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Spider Provides Access Solution for MGM National Harbor in Maryland

Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, provided the suspended access solution for façade work during the construction of MGM National Harbor, the newest luxury hotel and casino resort in Maryland.


TSI Corporation turned to Spider to develop an access solution for the curtain wall and sunshade installations and glass replacements on the 24-story hotel. Spider provided five modular swing stages ranging in length from 40 to 60 feet, powered by SC1000 and SC1500 traction hoists, and rigged with 5x5 beams from the tall roof level. Spider provided on-site user training to the crews to ensure the safe operation of the platforms, and an additional level of caution and precision was taken when the swing stages were rigged to operate over the large, delicate glass skylight that overlooked the atrium.

“I have been very happy with Spider’s performance on MGM,” commented Paul Welch, Superintendent with TSI Corporation. “Their ability to solve engineering challenges in a tough environment has been outstanding. Their product quality is excellent, their deliveries are on time and 100% complete, and their customer service is timely as they returned all calls within an hour. I highly recommend Spider for all swing stage rentals, and I fully intend to use them on upcoming work.”

MGM National Harbor is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2016.