Runnion Equipment Opens New Hodgkins, Ill., Facility

July 22, 2019
Runnion Equipment hosted a grand opening celebration last month at its new facility in Hodgkins, Ill.

Runnion Equipment hosted a grand opening celebration last month at its new facility in Hodgkins, Ill. More than 150 customers and vendors attended the event, including representatives from National Crane, Elliott Equipment and Dur-A-Lift as well as Noel B. Cummings, the mayor of Hodgkins, Ill., and his staff. 

Facility tours were provided throughout the new 37,400-square-foot building, which accommodates all crane services in house. The facility includes 17 service bays and a training center for technicians and operators, along with an expanded parts storage and customer service area. There is also an outdoor demonstration space where equipment buyers can try out a new crane before purchasing it and an indoor showroom.

The cranes available at Runnion Equipment include National Crane by Manitowoc, Palfinger knuckle boom loading cranes and the Epsilon line of cranes from Palfinger. Additional lifting equipment carried are Elliott HiReach telescoping aerial work platforms and Dur-A-Lift Inc. telescoping and articulating aerial personnel and material handling lifts.

“This facility has been in planning and progress for several years, so we are very excited to have moved in and begun operations here to be able to better serve our customers,” said Mike Prochot, president of Runnion Equipment.

Pat Runnion, CEO added, “With this new building, we have a facility that matches our capabilities with room to grow. We will be able to provide faster turnaround times for all services to our customers. We feel very welcome in the Hodgkins community.” 

Runnion Equipment has been renting, selling and servicing boom trucks throughout northern Illinois, northwest Indiana, and southern Wisconsin since 1975. Manufacturers represented by Runnion Equipment include National Crane, Palfinger, Palfinger Epsilon, Elliott, and Dur-A-Lift. For more information, visit its website at

The company is based in Hodgkins, Ill., and has a branch in Caledonia, Wis.