AmQuip Acquires Shaughnessy Crane Services From NES Rentals

Mon April 02, 2007 - Northeast Edition

AmQuip Corporation has acquired Shaughnessy Crane Services, a leading crane rental provider in the New England region, from NES Rentals Holdings Inc.

Shaughnessy / AmQuip will offer rough terrain, all terrain, crawler and tower cranes, ranging from 6 to 600 ton (5.4 to 544 t) capacity. The Shaughnessy / AmQuip division will remain headquartered in its current Boston location.

“Shaughnessy Crane is one of the most established and respected names in the crane rental industry,” said Frank G. Bardonaro, general manager of AmQuip Corporation. “The combination of AmQuip Corporation and Shaughnessy Crane will provide the most modern, safe and state-of-the-art line of crane rental equipment in the New England region.”

Joseph L. Wesley, owner of AmQuip Corporation, added, “Shaughnessy Crane and the Shaughnessy family have been leaders in our industry for generations. All of us at AmQuip are honored to welcome this incredible organization, comprised of the best operators and crane professionals in the New England region.”

“AmQuip and Shaughnessy are a perfect match, and this combination creates a one-stop shop for our New England customers,” said Harry “Spunk” Milligan, vice president of Shaughnessy/AmQuip. “We can now offer our customers a local team of crane experts and locally-based ’taxi cranes’ as well as rough terrain, crawler and tower cranes throughout the region.”