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The History of Panellift®: Pioneering the Original Drywall Lift

 

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In 1973, Roland Young, a visionary inventor from Grand Forks, North Dakota, revolutionized the construction industry with his invention of the Drywall lift. He saw the need for a better way to install drywall, as the traditional process was laborious and posed safety risks for workers. With his background in construction and engineering, Young set out to create a tool that would streamline the process and improve safety on the job site. 

Who is Roland Young?

Roland Young was a visionary inventor who saw the need for a better way to install drywall. With his background in construction and engineering, he set out to create a tool that would streamline the process and improve safety on the job site.

What is a Drywall Lift?

A Drywall lift is a piece of equipment designed to hold and lift sheets of drywall into place for installation. It consists of a sturdy frame with a platform that can be raised and lowered, allowing workers to position the drywall with ease.

Why was the Drywall Lift Invented?

Prior to the invention of the Drywall lift, installing drywall was a laborious task that required multiple workers to hold and position the heavy sheets. This not only slowed down the construction process but also posed safety risks for workers. Roland Young saw the need for a tool that could make the job easier and safer, leading to the creation of the Drywall lift.

The Birth of Telpro Inc.® and Panellift®

After inventing the Drywall lift, Young founded Telpro Inc. to manufacture and distribute his innovative product. The brand Panellift® was created to market the Drywall lift to construction professionals across the country, quickly gaining popularity for its efficiency and reliability. The facility he built to make the quality American made products is still in use to this day in Grand Forks, North Dakota. 

Today, the Drywall lift remains an essential tool for drywall installation, saving time and labor costs on construction projects of all sizes. Thanks to Roland Young's ingenuity, the construction industry has been forever changed for the better.

 

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