Empire Crane Company Promotes Karl Pitre to NJ Branch Manager
Empire Crane Company is proud to announce the promotion of Karl Pitre to the Branch Manager of our Bridgewater, New Jersey location. Karl will oversee the service center and part sales as well as continuing to support our sales team on the road.
Karl has worked at Empire Crane Company since 2012. When the Bridgewater, NJ branch was opened, Karl was appointed to the service manager position as he had shown great potential and initiative to help build up the branch to serve our New Jersey and New York City customer base.
Karl says, “I will be traveling a couple times a week to put machines in service. I will also get more involved with our sales department to insure that our parts and service teams are supporting our new and existing customers. The New Jersey location has grown steadily in the 2.5 – 3 years that we have been in business and we foresee great growth to come with our current equipment lineup and recent additions to our staff.”
Empire will continue training our highly skilled service technicians to better support the manufacturers of cranes that we represent. We are always looking to better ourselves to reduce the amount of downtime for our new and existing customers.
Karl Pitre can be contacted at 908-203-0400 or Karl@EmpireCrane.com
Empire Crane Sells Terex RT555 to Keith Grimes, Inc.
July 6, 2017
Empire Crane Company has sold a 2017 Terex RT555 to Keith Grimes, Inc. located in Bridgehampton NY. David Grimes, Vice-President says “this crane upgrade for our company will allow us to take on larger jobs than we have previously with a far greater margin of safety. Our new Terex greatly exceeds the limitations of our old crane when it comes to safety and maneuverability”.
The 2017, 55 ton rough terrain crane is equipped with a 110’ full power mechanically synchronized boom and three steering modes. Keith Grimes, Inc. is excited for the addition of this Terex crane to their fleet. The crane will be used primarily for marine construction, bulkhead, dock and steel sheet pile installation. Empire Crane and Keith Grimes, Inc. look forward to continuing their business relationship. David says that Empire is a very easy company to work with and they are “very attentive to details and our business’ needs”.
Keith Grimes, Inc. is a full service site development, marine construction and crane service company operating primarily from Montauk to Riverhead on Long Island NY. They have been in business for over 30 years which has given them extensive experience working with common site problems, difficult excavations, tight spaces, deep excavation septic systems and all aspects of erosion control and remediation. You can visit their website at www.KeithGrimesInc.com to see the exceptional quality of work 30 years in the business provides.
Empire Crane was founded by Paul & Luke Lonergan in 2002. They are an authorized dealer for Terex, Tadano Mantis, Kobelco Crawler Cranes, Shuttlelift cary deck cranes, Manitex Boom Trucks, Wolffkran Tower Cranes and Magni Telehandlers. Empire Crane offers sales, parts and service at their offices in Syracuse NY, Bridgewater NJ and Boston MA. You can see their full inventory at www.EmpireCrane.com
Empire Crane Delivers New 2017 Tadano GTC800 Cranes to American Crane & Rigging
Empire Crane Company has delivered a new 2017 Tadano GTC800 to American Crane & Rigging to erect steel for the new Sullivan County Jail. The 88-ton telescoping-boom crawler features a 141’ boom, 58’ bi-fold jib, load charts that allow for operation up to 4 degrees out of level, and new Opti-Width Technology.
Mike Hoy, owner of American Crane & Rigging says “having this crane is a huge advantage over other cranes in the market because the set up time is a fraction of the time as a crawler”. American Crane & Rigging is a repeat customer at Empire Crane because of the “great response on anything we need: parts, service, and sales. My salesman Jonathan Shufelt has been very knowledgeable on the crane and made the transaction smooth”.
Mike Hoy established American Crane & Rigging in 2006 and its sister company, American Iron Inc., in 2003. Both Companies are located in Schenectady, NY.
Empire Crane Company was founded by Paul & Luke Lonergan in 2002. They are an authorized dealer for Terex, Tadano Mantis, Kobelco Crawler Cranes, Shuttlelift carry deck cranes, Manitex Boom Trucks, Wolffkran Tower Cranes, and Magni Telehandlers. Empire Crane offers sales, parts, and service at their offices in Syracuse NY, Bridgewater NJ, and Boston MA.
With Earth Day just around the corner and more and more cranes going out to work, remember that the little things make a big difference in this planet.
The conversion from Tier 3 to Tier 4 Final engines is a huge step in helping the planet. It reduces 45% of nitrogen oxide emissions as well as 80% of particle emissions. If you are purchasing a used crane, try to find one that has been built in the last few years with the Tier 4 Final engine. That way we can all breathe easier.
Another way that your cranes can become more environmentally friendly, is by using an auxiliary power unit (APU) like on the new Kobelco CK2750G. APUs reduce engine wear that is created by idling time, and in turn, reduce fuel waste.
Other simple things will help as well. For example, reducing waste at construction sites, recycling tree trimmings for mulch or other usages (arborists I’m talking to you!), or choosing an efficient transportation method when traveling from site to site. We all have to do our part, at home, and at the office, (well, our crane cabs!)
Happy Earth Day!
Empire Crane Company's Cranes Ready Yachts at America's Cup
Empire Crane Company has cranes rented to Correia Construction Company Ltd. for lowering yachts into the water for the America’s Cup in Bermuda. Empire’s 2015 Terex HC110 lifted the yacht for Team Japan. Empire’s 2015 Terex RT780 lifted the yacht for Team France. Correia Construction decided to rent the cranes from Empire Crane because they’ve purchased cranes from Empire in the past, and the two companies have developed a great working relationship over the years.
The 35th America’s Cup presented by Louis Vuitton will be held on May 26th – June 26th 2017. There will be teams competing from 6 countries, USA, who is defending the cup, Sweden, New Zealand, France, Britain, and Japan.
Empire Crane Company purchased new Tadano Mantis Telescopic Boom Crawlers at ConExpo 2017, including the new GTC-800 and 15010 models. Yo Kakinuma, President & COO of Tadano America, Luke Lonergan, Vice President of Empire Crane, and Shiro Morita, Chief Operating Officer of Tadano America, celebrated the exchange made at ConExpo 2017.
Empire Crane owners, Luke and Paul Lonergan are confident that the features in the new GTC-800 (such as the cutting edge OPTI-WIDTH™ and out-of-level charts) make the model a “definite winner” among the competition. This will position Empire Crane to better meet consumer requirements in the Northeast.
Other features of the new GTC-800 include a five-section, 141.1-foot main boom, plus a 58.1-foot bi-fold jib. The crane has the capability to operate at up to four degrees out-of-level slopes up to 1.5 degrees and boasts the Tadano AML-C rated capacity indicator with OPTI-Width™ (allowing asymmetric track positioning in reduced width configurations) technology.
The new 15010 has four-section main boom reaching heights of 111’6”, plus a 50-foot bi-fold jib. It also has Tadano’s AML-C rated capacity indicator system, uses Tadano Mantis’ improved performance swing system, and is approved for use in New York City.
Empire Crane Company hands over keys to a 2017 Manitex 30102C Mounted on a Kenworth 880 truck to SL Chasse Steel of New Hampshire. Steve Chasse of SL Chasse Steel worked with Empire Crane Sales Rep, Justin Melvin as he looked to upgrade from a 1989 model to a 2017.
The Manitex 30102C is SL Chasse Steel’s first purchase from Empire Crane. The Manitex 30102C 30 ton capacity met the specifications SL Chasse Steel was looking for and Empire Crane was able to offer customized paint to match Chasse Steel’s company colors. Empire Crane is looking forward to working with SL Chasse Steel for any future crane needs.
Empire Crane Company announces the promotion of Katie Pharoah to Sales Manager. Her primary focus will continue to be within the sales department with the added responsibility of managing the sales team and strengthening customer relations.
Katie has worked at Empire Crane Company since 2007 when she started as a temporary receptionist after receiving her BA in Philosophy from Buffalo State
University. She quickly moved into the sales department where she has continued to increase her responsibilities.
Katie said “My role in the company has naturally evolved to where it is now. I’m honored to be named Sales Manager of this fantastic team.” With the recent increase in Empire Crane’s sales force the role of Sales Manager will play an integral part in motivating the team and increasing sales within the company.
New York – Two of Empire Crane Company’s Tadano Mantis 15010 are currently working on the site of the future Wynn Casino Resort. Empire Crane rented both Tadano Mantis 15010 to Treviicos to kick-start the foundation work at the Boston Harbor site.
Treviicos rented the Tadano Mantis 15010 for their exceptional flexibility onsite. The Tadano Mantis 15010 crane has a 111’6” main boom making it a superior choice for foundation work. Empire Crane looks forward to assisting Treviicos in the future and continuing to work with them on projects in the Greater Boston area.
The Wynn Casino Resort is expected to open in June of 2019.
Empire Crane Company strengthens it’s sales force in the Northeast with the addition of four new hires. Each will provide strong customer service within their assigned territory as well as a voice for the manufacturers Empire Crane Company represents.
Mike Andrews—Sales Representative
Mike Andrews brings to Empire Crane over 20 years experience in the Heavy Equipment industry. Mike will be the territory sales representative for NYC, Long Island, Eastern Pennsylvania, and New Jersey markets. He brings with him an extensive background in account management.
Justin Melvin - New England Sales Representative
Justin Melvin a 2012 Graduate of SUNY Oswego comes to Empire Crane with a strong sales and account management background. Justin will be the territory sales representative for the New England market.
Jonathan Shufelt - Sales Representative
Jonathan Shufelt brings to Empire Crane over 15 years in the Heavy Equipment Industry. Jonathan has worked within the industry in roles including business development and territory management. Jonathan will cover Albany, NYC, Connecticut, and the Hudson Valley.
Empire Crane is proud to announce that Chloe Lonergan received a scholarship from the Syracuse Builders Exchange Foundation, is a recipient of the Frank Bardonaro Sr. Memorial Scholarship awarded by the SC&RA Foundation and received the SUNY Oswego Presidential Scholarship.
Chloe Lonergan has been a summer intern at Empire Crane since 2014 working in the Accounts Payable Department. She is a sophomore at Oswego State in the School of Business. Chloe is majoring in Operations Management with a minor in International Business. She has excelled in her studies ending her freshman year with an overall GPA of 3.95. She recently accepted a Teaching Assistant position and will be working alongside her business communications professor helping incoming freshman this fall.
In addition to academics Chloe is a member of the NCAA Division III Woman’s Soccer team at SUNY Oswego. Last year she started in all 18 games as Center Defender. Her team won the first ever SUNYAC playoff game in school history. She was named SUNY Woman’s Rookie of the Year for all division III SUNY Schools and named 3rd team all-conference. In addition, Chloe was named to the Scholar Athlete List and also received the SUNY Chancellor Scholar Athlete Award for Division III Woman’s Soccer.
Chloe Lonergan plans on graduating from SUNY Oswego in the spring of 2019 and continuing her education to obtain her MBA. When asked what her future plans are Chloe said “I hope to have the opportunity to go into the crane industry with my father. I have always been interested in the business and hope to follow in my father, uncle and grandfather’s footsteps”
New York – Michael Bigg recently took delivery of a 2016 Terex T780 sold by Chet Zerrillo of Empire Crane before his passing. This is the third new crane sold by Chet Zerrillo to Michael Bigg who has been a longtime customer of Empire Crane. Luke Lonergan of Empire Crane said “the 2016 Terex T780 will prove to be a reliable crane for the 24 hour demand of their business”. The T780 truck crane offers proven performance and ease of use. Designed to set-up easily on the job site and travel down the highway at maximum allowable speeds, this crane makes an excellent addition to any taxi-crane fleet.
Empire Crane Company Becomes First Magni Authorized Dealer in the Eastern US
New York – Empire Crane Company has expanded their offering within the New York and Northern New Jersey market as an authorized dealer for Magni Telescopic Handlers. Empire Crane Company was selected by Magni and Paramount Equipment as the first Eastern US Dealer of the Magni product line. Paramount Equipment is Magni’s exclusive importer and master distributor for the 23 Eastern States.
The Magni product line is well known in Europe. They are the next generation of machines and offer superior height, lifting capacity, safety and efficiency. Offering integrated diagnostics, remote control operation, asymmetrical outrigger positioning and R.F.I.D attachment System are some of their various features.
Empire Crane has placed an initial order for two rotating units, model RTH 5.25 Smart and RTH 5.35S. The RTH 5.25 Smart has a maximum lifting capacity of 11.020 lbs and maximum lifting height of 81 ft. The RTH 5.35S has a maximum lifting capacity of 11.000 lbs and a maximum lifting height of 113,10 ft.
The Magni line will be well suited for Empire Cranes metro NYC market as well as general contractors and those with projects consisting of bridge, framing or anywhere a telescopic handler is currently utilized. They are also ideal for masonry & concrete work.
Magni offers the most extensive line of rotating and fixed boom telehandlers in the world today with lift heights up to 128 feet. Magni Telescopic Handlers provide incredible productivity as they can take the place of a telescopic forklift, rough terrain crane, and man lift along with other features.