Working as a crane operator by trade, John Swisher saw all the problems crews have while setting open web steel bar joist. Chokers and slings were taking too much time and wire ropes were getting twisted and tangled and needed to be replaced often. John knew there had to be a better, safer and more economical way to complete this task. In July 2007 John developed the E-Z JOIST RELEASE and Freedom Tools LLC.
With the help of development and engineering from several close associates, the E-Z JOIST RELEASE tool meets OSHA and ASME standards. Several OSHA compliance officers across the United States were very pleased with the safety that the tool brings to a the jobsite.