Lifting Gear Hire Corp. has announced plans to expand further north in the United Sates in an effort to better serve its growing customer base. Estimating an opening in mid-July, LGH will open its 13th U.S. warehouse in Bloomington, Minn., just south of Minneapolis.
The new facility will reduce delivery time and transportation costs for customers in the region, the company said. This will also allow Lifting Gear to provide same-day or overnight delivery to locations in surrounding states.
“The demand for equipment in LGH’s product line, as well as reduced delivery time and costs have resulted in the need for an additional facility to support an already growing area and to stock a full range of LGH products and capacities,” said Tony Fiscelli, president of LGHC. “This expansion was necessary due to our rapidly growing customer base in the area. It will allow us to better serve our clients because we will simply have the space to feature our entire product range and to accommodate our customers' equipment service needs.”
The Minnesota Distribution Center addition has been part of an aggressive expansion plan initiated by Lifting Gear Hire Corp. in 2008. Since this time, LGH has opened warehouses in Lakeland, Fla., and Philadelphia. The company has expanded its sales force in those areas.
Lifting Gear Hire Corp. is the nation’s largest single organization devoted exclusively to the rental of winching and material-handling equipment. The company has 12 locations in the United States, with sales support representatives in more than 25 states. Based in Bridgeview, Ill., LGHC is No. 53 on the RER 100.