Blue Hat Crane now Represents Tadano Cranes | Construction News

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Blue Hat Crane, a crane sales and rental company in Kansas City, Mo., has been named as a representative for all Tadano products and has bought an ATF 180G-5, GR-1000XL, and GR-750XL for its fleet.

“Blue Hat will be a key player in growing Tadano’s market share in Missouri and Kansas,“ said Jay Shiffler, Tadano America's executive vice president of sales, marketing, and customer service. “We’re glad to have a committed partner that will serve our customers and products well.“

Changing needs also led the company to build a new 22-acre facility with a 60,000-sq.-ft. maintenance shop and warehouse. At its June open house event, Blue Hat displayed a number of cranes available for rent or sale including the newest Tadano additions to their fleet. 

"Our new equipment acquisitions have enabled Blue Hat to expand both our bare rental and operated and maintained fleets," said David Lapin, sales representative for Blue Hat Crane. "The new crane shop is part of our commitment to supplying the latest equipment, parts and service available in the industry."

At the open house, Tadano America gave Blue Hat a traditional warrior’s kabuto helmet. “We‘ve had to fight battles daily to bring our company to this point,“ remarked Florian Rothbrust, senior vice president for Blue Hat Crane. “The helmet will bring us luck and victory!“

Caption: Blue Hat Crane executive accept Kabuto helmet commemorating the company's new location. From left are: Florian “Flo” Rothbrust, sr. vice president, Blue Hat Crane; Yo Kakinuma, president and COO, Tadano America; and Bob Jacquinot, director of construction operations, Blue Hat Crane.