Signage Installation in Hard-to-Reach Spaces with Alpha Platforms Boom lift 250ft

Signage Installation in Hard-to-Reach Spaces

Case Study:

How to attach two large logos and 40 sign letters to an inaccessible roof in just one day

What was the challenge?

Our repeat client, a nationwide signage manufacturing and installation company, works with us every month. They needed to place two large building signs on two opposite walls just under the roof of the new five-story Hackensack Meridian Health building in Paramus, NJ.

The challenge was that a 40-feet-wide artificial pool was located just below one side of the building, leaving no space to park a lift. In addition, JLGs don’t have the required side reach or basket capacity to fit the large load of three workers with the necessary tools and materials.

On the other side of the building’s fifth floor, the branches of mature trees left no space in which to squeeze a lift without breaking the branches and injuring the workers in the lift.

Unfortunately, the flat roof prevented the client from installing hanging baskets and the building did not have a Building Maintenance Unit (BMU) but rather typical HVAC installations everywhere. Thus, installing a roof-based solution just for this project was cost-prohibitive.

What was the solution?

Crew in the Man Basket during the Signage Installation in Hard-to-Reach Spaces
The client contacted Apha Platforms for yet another project, as they rely on our extreme side reach capabilities, up-and-over reach capabilities, safety, and large-size man baskets to accelerate the work and install building signs at heights quicker.
Alpha Platforms dispatched its A-250, a 250-foot-tall boom lift, capable of 135 feet of side reach. Operated rentals included a full-time, IPAF-certified, experienced lift operator and a traffic management associate. The client did not require a street permit as the location was on a privately-owned parking lot.
The specs of our state-of-the-art A-250 lift:

What was the outcome?

Alpha Platforms completed its quick setup prior to the client team’s arrival. Upon arrival, three technicians loaded their materials, signage, and tools into the 12-foot basket capable of lifting 1,322 lbs. They worked in concert with two-three workers on the roof attaching the sign letters one by one.

As a result, installing hard-to-reach building signs made of 40 large letters and two large logos took just one day of work, significantly faster than with any conventional height access methods with the same number of employees.

Our precise German-made lifts have become the height access method of choice for those who try them, as they combine unmatched productivity, safety, and reach.
Notable 250 Foot Boom Lift Capabilities
  • 12-foot extra large cage
  • 1,322 lbs lifting capacity for crew, equipment, and materials
  • Cage rotation 2 x 200°
  • Side reach up to 130 feet
  • Unique "under and up" or "up and over and back" access
  • Smooth controlled motions to move close to and around glass and fragile structures
  • Jib length 60’

Alpha Platforms has helped hundreds of teams like yours

Customer Testimonials
from Case Studies

Brian Rosado Hernández
The Telecom Company Foreman

Excellent service, arriving on time every day, responsible with the load limit, very attentive to the lubrication and controls of the crane.

Ryan Hughes

I had an emergency project on a 140' high voltage tower and needed Alpha Platforms next day. They were so helpful and expedient walking me through the entire process so I was comfortable with the deal. They showed up to my site next day and cut about 2 days off of the project due to the safety, speed and efficiency of their lift and operators. I'll never rent or hire another lift company. I would recommend Alpha platforms for all your high reach needs.

Elizabeth Radlbeck

Jon told me that it was a pleasure to work with Alpha Platforms, the crew was skilled and helpful, the equipment was top notch. Our installers appreciated the security of the platform vs working off of a swing stage, it made their job easier and more efficient. From first meeting thru to the end of the work day everything ran as smoothly as it could. City Sign Service, Inc. will definitely be partnering with Alpha Platforms on future projects

Byron Nivelo

We had an exceptional experience with Alpha! They are professionals, great operator team. Overall reliable, recommended will certainly return for my future needs hands down.

Nick Muhlon

My company used alpha lifts to clean a 14 floor building and they were great. Very accommodating, always on time, and will work with you to get the job done safe and sound. The lifts they provide are state of the art and can pretty much reach any low rise building under 250 feet. I’d recommend them to anyone doing window cleaning or facade cleaning, or anything king of height access work!

Mike P.
Building restoration services family business owner

We wanted to give it a try and see what this boom truck could do. We loved the idea of a wide basket that could reach up to 30 feet and get to the brick wall over the roof. The main reason we loved the truck was how it maneuvered the boom to lower the bricks inside a dumpster, which was located behind the truck. It saved us at least one extra day of work. It all went great.

Joseph A.
Head stone mason, national cathedral

The project was performed successfully, and we were really glad to have contactless means of reaching the building, as we all know that pipe scaffold might damage the structure, in this case, very very sensitive.

Jason A.
Director of operations, family-owned regional electrical services provider

Alpha has the most efficient and leanest site setup time I’ve ever seen. My brother, who is the top climber of our group, first struggled to understand how this cage could go around the tower better than the crane - and when it did the whole 360°, he became a believer. Also, each laborer said how incredibly safe they felt - very different from the small crane basket. We were able to secure and push back the panels in place without the basket ever moving.

Justin N.

That is a fine piece of equipment! And the competent, professional group that goes along with it is just the cherry on top. I really appreciate everything. I'm sure we'll be able to use Alpha again in the future as we get these opportunities. In fact, it will only help our business knowing we have a safe, reliable solution to these over 50‘ height challenges.

Thomas Inciarte
Telecom Company Representative

Excellent team working with us, always willing to do anything for the best

The Signage Company Owner

It was a pleasure to work with Alpha Platforms, the crew was skilled and helpful, the equipment was top-notch. Our installers appreciated the security of the platform vs working off of a swing stage, it made their job easier and more efficient. From the first meeting thru to the end of the work day everything ran as smoothly as it could. We will definitely be partnering with Alpha Platforms on future projects. Thank you for your help!

Have a tough height
access project
need help with?
Thank you!
We received
your request
Our Team will be in touch
as soon as possible