Bigge Crane and Rigging recently opened a new location in Aiken, S.C., which offers bare crane rental in South Carolina and the entire Gulf Coast region including Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Bigge rents rough terrain, all terrain, and crawler cranes, as well as carry decks and boom trucks from its South Carolina location. Along with sister locations in Houston and Richmond, Va., Bigge now has the largest rough terrain crane fleet in the Southeastern U.S., according to the company.
Bigge is also expanding its Houston crane rental division to incorporate a growing sales and service staff. The company has recently taken on numerous wind farm projects in the region and is also starting to coordinate some heavy transportation projects through its Houston facility.
Bigge’s Richmond, Va., location provides heavy lift, heavy transportation and crane rental for the entire Eastern seaboard. Bigge Richmond specializes in servicing the refinery and power industry sectors, including heavy lift and transport projects required by nuclear plant decommission, coal and gas plant maintenance, and wind turbine erection and maintenance. Bigge Richmond also has extensive experience in new construction of coal and gas-fired combustion turbines, as well as fossil fuel plant maintenance.
“Though we have always provided nationwide bare rental, being local to our customers in the South has allowed us to be a lot more competitive with the established firms there,” said Joe Nelms, vice president of sales and marketing. “As we are consistently growing, we’ve found our customers prefer that our fleet is generally newer and better maintained.”
Headquartered in San Leandro, Calif., Bigge has 13 offices nationwide. It specializes in heavy lift, heavy rigging and specialized transportation projects for the refinery, petrochemical, power and civil infrastructure industries.