Maxim Crane Works reports it has designated its Davenport, Fla., location for its tower crane operations in Florida and the southeast region. The Center of Excellence for its Tower Crane Operations is expected to allow Maxim to be more strategically located to customers along the Gulf Coast of Florida, from Tallahassee to Naples, with a targeted focus on Tampa.
“We have made a very customer focused decision to ramp up the facilities in Davenport as part of our continuous improvement process here at Maxim,” said Scott Brandstadt, vice president of sales for tower cranes. “We have increased the amount of factory-trained technicians, spare parts, refurbishment operations, and sales force to meet the continued demands of our customers in the region. Our ability to provide service via our national “hub and spoke” system will be significantly improved with the additional services that we can now provide from the Central Florida and Tampa locations.”
Frank Fioravanti, vice president of the Florida region for Maxim, said the enhanced Davenport operations will allow the company to focus on up-time, reduced freight charges, improved response times, and 100% turn-key solutions for tower crane projects throughout the region.
According to Frank Bardonaro, chief operating officer for Maxim, Brandstadt, Fioravanti, and Matt Hyden, VP of the tower crane division for Maxim, identified a need to improve the service and fleet offerings for tower crane customers as the continues to expand in southeast and Florida. “Our ability to support our fleet of nearly 400 tower cranes required a targeted approach to the region, and the Davenport location is strategically located to ensure our customers that Maxim can be anywhere in the state within hours, not days,” he said. “The goal was to improve safety, service and sales activities for our customer’s projects. The new Tower Crane Center of Excellence in Florida will provide the service levels needed to compete in today’s market as well as provide our customers with improved pricing for freight, erection and dismantlement across the state.”
Doug Trawick and Scott Brandstadt leads the team of tower crane sales in the region. Maxim also has added David Lloyd to the tower crane division to focus on Central Florida and Tampa. He has been part of the Maxim/ Crane Rental Corporation team for more than 30 years.
The dedicated tower crane facility in Central Florida joins the company’s other tower crane hubs in Birmingham, Ala., Atlanta, Ga., Cincinnati, Ohio, and Miami, Fla.