Hoffman Equipment Holds Open House in Piscataway, N.J.

Approximately 200 customers and guests from New Jersey and nearby New York City enjoyed the daylong event.

📅   Wed November 04, 2015 - Northeast Edition
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Tim Watters, president and CEO of Hoffman Equipment, addresses guests prior to the demonstration of the Manitowoc MLC300 crane.
Tim Watters, president and CEO of Hoffman Equipment, addresses guests prior to the demonstration of the Manitowoc MLC300 crane.
Tim Watters, president and CEO of Hoffman Equipment, addresses guests prior to the demonstration of the Manitowoc MLC300 crane. Glenn Ely (C) and Wayde Fitz (L), both of PKF Mark III, Newtown, Pa., speak with Steve Izzi, New Jersey crane manager of Hoffman Equipment, during the open house. Open house guests inspect a Doosan DL550 wheel loader during the Oct. 16 event. Guests enjoy lunch during the Hoffman Equipment open house. (L-R): Mike Anderson of Hoffman Equipment; Ron Garofalo of DAG Mobile Aggregate Recycling, Lyndhurst, N.J.; Jack Canyon of Cambridge Pavers, Lyndhurst, N.J.; and Christiano, grandson of Ron Garofalo, are excited to see the crane demo, especially little Ch The subject of the big bridge project north of New York City might come up in conversation between Bob Hammond (L) of Tappan Zee Constructors and Patrick Hitpas of Hoffman Equipment. The JCB Dancing Diggers performed for guests during the Hoffman Equipment open house. An impressive moment during the Manitowoc MLC300 demonstration was when the crane lifted an 81,000-lb. Grove RT600E rough-terrain crane. Hoffman Equipment and its guests were met with a beautiful autumn day during the open house on Oct. 16. (L-R): John Paraschak, vice president of sales and marketing, Stewart-Amos Sweeper Co., Harrisburg, Pa., discusses the Starfire S-4 with John Haig, sales representative of Hoffman Equipment, and Chris Standke of George Harms Construction, Howell, N.J. (L-R) are Tim Watters, president and CEO, and Ed Cilli, sales representative, both of Hoffman Equipment; and George Harms, CEO; Tom Hardell, president and COO; Kevin Harms; and Chris Standke, all of George Harms Construction. Hoffman Equipment presented t Pat Tomasetti (third from L), crane specialist of Hoffman Equipment, meets up with some of the guys from Cranes Inc. in New York City: Joe Sadden, Brad Gorden and Manny Zaccone. Matt Jenson (far R) of Hoffman Equipment enjoys the open house (L-R) with Kevin Harms, Harms Construction, and Rich and Erich Kremer, both of Kremer Marine, Brick, N.J. John Dengel Jr. of Construction Marine Inc. served as crane operator on the MLC300 for the big event. George Swanson (L) and James D’Annunzio, both of D’Annunzio Group Inc., Clark, N.J., await the demonstration of the Manitowoc MLC300 crane. A crowd gathers for the big demonstration of the Manitowoc MLC300 crane.

Hoffman Equipment hosted an open house Oct. 16 at its Piscataway, N.J., facility.

Approximately 200 customers and guests from New Jersey and nearby New York City enjoyed the daylong event. The focal point of the open house — and certainly the most impressive — was demonstrations of the new Manitowoc MLC300 crane in action.

The MLC300 features 315 ft. (96 m) of boom and can be easily transported with optimized component weights and dimensions. The crane uses Manitowoc’s FACT connection technology, which automatically aligns components for fast and easy assembly. The MLC300 also features 330-ton (299 t) capacity.

The MLC300’s lifting prowess was exhibited during the event when it hoisted an 81,000-lb. Grove RT600E rough-terrain crane with ease.

“We had a great turnout … and we all got to see something that had never been seen before in New Jersey and New York — the Manitowoc MLC300 put through its paces in a very impressive way,” said Tim Watters, president and CEO of Hoffman Equipment. “It tossed the Grove [RT600E] around the yard like a feather.”

Watters added that the MLC300 demonstrations proved so successful that Hoffman Equipment has been arranging several demonstrations for area contractors on their job sites since the open house.

Hoffman Equipment also highlighted Grove’s new product line of crawler hydraulic cranes, such as the GHC75, 75-ton crane, which was on display, and as a result of the event, Watters said that the company received a purchase order for the Grove GHC.

Watters called the open house a big success. “It as a beautiful day, the sun was shining and the food was great,” he said. “Everything was a hit and everyone had a great time.”

For more information, visit http://www.hoffmanequip.com/.