Illini Hi-Reach, one of the United States’ largest independent aerial rental specialists, has expanded to into northwest Indiana with its fourth and largest facility in Crown Point, Ind.
“Illini now covers a rental and service area from southern Wisconsin through northern Illinois and northwest Indiana to southwestern Michigan,” Illini Hi-Reach president Larry Workman told RER. “The new branch strengthens our market presence in the northwest Indiana market that we have been quite successful in for over 20 years. Illini customers requested and welcomed this expansion into Crown Point, Ind.”
The new branch is a 30,000-square-feet full-service facility on six acres of land, next to I-65, a major interstate highway, from which it is easily visible. The branch will serve as the new corporate headquarters for Illini, which had been based in Lemont, Ill., a branch that will continue in operation. The facility features a 20-ton overhead crane, and has eight bay doors in its shop, along with an external wash bay, and six charging stations for electric boomlifts and scissorlifts. The shop has a 26-foot overhead height.
The facility features 6,000 square feet of office space.
The company is continuing to grow, Workman added, and is expanding back to its pre-recession fleet size. Other nearby markets are also being considered by Illini management for future expansion locations. Illini Hi-Reach also has branches in East Dundee and South Beloit, Ill.