GSE&E celebrates 30th Year

18 March 2008

Paul Baldasarre, president and John Meyer, general manager, Garden State Engine & Equipment Co.

Paul Baldasarre, president and John Meyer, general manager, Garden State Engine & Equipment Co.

Garden State Engine & Equipment Company (GSE&E) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Back in the late 1970s, founders Paul Baldasarre and Frank Spalluto were known as experts in the field of crane repair and for selling spare parts. The two partnered together to start the company with the idea of offering full service crane and engine repair.

But in their second year in business, GSE&E had another claim to fame. Spalluto and his colleagues developed a non-conductive remote control system for use with block booms. They still hold the patent on this method of preventing boom wire contact electrocutions. The device is credited with saving lives and imported knuckleboom cranes, and is known as a pioneer in this market. In 1986, GSE&E started doing business with Cormach Cranes, which is located in Montichiari, Italy. GSE&E started representing and selling the Cormach Eight-Story Wallboard crane, which Baldasarre helped develop.

Besides selling and renting cranes, the company also fabricates its own flatbed bodies for use with concrete block delivery, wallboard delivery and for use with conveyors. GSE&E has come a long way since the two partners first opened the doors of their one bay shop in South Plainfield, New Jersey in 1977. Today the company has 40 employees, and branches in Allentown, PA and Deer Park, Long Island.

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