Blue Hat Crane of Kansas City, Mo. announced that its two-year-old business is expanding with the addition of a new 22-acre facility and a recent partnership with Tadano America Corporation.
The crane sales and rental company was made a representative for all Tadano crane products and has acquired a Tadano ATF 180G-5, GR-1000XL and GR-750XL for their fleet.
“Blue Hat will be a key player in growing Tadano’s market share in Missouri and Kansas,“ says Jay Shiffler, executive vice president of sales, marketing and customer service for Tadano America. “We’re glad to have a committed partner that will serve our customers and products well.“
Changing needs also led Blue Hat to build a new 22-acre facility with a 60,000-square-foot maintenance shop and warehouse. At their June open house event, Blue Hat displayed a number of cranes available for rent or sale including the newest Tadano additions.
“Our new equipment acquisitions have enabled Blue Hat to expand both our bare rental and operated and maintained fleets, “ remarked David Lapin, sales representative for Blue Hat Crane. “The new crane shop is part of our commitment to supplying the latest equipment, parts and service available in the industry.“
At the open house event, Tadano America gave Blue Hat a traditional warrior’s kabuto helmet.
“We‘ve had to fight battles daily to bring our company to this point,“ remarked Florian Rothbrust, senior vice president for Blue Hat Crane. “The helmet will bring us luck and victory!“
Blue Hat opened its doors in 2013. The company got its start by acquiring several cranes from Wilkerson Crane in Kansas City, Mo.
Tadano America, located in Houston, is a subsidiary of Japan-based Tadano, Ltd. Tadano America maintains a 46,000-square-foot warehouse in Houston for parts and storage.