Shawmut Equipment

R&D Crane, a division of the Cherubini Group of Companies operating in Atlantic Canada, recently expanded its fleet with the purchase of a new Grove GMK5250L. The addition of the 300 ton (250 t) all-terrain crane was fueled by increased demand in the market, especially in R&D Crane's primary fields of focus, which includes bridge and structural erection, tilt-up building panel erection and industrial mechanical machinery (air conditioning units) installation.

Shawmut Equipment of Canada Inc. recently opened the doors of its new facility located in the Halifax, Nova Scotia, area, where its customer base and business volume has been constantly expanding. To meet the increased demand for products and services, Shawmut decided to open an additional location to better serve its customers.

Shawmut Equipment has been a leading equipment distributor bringing quality products to its customers since 1957. This year marks 60 years of continued success in the industry. Shawmut represents the Manitowoc Crane Group's range of construction cranes, including Manitowoc crawler cranes, Grove rough terrain cranes, Grove GMK all terrain cranes, Grove hydraulic crawler cranes, Grove yard boss industrial cranes, National boom trucks and Potain self-erecting cranes, as well as a variety of utility equipment.

DEW Construction Corporation of Williston, Vt., is using a Potain HDT 80 self-erecting crane to construct the new slope side hotel at the Jay Peak Ski Resort in Jay, Vt. Work on the as-yet-unnamed hotel began in August 2008 and has an anticipated completion date of Feb.

Breathing new life into a struggling community usually takes a major change in the community’s landscape. Berlin, N.H., a town that for years relied on the logging and paper industries, took a huge hit in its economy with the closing of the paper mill in 2001 and other factory closings in areas nearby.

Shawmut Equipment Company Inc., a distributor of the Manitowoc Crane Group, has expanded into the Maritime provinces of Canada. The Manitowoc Crane Group and Shawmut Equipment recently entered into an agreement, which will extend Shawmut Equipment’s distributor territory into the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

Fifty years. It’s called the Golden Anniversary, but for Shawmut Equipment Company Inc., iron and steel have been the most remarkable metals. Shawmut Equipment Company Inc. has been providing New England construction firms with quality heavy-lifting equipment for half a century.

A Potain Igo MA21 self-erecting crane from Shawmut Equipment, a local Potain dealer, has been instrumental in overcoming job-site challenges during the renovation of a high school in Elkton, Md. Joseph Rizzo & Sons of New Castle, Del., a masonry subcontractor, had anticipated a straightforward plan to build a cement block addition onto the school.

Wood frame contractor, Kevin O’Rourke, owner of Peaks USA, is using a Potain Igo 50 self-erecting crane on a space-constrained job in Cambridge, MA. Richdale Place is a 38,000 sq. ft. (3,530 sq m) multi-unit residential building with a parking structure as its foundation.

A Potain Igo MA13 self-erecting crane captivated customers on a recent demonstration tour of the Eastern U.S. The tour was sponsored by Manitowoc Crane Group dealer Shawmut Equipment. Starting with an open house at Shawmut Equipment’s headquarters facility in Manchester, CT, Shawmut invited customers to see the MA13 being put through its paces.

If Hercules were alive today, there is no doubt that the Chapel Towers project at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME, would be one of his 12 labors. What on the surface may look like just another rebuild project is nothing of the sort. The careful dismantling, numbering, cataloging and meticulously rebuilding of the 150-year-old Bowdoin Chapel towers are being done — heavy-granite block by heavy-granite block.