AmQuip Acquires Powell Equipment Company

Philadelphia, Pa.-based AmQuip Crane Rental and Atlanta, Ga.-based Powell Equipment Company announced the acquisition by AmQuip of the business and assets of Powell, resulting in the formation of the Powell AmQuip division. The operation will expand the capabilities of AmQuip’s Southeast region, which includes Elliott AmQuip operations in Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tenn., and AmQuip’s tower crane division in Birmingham, Ala. The business will operate from Powell’s facilities in Atlanta.

“We are delighted to join with the Powell family and employees, who have a superb reputation for quality service and safety in the Atlanta market,” said Frank Bardonaro, AmQuip’s president. “AmQuip will add RT’s, crawlers, tower cranes and additional AT’s to Powell’s fleet, as well as access to our safety, technical and engineering resources. The new Powell AmQuip team will offer a ‘one-stop’ shop for the greater Atlanta region.”

“In these uncharted economic times, we couldn’t be more excited about having the additional support from AmQuip to service our customers,” said Floyd Powell, CEO of Powell Equipment. “Our management, employees and operators will all benefit from this transaction, as well.”

Powell Equipment Company is one of Atlanta’s most established crane rental companies, having served Atlanta’s developers and contractors for nearly 40 years. The company built new offices and yard facilities in 2005, located in the Atlanta Industrial Park. The company is owned by Floyd and Richard Powell.

AmQuip Crane Rental is one of the nation’s largest crane rental companies, operating approximately 600 cranes in 20 states from operations in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.