Aerial lifts in Ohio

Versalift Aerial Lifts Support Key Industries Across Ohio

Aerial lifts play a central role in the operation and management of telecommunications and electric utility plant in the state of Ohio. Aerial lifts safely convey linemen and other technicians to the elevated workplace so they can maintain overhead networks of utility and telecommunications plant. There are several other industries in Ohio that aerial lifts to conduct their business. For example, municipal fleets require vehicle mounted aerial lifts to manage roadway lighting, signage and traffic signals. Forestry and logging are significant industries in Ohio, along with vegetation management, land management and tree care. In all cases, operators are especially dependent on the safety, durability and reliability of their equipment.


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Aerial Lifts for the Electric Power and Utility Industry in Ohio

Aerial lifts support the work of Private Utility Companies, Municipal Utilities and Member-owned Cooperatives in Ohio. The majority of Ohio’s large population gets their power from large utility companies. Most of the electricity in Ohio is generated through coal. Ohio is a major producer of ethanol, which is a biofuel. Ohio’s four oil and gas refineries have the capacity to refine 600,000 barrels of oil per day. A large and growing population puts a strain on any electric power system, which requires regular maintenance and improvements. Most families and businesses in dense urban areas get their power from Investor-owned Utility Companies, which serve cities and suburban parts of Ohio. Member-owned Cooperatives serve nearly a half million households in Ohio, in 77 counties. Electric utility fleets need insulated aerial lifts to protect the linemen whose work is hazardous. 

Below is a short list of some organizations that provide electric power to consumers in Ohio:

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Telecommunications Construction & Maintenance in Ohio

Aerial lifts stay busy in Ohio, managing, building and improving overhead data lines. There are more than 260 providers in Ohio, which is a large number considering that there is still room in some Ohio markets for greater competition. Telecommunications fleets have unique requirements for their aerial lifts, including large payload capacity, storage and working envelope. Versalift van-mounted aerial lifts deliver the lightest weight vehicles with the greatest payload in their peer group, while providing a 29’ working height to ensure that technicians can reach their work. Ohio actively invests in its broadband infrastructure, working to meet the heavy demands of Ohioans.

Below is a short list of some telecommunications providers in Ohio: 

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Aerial Lifts and their applications for Forestry in Ohio

  • Aerial lifts that are built for forestry and logging tasks have to be durable and reliable because the work they perform is almost always in rugged environments. Forestry aerial lifts Ohio and used by both public and private organizations. 31% of Ohio is forested. Ohio has 20 state forests that are supported and managed by the Ohio Forestry Association. The logging and forestry products industry is huge, representing greater than $15 billion in revenue each year. The state of Ohio should be proud to be top 5 in the nation for maple syrup production.Get more information on Versalift Forestry equipment.

Aerial lifts for Bridge Inspection in Ohio

Aerial lifts for bridge inspection are used to inspect and maintain the more than 27,000 bridges in the state. Being a state with so many rivers, highways and highway bridges, Ohio has an unusually large number of bridges. The Ohio Department of Transportation has developed a checklist to aide in the design, service and care of bridges across the state. This list is used to inspect the condition of every bridge every other year, which is a requirement of the Federal Department of Transportation. Jeremiah Morrow Bridge is the tallest bridge in the state, standing 239 feet above the Miami River Gorge. 

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Ohio General Information

With a Population of nearly twelve million people, Ohio is one of the most populous states in the American midwest. The state capital of Ohio is Columbus, which is not only the largest city and seat of power in the state but also the home to Ohio State University. Cleveland is the state’s second largest city and is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie. It is renowned for its architectural landmarks, including St Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Greater Cleveland has a population of approximately 2.5 million people. Cincinnati is the fastest growing economic hub in Ohio and is the state’s third largest city. Home to several major sports franchises, the city headquarters major corporations, including Proctor and Gamble, Macy’s and Kroger. Tourist attractions in Ohio include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the National Museum of the US Air Force, and Cedar Point Amusement Park. Forest state parks attract hundreds of thousands of visitors and include the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Wayne National Forest and Hocking Hills State Park.

Ohio Aerial Lift Safety

Ohio Aerial Lift Safety is highly visible due to population density and the number of roads in the state. All safety codes are strictly enforced throughout the state, and are written to be in alignment with the United States Department of Labor’s OSHA regulations on Aerial Lift Safety.

You can find the OSHA Aerial lift factsheet here.