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Empire Crane Company and Bigge Crane and Rigging Make Partnership Official

SYRACUSE, NY — Empire Crane Company has officially partnered with Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. in order to offer East Coast customers better access to rent or buy the more than 1,800 cranes in Bigge’s fleet.

Empire Crane has long been in the crane sales and rental business, serving customers from West Virginia to Maine. It is a dealer for Tadano, Terex, Broderson, Kobelco, Jekko, and Manitex cranes, as well as Magni telehandlers.

Headquartered in San Leandro, California, Bigge is one of the nation's largest crane sales and rental companies. By teaming up, Empire gives Bigge a partner in the Northeast, and Empire customers now have access to a broader range of cranes.

Together Empire and Bigge can offer customers more than 1,800 assets backed by 21 maintenance facilities across the U.S. The new agreement marks an important milestone in the continued growth of both companies, and also marks a new era of broader choices and competitive choices for their customers.

This new partnership with Bigge expands Empire’s reach into the Gulf, Mountain, and West Coast regions. That will help to bring more sales support to its customers across the U.S. and around the globe.

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Crane buyers worldwide will now have access to dealer pricing and priority ordering for crane manufacturers, including Tadano, Kobelco, Liebherr, Manitowoc, Potain, Peiner, Terex, Broderson, Comedil, Merlo, Magni, Xtreme, Manitex, and Jekko.

Besides offering customers more inventory to choose from, the new relationship also helps both companies pass along savings to customers by reducing the need to ship equipment across the country.

“We are thrilled to join forces with Bigge, the pillar of excellence in the crane business for more than a century,” said Paul Lonergan, President of Empire Crane. “Both Bigge and Empire are family-owned companies with common business values.”

Weston Settlemier, CEO of Bigge Crane & Rigging Co., said, "Empire has a long-standing reputation in the crane business, which we are proud to be a part of going forward. Paul and Luke Lonergan are outstanding individuals that share common values with Bigge regarding how to serve customers. We look forward to expanding our sales network and improving customer access to the most in-demand cranes in the market."

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