In 2017, Shawmut Equipment is celebrating 60 years in business. The company was founded by George O’Connell in 1957, and members of the O’Connell family continue to run the business. George’s son, David O’Connell, joined the company in the 1960s and took over in 1978 as president. David’s sons, Brian and Kevin O’Connell, joined the business in the early 2000s, as well as David’s nephew, Joe Vergoni. Today, all three are vice presidents and sales representatives of the company.
Shawmut represents the Manitowoc Co.’s product lines, including Manitowoc crawlers, Grove rough-terrain, telescopic boom crawlers, all-terrain, and industrial cranes, National boom trucks, and Potain self-erecting cranes. In 2014, Shawmut began offering utility equipment sales and rentals, as well as the support required for these machines. Shawmut supplies the utility industry and utility contractors with Terex TM Hi-Ranger tracked material-handling buckets, Terex digger derricks, track-mounted National Cranes, and Morooka rubber track carriers.
Shawmut is a full-service sales, rentals, parts and service company, with locations in Manchester, Conn., South Easton, Mass., and Saint John, New Brunswick.