Herc Rentals announced this week that it has acquired Dwight Crane Ltd. and its U.S. affiliate, LRX LLC. Dwight Crane is an entertainment equipment rental business based in Ajax, Ontario, Canada, that also has operations in Los Angeles. Ajax is in the eastern area of the Greater Toronto Area. Terms were not disclosed.
Dwight Crane is a full-service provider of equipment and lighting rentals with more than 40 years of serving Ontario’s film, event and commercial production community. The company’s rental fleet includes aerial lifts and vehicles, lighting and mounts, cranes, and lighting trucks.
“With the acquisition of Dwight Crane, we continue to expand our entertainment-related rental portfolio, which also includes the industry-leading brands of Herc Entertainment Services, Cinelease and Cinelease Studios,” said Larry Silber, HERC president and CEO. “Like our existing North American entertainment equipment rental operations, Dwight Crane has developed an unmatched reputation for quality and expertise while serving one of the largest entertainment markets in North America. In addition, Dwight Crane brings industry-leading technologies that we look forward to introducing across our specialty entertainment rental network. Through our entertainment-specific brands, our ProSolutions specialty rental equipment and our full line of equipment and services offerings, Herc Rentals remains well positioned as a preeminent partner to North America’s film, TV, and live event production enterprises. Dwight Crane’s long-standing ties to Ontario’s entertainment clientele and its industry-leading LRX brand lighting technologies bring additional strength to our team and reinforce our long-term commitment to the growing entertainment segment.”
Herc has made two previous major acquisitions this year, having acquired two multi-location Texas rental companies, Champion Rentals and CBS Rentals. Herc, based in Bonita Springs, Calif., is No. 3 on the RER 100.