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The meeting will be held in Montreal, Canada, pictured here.

The Scaffold & Access Industry Association’s (SAIA) annual convention and exposition is set for July 23-26 in Montreal at the historic Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel.

The association will celebrate its 45th year during the event. A number of speakers and experts will present on a range of topics, and training and certification will also be available during the week-long event.

ALH provides a guide to the exhibition hall. Make sure to stop by our stand to pick up extra copies of the July issue which features the Scaffold20.

AAIT / Technocraft Scaffold Distribution

AAIT / Technocraft Scaffold Distribution LLC is a U.S. distribution company of Technocraft Group. Technocraft is a global supplier of premium quality scaffolding equipment and accessories. The company’s products are manufactured with attention to detail to meet or exceed the highest standards set in the scaffolding industry.

Access Innovators

Access Innovators is a specialized source of universal wire rope, wire rope hardware, power cord, electric wiring devices and safety rope for the access industry. These products are provided with aggressive pricing, outstanding quality, unwavering service, guaranteed delivery and year-round inventory.

AGF Access Group Inc.

(Winsafe, Hydro Mobile, Raxtar)

Founded in 1948, the AGF Group has grown and expanded its operations over the years, merging with companies that offer similar products and services. Today, AGF Group includes more than 45 business units located in Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, French West Indies, Kuwait, Peru, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and the U.S. AGF Access combines a complete range of scaffolding and access products.

Allied Insurance Brokers

For almost 30 years, Allied has focused on providing insurance and risk management to the scaffold industry. Let its insurer relationships and expertise help protect your business.

Altrex B.V.

For almost 60 years, Altrex B.V. has been a leading manufacturer of aluminum access equipment, such as aluminum system scaffolding, aluminum mobile towers, aluminum suspended platforms and aluminum stepladders.

Avontus Software Corp.

Avontus Software has launched its new virtual reality app, Scaffold VR, which works in conjunction with its Scaffold Designer software. Scaffold VR provides a walk-through of Scaffold Designer-created designs, and it enables users to view and share them in 3D VR.


Avontus offers 3D scaffold design software, pictured here.

Bee Access Products

Founded in 1996, Bee Access Products specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of temporary and permanent suspended scaffolding equipment such as hoists, powered platforms, accessories, davits, tieback hooks, rigging and safety equipment. At the headquarter located in West Palm Beach, FL, the Bee Team works together to provide the best products and service in the industry. The company slogan is “Innovation at Elevation” and is true to the Bee Access culture. The company collaborates to provide custom suspended access applications to fit its customers’ needs.

Beta Max Inc.

Beta Max offers a number of solutions, including portable hoists, maxial scaffolding hoists and rack and pinion hoists. Beta Max Hoist is committed to providing superior quality products with exceptional service and technical support. It is the policy of the company to work with its customers to create safe and reliable hoist systems that will increase productivity and worker safety.


Century Elevators, located in Houston, is an industrial elevator company, providing rack and pinion personnel elevators, material hoists and platforms.

BilJax by Haulotte Group

BilJax scaffold is manufactured exclusively in the U.S. and is tested to meet or exceed all applicable standards for load capacity, yield and tensile strength. The scaffold is warranted against defects and will provide years of maintenance-free service, ensuring a return on investment that ranks among the highest in the rental industry. With more 6,000 frame and accessory options, BilJax provides the rental solution for nearly every application.

Century Elevators

Century Elevators, located in Houston, is an industrial elevator company, providing rack and pinion personnel elevators, material hoists and platforms. The company offers a complete line of lifting solutions for permanent and temporary installations, including industrial environments, commercial construction and special projects. GEDA, GmbH manufactures the technologically advanced elevators sold by Century Elevators.

Chutes International

Chutes International started with heavy-duty steel chutes, then added durable plastic chutes to the mix a few years later. The company then moved into internal chutes, compactors, service, odor control and more.

DH Charles Engineering

D.H. Charles Engineering has been providing engineering, drafting and consulting services to the scaffold industry for more than 20 years. With PE-licenses in all 50 states and many Canadian provinces, D.H. Charles can assist projects regardless of geographic location. Areas of expertise include access scaffolding, structural shoring, falsework, formwork, reshore, bridge access, wall bracing, containment systems, special event structures and more.

DH Glabe & Associates

The mission of DH Glabe & Associates is to ensure safety in construction and general industry by providing clients with expert engineering, training and consultation services.

Direct Scaffold Supply

DSS offers a variety of complete scaffolding systems and accessory parts. The company also has the manufacturing capacity to meet customer requirements in a timely fashion.


Geda has been manufacturing industrial and construction elevators and material lifts since 1929.

Eagle Industries

Eagle Industries is a source for industrial and construction jobsite enclosures and containment. The company provides specialty tarps, debris netting, scaffold netting, shrink wrap, safety nets, reinforced poly, privacy fence screen, concrete curing blankets, containment tarps and a range of jobsite building enclosures.

ESL Power Systems Inc.

Since its inception in the early 1990s, ESL Power Systems, Inc. has emerged as an innovative leader in the design and manufacturing of safety-interlock electrical solutions.

Etobicoke Ironworks

Etobicoke Ironworks Limited started as a miscellaneous ironwork company in the city of Etobicoke in 1955. Over the years the company grew and structural steel was added to the product mix, followed by scaffolding. The company now offers scaffolding systems, shoring systems, forming systems plus more.


FallTech provides fall protection for a number of various jobsites and applications.

Fraco Products Ltd.

Established in 1991, Fraco is a Canadian manufacturer of mast guided access equipment. Its range of products includes work platforms, construction elevators, industrial lifts, material only hoists and transport platforms.


Geda has been manufacturing industrial and construction elevators and material lifts since 1929. Its rack and pinion elevators, transport platforms and hoists have been engineered and manufactured to meet stringent safety requirements. The company’s diverse product range applies to four major areas of the industrial and construction elevator sector: temporary installations, permanent installations, special products and industrial elevator service.

Indian Mill Construction Supply LLC

The mission of Indian Mill for almost two decades has been to advance and refine the techniques for producing superior scaffold plank and the tools needed for plank testing, sealing, and ensuring jobsite safety.

JRS Industries Inc.

JRS Industries is a distributer of JRS Ring System (ringlock), JRS lock system (cuplock), frames and related accessories. The company’s scaffolds can be used for residential, industrial, construction, refineries and power plants.

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Fraco Products, which will be on show, is currently involved in the fabrication of the footing and initial pier section combinations of the New Champlain Bridge, pictured here. 

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Access, Lift & Handlers magazine

ALH magazine is the industry’s source for aerial work platform, telehandler and scaffold-related news. The magazine’s 13,000 readers include a vast swath of North America’s rental companies and contractors. From giant corporations to mom and pop shops, ALH reaches the major players and everyone in between. Look to this magazine for news, views, features, market analysis and more.

Layher Inc.

Layher is a producer of modular scaffolding systems. As the originator of the Allround System Scaffold and the SpeedyScaf, Layher has continued to pace the industry with product development and engineering advances for more than 60 years. Layher provides Allround System scaffold, SpeedyScaf frame scaffold, roofing, hoardings and protective systems as well as the engineering for Layher products.

McCausey Specialty Products

Over the years, McCausey Lumber Company’s customer base and product line broadened immensely. The company continues to be a stocking distributor of various specialty wood products and composite materials. The company represents several foreign and domestic producers, and have the unique ability to source and supply hard-to-find materials for clients with special requirements.

Metaltech Omega Inc.

Metaltech-Omega is a Canadian company that aims to bring the market products that are safe, innovative and easy to use. The products and company are marketed through its distribution channels, retail, rental and industrial distributors.

Miller Fall Protection by Honeywell

Honeywell Miller offers fall protection products and services for people working in environments where safety is the main priority.

Nihon Bisoh Co. Ltd.

Nihon Bisoh is a manufacturer, scaffold supplier and exterior renovator.

Nu-era Scaffold

Nu-era is a proud, active member of the Scaffold Industry Association of Canada and currently holds a director role within the Ontario Chapter. The company provides frame and systems scaffold, access stair towers, platform and decking, ladders and portable fencing.

Power Climber

Power Climber, a division of SafeWorks, has been engineering and manufacturing hoists, platforms, rigging equipment, safety gear and accessories for the suspended access industry since 1972. With facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia, Power Climber is a manufacturer and distributor of suspended access solutions.

RBN & Associates

RBN & Associates provides insurance coverage across a spectrum of industries.

RedBuilt LLC

RedBuilt is a manufacturer of engineered wood products for the commercial and industrial market. The company offers a complete line of products for scaffolding and concrete forming, including RedPlank LVL Scaffold Planks, RedForm LVL Form Beams, and RedForm I-Joists.

ReechCraft Inc.

ReechCraft’s access product development puts particular emphasis on portability, ease of set up and tear down. The company strives to minimize the cost and assembly time so customers can use time working instead of setting up.



TUTUS will showcase its latest aerial lift safety solution - DOPS (Dropped Object Prevention Solutions), pictured here.

The Scaffold & Access Industry Association’s (SAIA) most important asset is its members. The community that makes up the SAIA aims to: Be the unified voice of the scaffold and access industry; Promote safety by developing educational and informational material, conducting educational seminars and training courses and provide audio-visual programs and codes of sage practices and other training and safety aids; Work with state, federal and other agencies in developing more effective safety standards; Reduce accidents, thereby reducing insurance cost and; Assist its members to become more efficient and profitable in their businesses.

Sky Climber LLC

Sky Climber has been designing, engineering and manufacturing suspended access equipment such as hoists, rigging solutions, and modular work platforms for more than 50 years.

StarrForest Inc.

StarrForest is an importer and distributor of custom wood products. Since its beginnings in 2004, the company has built lasting relationships with its suppliers, enabling it to offer customers a personalized service and a diverse range of products to meet their needs.

Stepup Scaffold

Stepup Scaffold, a division of Sunshine Enterprises, started in 1998 and became one of the largest importers and manufacturers of scaffolding and access equipment in the North American market. Throughout the years, Stepup Scaffold has continued to diversify product lines and capabilities to meet the needs of customers and industries.

Strong Man Safety Products Corp.

Strong Man Building Products are suppliers of fire retardant and non-fire retardant debris nettings and enclosure fabrics and the accessories used for those products.

Superchute Ltd.

Superchute offers a number of chute solutions. The company also provides netting forms and guardrails.

Thiel Scaffolding Canada Inc.

Van Thiel United was founded in 1847 in Beek en Donk, the Netherlands. Starting of as a manufacturer of fastening materials and other products manufactured from steel wire, in the mid 1950s a scaffolding coupler was invented. This is currently known as the Thiel wedge coupler. Starting off with the sale of the coupler the product range of scaffolding materials expanded over the years, and with the development of the tube-lock concept among others, van Thiel United can provide a full range of products to support traditional scaffolding.

TOPS Scaffold and Shoring

Supply Ltd.

TOPS Scaffold and Shoring Supply has designed and implemented the highest quality steel and aluminum scaffold, shoring and custom access platforms for today’s industry and tomorrow’s innovation. At TOPS, the company places priority on continued innovation, quality, and safety, as well as providing excellent customer services to enable them to have a leading edge within the industry. TOPS aims to succeed in developing the right solution for every project, being cost-effective with timely delivery.


Tractel provides suspended working platforms, fall arrest safety equipment, load measurement material handling and lifting equipment in more than 120 countries through a network of more than 8,000 industrial distributors. Tractel has become an industry standard for quality, reliability and safety with the introduction of products like our Griphoist, TIRAK, MINIFOR hoists, our electronic load indicator DYNAFOR and a complete range of fall safety equipment.

Tutus LLC

TUTUS is the company behind Dropped Object Prevention Solutions (DOPS) which provide an extended level of protection to lift platforms by containing tools and material within the platform using a strong durable mesh barrier.

Universal Manufacturing

Universal Manufacturing Company, based in Zelienople, PA, will provide literature on its standard products including Universal Systems Scaffolding and accessories. The company will be discussing its value-added engineering capabilities providing customers with engineered access design along with custom fabrication of components to meet all challenging access requirements.


ALH August-September 2020

Access Lift & Handlers - August-September 2020

Included in this sisue: 

    Zoomlion North America will debut boom and scissor lifts for the North American market this year. Lindsey Anderson speaks with the company.
    For once, some good news: the rotating telehandler market across North America remains stable. Lindsey Anderson looks into the industry.
    Proper battery management and maintenance can decrease fleet costs and elongate battery life. ALH covers the best practices to keep machines running
    The specialty access industry provides endusers with everything from air-powered scissor lifts to 3-foot-wide bridge inspection units. ALH reports.
  • TIRES 
    With the new ANSI standards now in place, tires on boom lifts and roughterrain scissors will see some major changes. ALH reports.
    The Scaffold & Access Industry Association’s Annual Convention & Exposition will be held virtually this year. Read our guide for more.


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