Headquartered in Piscataway, N.J., Hoffman Equipment was founded in 1920 by Bill and Harry Hoffman when purchased their first truck and founded Hoffman Motor Transportation to deliver roofing material for installers.
The next 30 years brought a lot of change, with Hoffman Equipment expanding steadily by specializing in heavy hauling and rigging, moving oversized objects, such as large machinery, structural steel, storage tanks, industrial boilers, and even diners.
The company acquired its first crane in the early 1940s — that represented a dramatic improvement over a complicated system of jacks, blocks and tackle, chainfalls, winches, and a lot of manpower.
Hoffman Rigging & Crane Service Inc. was established in 1949 to complement the transportation business with a crane operation and dealership. This company led to the creation of a crane rental business, which included a fleet of 75 cranes —crawler and truck-mounted, lattice-boom and hydraulic — with lifting capacities ranging from 15 to 300 tons.
Hoffman was heavily involved in transporting and rigging services needed for constructing both fossil fuel and nuclear power plants in the 1960s and 1970s. Around this time, the company expanded internationally by exporting equipment to construction sites around the world. High-quality U.S.-made construction equipment was in high global demand and Hoffman assembled packages for projects overseas, so that all the equipment required for a project could be purchased and shipped from one source.
In 1977, Hoffman opened a Milan, Italy, location, and the following year the company's international headquarters in Piscataway, N.J., was established. Opportunities to supply equipment around the world continued, from a joint venture to sell equipment in Russia to a refinery project in Colombia, a gas pipeline project in Iran, construction of temporary bridges following a devastating hurricane in Central America, and projects in Ghana and Gabon. The company was named “Exporter of the Year” for the State of New Jersey in 1996.
In the last few years, Hoffman has expanded its presence in the New Jersey/ New York area by adding four locations — in Williamstown, N.J., and Long Island, Bronx, and Marlboro, N.Y.
The company is now owned by Timothy Watters, whose mother is a Hoffman. He represents the third generation to run the business.
Hoffman Equipment carries the following brands: Manitowoc and Grove cranes; National Crane telescopic boom trucks; Case; Doosan; JCB; Liebherr material handlers; Gradall; Terex articulated dump trucks; Atlas Copco hydraulic breakers; PTC vibratory drivers; LeeBoy; Rosco; and Eager Beaver trailers.
Hoffman Equipment also has a Crane Rebuild Center, where machines can be completely rebuilt, from the bare frame to a new paint job.
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