BATON ROUGE, La. — Manitowoc Crane Care certified H&E Equipment Services' Salt Lake City branch for its Encore Partners program, the company said. This is the second H&E location to qualify as an Encore Partner and the branch is now qualified to remanufacture Manitowoc, Grove and National Crane products.
The Encore Partners program certifies dealers to complete structural repairs as well as fully remanufacture cranes to like-new conditions, typically at half the cost of a new crane. To qualify as an Encore Partner, a dealer must meet established guidelines of training and staffing, including the addition of a structural engineer to interface directly with Manitowoc on technical issues. The remanufacturing process is a close collaboration with Manitowoc to ensure refurbished cranes meet all Manitowoc requirements and OSHA guidelines.
“The Salt Lake City branch has always been very strong in crane sales and service,” said John Brockway, vice president of crane sales for H&E Equipment Services. “Adding the remanufacturing capability is a great additional benefit for our customers. We will also save time and freight cost for our customers in the western region by remanufacturing in Utah instead of shipping cranes to our Alabama facility.”
The qualification of the H&E facility in Salt Lake City follows that of H&E's Birmingham, Ala., location, the first Encore facility to completely remanufacture a Manitowoc crane.