Climbing the Sheetz Ladder

Retailer installing LadderTech systems

ALTOONA, Pa. -- Sheetz Inc. has selected LadderTech LLC's LadderPort Ladder Receiver and Cranky Portable Winch system for installation at its convenience stores, LadderTech has announced. The LadderPort Ladder Receiver is designed to help keep their maintenance technicians and outside contractor's safe and injury free when roof access is required, the manufacturer said.

"Sheetz is repeatedly ranked as one of the 'Best Places to Work'," said Michele Oras, operations manager for LadderTech (see related story in this issue of CSP Daily News), "which is not surprising given their commitment to safety. LadderTech is proud to be associated with them."

LadderPort Ladder Receiver, a less-expensive, safer alternative to permanently mounted vertical ladders, permanently mounts to the building and holds an extension ladder firmly in place, keeping the ladder from falling, even on icy surfaces, the company said. Since the extension ladder is removed when the LadderPort Ladder Receiver is not in use, vandals and thieves lose the easy roof access available when a permanent mount ladder is installed.

The Cranky Portable winch system lifts items weighing up to 300 lbs. on and off the roof, the company said, reducing back and other types of employee injuries often associated with lifting. It slips on and off the building's permanently mounted support post, allowing service technicians to carry it from job to job or attach it to the Cranky Truck Mount Assembly.

Founded in 2004, LadderTech manufactures a full line of ladder safety products including Roof Hatch Safety Grab Bars, LadderPort Ladder Receiver, Parapet Back Ladder System and Cranky Portable Winch system. All LadderTech products are designed and manufactured in Brighton, Mich.

Altoona, Pa.-based Sheetz operates 406 c-stores in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia.