After the evacuations at Oroville Dam, Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. was a first responder to this state of emergency in Northern California. Bigge rented out and delivered a Liebherr LR1300 crawler crane to Oroville within 48 hours. A total of 12 trailers were transported with the help of local police escorts and the LR1300 was assembled on-site.
On March 9, 2017 at ConExpo-Con/Agg, the Bigge and Kobelco leadership teams met to finalize the purchase of 14 new Kobelco cranes and to celebrate a unique crane industry occasion- Bigge’s successful acquisition of over 100 Kobelco’s since the founding of their business relationship in 2007. The Kobelcos purchased during this occasion included models CK1600G-II, CK1100G-II and the CK2750G-II.
This year at ConExpo-Con/Agg, Liebherr and Bigge Crane and Rigging's leadership gathered during an equipment hand off ceremony to celebrate their long-time partnership and collaborative work in designing cranes. Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. has purchased over 100 pieces of Liebherr equipment since their relationship began back in 1996.
During the week of ConExpo-Con/Agg, Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. and Alimak Hek celebrated their long-time partnership and continued business growth. As of ConExpo 2017 Bigge now officially owns over 200 hoists in its construction elevator rental fleet.
On Wednesday, March 9,2017, Terex and Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. celebrated the acquisition of 33 new Terex cranes for the year. The purchase of these cranes includes rough terrain cranes and Terex Demags. This acquisition marks one of many milestones in the Terex and Bigge relationship. Bigge and Terex have been partners for over four generations and have worked together in the design, production, and evolution of today’s modern American crane.
Leadership from Manitowoc and Potain at this year’s ConExpoCon-Agg exhibition recognized Bigge Crane for its continuous support and harmonious partnership over the last several years. During this ceremony, Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. announced that they had made their third Manitowoc MLC650 purchase. In addition, Bigge also acquired its 15th city class Potain tower crane, the MDT219. These two machines can be seen at the Manitowoc display at ConExpo-Con/Agg till Saturday March 11,2017.
On March 7,2017 at ConExpo-Con/Agg, Bigge purchased 12 new Tadano GR-1200XL Rough Terrain cranes. During a “key ceremony” hosted by Tadano, Bigge took ownership of these 120 US ton capacity cranes. The Tadano GR-1200XL was designed with industrial energy sites in mind.
ConExpo-Con Agg is the biggest manufacturer machinery trade show in North America. Per tradition, Bigge has sent over 40 of it’s leading crane, rigging, and specialized transport experts to meet with ConExpo attendees and speak to them about the latest and greatest in cranes and crane technology. This year, 2017, Bigge will be featuring over 15 pieces of equipment in various manufacturer booths at the Gold Lot. Exhibit attendees will be able to get up close and personal with cranes like the Manitowoc MLC650, the Liebherr 1300SX, the Potain MDT219, the Terex RT100, the Grove GRT8100 and many more.
Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. is sending over 40 of it’s leading crane, rigging and special projects experts to ConExpo-Con/Agg this March 2017. The representatives cover a wide range of niches from heavy lift equipment to heavy lift engineered transport, and will be meeting attendees at the show. Representatives will be found at booths of several leading manufacturers in the Gold Lot located between Elvis Presley and Paradise Boulevards.
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.