Hoisting 150,000-pound electrical transformers for a power company, deftly maneuvering 3,000-pound boilers into a ski area or lifting a new generator through a hole in a second story wall is all in a day’s work for Demag Riggers & Crane Services.
Profiled in the next edition of The Build Board, Demag Riggers & Crane Services uses a variety of forklifts, up to 35,000 pounds with boom roll off and slide axle trailers, and all-terrain hydraulic cranes, up to 200 tons, to provide crane and rigging services throughout Vermont and New York. Run by brothers Dave and Doug, the company is a third generation, family run business. Started in 1921 by their grandfather as a “you call, we haul” business, the company expanded into rigging and crane services because of John Henry (Dave and Doug’s father) who was the master rigger at G.E. and who operated the first hydraulic wrecker at Camp Johnson, when he served in the Vermont National Guard.
Since the 1980s, Demag has worked for a variety of long-time, repeat customers who have been with them since the early 1980s like the UVM Medical Center, Ben and Jerry’s, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Jay Peak, Hood, and all the power companies.
Check out the full profile in The Build Board out in February.