24 Jul 2013

Company Profile – Erickson Air-Crane

Erickson Air-Crane builds heavy-duty helicopters for logging, fire-fighting, and heavy load construction. The company began in 1971, when a second-generation logger called Jack Erickson saw the potential for aircraft in timber harvesting. He leased a Sikorsky Aircraft S-64E Skycrane helicopter and changed the name of his family business, Erickson Lumber Company, to Erickson Skycrane. He developed a system of accessories and systems that made using helicopters for timber harvesting consistently profitable. Today, the Erickson Air-Crane is the only purpose-built sky crane in existence. Erickson Air-Cranes have gained a reputation in the logging industry as superior tools for efficient, economical, and ecologically sensitive harvesting. They have also been used for firefighting, power line construction, and in renovating the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. The company has its headquarters in Oregon, with global presences in Canada, Malaysia, and Florence, Italy. Erickson Air-Crane will be interviewing at Spartan College July 29th and 30th. To learn more about the company, go to www.ericksonaircrane.com. To sign on for an interview, please visit the Career Center!