Lifting Gear Hire Expands in the East

Lifting Gear Hire, Bridgeview, Ill., has announced plans to expand further in the eastern United Sates in an effort to better serve its growing customer base. The company plans to add a sales representative based in Tampa, Fla., effective this month. Lifting Gear Hire will also open its newest distribution center in Philadelphia, Pa., in 2009.

While Lifting Gear Hire has an existing warehouse in Pittsburgh, Pa., the new facility will reduce delivery time and transportation costs for customers in northeastern Pennsylvania, as well as New Jersey, New York and other surrounding states. The Philadelphia warehouse will allow same-day or overnight delivery to locations in the new area.

“The demand for equipment in LGH’s product line, as well as reduced delivery time and costs have resulted in the need for an additional facility to support an already growing area and to stock a full range of LGH products and capacities,” said Tony Fiscelli, general manager of Lifting Gear Hire’s U.S. headquarters. “The expansion out east will allow us to better serve our clients because we will simply have the space to feature our entire product range and to accommodate our customers' equipment service needs.”

Lifting Gear Hire Corporation has initiated plans to expand in Minneapolis and Atlanta as well. More information on this expansion will be available later in 2009.

Founded in 1970, Lifting Gear Hire is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to the rental, sale and service of lifting, winching and material handling equipment.