Leavitt Cranes expands with Tennessee acquisition
Leavitt Cranes has bought the assets of Pacific Tower Crane and Pacific Lift Equipment from Barnhart Crane & Rigging of Memphis, Tennessee.
Pacific Tower Crane and Pacific Lift Equipment were divisions of Sicklesteel Cranes, which Barnhart bought in 2015. Barnhart decided to focus its core business on mobile cranes and so agreed to sell the tower crane divisions of Sicklesteel Cranes to Leavitt Cranes.
Tom Leavitt, CEO and president of Leavitt Machinery and Leavitt Cranes said: “The acquisition of Pacific Tower Crane and Pacific Lift Equipment brings new opportunities to Leavitt Cranes, as well as new opportunities to customers. As with Leavitt Machinery, Leavitt Cranes provides customers with a variety of industry leading brands which means the customer comes first. It is my hope that with an increased product line and multiple brands to serve them, customers will have more options and will benefit from an increased product offering.”
Leavitt Cranes anticipates that the crane division will work closely with the rental and construction division of Leavitt Machinery, providing additional products, services and aftermarket support within the construction industry in both Washington and Oregon.
Leavitt Cranes will operate in a large facility in Tacoma, Washington, which will accommodate operations and service team. In addition to the Tacoma facility, Leavitt Cranes will also be itself in Mount Vernon to support the administrative and management group.
Bob McIntosh, senior vice-president of Leavitt, said: “The staff coming over from Pacific Tower Cranes and Pacific Lift Equipment possess extensive industry experience, along with valuable customer relationships. We are very fortunate that the majority of the staff have chosen to stay on and become a part of the Leavitt team. With their expertise, we look forward to fostering further relationships and growing this business responsibly and safely.”
In addition to key staff members making the transition, Thom Sicklesteel will be assuming the role of general manager for Leavitt Cranes’ operations in the United States.
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This article was published on 18 Apr 2017 (last updated on 18 Apr 2017).