Southeastern Crane Opens Charleston Branch, Announces Personnel Changes

Fri August 06, 2004 - Southeast Edition

Southeastern Crane recently expanded into the Charleston, SC, area with the opening of a branch office in Ladson, approximately 12 miles west of the city.

As the Grove distributor for the state, Southeastern Crane established the store to fulfill a requirement for the South Carolina dealership.

Vice President and General Manager Dallas Johnson noted that Southeastern Crane will lease the facility until a permanent location is determined.

“This property should serve us well for the next couple of years, until we are able to purchase land and build our own facility,” Johnson said. “We have targeted the Low Country area for its centralized location on the coast between North Carolina and Georgia, where the greatest growth is taking place.”

The Ladson facility will be staffed by a salesman, a parts manager, a secretary and three service technicians.

Mike Davis, manager of the Charlotte, NC, branch oversees all operations in the Carolinas territory.

Southeastern Crane, a division or Ring Power Corp., represents Manitowoc in Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina and the Caribbean; National in Florida; Grove in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and the Bahamas; Manitex in Florida, Georgia and North and South Carolina; Broderson in North Carolina; and Potain in Florida and South Carolina.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, Southeastern Crane serves the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean Basin with branch facilities located in Tampa and Pompano Beach, FL; Charlotte, NC; Charleston, SC; and Atlanta.

The new Ladson facility is located at 9871 U.S. Highway 78.

For more information, call 866/818-1957.

Personnel Changes

Neill Webb recently joined Southeastern Crane as the salesman for the new Charleston location. He is responsible for crane sales and rentals in the eastern Carolinas.

Having spent most of his career working in the industrial construction segments of eastern North and South Carolina, Webb comes to the company with a broad level of experience in equipment sales.

He lives in Sommerville, SC.

Joel Eberhart recently returned to the Southeastern Crane team as a salesman in western North and South Carolina and is working out of the Concord, NC, store.

Having worked in the equipment industry since the late 1970s, Eberhart has enjoyed a very successful crane career in the Carolinas.

“He has more crane experience than most people in this area and has a very successful track record and a very strong following of customers,” said his supervisor, Mike Davis. “He has an unmatched awareness of customer needs.”