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The buoyancy of the economy in Ireland has prompted industrial overhead crane and hoist specialist, Street Crane Company, to appoint their first directly employed sales manger to cover the whole of Ireland. Stephen Hirst, a lifting engineer with 20 years mechanical handling experience, took up the post in September.

“With so much development taking place, both north and south, this is a huge opportunity. I look forward to meeting existing and new Street Crane users and developing the overhead crane and hoists business in Ireland,” Stephen enthused.

Stephen’s hands-on experience includes a period working offshore with a rope-access team doing non-destructive structural inspection. He holds level five registration with the Lifting Engineering Equipment Association (LEEA), this qualifies him to inspect powered hoists and beams. In addition, he has NEBOSH certified health and safety qualifications.

Stephen is based in Antrim with his wife and two daughters where he has good access to the M1/N1 and the rest of the motorway network. In his spare time Stephen is keen on cycling, Rugby and squash.

More information:

Gus Zona, Tel. +44 (0)1298 812456 Fax. +44 (0)1298 814 945
Street Crane Company, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak, SK23 0PH, UK
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Note for Editors:

Street Crane Company is the UK's largest manufacturer of electric overhead travelling cranes (EOTCs) and a major exporter of hoists, components and controls to crane makers in overseas markets.

Cranes and hoists are available up to 200 tonnes safe working load. Single and double girder gantry, semi Goliath and Goliath cranes are produced. Special cranes and automated crane controls can be engineered to cope with unusual site conditions or load handling and lifting requirements.

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