom Truss Stands