Southwest Industrial Rigging Adds 330T Liebherr LR 1300 Crawler to Fleet
PHOENIX, AZ Southwest Industrial Rigging, a U.S. -based crane, rigging, and heavy transportation provider, has added a 330T Liebherr Crawler crane to its fleet. The new crane adds to the company's fleet of over seventy mobile and crawler cranes. Since 2014, the company has added over 1,000 tons of capability to their crane fleet, and spent $10 million for new crane equipment over the last 24 months, making their fleet one of the newest in the Southwest.
"Including our specialized trailers and trucks, we have invested over $15 million across the board over the last three years," said company Vice President Mike Madge. "We know that new, well maintained equipment makes us a reliable source for our customer's crane and transportation needs. They know if they call us, we will get them the equipment they need, and also provide the safest operators and riggers to complete the job to the best of our capabilities, safely and on time."
Throughout its thirty years in business, the company's main operational area has been the southwestern states of the U.S., specifically Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. In the third quarter of 2016, the company acquired a contract for a large construction project in the Aurora, Colorado, area. The new crawler crane, which made its way from Germany to Colorado via the port of Galveston, Texas, was assembled in August of this year in preparation for the project.
"The tilt panel contract was a large deciding factor on purchasing the new crawler. We have heard good things in the industry about the machine and its heavy lift capabilities," said Madge.
The company plans to invest in an additional LR1300 by the end of 2016 in an effort to acquire more tilt panel work in the Southwest.
"It is important to keep the communication going with our customers in regards to future needs in their industries. This allows us to strategically purchase the right equipment to meet the demands for lifting solutions when they arise," said Madge.
The company also is researching the possibility of opening a branch in the Denver area sometime in the near future in order to make equipment more readily accessible to the customers in those areas.