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Wagstaff Crane and RedList lifts heavy industry with cutting edge tech

Wagstaff Crane and RedList lifts heavy industry with cutting edge tech

Founded in the heart of Utah’s Silicon Slopes, RedList stands as a tribute to the fusion of heavy equipment and software that intersects today’s construction and manufacturing companies.

“A lot of people ask us why we aren’t chasing sexier industries, but really, what’s more exciting than building the tech that builds the world,” said John Keller, president of RedList.

“We joke around that it may take a village to raise a child, but it takes a lot of people and machines to raise a village. 

“Building software that services a broad range of medium and heavy equipment industries is a big undertaking and RedList has worked with other innovative heavy equipment companies, like Wagstaff Crane, it’s Utah neighbour, to do just that.”

The Wagstaff leadership team has invested years of time and significant financial resources into developing its own technology and finding best-in-class systems to integrate into their management platforms.

These efforts led Wagstaff Crane to collaborate with RedList to develop the type of tools that help heavy equipment operators and their back office counterparts improve efficiency and scale without sacrificing any of the critical safety protocols vital to their business.

“Our customers depend on us to keep their workplace environments safe and organised,” said Ron Wagstaff, CEO of Wagstaff Crane.

“Our safety record becomes part of the history of the customers we service and so we go through great lengths to ensure that we are compliant and properly record all of our safety behaviours.”

Because of this, Wagstaff worked with RedList’s software to digitise every safety form and provide workers and management full transparency to view those completed forms.

“A lot of people don’t realise the impact that compliance with safety forms can actually have on their business,” said Dallen Davenport, client services manager at RedList.

“Workers are more aware of company initiatives, support staff are better able to catch potential safety and equipment hazards well before they happen, and productivity and profitability dramatically increase.”

Safety is only the beginning, as the Internet of Things (IoT) picks up pace in other industries, Wagstaff recognises the need to be ready for IoT in the crane industry.

“In the next 10-20 years, I am confident we’ll see sensors integrated into all of our equipment and the equipment we’re lifting,” Wagstaff said.

“We need a platform to integrate all of this data and tie it into our best practices so management can leverage it for the benefit of our customers.

“That’s why we started using RedList – we need to prepare now, for the future that we know is coming.”