Aerial lifts in Arkansas
Versalift Aerial Lifts Support Key Arkansas Industries
Aerial lifts are important to Arkansas businesses and government organizations. Because they are crucial to supporting electric utility maintenance and telecommunications service, aerial lifts are ubiquitous in Arkansas. As is the case with much of the United States, the majority of electric distribution and telecommunications infrastructure is built above the ground. Other common users of vehicle mounted aerial lifts in Arkansas include mining and mineral extraction, visual communications, cellular tower construction, wind turbine maintenance and daily management tasks relating to roadway lighting and street signage.
Electric Power and Utility Industry in Arkansas
Aerial lifts mostly support the electric power distribution network in Arkansas, which is powered mostly by coal (40%) and then natural gas. Two nuclear plants create about 20% of the state’s energy, and hydroelectric power is a growing source of renewable energy. The total contribution of renewables to the state’s net electricity generation is approximately 10%.
Arkansas Utility Companies
Aerial lifts support the work of all of the electric utility companies that operate in Arkansas. In the United States, there are three major kinds of Utility. Municipal Utilities, which serve dense urban areas and are owned by the municipal government, Investor-owned Utilities, which are privately owned and operate in suburban areas, and Rural Electric Cooperatives, which are member-owned and tend to serve less densely populated areas. Arkansas primarily has IOUs and RECs supporting the state’s industries, farms and homes.View Lifts
Telecommunications Construction & Maintenance in Arkansas
Arkansas has nearly a dozen telecommunications providers, but not all of them service and maintain the physical plant of the telecommunications network. Aerial lifts that are built specifically for telecommunications fleet work are constantly in use in Arkansas, where a number of telecommunications provides compete over market share. Quality uninterrupted data is essential for the smooth operation of businesses and the comfort and convenience of consumers. Versalift van-mounted aerial lifts support telecommunications fleets with the lightest weight and greatest payload capacity equipment in its peer group.
Reach out to your Versalift Southwest Sales Representative for more information on vehicle mounted aerial lifts for the telecommunications industry.
Telecommunications Providers in Arkansas:
Aerial lifts are used by several telecommunications providers. Some of the largest providers of telecommunications service in Alabama include:
- Sage Telecom
- Ritter Communications
- TDS Telecom
- Level 3 Communications
- Comtech 21
With a population of approximately three million, Arkansas is home to some of the most recognizable retail brands in the United States, including Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club and Dillards. The state has a diverse geography, studded with beautiful features, including mountains, rivers, valleys, forests, lakes, and bayous. Popular tourist destinations in Arkansas include Magic Springs, the Clinton Presidential Center and Hot springs Mountain Tower. Regularly visited public parks include Hot Springs National Park, the Crater of Diamonds State Park and Garvan Woodland Gardens. Little Rock is the Capital of Arkansas and the largest city in the state. With a population of 200,000, Little Rock is the government, economic and cultural hub of the state. Located on the Oklahoma border, Fort Smith is the second largest city in Arkansas, and is home to a major energy energy equipment manufacturer, regional hospital and University. Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas, the city’s largest employer, and is located near to Bentonville, the home of Wal-Mart.
Notes on Aerial Lift Safety from the United States Department of Labor
Arkansas Aerial Lift Safety
Aerial Lift Safety in Arkansas is strictly enforced through the state. Recent changes to national safety recommendations have highlighted the importance of regular inspections and clearly written safety warnings as they relate to operator safety. Most US states defer to OSHA requirements, and Arkansas is no exception.
Aerial Lifts and their applications for Forestry in Arkansas
Forestry is not a major economic driver in Arkansas, but forestry aerial lifts are used to protect public lands by the Arkansas Forestry Commission, whose mission is to ‘protect Arkansas’s forests, and those who enjoy them, from wildland fire and natural hazards while promoting rural and urban forest health, stewardship, development and conservation for all generations of Arkansans’ Private organizations that use forestry aerial lifts include electric distribution maintenance companies and telecommunications services who need to clear space for aerial plant.
Aerial lifts for Bridge Inspection in Arkansas
Bridge inspection equipment in Arkansas is an important part of public safety. Because the state is dotted with bayous, lakes and other bodies of water, bridges make mobility possible. According to the Bridges Division of the Arkansas DOT, the state is responsible for reporting upon the structural integrity and safety of more than 13,000 bridges. Additionally, more than 60 bridges are designed for Arkansas roadways each year. Bridge inspection is a crucial task that must be performed at least once every two years, and as a result, the state DOT, outsourced engineering firms and other companies that perform bridge inspections must be well-equipped for their work. Aspen Aerials is the North American market leader for innovative and durable bridge inspection equipment. Learn more about Aspen Aerials at https://aspenaerials.com