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Tue July 03, 2012 - Northeast Edition
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Hoffman Equipment’s Piscataway, N.J., branch has been certified and added to the Manitowoc Crane Care EnCORE Partner program network.
Hoffman Equipment’s Piscataway, N.J., branch has been certified and added to the Manitowoc Crane Care EnCORE Partner program network.

Hoffman Equipment’s Piscataway, N.J., branch has been certified and added to the Manitowoc Crane Care EnCORE Partner program network. This branch is Hoffman Equipment’s second to obtain certification to remanufacture any of the Manitowoc family of crane brands, which include Manitowoc, Grove and National Crane; their first one is in Williamstown, N.J. With its corporate headquarters in Piscataway, Hoffman Equipment is a Manitowoc distributor and has been working with cranes since 1949. EnCORE Partner status allows Hoffman Equipment to remanufacture Grove and Manitowoc cranes to the original Manitowoc specifications, including all product updates.

“We are honored to have been certified as an EnCORE Partner at this second location,” said Tim Watters, president at Hoffman Equipment. “It is a tribute to all of our technicians who have worked diligently to help us achieve this status.”

“Our program provides customers a cost effective fleet management solution,” noted Gilberto Ferreira, global EnCORE general manager of Manitowoc Crane Care. “Remanufacturing significantly extends the life of the crane and, because it is done in close collaboration with Manitowoc, customers are assured of the quality and reliability of the repairs. In fact, Manitowoc fully certifies the load charts of the remanufactured crane after completion.”

According to Ferreira, barring any major structural repairs, remanufacturing typically costs about 50 percent of the price of a new crane.

“This process not only saves the customer money,” he added, “but it also extends the life of a crane that would otherwise be sold for scrap value.”

The EnCORE Partner program is a network of certified dealers throughout North America, all of which have the ability to totally remanufacture cranes, as well as make major structural repairs. In the remanufacturing process, a crane is completely disassembled to its frame and rebuilt with OEM remanufactured components. Manitowoc offers an extensive selection of remanufactured parts through its EnCORE program. All systems are updated, and new electrical harnesses, instruments, drivelines, hydraulic components and hoses are installed. Two coats of fresh paint are applied, as well as new decals. Finally, all systems are tested to confirm that everything conforms to the latest OSHA guidelines.

Hoffman Equipment is one of only eight Manitowoc Crane dealers in the United States to have received EnCORE Partner status.

To qualify for the EnCORE Partner program, Hoffman Equipment invested extensive time in training its technical staff, including advanced training for welders to earn the proper certifications for welding structural components on cranes. There must be a trained structural engineer on staff to interface directly with Manitowoc on technical issues.

About Hoffman Equipment

Headquartered in Piscataway, N.J., Hoffman Equipment has been distributing heavy equipment and cranes in the metropolitan NYC area since 1949. Through its five locations in New York and New Jersey, the company sells and rents Grove, Manitowoc and National Crane products and provides parts and service support for any brand of crane. It also offers construction and road maintenance equipment from Case, JCB, LeeBoy, Rosco, Doosan, Atlas Copco and Gradall.

For more information, call 800/4-HOFFMAN or visit www.hoffmanequip.com.