Congratulations Lu Yan!

Lu Yan, a Liftech project engineer, received her California civil engineer license June 1, 2017. She holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and master’s degree in structural engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. During her two years with Liftech, Lu has participated in structural analysis, design review, and feasibility studies of container cranes…

Fatigue Cracks on Container Cranes

Liftech is the pioneer of structural maintenance programs for container cranes and has been advocating the importance of performing structural maintenance for decades. Simo Hoite and Mike Jordan of Liftech Consultants Inc. worked with other Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) members to develop a new PEMA information paper on the structural examination of container handling…

Liftech Consultants has a New President

Liftech is pleased to announce Erik Soderberg as President of Liftech effective March 1.  Erik has over 20 years of engineering and management experience and will lead Liftech’s design professionals and managers. Arun Bhimani, who has been with Liftech for 45 years, is now Chairman of the Board.  Arun will continue managing and designing projects…

Opening of Liftech Shanghai Office

Alex Huang

Liftech Consultants is pleased to announce the opening of Liftech Shanghai Co., Ltd. in China in December 2014. Liftech USA will remain in Oakland, California, where it has been for 50 years. Alex Huang will manage the Liftech Shanghai office. Alex has 10 years of experience in the design of container cranes with ZPMC and…

Liftech Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Family Day on the Bay

Narrator Erik Soderberg and Port of Oakland

As part of Liftech’s 50th anniversary celebration, Liftech treated its employees and their families to a boat cruise on San Francisco Bay aboard the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac, thanking the employees for their hard work and the family members for their support. This was a perfect opportunity to honor Liftech’s founder, Mike Jordan, for starting…

Liftech Employees Compete in Company Bridge Challenge

Liftech engineers have volunteered for several years at local Bay Area schools as part of Engineers Alliance for the Arts (EAA) student impact project. This project involves visiting classrooms to teach students about basic engineering mechanics and design considerations for bridges. Prompted by his passion for volunteering with EAA, Liftech engineer Derrick Lind held a…