Interstate Aerials recently provided Skyjack aerial work platforms to build Amazon’s new 1 million sq. ft. warehouse in Robbinsville, N.J. When completed, the warehouse is expected to create an estimated 1,400 new jobs for central New Jersey and contribute more than $100 million in sales tax to the state, according to The Times of Trenton.
“From a square footage point of view, the Amazon facility is probably the biggest construction job right now in northern New Jersey,” Lange said. “But I didn’t realize how much it may help out the people of New Jersey. If Gov. Christie wants to call to thank me, I’m happy to take that phone call.”
To complete the project, Interstate Aerials used nearly 50 Skyjack machines, of which approximately 20 were purchased just to help build the Amazon warehouse. More than 30 SJ 66T telescopic booms were deployed to handle the bulk of the workload because the SJ 66T can position workers at a working height of 72 ft.) from the ground and has a platform capacity of up to 500 lbs.
Each boom was customized with a 12,000W three-phase generator so welders could help erect the steel frame needed for the new warehouse.
“It’s a really big warehouse,” said Pat Quint, Skyjack’s territory manager for New Jersey. “I’m glad that we were able to help them get it done without any hang ups. They didn’t have any problems at all.”
In addition to Skyjack’s telescopic booms, Interstate Aerials used over a dozen other Skyjack models including the SJ 46AJ articulating boom and a selection of Skyack’s rough terrain scissors.
“We went with Skyjack because of the dependability of Skyjack machines over any of the other manufacturers,” Lange said. “When they’re new, they’re not supposed to break; and with Skyjack they don’t. If I had to buy from any other manufacturer I would have needed to have a full-time mechanic on site. But since buying the Skyjacks I just haven’t had that many breakdowns.”