Bigge Blog

CONEXPO-CON/AGG A BIGGE TRADITION SINCE 1928

Posted by Esperanza Navarro on Mar 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 

The beginning of the 20th century was full of discoveries and innovation in the industrial, structural, and heavy machinery markets. During this time, the US population expanded in cities such as San Francisco, New York, and Chicago. With the completion of the Empire State Building and the Golden Gate Bridge in the 1930’s, the growth of the construction industry aided in the inauguration of the first machinery trade show known as The Roadshow in 1909 (Marlys Arnold, Visionaries Paved the Way for CONEXPO-CON/AGG a Century Ago Read more). Today’s ConExpo-Con/Agg represents the metamorphosis of over 100 years of machinery roadshows exhibiting the latest and greatest construction machinery and technology in the world.

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Topics: Bigge Blog, Heavy Equipment, Terex, Hydraulic Truck Cranes, All Terrain Cranes, Leadership, Tower Cranes, ConExpo, Cranes, Bigge History

Bigge CONTRIBUTES TO CONSTRUCTION OF THE WILSHIRE GRAND IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

Posted by Esperanza Navarro on Jan 23, 2017 12:01:00 PM

  • Since 1952, the location of the new Wilshire Grand Center has played an important role to the business, tourist and local communities in Downtown Los Angeles. This site at the
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Topics: Bigge Blog, Heavy Equipment, Rough Terrain Cranes, Tower Cranes

Bigge Performs Multi Crane Tilt Up at Pinole Point, CA With Tandem Lift

Posted by Esperanza Navarro on Jan 10, 2017 4:00:00 PM

In Richmond, CA, Bigge recently performed a tilt up at Pinole Point. Bigge had three concrete panels which required a tandem lift using two cranes. Utilizing a Liebherr LTM1220 5.2 All Terrain crane with 100’ of boom and a Link-Belt HC-268 Lattice Boom Truck Crane with 105’ boom, Bigge lifted and placed panels weighing up to 96 tons for a new warehouse.

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Topics: Company News, All Terrain Cranes

Bigge Gives Big This 2016 Holiday Season

Posted by Adam Jalfon on Jan 6, 2017 5:15:00 PM

The 2016 holiday season brought the spirit of giving to the team at Bigge Crane.  We are proud to announce that our teams participated in variety of ways by contributing to charities in their local communities.

The 2nd Annual Bigge Food Drive took place from November 15 through December 15, 2016, in both our California locations: La Mirada and San Leandro.  In 2015, Bigge was able to collect 1,822 pounds of food, and the goal for 2016 was to donate 2,016 pounds of food.

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Topics: Company News

Crane Sales to Latin America Bounce Back

Posted by Esperanza Navarro on Jan 5, 2017 2:01:00 PM

The year 2016 proved to be a fruitful one for Latin America. According to Construcción Latinoamericana some of the countries currently seeing the most activity are Ecuador, Bolivia, México, El Salvador and Argentina.

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Topics: Insider, Company News, Heavy Equipment

Bigge Lifts Beardley Spillway Bridge

Posted by Adam Jalfon on Jan 3, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Bigge recently perfomed an emergency job for the Oakdale and South San Joaquin Irrigation District, lifting out the Beardsley Spillway Bridge.

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Topics: Company News, All Terrain Cranes

San Francisco Doyle Drive Project

Posted by Adam Jalfon on Nov 28, 2016 4:07:00 PM

In 2016, Bigge worked on the Presidio Parkway restoration project in San Francisco, CA. Our crawler cranes, the Manitowoc 2250 and Liebherr LR1200SX, were used to remove girders and to prep an area for demolition.

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Topics: Company News, Heavy Equipment

One Bigge Green and One Bigge Giving Committees

Posted by Adam Jalfon on Nov 18, 2016 4:00:00 PM

The One Bigge Green and One Bigge Giving teams partnered to host a can drive in which the proceeds were used to purchase school supplies for a local school. With the assistance of the San Leandro Education Foundation, much needed school supplies, including 100 backpacks with crayons, markers, colored pencils, erasers, sharpeners, scissors, folders and hand sanitizer, were donated to Washington Elementary School, located in San Leandro, CA.

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Topics: Company News

Chabot Dam Seismic Upgrade

Posted by Esperanza Navarro on Nov 14, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Recently, the Bigge team participated in a portion of the seismic upgrade process for the Chabot Dam in San Leandro, CA. The cranes used onsite were a Kobelco CK2750G and a Terex RT780, which were used to test and prep the ground at the Chabot Dam. A 6 Line Goldhofer PST was used for mobilization and demobilzation. A The challenges of the job were the steepness of the site, hairpin turns, and sloped, unpaved roads.

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Topics: Company News, Heavy Equipment, Rough Terrain Cranes

Bigge Lifts in Seattle, WA

Posted by Adam Jalfon on Nov 9, 2016 2:03:00 PM

In August of 2016, Bigge provided an operated & maintained Grove RT880E Rough Terrain crane for new construction in downtown Seattle, Washington. Lifting steel beams, wood, compressors and generators, Bigge was able to execute a plan in extremely limited space.

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Topics: Company News, Rough Terrain Cranes