UK-based Lift-Turn-Move (LTM) announces an expansion in their hoist testing facilities as well as a new addition to their workshop team and an apprenticeship opportunity.

Lee Culff is the latest person to join the Lift-Turn Move team, joining Dave Ward, Alan Wood, and John Jones in the busy and expanding workshop. Culff’s lift servicing background is an ideal qualification for the work he will be doing at LTM which includes preparing and testing Lodestars.

LTM is also looking for its first apprentice. “It’s proved consistently difficult recruiting staff locally,” explains John Jones. LTM is spending the next month searching for and interviewing young people with the right attributes, work ethic and attitude to get on in the fast-moving environs of the production industry.

LTM has also expanded its hoist testing facilities to deal with the large volume of work it is now experiencing. A test assembly for hand chain equipment has been purchased and installed, LTM’s second test rig. All hoists leaving the premises have to be fully tested and issued a UK-accepted Certificate of Inspection & Test, and the new rest rig will make that operation quicker, easier and more efficient.

The first LTM Motors Schools kick off in October. Jones was one of the first industry individuals to start promoting this invaluable training and product awareness initiative. Earlier this year LTM moved premises to a larger unit which afforded the space to start staging the schools.

LTM has also just launched a new range of weatherized covers for Lodestar motors. The Velcro-type enclosure allows the cover to be fitted around the motor very tightly to the chain, preventing the vast majority of water from getting near the hoist. Covers are available for all sizes of Lodestars, which also feature an embroidery option for client logos.