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Announcement of Opening of CT Office for Capco:
Capco Crane and Hoist Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of a sales and service operation in Plainville, CT. The sales/service office was established to better serve the Connecticut market and its customer base heading southwest. The office is managed by Mr. Ken Caron, a career "crane man", who holds both an R9 and R10 crane license. In addition, they have several veteran service technicians, who live in Connecticut and also have R10 certification and license. The office and the local staff became a necessity due to all of the additional accounts in the Connecticut area that Capco has picked up over the past 2 years.
OverHead Bridge Crane Company Announces New Sales Office in CT. Area (May, 2008)
Sales Manager Mr. David F. Caputo reports, "we needed to respond to our customers needs and provide sales and service technicians that lived in close proximity to these accounts that were just exploding with business opportunities for us. But, as always, we needed to add the right people that would add something special to the overall team concept that is "Capco" and we feel we accomplished that and then some. The new staff has already made a great improvement over the level of service and responsiveness that we can now offer to the Connecticut-based accounts. We always prided ourselves on response time and with the addition of several high profile Connecticut-based accounts it was getting to be very challenging to handle all of the New England service business out of Massachusetts with our own Massachusetts based service crew. Therefore, the new staff in Connecticut has been the perfect complement to the existing service staff based in Massachusetts. We could always respond the same day to emergency service calls in Connecticut, but now we can respond to breakdowns within an hour or two, depending on the work load on any given day."
The sales staff has also won contracts in states like West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Florida and thus, the new CT staff can also help with their response time in the Southeast part of the country. Again, adding a veteran, experienced crew allows them to provide more coverage and grow the business beyond New England. The word has spread quickly and they are seeing more and more opportunities to quote and win business in Connecticut.
Capco is proud to announce that they recently completed two large retrofit projects for Pratt & Whitney in Middletown, CT. Paul Cardone of Pratt " Whitney was enthusiastic in his praise of Capco's services. "The consistent coordination effort and open lines of communication between Capco Crane, in-house engineering and trades was always conducted in a professional manner," he said. "Capco Crane never lost sight or focus on customer satisfaction throughout this project. Capco Crane & Hoist delivered a high-quality product backed up with constant personal attention, which made my customers very satisfied with the final product.
Capco also won a huge project in Waterbury,CT for a freestanding runway system and two large capacity double girder cranes. The local service was instrumental in helping them secure both of those exciting projects. The new cranes and equipment will be fabricated in the new Capco facility up in Rowley, MA. and the service will be handled by the Plainville office.
The future looks very bright for Capco and the state of Connecticut has just gained another local service business that they can be proud of and call their own. The goal of the Capco sales staff is to make sure all Connecticut-based companies realize that CAPCO now has a permanent location in their state and they hope to provide great local service and support for many years to come.
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Capco Goes International
Capco Crane & Hoist Inc. went international last year. Capco designed, fabricated and installed 28 bridge cranes to run on (7) different freestanding runway systems. The bridge cranes will be used by a manufacturing plant working with fiberglass products. The plant is located in Juarez, Mexico. The project contained more than 1,000,000 pounds of steel and took roughly 4 months to complete the installation. Capco won the project, even though some of the other bidders had manufacturing facilities in Mexico. Capco´s combination of quality, service, "in house" installation and price were un-beatable. At the conclusion of the project, Capco sent (3) instructors to train more than 200 Spanish speaking workers and managers on the subject of bridge crane safety and proper use.
Capco joins CMAA
Capco Crane & Hoist Inc. became the first New England based crane builder to join CMAA. Capco was accepted to the CMAA organization last year after a rigorous approval process. By joining CMAA, Capco became a part of an elite organization of crane builders in the USA. CMAA member companies make up the best and the brightest crane builders in the industry.
Since Capco was started we set the standard for building cranes in New England. Now, with CMAA as a platform we can help influence the next generation of crane builders all over the USA and beyond. CMAA membership brings along a responsibility to continue to manufacture bridge cranes of the absolute highest quality and constantly push our own standards higher and higher. CMAA membership also provides us "first look" at the latest information in our industry, whether its new technology or changes in industry rules and regulations. For example, CMAA has recently published newly revised specifications including "Spec 78" which applies to properly servicing and maintaining overhead bridge cranes. Any company with an overhead bridge crane should get a copy of "Spec 78" and make it required reading for your maintenance staff. Please consult our office for information on how to obtain "Spec 78" or any other CMAA publication.
New Crane Specification 78 Now Available from CMAA
The Crane Manufacturers Service Committee (CMSC), a Standing Committee of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) has released its newest publication, Specification No. 78, Standards and Guidelines for Professional Services Performed on Overhead Traveling Cranes and Associated Hoisting Equipment.
Specification 78 was developed to set standards and guidelines for overhead traveling crane service and the service of associated hoisting equipment. The Specification will aid companies in the development of safety-minded, manufacturer-trained and certified technicians to perform these high-quality, professional services.
Specification 78 sets higher performance standards in order to meet raised customer expectations related to the service of overhead traveling cranes and associated hoisting equipment.
The forty-plus page Specification 78 is available for $30.00 per copy. Orders for Specification 78 can be placed through the MHIA Online Bookstore in the Overhead, Lifting and Movement section or via phone to the MHIA Literature Department at 800.345.1815/704.676.1190.
CMAA is the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc., an independent trade association affiliated with the United States Division of Material Handling Industry of America. The voluntary association of CMAA members has existed since 1955. Member companies represent industry leaders in the overhead crane market. For additional information, contact Hal Vandiver, Managing Director of CMAA via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.676.1190.
Capco continues an excellent association with Cranemart
By belonging to Cranemart, Capco can offer the best prices, delivery and service on all CM owned products, in particular Shaw-Box, Yale, and Budgit products. We stock end trucks, controls, electrification, variable frequency drives, electric wire rope hoists up to 10 tons, electric chain hoists up to 3 tons and parts for Shaw-Box and Yale products. If you need a Shaw-Box or Yale part, we probably have it on the shelf.
Reputation grows nation wide
Through word of mouth, Capco has recently been asked to get involved with crane projects in North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Chicago, Texas and Florida, to name just a few more states catching the good word.
Capco breaks crane fabrication record
Recently, out of necessity, Capco completely fabricated (10) 7.5-ton bridge crane in 10 working days breaking the old "in house" record by 3 cranes. The aggressive delivery dates facilitated the extreme turnaround times.
Capco is asked to join Concrete Associations
Due to our relationships with various concrete companies around New England, we were asked to join two important organizations. We were excited to become a member of the New England chapter and the national chapter of the Concrete and Precast associations. We are looking forward to sharing plenty of important information with each other.
Capco completes major retrofit at Path in record time
The Port Authority of New Jersey and New York awarded Capco a contract to completely overhaul (2) 35-ton, 140' span bridge cranes. The cranes could only be shut down on weekends and returned on Monday at 7:00 AM. Capco completed the complete project in (6) weekends and never interrupted the shops work schedule. The staff at Path were amazed at the speed, quality and ease of installation. Plenty of Path references are available upon request.
Capco develops special crane for our customers in the Concrete Industry
Through much research with our customers in the concrete industry, Capo has developed a very special "Concrete Crane Specification". The concrete companies that are pouring concrete and stripping forms with bridge cranes, often comment about breakdowns resulting in lost time and expensive service calls. With the help of the same companies, we have developed a "must have" list of optional features (standard for Capco) for any new bridge crane in a heavy duty concrete application. For more details please consult our sales department. (Hint: You don't buy a kit to build this type of crane)
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