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Brad Platts

Shop Manager

About Brad

Born in Bonner’s Ferry Idaho, Brad grew up in Libby Montana.

After graduating from Missoula College with a degree in Welding Engineering Technology, Brad began welding at Lifting Technologies in 2001.  Brad was a Lifting Technologies team member for nearly fourteen years before becoming a Welding Instructor at Missoula College.  He taught college Welding courses for 6 years before returning to Lifting Technologies as Shop Manager.

Brad has been a Certified Welding Inspector for over 7 years, and owns Avalon Steel Inspection.  He enjoys being in the forests of northwestern Montana, especially hiking and mountain biking all the incredible trails in the area.

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LiftTech's Capabilities

OSHA Compliant Man Baskets for Cranes

Since that time, Lifting Technologies has evolved into a true custom personnel lifting basket manufacturer for all kinds of platforms in addition to the Premier and Professional series featured in our catalog.

OSHA/ANSI Approved Man Baskets for Forklifts

Lifting Technologies is a custom forklift man basket manufacturer. Our forklift platforms are the standard for safety and come with an OSHA/ANSI compliant certification.

Material Platforms for Forklifts & Cranes

Each Lifting Technologies material-only baskets are custom designed for your specific needs. To meet the highest standards of safety, our material baskets include documentation of a full-proof load test.

Custom Design Service and Engineering

Lifting Technologies offers the ability to have CAD fabrication and approval drawings produced for customers with the additional option of having these stamped by a Professional engineer.