Pinnacle Cranes

Pinnacle Cranes, a leading Link-Belt and Manitex dealer in North Carolina and South Carolina, has been purchased by Western Allegheny Capital LLC d/b/a Tecum Equity, a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based family office investment partnership, owned by Cliff Forrest.

Representing the fourth generation of ownership, Carolina Tractor & Equipment's Amanda Weisiger Cornelson had always envisioned working for the family company one day — just not before venturing out on her own first. While on the surface it may seem like a stretch to compare the largely female-driven retail industry to the obviously more male-dominated world of selling and leasing construction equipment, to Weisiger Cornelson a similarity exists between the two at least on the most basic of levels.

Link-Belt has announced its top five distributors for 2019. These distributors were selected on the basis of overall performance in the marketing and sales of Link-Belt cranes. Their ability to sell cranes is not only a reflection of a superior product but also their outstanding customer service, long-term financial stability and solid reputation in the industry.

Every day is different in the crane and rigging business. One day, a crew might help erect a water tower. Another, it might be called upon to lower railroad cars onto their tracks. Each task brings its own challenges and its own satisfactions. Daniel Lizotte, the operations and sales manager of W&W Crane & Rigging, would not have it any other way.

Mike Ogle, Link-Belt's manager of North American Sales, has announced the top five distributors for 2017. These distributors were selected on the basis of overall performance in the marketing and sales of Link-Belt cranes. Their ability to sell cranes is not only a reflection of a superior product but also their outstanding customer service, long-term financial stability and solid reputation in the industry.

Pinnacle Cranes hosted its Diamond Product Support Program at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Feb. 9. The highlights of the program include:• Link-Belt Cranes, which are eight-years-old and newer• Eligible cranes must be surveyed by Pinnacle each year• Technicians are available seven days a week• Replacement cranes available at discounted rates• Enhanced parts availability, more details on the offering are available through Pinnacle CranesPinnacle Cranes was recognized by Link-Belt Cranes as a top five dealer in 2016, which is an honor the company has achieved for the past several years.

To be a top 5 Link-Belt Crane Dealer requires a dedicated team, and the foundation of the team are the service technicians. Pinnacle Cranes held a service truck audit/inspection on May 17. All 13 technicians were present, nine field service technicians and four in-house shop technicians with 330 years of combined experience.

Pinnacle Cranes a division of Carolina Tractor has been visiting its customers across the Carolinas and cooking them a hearty lunch. Patrick Leatherwood, Joey Evans and Joe Crawford usually man the grill and prepare burgers, hot dogs, sausages and few other items all in an effort to thank customers for their business.

Pinnacle Cranes, a division Carolina Tractor, hosted a customer engagement training day July 17 at its Charlotte, N.C., office. The event was held to enhance the company’s customer service experience and featured a customer panel consisting of Matt Brooks, Crowder Construction; Keith Ernandez of United Contractors; Earl Johnson III of Southern Crane and Jeff Campbell of AME Inc.

Earl Johnson III had to be talked into acquiring a new piece of equipment for his business, but in the end, taking delivery of a sparkling new Link-Belt hydraulic truck crane proved to be a “no-brainer.”Johnson, the president of Southern Crane in Raleigh, N.C., had another 15 cranes in his fleet and all of them were busy.

Pinnacle Cranes, a division of Carolina Tractor, held a customer appreciation event in its Charlotte, N.C., facility on Oct. 28. The event was held so the crane community could see firsthand the level of service the company provides. Ed Weisiger Jr., president of Carolina Tractor and Jim Mackinson, vice president and general manager of Pinnacle Cranes, co-hosted the event.