GKS and DICA team up for blocking solution
27 October 2020
Released on October 20, 2020, the Jack and Roll Block was created through a partnership between GKS Lifting and Moving Solutions and DICA USA.
The Jack and Roll Block is an engineered block that replaces scrap wood to block heavy machinery.
“In partnership with GKS, DICA is pleased to have the opportunity to manufacture a safer, more durable blocking solution for the industrial market,” said Joy Johnson, vice president sales & marketing, DICA. “Made from DICA’s engineered thermoplastic material, the new Jack and Roll Blocks are a highly durable and dependable solution guaranteed to never crack, splinter or rot.”
The partnership allowed for the two companies to come together and create a safer solution for blocking.
“Naturally, we looked to partner with an SC&RA member since they tend to have more expertise in the rigging marketplace,” said Benjamin Dobrowolski, program manager, GKS. ”DICA USA has been replacing wood outrigger pads for years, so they were a natural choice to partner when creating a solution to replace wood blocking technology.”
This partnership helps tie various sections of the industry together, combining different assets and skill sets to introduce products such as the Jack and Roll Block.
The 7-pound Jack and Roll Block has a rated capacity of 20 tons per block and features DICA’s patented TuffGrip handles for easy transportation.