At Superior, we love a good rigging challenge.

Recently, APG Electric entrusted us on a very important project for Amazon. We took on the task of installing three transformers—coming in at around 50,000 lbs. each—onto concrete pads at their new distribution facility in Lakeland, Florida.

The original plan was for us to off-load, rig, lift, and set their already assembled transformers onto the roof, so when the transformers arrived at the site unassembled, well—you can imagine, we were a little surprised.

All of the sudden, a relatively easy job turned tough, and it was up to our team to find a quick solution. But as you know by now, we embrace the opportunity to make a tough job look easy.

Using our 50, 160, and 200 ton hydro-cranesalong with the appropriate counterweights, spreader bars, and rigging equipment, we were able to assemble the transformers on site and install them at the new distribution center in a matter of hours.  

“My guys were blown away by Superior’s professionalism and effectiveness… They far exceeded our expectations” – APG Electric (Project Managers)

One job had turned into three when those transformers arrived unassembled, but our team was ready to adapt and respond in order to complete the rigging job efficiently, effectively, and safely.  

Rigging and erecting is what we do. We have the experience and expertise to overcome any unforeseen challenges that may arise throughout the course of a project. 

Have a rigging project you need help on? Talk to one of our team members today! 

 

Over 2,000 tons – that is how much steel we erected at the new student union building on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s campus. With that much weight you would expect the building to look like a colossal mass sunk in the groundinstead, it appears more to hover above the ground, suspended by its giant steel wings, ready to take flight at any moment.  

The ikon.5 architectural firm and Thornton Tomasetti’s engineer team are to thank for this captivating building design. Because ERAU is an aeronautical school, they wanted the building to invoke a bird in flight. Of course, this is much easier said than done. Making 2,000 tons of steel look as light as air is no easy task, but, then again, no task is too big for Superior.  

Erecting one steel rod after another, we were able to make the ERAU student union take flight. We are thankful to the architectural and engineer teams on this project for placing their trust in us – they needed a steel erecting company that wouldn’t let them down, but lift them up, so we made sure to do just that. 

Check out the featured article in the Modern Steel Construction publication: http://bit.ly/2xbjlZj 

 


This Christmas season, the sales team at Superior Rigging & Erecting Co., with locations in Atlanta and Orlando, delivered more than 300 cases of oranges to customers, vendors, employees and friends of the company. Historically, oranges are symbols of gold and prosperity, so the Superior Rigging & Erecting sales team delivers oranges each Christmas season as a message of success and well-being. On December 16, the sales team delivered oranges to more than 150 people and organizations.

The tradition of passing out oranges has been ongoing since the inception of the company in the 1950s. In fact, the original owner of Superior Rigging & Erecting, Ed Horne, owned an orange grove. The purpose of delivering the oranges is to communicate their desire that these customers, vendors, coworkers and friends succeed in the new year. The sales team and the entire company would like to spread the message that they’re committed to helping their connections prosper in 2020.

Superior Rigging & Erecting provides solutions for projects requiring heavy steel, erecting and rigging needs. With more than 65 years of operation, Superior Rigging & Erecting has the experience, and industry-wide reputation, for mobilizing the most complicated heavy steel projects. The company undertakes the most complex projects and is available for operation nationally, from coast-to-coast.

Superior Rigging & Erecting offers services including: steel erection, rigging and millwrighting, heavy transport, steel fabrication, special projects, art and sculpture installation, amusement park ride installation, equipment rental and more. Superior Rigging & Erecting boasts an expansive equipment fleet, a comprehensive preventative maintenance program and an active safety staff with complete, ongoing training.

The Superior Rigging & Erecting team would like to let their customers, vendors, coworkers and friends know that they’re dedicated to mutual success and helping each other succeed in the new year. The company collectively wishes a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. In 2020, the team looks forward to continuing to make the tough jobs look easy: in Georgia, Florida and throughout the nation.

Superior Rigging & Erecting Co., with locations in Atlanta and Orlando, is committed to the awareness and prevention of ovarian cancer. As such, the company will wrap one of their cranes in graphics designed to draw viewers attention to the cause of ovarian cancer awareness and will donate five percent of all revenue generated by the crane in the next 12 months. The company hopes their continued support of Geaux Teal will further the cause of ovarian cancer awareness and prevention efforts.

Geaux Teal is an organization operating with the mission to raise awareness for women of all ages about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer through the promotion of community-based events that raise awareness and increase education and research funds for ovarian cancer. The organization was founded after Beth Torina, Louisiana State University’s head softball coach, learned that her mother had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Later learning that the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer are often ignored as typical female aches and pains, she was inspired to organize a day where her team wore teal to bring awareness to ovarian cancer. That event was the start of what would be Geaux Teal.

“We are thrilled to see the commitment from Patrick Lewis and Superior Rigging to help support a powerful cause,” Torina said. “Our original mission for the Geaux Teal foundation was to spread awareness to all about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. Through Superior’s contribution, we are able to take a completely different approach to accomplishing this goal. We are truly thankful for opening up this avenue and supporting this cause.”

The continual increase in education and overall awareness of ovarian cancer is the primary founding principle of Geaux Teal. Through this emphasis on educational and awareness objectives, the group hopes to accomplish an early detection screening test, further understandings of the prognosis of ovarian cancer, improved doctor/patient relationships and more.

Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecologic cancer in the United States and causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2019, about 22,530 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer and about 13,980 women will die from ovarian cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).

There is no way to fully prevent ovarian cancer. However, there are measures that can be taken to lower one’s risk including prioritizing regular women’s health exams. Studies show that women who don’t get ovarian cancer often have the following things in common: hormonal birth control usage, full-term pregnancies in their lifetime, tubes tied (tubal ligation), hysterectomy, history of breastfeeding and daily aspirin use. Some signs of ovarian cancer, according to the Mayo Clinic, include abdominal bloating or swelling, quickly feeling full when eating, weight loss, discomfort in the pelvis area, changes in bowel habits (such as constipation) and a frequent need to urinate. The Mayo Clinic recommends making an appointment with a doctor if symptoms are noticed.

Superior Rigging & Erecting provides solutions for projects requiring heavy steel, erecting and rigging needs. With more than 65 years of operation, Superior Rigging & Erecting has the experience, and industry-wide reputation, for mobilizing the most complicated heavy steel projects. The company undertakes the most complex projects and is available for operation nationally, from coast-to-coast.

The Superior Rigging & Erecting team is dedicated to the cause of ovarian cancer awareness and prevention. To learn more, visit: https://www.geauxteal.com .

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Superior Rigging & Erecting, with locations in Atlanta and Orlando, was founded in 1952. Since, the company has developed a reputation for completing complicated projects with ease. Services offered include: steel erection, specialized rigging, millwrighting, turnkey mechanical and electrical, heavy transport, equipment rental, warehousing, art/sculpture installation and more. With wide-ranging services and more than 65 years of operation, Superior Rigging & Erecting offers seamless solutions to the most complex projects. Superior Rigging & Erecting: making the tough jobs look easy since 1952.

CUSTOMER: KYKENKEE

EQUIPMENT: 350 ton Liebheer AT/ 110 ton Link Belt HTC

PROJECT: Disassemble log unload crane at Interfore in Thomaston, Ga.

 

 

Atlanta Track Club

(Peachtree Road Race)

EQUIPMENT RENTED: 50-Ton crane

PROJECT: Hold the American flag at the starting line for the Peachtree Road Race.

Superior Rigging & Erecting has the honor of hoisting the American Flag at the Peachtree Road Race each year. We have been working the Peachtree Road Race every year since 2007 .  We actually fabricated (in the Fab Shop) a spreader bar to hold the flag after the one they were using was not efficient enough to hold the flag safely.

 

Peachtree Road Race

 

 

Superior Rigging & Erecting was founded in 1952 and has locations in Atlanta, Ga. and Orlando, Fl. Since, we have developed a reputation for completing complicated projects with ease. Services offered include: steel erection, specialized rigging, millwrighting, turnkey plant services, heavy transport, equipment rental, warehousing, art/sculpture installation and more. With wide-ranging services and more than 65 years of operation, Superior Rigging & Erecting offers seamless solutions to the most complex projects. Comprehensive rental options include: crane, forklift, tractor trailer, accessory equipment and more. Benefits of choosing Superior Rigging & Erecting include an expansive equipment fleet which ensures quick availability, a comprehensive preventative maintenance program resulting in safe productivity and a commitment to a zero-accident environment, implemented with an active safety staff requiring complete, ongoing training. Superior Rigging & Erecting: making the tough jobs look easy since 1952.  

Learn more about our multi-generational history in our company video: Superior Rigging & Erecting Co. – Our Story

1960’s Caboose Transport

CUSTOMER: The Allen Morris Companies

PROJECT: The Allen Morris Companies had a 1960’s caboose on site on Howell Mill Road in Atlanta that they wanted to remove, transport to Austell, and unload in Austell. Their plans are to restore the caboose.

EQUIPMENT: 165-Ton crane with a spreader bar and rigging team

First, we had to clean up the site in order to protect our equipment from tire damage to the crane and trucks considering the old sight was a scrap yard.

Superior Rigging & Erecting Co. provided a 165-Ton crane with a spreader bar and rigging team to remove the caboose and set it on a truck. The crane and rigging team followed the truck to the yard in Austell and unloaded the caboose per customer instructions.

 

 

 

 

 

Superior Rigging & Erecting was founded in 1952 and has locations in Atlanta, Ga. and Orlando, Fl. Since, we have developed a reputation for completing complicated projects with ease. Services offered include: steel erection, specialized rigging, millwrighting, turnkey plant services, heavy transport, equipment rental, warehousing, art/sculpture installation and more. With wide-ranging services and more than 65 years of operation, Superior Rigging & Erecting offers seamless solutions to the most complex projects. Comprehensive rental options include: crane, forklift, tractor trailer, accessory equipment and more. Benefits of choosing Superior Rigging & Erecting include an expansive equipment fleet which ensures quick availability, a comprehensive preventative maintenance program resulting in safe productivity and a commitment to a zero-accident environment, implemented with an active safety staff requiring complete, ongoing training. Superior Rigging & Erecting: making the tough jobs look easy since 1952.  

Learn more about our multi-generational history in our company video: Superior Rigging & Erecting Co. – Our Story

Justin Whitaker

How long have you worked for Superior Rigging and Erecting?

2 years

What is your role here? 

I have been an operator for the past two years and will now be starting a new position as a salesman.

What makes a great day at work? 

Knowing I have completed a task safely, and taking pride in doing a job right.

What is your favorite thing about the Superior brand?

I never know what challenge I will face from day to day.

What is the most exciting project you have worked on while working for Superior?

I have many but the ones that stand out are Philips Arena Remodel and the opportunity to be apart of the movie scene in Atlanta.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Spending time with my family, taking trips, salt water fishing, playing music.

What is your favorite travel spot?

I love taking the kids to Disney World.

What advice would you give to new employees?

Work hard. If you don’t know, ask. Help your brother out any way you can.

What is your favorite quote/motto?

Any job worth doing is worth doing right.

 

 

 

Superior Rigging & Erecting was founded in 1952 and has locations in Atlanta, Ga. and Orlando, Fl. Since, we have developed a reputation for completing complicated projects with ease. Services offered include: steel erection, specialized rigging, millwrighting, turnkey plant services, heavy transport, equipment rental, warehousing, art/sculpture installation and more. With wide-ranging services and more than 65 years of operation, Superior Rigging & Erecting offers seamless solutions to the most complex projects. Comprehensive rental options include: crane, forklift, tractor trailer, accessory equipment and more. Benefits of choosing Superior Rigging & Erecting include an expansive equipment fleet which ensures quick availability, a comprehensive preventative maintenance program resulting in safe productivity and a commitment to a zero-accident environment, implemented with an active safety staff requiring complete, ongoing training. Superior Rigging & Erecting: making the tough jobs look easy since 1952.  

Learn more about our multi-generational history in our company video: Superior Rigging & Erecting Co. – Our Story

MACY’S GREAT TREE LIGHTING

PROJECT: Remove the tree from a flat bed truck to set on the roof of Macy’s at the Lennox Square Mall in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. After Christmas, remove the tree and set on truck for removal.

CUSTOMER: Macy’s

EQUIPMENT: 90 Ton Crane + Rigging Team

The Macy’s Christmas tree is a famous Atlanta tradition that has been happening for decades. Superior Rigging & Erecting employee, Chris Leavy, recounts his experience of the event as a child:

“When I was a kid, I remember going to see Superior Rigging set the Christmas tree on the old Rich’s Building in Downtown Atlanta. They use to have a children’s ride, the pink pig that use to go around the tree.”

Many Atlanta residents have similar, fond memories of the event. The Macy’s Great Tree Lighting is a special event during a special time of year and we are so glad we are able to participate. The lighting is an annual, fun-filled tradition that features the Christmas tree lighting as well as a pre-show concert and fireworks finale. We used one of our 90 tonLink-Belt cranes to set the tree in preparation for the event.

 

 

Superior Rigging & Erecting was founded in 1952 and has locations in Atlanta, Ga. and Orlando, Fl. Since, we have developed a reputation for completing complicated projects with ease. Services offered include: steel erection, specialized rigging, millwrighting, turnkey plant services, heavy transport, equipment rental, warehousing, art/sculpture installation and more. With wide-ranging services and more than 65 years of operation, Superior Rigging & Erecting offers seamless solutions to the most complex projects. Comprehensive rental options include: crane, forklift, tractor trailer, accessory equipment and more. Benefits of choosing Superior Rigging & Erecting include an expansive equipment fleet which ensures quick availability, a comprehensive preventative maintenance program resulting in safe productivity and a commitment to a zero-accident environment, implemented with an active safety staff requiring complete, ongoing training. Superior Rigging & Erecting: making the tough jobs look easy since 1952.  

Learn more about our multi-generational history in our company video: Superior Rigging & Erecting Co. – Our Story

SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA

PROJECT: Changing the drive chain on the Dare Devil Dive ride at Six Flags over Georgia.

EQUIPMENT USED: Link-Belt HTC 8690 – 90 ton hydraulic truck crane

We have the pleasure of assisting with a number of projects for our friends at Six Flags over Georgia. Here are some photos from previous Six Flags projects:

Setting Daffy Duck’s Bucket Blasters

Six Flags Superior Rigging & Erecting

The Blue Hawk ride, formally known as the Ninja!

Sky Flyer Ride

Replacing the cables on Acrophobia!

 

 

 

Superior Rigging & Erecting was founded in 1952 and has locations in Atlanta, Ga. and Orlando, Fl. Since, we have developed a reputation for completing complicated projects with ease. Services offered include: steel erection, specialized rigging, millwrighting, turnkey plant services, heavy transport, equipment rental, warehousing, art/sculpture installation and more. With wide-ranging services and more than 65 years of operation, Superior Rigging & Erecting offers seamless solutions to the most complex projects. Comprehensive rental options include: crane, forklift, tractor trailer, accessory equipment and more. Benefits of choosing Superior Rigging & Erecting include an expansive equipment fleet which ensures quick availability, a comprehensive preventative maintenance program resulting in safe productivity and a commitment to a zero-accident environment, implemented with an active safety staff requiring complete, ongoing training. Superior Rigging & Erecting: making the tough jobs look easy since 1952.  

Learn more about our multi-generational history in our company video: Superior Rigging & Erecting Co. – Our Story