Bigge Crane and Rigging this week announced it is relocating its Richmond, Va., location to a complex more than twice the size of its current yard. The newest Bigge location, still in Richmond, will be more than 12 acres, and will be the headquarters for all heavy haul transportation and crane & rigging operations on the Eastern seaboard.
Along with the new location, Bigge is dramatically increasing the size of its crane fleet. In addition to its current inventory of cranes, Bigge is adding more than 20 rough terrain cranes and about a dozen crawler cranes with maximum lift capacities from 100 to 440 tons. The company has also hired additional mechanics, truck drivers and inside sales personnel to keep up with the increased demand for its services on the East Coast.
“Our current location in Richmond couldn’t keep up with our work load,” said Joe Nelms, vice president of sales and marketing, “Adding to our fleet and moving to this new complex will help us satisfy the demand.”
In addition, Bigge recently added sales staff to its Seattle location, as well as expanded into crane rental there. Further reinforcing its fleet in Houston, Bigge recently took delivery of several Link-Belt HC-278 truck cranes and a large crawler from the port of Galveston as the company expands into the Houston crane rental market.
Bigge Crane and Rigging is one of North America’s largest crane sales, crane rental, and heavy haul transportation and rigging companies. Bigge specializes in heavy lift, heavy rigging and specialized transportation projects for the refinery, petrochemical, power and civil infrastructure industries. Its headquarters are in San Leandro, Calif., with more than 10 offices nationwide.