Sims Crane & Equipment, Florida’s leading crane rental and rigging service company, announced that the company’s entire tower crane fleet, which it purchased last year, will be utilized at construction sites around the state by March 1. Sims Crane announced in June 2018 that the company had entered the tower crane sector with the purchase of 11 new electric tower cranes at a total investment of $14 million.

Sims Crane made the decision to expand into the tower crane sector to answer client demand according to Dean Sims II, Sims Crane vice president of marketing.

“In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, many of our long-standing clients that rent hoist elevators and mobile cranes from us were looking for another tower crane option and they trust Sims to provide that alternative,” Sims said. “We’re receiving very positive feedback from our customers that supports our decision to make this investment.”

With high-rise construction surging in Florida, tower cranes complement Sims Crane’s existing skilled personnel and material hoist elevator department.

All of Sims Crane’s new electric tower cranes are manufactured in France by Potain and include the MDT 389 L16 and MD 559 models.

Sims Crane & Equipment has 13 locations in Florida – Daytona Beach, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Mulberry, Ocala, Orlando, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Titusville, West Palm Beach, Vero Beach and the company headquarters in Tampa.