Tuesday, August 23, 2022


In-House Production was asked to build some custom truss dollies. A dolly that can be used to stand the truss up and roll into place. When done, you can lay the truss down and use the dolly as a storage cart.  

What we have here is a scissor dolly and a custom 16in by 16in truss.

The dolly is made from Aluminum and the casters are flat-free. This rolls easily over just about everything.

The bottom dolly is designed to have the truss lay horizontal and have lights added to the truss. When ready roll the lights in place. Made to roll over cable ramps with no problem.

In-House Production


Tuesday, June 21, 2022




In-House Production has you covered with all your weight needs. Custom outriggers are attached to the base weights. Base weights already have grade 8 nuts installed for easy installation of hardware or truss. 

Need some serious tilt prevention. Give this a try. this makes a serious for print. It also moves the weight outside of the base weight. This works great in parking garages or anywhere you need to move the weight around. Only at In-House Production.

Simple, easy, and clean outrigger for those with special needs. Fits all of our 1ft and 2ft base weights. Only at In-House Production.

Use any corner block  the size truss you are using for outriggers. Add a 4 ft or 5ft truss and get some real overturn safety. Only at In-House Production.

Not only does the center eye swivel ring carry 10,000 pounds and swivel at any angle, but it can also be locked into place for safety and security. Only at In-House Production.

 With the double schedule 80 pipes, you can strap anything down. This has double pipes, a center anchor point, 5/8" shackles holes, and bolt down with the 20.5in bolt pattern. Only at In-House Production.

702-631-4748 or info@ihplabor.com

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Labor-Management Program

The Labor-Management Program is only becoming better and faster. 


Thursday, December 30, 2021

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Withdrawal Liability and Defined Benefit (DB) Pension Plan.

 DISCLAIMER: Before I go too far into what I say, this could be all wrong, so take it with a grain of salt.

Withdrawal Liability, A Hidden Liability of Union Employers. 

Withdrawal Liability is an Exit-Fee Triggered when an Employer Completely STOPS Contribution to a Union's Multi-Employer Defined Benefit (DB) Pension Plan - or when an employer reduces its annual contributions beyond certain percentages over time.  

Withdrawal Liability is a creation of Statute and Subject to STRICT Enforcement, meaning there is very little subjective application to the process. Withdrawal Liability assessments are typically significant and can, and often do, exceed the million-dollar threshold, regardless of the fact that an employer may only contribute to the Union pension Plan on behalf of a small number of Union Employees. 

So what does this mean for a union member that started a business, signed a union contract because it was the right thing to do. I have also paid all Union Benefit Obligation over the many years and owe no one. If the Union and the Pension Fund was under the classification as an Entertainment Fund, Entertainment Industry (means theater, motion picture, radio, television, sound or visual recording, music, and dance and such other entertainment activities as the corporation may determine to be appropriate) which they are not. Strange to have a stagehand union, not be an entertainment union. Local 720 supplies more convention labor than entertainment labor. May 720 should be called a Convention Union.  Those Personal Service Contract (PSC) employers that have signed an IATSE Union contract in Las Vegas as I have, will find out that the Stagehands Union Pension Plan is not an Entertainment Plan. Because of this, everyone of the PSC contractors is subject to Withdrawal Liability Fees.

As an owner of a stagehand business providing stagehand labor for shows, events, conventions and 99% of all the stagehand union crews I use are temporary, on-call, or per job employees. All the employees I use also work for a group of union labor providers. One employee can have 15 W-forms at the end of each year.  

What happened back in 1974 was the government wanted more control over the Private Pension Plans so Congress passed the Employer Retirement Income Security Act is known as (ERISA).

If a DB pension plan is not fully funded and has insufficient funding for its members through the member's retirement years, ERICA funding rules kick in and require the employers to make sure the funding is there through the life of those employees that worked for the company. This is Withdrawal Liability. 

This all started because of Studebaker closing and the workers lost all benefits accrued during their employment. I don't understand how In-House Production (IHP) and the work, IHP does with on-call labor compare with Studebaker, but I guess it does. 

Look for more in the coming future on Withdrawal Liability from IHP.

Monday, October 4, 2021

Ballast/Base-Weight At The Pool.

In-House Production (IHP) had a call from a client asking for 5,500 lbs of ballast weight. Under normal circumstances, this would be simple. IHP would deliver the weights, unload them with a forklift, and put them into place. This was not Normal. 

IHP's Base-Weights x 2

The weights had to be on the second floor next to the pool. What we did is take a 3'x3'x2' tall, weights to the elevator one at a time. Using our pallet jack to move the 2,700-pound ballast into the elevator, we rolled the ballast into the elevator without sacrificing elevator load limits. We delivered the ballast to the pool area and then put them into place next to the pool. 

Then we added the top plate and bolted the 2 ballast weights together to make one (1) 5,700-pound ballast. "WOW". This happens 4 times at all four corners. We gave the engineer the weight they ask for plus more. 

Weights 2,700 each, bolt-down plate 308 pounds, swivel eye rates at 10,000 pounds, The plan worked.

Call us at 702-631-4748 or Email us at info@ihplabor.com for more information.