Harken Industrial Part 2: I See The Future Of Rigging Coming Through Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Written By: Lance Piatt

So, I’m over here at Harken Industrial, in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, to come out and take a look at what Harken does. I’m Lance Piatt, I’m owner, founder, and CEO of Rigging Lab Academy. I’ve been in the industry pushing 25 years plus. There has been very little in the way of changes, in terms of mechanical advantage systems. I just feel like we have to much potential as people, as an industry, and in my opinion, we’re way behind. That’s what …. When I come here to Harken, I’m like “Holy cow, this is awesome. We have a lot to learn”.

I down here, hoping to meet with Craig here in a little bit. He’s gonna tear apart a number of different winches.

My goal here is to not just break down and understand how these things work, but why they work.

We’re gonna do a quick demonstration of how the self caller works, and the different version of the self caller that we have.

I started seeing winch work a few years ago through a number of different training organizations, and I thought, “This isn’t gonna work”. I was dead wrong, so that just shifted the whole thing. When I realized you cut from a six or five man team to a two man team, and I’m thinking, “Oh my gosh, this is fun. This is awesome”. And, currently, right now, that’s taboo, you don’t do that. My question is, “Why”?

So for me, personally, being here, one, it’s been a two year dream come true to do this. But I think with Rigging Lab Academy, the process of pushing the envelope or pushing the status quo is really more a belief system, in terms of how we learn, and what we’re meant to do, and what we’re created to do. Harken has done a ton to help me move the aspects of innovation and transformation forward. The historical precedence of what you’ve done before, in the maritime arena, has set you into expert status, in terms of winches and all kinds of things. I think by sheer fact of the culture of what you’re bringing in, I think you’re taking it by surprise and by storm.

 

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Peace on your days…

Lance

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