Southern Crane Donates Services for Habitat Home Construction Project

Southern Crane, Raleigh, N.C., once again donated its crane services to set roof trusses on six Habitat for Humanity homes under construction in nearby Cary, N.C., this spring. A Terex T560, a 60-ton truck crane, and its operator, were provided to help volunteers set trusses and lift roof sections into place.

The six homes are among the largest construction projects undertaken in Cary by Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. “Southern Crane is a long-time friend to Habitat for Humanity of Wake County—they’ve been putting roofs on our homes for years,” said Ed Rogers, construction superintendent. “We appreciate their gifts, their professionalism and their continued support.”

The Terex truck crane was selected for the project because the company's 28-ton boom trucks, which Southern Crane normally uses on Habitat jobs, were all busy that day, said Earl Johnson III, president of Southern Crane.

With more than 46 years of business, Southern Crane and its parent, Southern Industrial Constructors, have made “Working Together Safely” the cornerstone of their operations. Company services include state-of-the-art crane and rigging operations, turnkey industrial construction, plant installations and relocations, machinery moving, concrete construction, structural and specialty steel fabrication and erection, and plant maintenance, with safety, integrity, quality workmanship and responsive customer care.