Manitex International, Inc., a leading international provider of cranes and specialized industrial equipment, recently announced the appointment of Florida-based Tampa Crane & Body, Inc. as a dealer of Manitex-PM knuckle boom crane for distribution throughout the state of Florida.

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From the Panhandle to the Keys, Tampa Crane & Body sells and services truck-mounted cranes across the state of Florida, offering a wide variety of truck equipment products including but not limited to garbage trucks, hooklifts, grapple loaders, utility bodies and liftgates. Tampa Crane offers everything from welding and fabrication services to hydraulic equipment repair for heavy equipment that it sells and services.

Sam Rooke, PM Product Manager for Manitex International commented, “This agreement is an excellent fit for Manitex as it immediately increases our penetration in to the southeast region for Manitex-PM knuckle boom cranes with a leader in lifting equipment sales and servicing in the state. Tampa Crane is an outstanding equipment dealer with proven success in the articulating crane market and we look forward to working with them towards a successful launch and long-term distribution of these products.”

Brian Glover, Owner & President for Tampa Crane & Body, added, “Everyone at Tampa Crane is excited to add Manitex-PM’s full line of articulating boom trucks to our portfolio of industrial equipment. The ability to offer Manitex-PM articulating and drywall cranes is a very beneficial differentiator for us, and we have already received initial orders from our customer base for these products.”