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Canada OTH Pioneer Rigging reaches remote control milestone

May 23, 2023  By Don Horne

Canada OTH Pioneer Rigging has reached the milestone of having 600 remote-controlled LudwigHooks at work just two years after introducing the hooks to North America, with 130 users across a variety of industries including steel erection, wood construction, and ports and terminals using the hooks.

“On average, crews that have implemented LudwigHooks are eliminating 150 hours each year simply by cutting the time it takes to release the load. Based on customer feedback, this translates to $1,900 per week and users typically see a return on the investment in 10 weeks,” said Oliver Gleize, president of OTH Pioneer Rigging. “When I decided to bring the lifting solution to North America in 2021, my business partner and I went on a 10,000-mile tour across the country with a truck and trailer to demonstrate the benefits of using a quick-release hook.”

As two entrepreneurs, Gleize said that they were very proud to have their hooks being used on jobsites across North America.

“We started from nothing just two years ago, but now our goal is to have 10,000 hooks in use by 2030.”


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