US crane sales and rental company Bigge Crane and Rigging has opened a large crane repair and maintenance centre near Houston, Texas.
Located in the Galveston area, south of Houston, the new facility has more than 15,000 square metres of covered space on a 25 acre plot. It also includes a massive 12,000 square metre workshop, with 35 bays and at least a dozen overhead cranes. As well as a separate wash down area and 1,900 square metre blast and paint shop, it also has 930 square metres of refurbished offices.
The company says that it has taken five years to find, acquire, design and build the new premises and added that the facility is an essential requirement in its programme to provide the very best equipment and product support.
Chief executive Weston Settlemier said: “Our team deserves the safest and most efficient environment to service the 'perfect fleet’. We want to continue to attract and retain the best people to join Bigge. By investing in state of the art maintenance facilities and implementing innovative technology, we can sustain Bigge’s time honoured traditions.”
“You can’t maintain the 'perfect fleet' without the perfect facility. For 105 years, Bigge has continually reinvested into the business, and our latest investment into this state of the art Gulf Coast crane facility is yet another example of our commitment to providing the best service level in the industry.”
Bigge has offered to provide private tours of the new facility through a contact form on its website or call on 713−352−6832. The runs a fleet of around 1,000 units from 25 locations.
The following video provides further views of the new facility:
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