2011-06-02 / Local & State

JLG Donates New LiftPod To FCMC


Pictured, left: Randy Marzicola, director, Channel Development, JLG Industries; Patrick Kelso, FCMC Maintenance employee; and Michael Chilcote, director, FCMC Maintenance, use the LiftPod outside of the gift shop that is under construction at Fulton County Medical Center. The gift shop is slated to open this summer. Pictured, left: Randy Marzicola, director, Channel Development, JLG Industries; Patrick Kelso, FCMC Maintenance employee; and Michael Chilcote, director, FCMC Maintenance, use the LiftPod outside of the gift shop that is under construction at Fulton County Medical Center. The gift shop is slated to open this summer. JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, presented Fulton County Medical Center with a Lift- Pod ® Personal and Portable Lift. This new lift will assist the maintenance department in maintaining its new facility for years to come.

Under construction right now at the hospital is a new gift shop. This new lift will be used in place of ladders, therefore making it safer for maintenance employees. The FS60 is the newest addition to the LiftPod® line of aerial work platforms, which combines the portability of a ladder with the stability of a work platform. The unit’s 30-inch base enables operators to move the LiftPod® through doorways without having to take it apart.

“We listened to our customers and developed the FS60 in response to their requests for a model that can fit through doorways and under eight-foot ceilings,” said Randy Marzicola, director – channel development, JLG Industries.

“We also added casters to the back wheels, which further improves the mobility and portability of the lift, while increasing efficiency for our customers.”

With an enclosed platform, 12-foot working height and six-foot standing height, the FS60 LiftPod® allows workers to move handsfree in a 360- degree range of motion. The LiftPod® is powered by a power pack or by an 18-volt drill. It has an attachable work tray that holds up to 33 pounds of tools and materials and has a 330-pound-rated total capacity.

Michael Chilcote, director of maintenance and security at FCMC, said “We have been using the donated Lift- Pod® for a few weeks now, and it creates a much safer environment than using a ladder. We have begun construction on the new gift shop slated to open this summer and the LiftPod® has been a great tool to have. We appreciate JLG’s donation.”

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