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J. R. Clancy automated rigging selected for Hempstead Hall

J.R. Clancy, Inc., the leader in automated theatrical equipment, has been selected to supply the automated rigging for Hempstead Hall, the new auditorium and conference center at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope. The hall is scheduled to open in fall 2011.

J.R. Clancy is the rigging equipment manufacturer for the project. Pook, Diemont & Ohl, Inc., is managing the project and performing the installation of all of the rigging equipment.

The 50,000-square-foot facility will feature a 1,600-seat auditorium, a convention area and an expandable exterior amphitheater. Completion of the construction project is scheduled for January 2012.

J. R. Clancy will provide 6 PowerLift automated hoists, each with a 2000-pound capacity and a fixed speed of 20 feet per minute. The PowerLifts will be used for the cyclorama, electrics and utility battens.

Clancy's SureTarget 10 control system will be used to control the PowerLifts' movement. This wall-mounted console provides simple, accurate position control for up to ten hoists, with an easy-to-read, full-color touch screen display. SureTarget uses the same industrial-grade components that control elevators and other mission-critical lifting equipment, ensuring the controller's long-term reliability.

More information about J. R. Clancy's custom work for theatres and concert halls is available at, or at (800) 836-1885.

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