H&E Relocates Crane Service to New Facility in Belle Chasse | Construction News

H & E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) has relocated its Belle Chasse, La., crane remanufacturing and structural repair operations to a newly constructed building at 2611 Engineers Road in Belle Chasse, La.

The new service and repair facility sits directly across the street from the H&E's main office and parts warehouse.

The new crane service facility is significantly larger than the original, expanding from 4 to 10 acres of prime marine-access property.  The complex has two primary facilities, one devoted to crane remanufacturing (Crane Reman Center) and the other to heavy equipment structural repair (Structural Repair Center). 

The Crane Reman Center is 40,000 sq. ft., with six large service bays, each equipped with a 10-ton capacity overhead crane. The entire service floor can be accessed by a 75-ton industrial gantry crane. The large shop accommodates up to six crane remanufacturing projects and numerous component rebuilds at one time. H&E remanufactures all makes and models of cranes.

The Structural Repair Center is 15,000 sq. ft., with two 10-ton capacity overhead cranes.  The structure is equipped with five structural alignment welding tables, jigs, and special tooling for crane boom and component repair.

The complex also includes a separate sand-blasting facility and a large, independent paint booth.  The remaining 9 acres of yard feature secured storage and a marine bulkhead dock with access to the Mississippi River and waterway transportation.

“We are in the business of giving cranes a second life," said H&E Belle Chasse branch manager, Frank Arthur. "Now, thanks to our many loyal customers, we can do it even better with our new facility and enhanced capabilities."

Arthur explained that the improved efficiency from the new facility will let H&E serve customers with expanded product support and remanufacturing capabilities. "We feel lucky to have secured this nearby tract of land that is much larger and complete with a bulkhead dock for water access to the Gulf Coast area and beyond," he said.

H&E is the world’s largest Manitowoc and Grove crane dealer, and one of a few certified Manitowoc EnCORE service dealers.  As an EnCore dealer, H&E can remanufacture and perform authorized structural repairs on all Manitowoc products. In addition to Manitowoc cranes, H&E remanufacturers Grove, GMK, Link Belt, American, Terex, and Lima cranes.  Along with Belle Chasse, H&E has five other Manitowoc Encore certified facilities: Birmingham, AL; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Salt Lake City, UT. 

In Louisiana, H&E is the authorized dealer for Manitowoc, Marine Travelift, Grove, Komatsu, Manitex, JLG, Genie, Wirtgen, Takeuchi, Gomaco and many other top-brand manufacturers.