Started in 1929, Altec has been a world leader in providing products and services for the electric utility, telecommunications and construction markets.

Online PR News – 02-July-2009 – – ALTEC TURNS 80 THIS YEAR

Started in 1929, Altec has been a world leader in providing products and services for the electric utility, telecommunications and construction markets. And one of the major components of their product line is their extensive line of Altec Bucket Trucks. Over the past 80 years Altec has worked hard to build a company based on solid, conservative business principles and a value system that remains the cornerstone of their corporate culture. Throughout its long history, Altec never forgot the importance of providing safer and smarter solutions to their customers and business affiliates.

Altec produces an extensive line of medium and heavy-duty “bucket trucks” to handle a variety of specialized commercial needs. From aerials and telescoping cranes to digger derricks and ground rod drivers; From cable handlers to hot-line insulated washers and pressure diggers, Altec has been at the forefront of design, innovation and leadership in this challenging industry. Their commitment to excellence and safety insures that all Altec Aerials meet or exceed all applicable ANSI standards as of the date of manufacture.

In addition to bucket trucks, Altec also produces a distinctive line of environmental products. Altec is a leading supplier of forestry trucksfor the arborist industry, offering a complete line of brush and tree chippers. One of their innovations is their exclusive AEP Panic Bar™ which allows an operator to instantly stop all hydraulic functions on a chipper unit. Positioned in the direction of the chipper engine the Panic Bar is readily accessible from the operator’s position giving personnel almost a complete 360° arc from which to activate the “kill” function.

One of the things that separates Altec from other bucket truck manufactures is its understanding of the importance of crew safety once their trucks are on the job. To address these concerns, Altec offers a variety of training programs for all their bucket trucks, digger derricks and cranes. Through the Altec SENTRY program, the company provides OSHA and ANSI compliant training to aid in the fulfillment of all employer training requirements. Many of these specialized programs offer operator and “train-the-trainer” options. Recently Altec began offering CPR and basic first aid training and certification for the electrical industry. Altec is even working on a web-based training refresher component.

By choosing an Altec vehicle the purchaser is getting more than just another bucket truck. Altec has built its business on forging relationships with its clients. Aware that their product represents a significant investment, Altec stand behind their products for the life of the equipment. Altec backs up its commitment with the most comprehensive service and support capabilities in the industry.

Whether fresh out of the box or purchased from a quality re-seller Altec bucket trucks are in a class by themselves. And they have an 80-year track record of service and commitment that is second to none to show for it.

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