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NEWS > SEPT 2017

Sims Crane Making Cranes Available for Irma Recovery Efforts

Sims Crane and Equipment, Florida’s premier crane and equipment provider, has more than 80 cranes deployed across the state and has more cranes in reserve to assist with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts.


Sims Crane helping rebuild FL after Irma

Sims Crane is working with various power companies throughout Florida in counties that were hit the hardest by Irma including Broward, Miami-Dade, Pinellas, Lee and Duval counties.

Dean Sims II, Sims Crane Vice President of Marketing, said that the company reserved a block of cranes specifically for disaster relief and that they are being used primarily in power restoration, cell tower repair and replacement, and the clearing of downed trees and other debris.

We prioritized our cranes for power and utility work to help get people’s homes up and running with electricity,” Sims said. “With millions of Floridians still without power, we want to make our cranes available for this massive power restoration effort.


About Sims Crane

Founded in 1959 in Tampa, Florida, Sims Crane & Equipment Co. is the leading crane and rigging company in the state, with over 50 years of innovative safety practices and education, sophisticated technology and financial stability. Since Founder Thomas H. Sims bought his first H-5 mobile crane in 1961, customer service principles have been built around family values and nurturing client relationships.

As a third generation family owned and operated business, Sims Crane & Equipment is ranked 16 in the ACT Top 100 of the largest crane owning companies in North America and 28 among the RER Top 100 equipment providers. Sims offers the latest in equipment and boasts a fully trained service department. With on-site consultations, and detailed 3D lift planning, Sims Crane application specialists help safely move valuable assets.

In 2016, Sims Crane added 35 staff members for a total of more than 400 employees, including 159 crane operators, 53 apprentices, 29 transport drivers and 40 maintenance personnel. Also in 2016, the company acquired 32 new cranes, 71 support vehicles/trailers and three Goldhofer self-propelled modular transports.

Sims Crane & Equipment has 12 locations around the state of Florida in Daytona Beach, Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Mulberry, Ocala, Orlando, Sarasota, Titusville, West Palm Beach, Vero Beach and headquarters in Tampa. Call Sims Crane at 888-97-CRANE (888-972-7263) or visit www.simscrane.com.


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