Welcome Gregg Nichols to the Riggs Team!

We’d like to welcome Gregg Nichols to our staff. Gregg has a combined 28 years in Industrial Distribution & Manufacturing Operations and Sales.

Gregg Nichols

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

His prior experience includes 5 years with Perfection Rubber (operations manager and sales), 18 years with MSC / Dolin Supply (team leader and outside sales) and 4 years with American producers (outside and industrial sales)

The business segments he previously focused on included:

  • Coal
  • Construction
  • Chemical
  • Manufacturing
  • Petroleum
  • Power Generation
  • Steel Production
Gregg and Brent Inspect a New Platform

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gregg’s areas of expertise include:

  • Hydraulic Hoses, Tubes and Fittings
  • Metal working – Machining – Hole Making
  • Material Handling (lifting and rigging)
  • Pipes, Valves & Fittings
  • Safety

Gregg has jumped right in and got off to a strong start. His outgoing personality and years of knowledge have been a perfect fit here at Riggs. Call him for a visit to your facility and see why he’s an invaluable asset to our team!

Is Your Scaffold System OSHA Compliant?

Ladder on Scaffold by George Hoden

Do you use long term scaffolding in place of permanent platforms? Are they stable, secure and up to the new OSHA regulations? Are you still renting your scaffolding and paying for it month after month?

FALL PROTECTION & SCAFFOLDING VIOLATIONS

remain among OSHA’s most frequently cited standard violations.*

 

 

OSHA violations are now subject to higher penalties,

this signals a 78% increase in penalty amounts.*

 

Convert your temporary, unstable scaffolding to a sturdy, permanent structure. No more rentals, no more repairs, no more guard rails that are dangerously low and above all, avoid the fear of those outrageous OSHA fines.

A Riggs Machine representative will review your current needs and outline the best options for your facility. We even offer 3D renders of the unit before construction begins so you can visualize the actual unit design.

  

Walkways – Handrail – Ladders

Riggs can not only deliver new assemblies for your facility, but update your existing equipment to bring it up to the new standards.

 

 

 

 

 

OSHA – Final Rule to Update General Industry Walking-Working Surface and Fall Protection Standards

OSHA – Top Violations

* bdlaw.com – Notes regarding OSHA penalty increases and violation citation frequency.

Roll Turning

precision cut roll

The Heart of the Steel Plant – the Rolls!
Flat rolls, grooved rolls or custom cuts, if the rolls aren’t to spec, the final product won’t be either.
Not only do bad rolls produce bad products, they can be dangerous to your facility.

roll dwg

A Pioneer in CNC Roll Turning
Riggs was one of the first shops to use CNC lathes to dress passes in rolls.
This is far superior to the old plunge cutting method. CNC pass cutting gives exacting tolerances and an exceptional finish.

cnc roll turning  cnc roll cutter

Roll Dressing
Work roll turning, with or without the chocks. Another convenience Riggs offers. Local pickup and delivery is also available.

finished roll set

Coal and Coke Facility Repairs

clinker grinder

Rebuilds and Overhauls
After years of hard service your equipment will need an overhaul. Riggs will tear down your worn machinery and rebuild it from the ground up.

Using the newest components and most modern techniques, they might run better than they have in years!

ash gate

Minimal Downtime – Fast Turnaround
Though coal and coke can be hard on your equipment, Riggs’ employees work even harder to get your machinery back on-line and keeping you operating.

component breakdown

Better Components …
A lot has changed since many of these units went into service.
Many components are just made better than the OEMs. Better springs, rings and gaskets mean more reliable equipment.

coal feeder - ready to ship      coal feeder weldment