Able Equipment Rental has purchased the aerial equipment assets and service operations of Mobile Lifts of Norristown, Pa. The transaction will allow the facility to operate as the newest branch of Able Equipment Rental. Able said it will retain most of the current Mobile Lifts staff with plans to grow the team immediately. Mobile Lifts becomes Able Equipment Rental’s fifth branch.

The new branch is 45 minutes outside of Philadelphia, accessible to several major roads and highways. The facility is well-situated to service the King of Prussia, Pa., area and to deliver equipment throughout the region.

“We’re extremely excited to welcome Mobile Lifts to the Able family,” said Steven Laganas, Able CEO. “Their 40-plus-year history along with a very loyal customer base was certainly one of the factors that helped us in our decision-making. I look forward to partnering with Mobile Lifts’ knowledgeable and talented team.”

“Strategically, it will allow us to continue to serve as a reliable provider of aerial equipment for Mobile Lifts’ current commercial and industrial clients,” said Chris Pera, Able’s chief operating officer. “Additionally, we’ll be able to offer a wide range of machines for rent and for sale to fulfill their specific construction equipment requirements.”

Able Equipment Rental, based in Deer Park, N.Y., in Long Island, and has branches in Edison and Pennsauken, N.J., and Honey Brook, Pa. Able Equipment Rental is No. 67 on the RER 100.