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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

Mega Millions – Sign Change

In October, the Mega Millions Lottery jackpot rolled over to one billion dollars for the first time! The Georgia Lottery Corporation called up Superior Rigging & Erecting and asked us to assist in changing the billboard jackpot sign to one billion.

SRE provided a boom truck and a man basket for their personnel to change the sign. We were excited to jump on this last-minute project request and play a role in this fun moment in Georgia Lottery history!

Customer: Georgia Lottery Corporation

Equipment Rental: Boom Truck and man basket

 

 

 

 

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

Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 – 350-ton Crane

In 2017, we purchased a Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2; a COLOSSAL, 350-ton, cutting-edge crane system, which will assist with our complex projects and operations throughout Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.

The Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 is a six-axle machine which features an innovative drive concept: an engine in the undercarriage which powers the superstructure using a mechanical shaft. The machine is versatile with a maximum load capacity of 350-tons and a maximum tip height of 390-feet. The inventive engineering allows for high performance with variable boom options.

We have enjoyed using the Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 crane to assist with projects like the Philips Arena Renovations, which hosts the Atlanta Hawks and various concerts/events.

We work tirelessly to provide solutions for projects requiring heavy steel, erecting and rigging needs. Established in 1952, we have the experience and industry-wide reputation for mobilizing the most complicated heavy steel projects in the United States; from coast-to-coast.

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Watch our time-lapse video showing Superior’s 350T Liebherr LTM-300 6.2 being delivered to Philips Arena.

For more information on the Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2, visit: https://www.liebherr.com/ltm-mobile-cranes

 

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 installationand 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

Keystone Foods Project

Check out these shots from our nitrogen tank relocation for Linde at Keystone Foods. Moving this 90,000lb tank required special help from our 350T Liebherr.

Keystone Foods - Superior Rigging and Erecting

 

See the project on our Facebook page HERE.

 

 

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

Philips Arena Renovations Project

Superior Rigging & Erecting had the pleasure of leading renovations at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, which hosts the Atlanta Hawks and various concerts and events. It was the 2nd largest arena renovation in the world second to Madison Square Garden.

CUSTOMER: SteelFab, Inc (Subcontracted Structural Package from AJV)

PROJECT: Structural Erection for Philips Arena Renovation Phases 1, 2 and 3 (677 tons)

According to Jason Romine, the project manager at SteelFab, Inc., surveying restrictions and construction schedule posed two critical problems for the renovations, however, Superior’s role in defining a realistic delivery schedule that was accurate was critical to the success of the project.

What Was The Result of Working with Superior Rigging & Erecting Co.?

“Collaboration, collaboration and more collaboration. I truly feel getting to know the challenges that SRE was facing and them getting to know the challenges we were facing made both of us able to support each other for the overall success of the job. Couldn’t have done this project without this top notch team!” – Jason Romine

 

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We enjoyed using our recently acquired Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 crane to assist with the renovation of Philips Arena.

Read about the new and improved Philips Arena HERE:

 

 

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

All-terrain Grove GMK5250L Joins Our Expanding Atlanta Fleet

Please join us in welcoming this 300-Ton Grove All-Terrain Crane to our fleet! She has 230’ of telescopic boom, 121’ hydraulic luffing jib and arrived just in time for her first job Monday!

The Grove GMK5250L was added to our expansive Atlanta-based fleet. The machine arrived at port and was prepped and set-up in Saint Augustine, Fla. before eventually being transported to its new home at Superior Rigging & Erecting Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. 

About The Crane: The Grove GMK5250L is a cutting-edge Manitowac-produced machine. It is a powerfully versatile, five-axle crane which features a highly-rated capacity, best-in-class load chart, best-in-class maneuverability and quick set-up time. These cranes are engineered to allow multiple counterweight configurations and each boasts a 230-foot main boom, a 39 to 69-foot hydraulically offsettable bi-fold swing-away jib with 26-foot inserts and 176,300 pounds of counterweight.

The Why: Here at Superior Rigging & Erecting Co., we are committed to providing only the best for our clients. This addition to our fleet will add an industry-leading, vanguard option for our clients and ensure that we will continue to Make The Tough Look Easy in all that we do! 

Our team is eager to better serve clients and accelerate productivity with the new Grove GMK5250L. 

 

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. 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

How Long Have You Worked For Superior Rigging & Erecting Co.? 

About 5 years

Tell Us About Your Role Here:

My role is to lead by example. Help mentor the next generation and get the job complete.

What Makes A Great Day At Work?

Customer satisfaction and no drama

What Is Your Favorite Thing About The Superior Brand?

Superior is a full service company

What Is The Most Exciting Project You Have Worked On While Working For Superior?

Building the first phase of Pinewood Studios

When You’re Not Working, What Do You Enjoy In Your Spare Time?

Trying to get rest at home. Going to movies and travel.

What Is Your Favorite Travel Spot?

Anywhere near salt water.

What Advice Would You Give To New Employees?

Don’t be late. Keep an open mind. Know your limitations. Do your job and find something to do.

What Is Your Favorite Quote/Motto?

“Improvise, Overcome and Adapt” – Thomas Highway

 

 

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 installationand 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.  

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

Peterbilt 365 w/Manitex TC45127: Superior Rigging & Erecting Crane Rental Spotlight

This Rental Spotlight is part of a series highlighting the numerous heavy equipment rental options available through Superior Rigging & Erecting. From crane rentals and forklift rentals to transport equipment rentals and more, we have you covered with the tools needed (such as lifting equipment, mobile cranes, heavy trucks, etc.) to stay in budget and finish on time.

Peterbilt 365 w/Manitex TC45127

The Peterbilt 365 w/Manitex TC45127 is a powerful and versatile truck with a telescopic crane. It boasts a lightweight, all-aluminum cab with lap seam construction, aircraft grade fasteners, and bulkhead style doors. The motor in the Peterbilt 365 is built with maximum power and outstanding fuel efficiency to optimize performance in virtually any application. If you’re looking for a premium, ergonomic driver experience with increased maneuverability and outstanding nighttime visibility, the Peterbilt 365 is for you.

The Manitex TC45127 Crane on this truck is a versatile telescopic crane with a 127’ main boom, 55’ 2-piece swing away jib, and a tip height of 190’. This crane can be set up quickly with radio outrigger controls.

Key Features of this Crane Truck Rental:

·       127’ five section main boom

·       Two-piece jib (30-55 foot telescopic)

·       Two speed winch, grooved drum, rope tensioner

·       Telescopic jib

·       Front center stabilizer

·       Rotation resistant wire rope

Whether handling residential construction or bridge work in your job, this crane can help you get the work done!

We at Superior Rigging and Erecting embrace core values of servant leadership, integrity, and straightforwardness and have been working hard for over 65 years to help you Make The Tough Look Easy! If you are in the Orlando or Atlanta area, contact us today for more information on this or any heavy equipment rental within our fleet to propel your job forward!

Link-Belt RTC-8050 Series II

Link-Belt RTC-8050 Series II: Superior Rigging & Erecting Crane Rental Spotlight

This Rental Spotlight is part of a series highlighting the numerous heavy equipment rental options available through Superior Rigging & Erecting. From crane rentals and forklift rentals to transport equipment rentals and more, we have you covered with the tools needed (such as lifting equipment, mobile cranes, heavy trucks, etc.) to stay in budget and finish on time.

The Link-Belt RTC-8050 Series II is a rough terrain telescopic boom crane with a 50-ton maximum lift capacity and 110-ft maximum boom length. Perfect for construction job site lifts or industrial yard maintenance, this crane is able to traverse uneven or rough terrain.

The maximum tip height on this crane is 168 ft. with a Confined Area Lifting Capacity (CALC) system that allows more effective operation in small work spaces. This newer, series II model of the RTC-8050 boasts numerous developments and improvements, including “A-max” boom mode allowing for more precise boom operation and BOSS, and exclusive boom stiffening system.

The exclusive “A-Max” system provides optimum strength and stability. For in-close, big picks, the “A-Max” mode allows the operator to extend only the inner midsection of the boom. The hammerhead boom nose also allows the operator to work at high boom angles.

Lightweight nylon head sheaves on the crane (including the optional auxiliary lifting sheave shown here) reduce overall machine weight and increase lift capacities, while the quick reeve boom head allows rope to be easily reeved over the boom head.

Key Features of this Crane Rental:

  •       50-ton at 10ft. radius
  •       110ft. full-power, 4-section boom with quick reeve boom head
  •       Optional 51′ (15.54 m) two-piece (bi-fold) lattice fly, stowable, offsettable to 2º, 20° and 40
  •       185 horsepower Cummins engine
  •       168 ft maximum tip height
  •       Max Elevating Angle – 78°
  •       51 ft. two-piece (bi-fold) fly
  •       A-max boom mode
  •       Flat deck design with full length fenders
  •       Direct mounted electronic transmission
  •       Hydro-gas ride™ suspension
  •       Pilot-operated hydraulic controls

This crane rental offers exceptional control, reliability, and capacity for all lifting and loading applications. Rent one today to get the work done!

We at Superior Rigging and Erecting embrace core values of servant leadership, integrity, and straightforwardness and have been working hard for over 65 years to help you Make The Tough Look Easy! If you are in the Orlando or Atlanta area, contact us today for more information on this or any heavy equipment rental within our fleet to propel your job forward!