Historic building restricted access to containers
The Cork factory is a decades-old Historical Landmark nestled into Pittsburgh's booming Strip District. The property was one of the first which have been rehabilitated for multifamily living. Due to the early development, for years the lot next door remained vacant, allowing ample space for the hauler's front-end-load truck to pass through the empty lot and line-up to the elevated loading dock.
In 2020 the lot next door is being developed for additional multi-family housing, making it impossible for the hauler to line up for bin retrieval from the loading dock.
The site was immediately impacted by the change to the adjacent property, causing disruption. The property was able to work with the construction team next door to lower/lift the compacted bins from the elevated dock to the sidewalk using a boom fork lift.
- Custom designed folding ramp, powered by an independent winch system
- System fits within the building's existing facade due to the building's historic landmark status
- Requires no heavy lifting by staff
- The bins and ramp are moved up and down by two specially designed winches, preventing worker injury risk and equipment damage to the greatest extent possible