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They say that working smarter is better than working harder.Why not both?

Whether you're running a high-volume warehouse, overseeing a new construction project, or managing a busy retail establishment, you know that a productive workplace is essential. When it comes to your workplace equipment, you need tools that not only save time and money but are reliable when you need them the most and help your team get the job done right.

At Absolute E-Z Up, we help professionals overcome low productivity by providing the finest stock pickers, tire pickers, and platform lifts in Wadmalaw Island, SC. If you need more efficiency and more profitability at your job site, you're in the right place. Sure, big-picture processes play an important role in your workplace. However, in our experience, the top cause of low productivity involves wasted time on the job site - avoidable problems that slow down your day-to-day work. And when your day-to-day and overall deadlines aren't achieved, that fault falls on you.

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Some of the most common productivity issues
we hear about include:

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  • Low-capacity equipment that requires workers to make multiple trips to transport materials.
  • Unreliable equipment that breaks down again and again.
  • Workers on injury leave because of falls suffered from unsafe ladders or scaffolds.
  • Enlisting more manpower to fill in because you don't have the right equipment to get the job done.

If any of these problems sound familiar to you, you're probably wondering what in the world you can do to get back on track. That's where Absolute E-Z Up comes in - to give you the tools you need to be more productive and efficient, so you have peace of mind knowing your job will finish on time, the right way.

When we founded Absolute E-Z Up (AEUP), we created a plan to deliver safe, reliable work platforms, stock picker forklifts, inclined platform lifts, stair climbers, and material handling products that increase productivity by leaps and bounds. We're not talking a few minutes shaved off here or there. We mean upping your work cycles two to three times what you're used to, coupled with drastically reduced downtime from maintenance and repair.

Sound too good to be true?

Not at Absolute E-Z Up in Wadmalaw Island, SC.

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The Absolute E-Z Up Difference

Our company was founded on three basic values:

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Safety - The Top Time Booster

When workers are injured, they're either placed on light duty or leave until they heal up and get back to work. This leaves you with the conundrum do you hire a new worker (which requires an initial expense) or reassign members of your staff to make up the difference? Obviously, neither situation is optimal. The biggest factor preventing these kinds of frustrating situations is workplace safety, which is why it's our top priority at AEUP. It doesn't matter if you buy a manual platform lift in Wadmalaw Island, SC, or an electric stock picker. You can rest easy when you purchase equipment from us, knowing that AEUP aerial work platforms and material handling equipment come with the most innovative safety technologies.

A few of those safety mechanisms include:

  • Anti-tilt systems, helping to prevent toppling and turnovers.
  • Built-in pothole protection for driving equipment.
  • Double-foot sensors, which halts the machine from operating unless two feet are planted on the sensors.

Note: Depending on your needs, your machinery may or may not include some of these safety technologies. Please refer to specific product pages for more details.

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Productivity - Doing More with Less

Common sense might tell you it would be hard for workers to do twice as much work as they used to. However, with the right equipment, it's very possible. Common sense might tell you it would be hard for a worker to do twice as much work as they used to. However, with the right equipment, it's very possible. Whether it's hanging signs, moving a piano, working on a construction site, or any of the other tasks that require a stock picker, you'll save time and complete tasks faster with Absolute E-Z Up. Our stock pickers, vertical lifts, and stair climbers are:

  • Versatile - our equipment is more versatile than other options, giving you the ability to fit into small spaces with a zero turning radius.
  • Faster - our batteries change in only a few hours and can last for dozens if not hundreds of duty cycles.
  • More Efficient - Workers can speed up every part of the workday with special features, attachments, and deck extensions.
  • Lower Costs - You can maintain our equipment at lower costs, which saves you money when you need it most.
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Reliability - Always There When You Need to Work Hard

Common sense might tell you it would be hard for workers to do twice as much work as they used to. However, with the right equipment, it's very possible. Common sense might tell you it would be hard for a worker to do twice as much work as they used to. However, with the right equipment, it's very possible. Whether it's hanging signs, moving a piano, working on a construction site, or any of the other tasks that require a stock picker, you'll save time and complete tasks faster with Absolute E-Z Up. Our stock pickers, vertical lifts, and stair climbers are:

Industrial Stock Pickers in Wadmalaw Island, SC

Warehouse picking involves workers pulling (picking) items located on warehouse shelves and moving them down the line for shipment to customers. This kind of work requires a great deal of coordination, organization, and attention to detail. Filling orders under deadlines and time crunches are common. As such, you need a trustworthy stock picker that can boost efficiency and increase production time.

Managers often adjust their picking strategy to be less time-consuming and costly when the real answer might lie with the tools and machinery they're using. At AEUP, we provide the highest-quality stock pickers for your business so that your workers can do the job they need to do as quickly and safely as possible.

With AEUP, you can increase material handling efficiency in a variety of industries and workplaces. We're talking retail, warehouses, factories, and even event venues. The ISP series offers ideal solutions for diverse applications. The models feature a 35% gradeability for greater job-site accessibility.

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We offer several pickers for different needs, including:
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ISP-7M™

If affordable efficiency is your priority, this is the picker for you. With over a 13-foot working height, it will be the last "ladder" your business will need to use. The ISP-7M is one of the most versatile and affordable stock pickers on the market and is ideal for a variety of workplaces:

  • Airports
  • Warehouses
  • Retail Stores
  • Distribution Centers
  • Educational Buildings
  • Entertainment Venues

This fantastic stock picker is light enough to be used on any surface. It is also very maneuverable, making it a great choice for any company that needs a safer working platform with the fewest mechanical parts. The ISP-7M comes with our industry-leading 5-2-1 Platinum Warranty and clocks in at almost half the price of electric stock pickers.

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ISP-11™

Industrial Stock Picker

If maximum versatility modern safety features matter most to you, the ISP-11™ will allow your team to work safer, faster, and with less strain on your workers. With this stock picker, you can increase safety, maximize uptime, and be able to adapt to any floorplan or warehouse layout. Durable, versatile, and low-maintenance, the AEUP ISP-11™ is a self-propelled stock picker that will modernize your material handling process.

  • Drive, rotate and elevate all at the same time. Most of our competitors can only do one of these functions at a time.
  • Closed canopy and damage-resistant carbon bumper.
  • Comes with an aluminum alloy mast cylinder column. That means you don' have to worry about motors or chains to maintain. Add to that a 5-year warranty, and you'll be working smarter and harder for years to come.
  • Our electric material trays are adjustable to any shelf height. Many such trays are not electric and can only adjust in six-inch increments. Instead of adjusting your whole machine due to a three-inch miscalculation, you can save time and frustration with the ISP-11.
  • Our double-foot sensor requires that both of your workers' heels maintain contact with the platform to drive. No more safety nightmares, like hanging over the edge to drive.

This fantastic stock picker is light enough to be used on any surface. It is also very maneuverable, making it a great choice for any company that needs a safer working platform with the fewest mechanical parts. The ISP-7M comes with our industry-leading 5-2-1 Platinum Warranty and clocks in at almost half the price of electric stock pickers.

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ISP-11™ TTH

If you're in need of a tire picker in Wadmalaw Island, SC, our tire transport handler is exactly what you need. Safe, efficient, and versatile, this picker has a working height of over 17 feet, giving you the ability to grab tires on the highest shelves. With tires getting bigger and heavier, it becomes necessary to prevent injuries during all operations involving them. The AEUP ISP-11 TTH lifts both the operator and tires, easily placing them at the desired height while allowing faster and safer performance. As if that weren't enough, this tire transport handler also comes with our stellar 5-2-1 Platinum Warranty.

A Warranty That's on Your Side When You Need It Most

Unlike other companies in our industry, we are proud to say that our warranty comes standard on all our equipment. Stock picker forklift in Wadmalaw Island, SC? Check. Vertical lifts? Check. Inclined platform lifts? Check. But this isn't any warranty - it's the Absolute E-Z Up platinum manufacturer's warranty, which is why you can trust the quality of AEUP products. Our Platinum Warranties are part of our commitment to value, safety, and quality. When you work with us, we want you to be able to trust that your Absolute E-Z Up equipment is a reliable, smart, long-term asset to your business that saves you money and time.

Our warranty allows our customers to secure their long-term budgets by reducing maintenance and repair costs. Since each piece of machinery is different, your warranty should be customized for the equipment that you need.

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5-2-1 Platinum Warranty
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty™ on AEUP Low-Level Access Series

No other elevated work platform or stock picker supplier has anything close to our 5-2-1 warranty. Here's what our warranty guarantees on our low-level access machinery:

  • 5 years on your mast assembly and cylinder
  • 2 years on all other components of your platform or stock picker.
  • 1 year on the lift's battery, which is not pro-rated.
  • Optional AEUP Extended 10-5-1 Warranty Service Coverage (ISPs)
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty™ on AEUP EZ Climber Series

Customers choose our E-Z Climber series because it gives them years of dependable service, backed by a warranty that will replace any parts that fail, which minimizes production downtime. We are committed to covering labor costs for the first six months of your purchase. Our E-Z Climber Series warranty guarantees:

  • 5 years of coverage on the structural steel chassis of the machine.
  • 2 years of coverage on your electrical components.
  • 1 year of coverage on the battery, which is not pro-rated.
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty™ on Electric Utility Vehicles

Our electric utility vehicles give you years of dependable service, coupled with a powerful warranty that covers and service that will replace any parts that fail during your warranty period. If a part fails, we'll get it replaced quickly, to minimize downtime from work. Your labor rate is reimbursable and is covered for the first six months.

  • 5 years of coverage on the structural steel chassis of your EUV.
  • 2 years of coverage on the EUV's electrical components.
  • 1 year of coverage on the EUV's battery, which is not pro-rated.

Ready to Get Productive?

At Absolute E-Z, our goal is to provide you with the highest quality transactions and product solutions in the safest manner possible. With the right equipment and mindset, we believe that work can be fun again, and we're here to help make that happen for you and your team. As such, our mission is to be the top provider of stock pickers and other warehouse equipment in Wadmalaw Island. We make it a point to listen to our customer's needs and do everything in our power to uphold our reputation for excellence.

We'll do so by continuing to honor the commitment we made to ourselves and our customers from the very beginning - earning your respect and loyalty through continuous improvement driven by integrity, teamwork, and innovation.

If you're ready to take your workflow to the next level, we're only a click or call away.

Contact us today for a FREE initial consultation
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Latest News in Wadmalaw Island, SC

New 35-acre preserve coming soon to the Angel Oak

You may already know all about the Angel Oak and how its history spans half a millennium. As Charlestonians, we’re a part of this local landmark’s past, present, and future.We’ll go out on a limb + say you may not know about Angel Oak Preserve — a project featuring a public green space su...

You may already know all about the Angel Oak and how its history spans half a millennium. As Charlestonians, we’re a part of this local landmark’s past, present, and future.

We’ll go out on a limb + say you may not know about Angel Oak Preserve — a project featuring a public green space surrounding Angel Oak Park on Johns Island that’s currently in the planning + public feedback stage.

The project is intended to: Provide a publicly-accessible landscape Conserve the Angel Oak’s integrity Protect the surrounding ecosystem Spread out foot traffic at the park Honor the rural + cultural context of the land

Almost a decade of community outreach has gone into plans for the preserve. The Lowcountry Land Trust, local partners, and the Save the Angel Oak initiative acquired 35 acres surrounding the live oak which will make up the green space.

Lowcountry Land Trust chose Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects to design a comprehensive plan with the help of Robinson Engineering. The planning process, which launches this summer, will include public meetings and surveys. We could see a complete design by early next year, knock on wood.

Public meetings kick off June 9 at 7 p.m. + June 15 at 6:30 p.m. at John’s Island Regional Library. Come prepared to share what you want to see at the preserve and be ready to learn more about Lowcountry Land Trust, the Angel Oak, and how you can help.

Before you make like a tree and leave, sign up for the Angel Oak Preserve newsletter and take the survey.

What to do for the week of June 15

15th Annual African American Fiber Art ExhibitionCurated by award-winning and nationally exhibiting textile artist, Torreah “Cookie” Washington, this unique exhibition showcases African American fiber artists’ original and innovative designs executed in a variety of traditional and non-traditional fiber techniques. For this annual challenge, artists have created works showing what an inclusive future could look like — envisioning a society free from oppression of all kinds, both physical and so...

15th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition

Curated by award-winning and nationally exhibiting textile artist, Torreah “Cookie” Washington, this unique exhibition showcases African American fiber artists’ original and innovative designs executed in a variety of traditional and non-traditional fiber techniques. For this annual challenge, artists have created works showing what an inclusive future could look like — envisioning a society free from oppression of all kinds, both physical and social.

Weekdays through June 17. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. North Charleston City Hall. 2500 City Hall Lane. North Charleston. northcharlestonartsfest.com/african-american-fiber-art-exhibition

DaVinci Kids summer pop-up paint class

Get step-by-step instructions and enjoy the journey of creating your own work of art with this summer painting class by For the Love of Art, a mobile art studio that specializes in pop-ups across the Lowcountry. This upcoming event will be at Estuary Beans and Barley on Johns Island. Parents can drop off kids or stay and enjoy some cool refreshments from onsite food truck Crystal Coast Seafood. Snacks will be provided, but it’s recommended to bring a bottle of water or other drink to class.

June 16. 2-4 p.m. $30/ticket. Estuary Beans and Barley. 3538 Meeks Farm Road. Johns Island. estuaryco.com

Pride bar crawl

Don’t miss out on one of the proudest parties of the year, with two drinks or shots redeemable with included vouchers, stadium cups, exclusive drink specials, a variety of local eats and so much more. Wrap up the crawl with an after party at Silver Dollar. A portion of all proceeds will go to The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ+ youth.

June 18. Crawl starts at 2 p.m. After party starts at 10 p.m. $10/ticket. Various locations downtown. crawlwith.us

SummerTowne Bash

Bring the whole family and throw on your shades because it’s time to kickstart your summer vibes with a block party at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre. This free event will feature performances by country singer-songwriter Isabella and classic rock, pop and country cover band, 40 Years Too Late. Food, drinks, games, face painting, inflatables and more will be onsite for guests.

June 18. 4-8 p.m. Free to attend. Mount Pleasant Towne Centre. 1716 Towne Centre Way. Mount Pleasant. mtpleasanttownecentre.com

Sunday Garten Market

Shop and dine local at Bay Street Biergarten’s monthly Sunday Garten Market. Organizers will have live music and a local vendor market plus mimosa carafes bigger than your head — not to mention Biergarten’s new Bavarian Bloody. This event is free to attend, but if you would like to dine onsite, make sure you reserve a table online.

June 19. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free to attend. Bay Street Biergarten. 549 East Bay St. Downtown. baystreetbiergarten.com

Wadmalaw residents want DHEC to reverse permit allowing destruction of freshwater wetlands

WADMALAW ISLAND — Residents here are concerned that a planned wetland mitigation bank near the Leadenwah Creek would introduce salt into freshwater habitat for a number of animals, including the threatened American wood stork.The plan by Point Farm, MB LLC is meant to enhance and restore tidal salt marsh on more than 2,000 acres in Charleston County, the company said in a permit application to the state. It plans to remove earthen dikes that have held back ocean water from fresh wetlands.The proposal would change an alrea...

WADMALAW ISLAND — Residents here are concerned that a planned wetland mitigation bank near the Leadenwah Creek would introduce salt into freshwater habitat for a number of animals, including the threatened American wood stork.

The plan by Point Farm, MB LLC is meant to enhance and restore tidal salt marsh on more than 2,000 acres in Charleston County, the company said in a permit application to the state. It plans to remove earthen dikes that have held back ocean water from fresh wetlands.

The proposal would change an already salty pond to tidal salt marsh, turn 10.14 acres of freshwater impoundments brackish and expand 20.60 acres of tidal salt marsh and creeks into currently impounded ponds. Regulators at the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control have approved a permit for the work already.

In a news release, Wadmalaw Island residents John and Marilynn Hill said they are concerned that the only justification for the project’s potential damage appears to be the creation of a “multimillion-dollar windfall profit” from an investor group from Georgia that is creating the mitigation bank.

But the American Mitigation Co., which represents Point Farm, said in a statement that destruction of marsh will not occur, and the project will not adversely affect protected species, including the wood stork.

“From the onset of this project, American Mitigation Company has endeavored to create a unique salt marsh restoration project that is consistent with the conservation goals of the Wadmalaw Island community,” wrote Ross Nelson, the company’s president.

Last week, the South Carolina Environmental Law Project filed a formal request asking DHEC’s board to review the permit and reverse the choice of staff to let the work go forward. The law project is representing the Wadmalaw Island Land Planning Committee, Coastal Conservation League and residents of the sea island.

These groups believe there are issues with the project. First, the creation of the mitigation bank would convert freshwater wetlands, a functioning habitat, to saltwater wetlands without a real need.

Wadmalaw Island already contains very little freshwater. Places on the island with freshwater wetlands have functioned for hundreds of years as important habitats for wading birds and other wildlife, according to Jason Crowley, Coastal Conservation League’s communities and transportation senior program director. These areas were former rice impoundments.

“You’re taking away important habitat on the island for the personal profit of this commercial enterprise,” Crowley said.

Secondly, by only protecting a 50-foot strip of high ground next to the marshy mitigation bank, the property would be at risk of stormwater runoff if development happens close by, Crowley said.

The third concern is that the area is low-lying and susceptible to sea level rise and marsh migration. Crowley said the narrow buffer won’t allow the marsh to move far as sea levels rise.

“That whole bank that people bought credits for to offset their unavoidable impacts somewhere else is at risk of degradation and disappearance in the future because of the issues of sea level rise and uplands development,” Crowley said.

Nelson, in his statement, countered that the mitigation company is proud to have created a project that will result in the restoration of salt marsh and protection of developable lands in the buffer.

“The conservation easement for the bank has been recorded, and the uplands adjacent to the restored marsh are now protected from future development,” Nelson said.

Mitigation banks are private commercial entities that are meant to offset wetland destruction elsewhere. Federal law requires building projects to avoid harming wetlands. And if that isn’t possible, developers must pay to create more wetlands in the same watershed where the old ones were destroyed.

Mitigation banks do this work in advance, and entities can buy credits from them equal to the amount of the lost wetlands.

The Point Farm bank on Wadmalaw has support already from at least one buyer. In November 2020, Charleston County Council voted to purchase mitigation credits from the completed bank, to offset impacts from transportation improvement projects paid for by the county’s 2016 transportation sales tax. Among those projects is the effort to extend Interstate 526 through Johns and James Islands.

In a report, the county Finance Committee touted the proposed mitigation bank as the largest salt marsh restoration project of its kind in South Carolina.

“The bank will improve water quality, lessen the effects of flooding and sea level rise, and provide environmental improvements that offset the impacts of several critical road construction projects,” according the November 2020 committee report.

But John Taylor Jr., vice chair of the Wadmalaw Island Land Planning Committee, said the bank developer’s plan would not only destroy wildlife habitat but also a public resource used for fishing, boating and recreation. Once the bank is created, it is unclear if the public would have access to the area for recreation.

“We urge the board to overturn this permit in order to protect the interests of our community and the interests of all South Carolinians,” Taylor said in a news release.

Permitting for the Point Farm bank began in 2017, and plans to restore and preserve the salt marsh have been reviewed and approved by agencies including the Army Corps of Engineers, National Marine Fisheries Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, DHEC and the state Department of Natural Resources, according to the American Mitigation Co.

DHEC issued its permit on March 2. A DHEC spokeswoman said the agency typically does not comment on pending requests to review permit decisions.

The agency’s board has 60 days to respond to the Law Project’s request to review the mitigation bank permit with DHEC’s board.

Wadmalaw wetland bank plan stalls after Charleston County denies zoning requests

A mitigation bank planned for Wadmalaw Island was blocked April 4 when the Charleston County Board of Zoning Appeals denied two variance requests for the project.Point Farm Investors LLC wanted the board to approve the removal of a grand live oak tree and allow encroachment into 1.3 acres of protected buffer next to tidal land.The project would change an already salty pond to tidal salt marsh, turn 10.14 acres of freshwater impoundments brackish, and expand 20.60 acres of tidal salt marsh and creeks into currently impounded pon...

A mitigation bank planned for Wadmalaw Island was blocked April 4 when the Charleston County Board of Zoning Appeals denied two variance requests for the project.

Point Farm Investors LLC wanted the board to approve the removal of a grand live oak tree and allow encroachment into 1.3 acres of protected buffer next to tidal land.

The project would change an already salty pond to tidal salt marsh, turn 10.14 acres of freshwater impoundments brackish, and expand 20.60 acres of tidal salt marsh and creeks into currently impounded ponds.

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has already approved a permit for the work, while conservationists and some neighbors oppose it.

Mitigation banks are private commercial entities that are meant to offset wetland destruction elsewhere. Federal law requires building projects to avoid harming wetlands. And if that isn’t possible, developers must pay to create more wetlands in the same watershed where the old ones were destroyed.

The banks do the work in advance, and entities can buy credits from them equal to the amount of the lost wetlands.

The Charleston County Board of Zoning Appeals voted unanimously to deny both requests for this particular project because the property could still be used without variances.

The mitigation bank cannot be opened without the zoning permissions, said Mary Shahid, an attorney representing the bank. At the meeting on April 4, she said there are areas on the property where the bank’s developers would have to breach berms that block tidal flow from coming in.

“And after we do that we’re able to restore 60 acres of what was historically tidal marsh, but is now not receiving full tidal flow,” Shahid said.

Environmental groups have previously expressed concerns about the project. Earlier this month, the South Carolina Environmental Law Project filed a formal request asking DHEC’s board to review its permit for the bank, and reverse the choice of staff to let the project go forward.

The Law Project is representing the Wadmalaw Island Land Planning Committee, Coastal Conservation League and residents of the sea island.

The groups believe the mitigation bank would have a few negative impacts. They say it would convert freshwater wetlands, a functioning habitat, to saltwater wetlands without a real need. The project would be at risk of damage from stormwater runoff if development happens close to the marshy mitigation bank. The low-lying area is susceptible to sea level rise and marsh migration, the groups believe.

The Coastal Conservation League agrees with the board’s determination that the mitigation bank did not meet the strict hardship criteria for a zoning variance.

“This was a self-imposed hardship by the applicant and there are many ways to utilize and enjoy that property on Wadmalaw Island just like all of their neighbors who also have AG-15 zoning,” said Jason Crowley, Coastal Conservation League’s communities and transportation senior program director.

Shahid said if Point Farm cannot open the mitigation bank, the property can be put to other uses, such as agriculture and forestry, although it wasn’t purchased for those purposes.

“The public benefit is derived from the fact that we are removing an existing condition that has blocked tidal flow, and we’re opening up areas and creating more tidal flow and more salt marsh,” Shahid said.

This planned bank already has support from at least one buyer: Charleston County. County Council voted in November 2020 to purchase mitigation credits from the completed bank to offset impacts from transportation improvement projects paid for by the county’s 2016 transportation sales tax. Among those projects is the planned extension of Interstate 526 through Johns and James islands.

The bank’s developers have the right to appeal the zoning board’s decision to deny the variance requests.

It’s unclear if an appeal is coming. Shahid and American Mitigation Co., the bank developer, did not grant interviews after requests from a reporter.

Friends and family of missing boater handing out life jackets to other boaters in his honor

WADMALAW ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – As the search continues for a missing boater near Wadmalaw Island, his friends and family are working to keep other boaters safe in his honor.Logan Wood, 18, was duck-hunting on the Edisto River on January 13 when he went missing.Wood’s family and friends told News 2 that he loved fishing and hunting and spent much of his time on the water.Shortly after Wood went missing, a ...

WADMALAW ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – As the search continues for a missing boater near Wadmalaw Island, his friends and family are working to keep other boaters safe in his honor.

Logan Wood, 18, was duck-hunting on the Edisto River on January 13 when he went missing.

Wood’s family and friends told News 2 that he loved fishing and hunting and spent much of his time on the water.

Shortly after Wood went missing, a GoFundMe was started to help his family with immediate expenses. As of Thursday, the fundraiser had already brought in over $25,000.

Wood’s family is now teaming up with West Marine in West Ashley to purchase discounted life vests to hand out to other boaters.

West Marine’s assistant manager, Sarah Horres, met Wood during his many visits to the store. She helped coordinate the partnership.

“He literally sat at the register with me for about an hour and we talked about his boat and everything. We became friends from there,” said Horres.

She said West Marine is contributing over 140 life jackets to the cause.

Wood’s family is planning to distribute the jackets at local boat landings, starting next week. They hope to prevent other situations like this from happening.

“If one person wears it, and we find them, then it did its job,” said Kim Ambrose.

Ambrose is a close family friend. She said Wood was the best fisherman she knew and said she was shocked to hear he never returned.

Moving forward, she said his family plans to use the money to host a fishing tournament in the spring. They also hope to start a scholarship for children at Camp Woodie, to encourage kids to go out and enjoy the outdoors just like Wood did.

Ambrose said West Marine is also offering discounted life vests to customers who mention Wood’s name at checkout.

If you would like to donate to the GoFundMe, click here. You can also make a donation at Pinnacle Bank on Johns Island.

Ambrose said Wood’s friends and family will not stop searching until he is back home.

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