Category: General

Feroze Vazifdar’s New Adventures

After 41 years of dedicated employment at Liftech, and providing valuable service to our engineering profession, Feroze Vazifdar has announced his retirement from Liftech at the end of July to pursue other interests. Feroze made significant contributions to Liftech’s work in the crane industry over many years, participating on numerous crane procurement, modification, and repair projects worldwide. After leaving Liftech…

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Oakland’s Love Affair

Oakland’s unique crane-lined horizon on the east side of the San Francisco Bay has become a part of our cultural identity. Oakland loves its container cranes. This love is reflected in our art, our business logos, and even our clothing. See the links below. Art: Etsy Flickr Mazzarello Media & Arts Business: Urban Legend Cellars Clothes: Oaklandish Beast Oakland Café…

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Liftech Welcomes Back Simo Hoite!

On January 22, Simo returned to his home at Liftech after 13 years of other experiences in the container crane and heavy lift industries. From 1992 to 2000, Simo worked at Liftech on crane design and crane modifications and managed our Port of Oakland Berths 57/58 wharf design project.  Wanting to return to Denmark where he grew up, he left…

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Congratulations Anna Dix!

Liftech is pleased to congratulate its newest structural engineer, Anna Dix.  A member of the Liftech team since 2005, Anna received her California structural engineer license on June 21, 2012. Anna holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.  In 2009, she received the American…

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South San Francisco Ferry Terminal Opens

Liftech engineers participated in the opening ceremony for the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) South San Francisco Ferry Terminal at Oyster Point.  The new San Francisco Bay Ferry services will operate between South San Francisco, Alameda, and Oakland. Liftech, as a consultant for Manson Construction Company, designed the terminal’s gangway, float, and dolphins. The Manson-Liftech team began work on the…

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Congratulations Leah Olson!

Leah Olson, a Liftech structural designer, received her California civil engineer license in December 2011.  Leah has participated in the design, analysis, and modification of container cranes, wharf structures, and other rigging structures. She holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of California,…

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Liftech Welcomes Three New Owners

Liftech is a 100% employee-owned company founded in 1964.  As part of our ongoing ownership transition plan, Liftech continues to expand ownership to a next generation of engineers and professionals ensuring a continuity of innovative and quality service to our clients into the future. OWNERS: Michael Jordan · Arun Bhimani ·  Feroze Vazifdar  ·  Catherine Morris Erik Soderberg  ·  Jonathan Hsieh …

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Liftech Hosts Stuttgart University

Liftech hosted 35 engineering students from Stuttgart University in Germany on October 12, 2010.   The students toured the Bay Area’s unique structures and various construction sites giving the students an introduction to a wide-range of civil engineering topics.  Their tour included trips to the Golden Gate Bridge, the construction sites of the new Caldecott Tunnel and the new East Bay span…

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Liftech Softball Season Recap

Our 2010 softball team set Liftech records for wins and winning percentage!  This was the first season in which we finished 0.500.  We finished 4-4 and took third in our league.  We also beat the eventual division champion (Parsons) in our next to last game to give them their first loss of the season.  Overall, our defense struggled at times,…

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