US Service Group (USSG), a New York-based industrial services company, has acquired Walker Crane & Rigging Corp. of Plainville, Conn. Established in 1883, Walker is one of the premier crane, rigging and transportation operations in Connecticut providing rigging and logistics solutions to a diverse client base throughout the United States. Walker operates out of a 130,000-square-foot facility located approximately 30 minutes southwest of Hartford, Conn.
With the acquisition of Walker, USSG continues its strategy of building an industry-leading national rigging, machinery moving and warehousing business. Along with Able Rigging Contractors and Transcope Services, USSG now consists of three separate operating businesses focused on providing rigging and machinery moving services to a diverse customer base including many Fortune 500 and top construction companies in the United States. A number of other companies are in discussions about becoming part of USSG, the company said.
"Acquiring Walker strengthens USSG's presence in the New England region and expands our network of rigging and logistics services into this attractive market," said Steve Laganas, USSG founder and CEO. "We are very pleased that Walker is now part of USSG. With Walker’s history and stellar reputation, our plan is to see USSG continue to grow and prosper as we add equipment, services and additional high-quality employees to the team."
Laganas is also CEO of Deer Park, N.Y.-based Able Equipment Rental. Able Rigging Contractors has been a provider of rigging services for more than two decades, specializing in industrial rigging, tower crane and derrick services, construction, machinery moving and warehousing.