Liftech Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Family Day on the Bay

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 the company and to thank…

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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 company balsa wood bridge competition.…

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Liftech Wins SEAONC Award for Seismic Friction Damper

Liftech received an Award of Merit for Excellence in Structural Engineering from the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) in recognition of our engineering work on the seismic friction damper. Liftech developed a seismic friction damper for four new container cranes for APL Limited at the Port of Los Angeles. The four cranes and their dampers were manufactured by…

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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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Mike Jordan Wins Prestigious Award

We are pleased to announce that ASCE COPRI selected Mike Jordan of Liftech as recipient of the 2014 John G. Moffatt-Frank E. Nichol Harbor and Coastal Engineering Award. Mike was recognized “For significant contributions to the port industry, particularly innovations with container cranes that have revolutionized the shipping industry, for service to the profession, and for his reputation among peers…

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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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Abode Services Thanks Liftech

Abode held a thank you dinner recently for its contributors. Derrick Lind attended on Liftech’s behalf to accept a special award for our contributions and reported it was a humbling and inspiring event. Liftech employees adopt a local charity during the holidays each year as part of our ongoing commitment to our community and selected Abode Services to receive household…

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Derrick Lind Receives Award

At a recent SEAONC dinner meeting, Derrick Lind was awarded the William Kaplan Volunteer of the Year Award for his dedication and hard work with the Engineers Alliance for the Arts (EAA). Derrick has been volunteering with EAA since 2004 and has been instrumental in making key advancements in the curriculum. EAA is a program that seeks to merge arts…

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Liftech Wins Another Award for Float & Gangway Portion of SSF Ferry Terminal Project

Liftech received an Award of Merit for Excellence in Structural Engineering in the Special-Use Category from the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) in recognition of our engineering work on the South San Francisco Ferry Terminal float and gangway.  This is the second award we have won for this project. The award was presented at the Awards Banquet at the…

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