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Paige Matthews, Skanska

Paige Matthews, Project Manager at Skanska, recently completed a job with Marr Scaffolding at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. The project required Marr crews to develop a plan that would allow for the safe installation of a swing basket. Ms. Matthews wrote to Jeff Marr, Jr. in recognition of Marr’s work performance and attention to safety: “While working on the BIDMC Power Separation Phase II Project, Skanska was tasked with running two cables in an exterior ten story shaft enclosed with metal panels.   The dimensions were tight and we had reached out to a few swing stage contractors on how to work in the shaft without removing all of the metal panels.  All of the other companies we reached out to were unable to come up with a safe method to work in the shaft.  Marr Scaffolding came out to the site and within days we had shop drawings, calculations and a clear safety plan.  The running of the cables was of utmost importance to the success of the project and safety of the electricians in the shaft was critical to Skanska.  The swing stage plan was executed perfectly by both Marr and our electrician.  It was a great success story on a very challenging project. Thank you.”