Bigge Blog

Bigge around the world

Posted by Adam Jalfon on Nov 3, 2016 7:29:00 AM

Bill Finerty has worked for Bigge for 16 years. His job is to travel around the world and assemble cranes that Bigge sells.

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Bigge Attends Breakbulk Americas 2016 and Receives Award

Posted by Esperanza Navarro on Oct 12, 2016 3:04:00 PM

During the week of September 26th to 29th the Bigge team attended Breakbulk Americas 2016. Breakbulk Americas is the largest exhibition of its kind in the Americas, bringing top-tier shippers together with breakbulk and cargo service providers. The tradeshow aims to bring the latest news, training on project freight management, and heavy-lift technology to companies all across the American continent.

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Bigge’s New Prime Mover Tractors and Trailer Outrigger System Expands Transport Capabilities and Efficiencies in Texas

Posted by Adam Jalfon on Oct 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

In July 2016, Bigge completed transport projects for new combined-cycle power plants in both Wharton and Granbury, Texas. Bigge transported combustion and generator steam turbines for both plants. Over a seven month span, we successfully delivered sixteen superloads to the jobsite while maintaining a tough schedule due to flooding.

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Topics: Heavy Equipment

Bigge Helps Advance Cancer Treatment in Miami

Posted by Adam Jalfon on Sep 2, 2016 2:51:00 PM

Bigge Projects completed a transport and heavy lift project in a new industry segment, Proton Therapy Centers for cancer treatment. Bigge was contracted to transport the two halves of the Cyclotron from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale to the Miami Cancer Institute, to rig the Cyclotron halves into the building, and to install many smaller components for several other associated systems. The Cyclotron generates a proton beam that is guided by a line of magnets to the patient treatment rooms. In each of the three patient treatment rooms the proton beam is then positioned to focus on the tumor to be treated inside of the patient.

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Topics: Heavy Equipment

Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. Ranks #2 on ACT Tower Crane 50 List

Posted by Esperanza Navarro on Aug 24, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Bigge is proud to be ranked number two on the ACT Tower Crane 50 list for this year, 2016. With over 100 years of service, Bigge aspires to continue growing the Tower Crane sector of the company and the working relationships we have in the building of North America.

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Bigge celebrated in special AC&T Section

Posted by Adam Jalfon on Aug 24, 2016 10:21:00 AM

Bigge was featured in AC&T's September 2016 Issue detailing the first 100 years of our history.


From humble beginnings as a small trucking company hauling cargo from docks and railroad depots in San Francisco's Easy Bay region to a global super power in the crane rental, rigging and specialized transportation industry, Bigge Crane and RIgging Co. exemplifies what it takes to succed in this specialized industry.

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2 Tower Cranes in San Diego

Posted by Adam Jalfon on Jul 20, 2016 3:02:00 PM

Bigge recently erected our second tower crane at the Westfield Mall expansion in San Diego.

The first crane is a Comedil 561 and was installed in March. This crane is configured with a 230 ft. jib and a HUH (height under hook) of 135 ft.

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Topics: Company News, Tower Cranes

Being Safe!

Posted by Harry Wagner on Jul 5, 2016 9:14:00 AM

If you want to be safe at work, home, and play, you need to demonstrate certain characteristics that are visible by others. When someone claims that you are a safe person, they have observed something about you that resonates with being safe. Someone who is safe can be observed as committed to injury-free work, compliant with safety practices, and working with competency (skills and knowledge). People who achieve an accepted level of success in any of life’s endeavors usually demonstrate these characteristics.

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Topics: Safety

Bigge Crane and Rigging Company Ranks #5 in the ACT 100

Posted by Esperanza Navarro on Jun 22, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Bigge Crane is happy to be part of one of the top 5 crane-owning companies in North America.  With over 100 years in service, Bigge Crane owns one of the largest crane fleets in North America.  This year, Bigge has moved up a total of two spots claiming the fifth position on the list. As a full crane service company, Bigge has rough terrain, tower cranes, crawler cranes, , hydraulic truck cranes and many more other types of cranes available for rent, bare lease, and sale.

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Bigge Executes New eBart Transportation and Lift

Posted by Esperanza Navarro on Jun 20, 2016 10:45:00 AM

On the week of June 13, 2016 the Bigge team transported and lifted the new East Contra Costa County Bart extension DMU trains onto their rails. The independently propelled railcars, known as Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs), were shipped from Stadler Switzerland to Port Hueneme in California. Bigge did a road transport from the port to Antioch California. Each eBART train car weighs approximately 26.5 tons and is paired with a power pack that weighs 29 tons, totaling a transport and lift of over 220 tons combined with all 4 cars.

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