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 Art Gallery Exhibition

February 2015 

On the morning of January 22nd in the community of Inglewood, just outside of downtown Calgary, our Wingenback Calgary crew organized and lifted an art piece into the 4th floor of contemporary art gallery Esker Foundation for its upcoming exhibition Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America opening on February 1st.

There was a team from Global Calgary and the Calgary Herald there to film the lift and interview crew members & spectators giving Wingenback an excellent opportunity for media coverage in our 40th year anniversary.  It even gave employees the opportunity to give their thoughts on what the intention of the piece was – and as knowledgeable experts they were happy to comment.

 To see if the crews comments on art ‘made the cut’ watch Calgary’s Global newsfeed at the below link. 








Chandelier Installation 2015

In August of 2013 Wingenback was approached by a world renowned Toronto Artist duo with the question; what will it take to erect and hoist one of the largest steel sculpture chandeliers in North America at one of Canada’s largest shopping centers, in the center court. They required a quick turnaround for pricing and hoisting methods on a very difficult task to secure their proposal.

Wingenback crews did a walkthrough of the site, reviewed the conceptual drawing and came up with an engineered rigging methodology and pricing within five business days. Over the next 18 months, there were many meetings with the mall property management engineers and the Artists. On January 11,2015, at 8:00pm the Setup began. Over the next 5 nights the crew of six brought in the pieces to be assembled once assembly was complete, the chandelier was hoisted into the final position and all connection points inspected, signed off by the engineer on-site. On the sixth night the crew cleaned up and removed all equipment.

Through our crew’s expert experience and planning we were able to complete the job one day ahead of schedule and on budget.

Click the below link for a video of the hoisting.






Spiral Oven Installation Toronto

Wingenback Inc. Toronto was engaged by a client to provide a turnkey solution to transport, provide storage, install and assemble a large spiral oven - a unique piece of industrial equipment weighing over 60 tonnes.

The task required planning the transportation from Port of Montreal to Wingenback Inc. Toronto, including permits and pilot cars for the over dimensional wide loads, once the machine arrived at our location in Toronto it was then successfully offload with a crane and placed inside our warehouse through our 20’x14’ door and stored until the customers location was ready to accommodate their new oven.

We received the call the site was ready we organized street closures crane permits as well as pilot cars and transportation permits all within a tight time frame do to the customers tight timeline.  Once at site the use of a 350 Ton Crane for the delivery and placement of the large oven posed many challenges for our Riggers. As there were trees and other landscaping that was in the way and could not be damaged by the installation. Our crews deliver the oven as well as all peripheral components in two days and spent the next two weeks assembling the oven.

The Wingenback crew, with great determination to always surpass our customers’ expectations, implemented management and technical skills to finish the job on schedule and on budget!