LGH expands in Houston

17 April 2008

Lifting Gear Hire expands its Houston warehouse

Lifting Gear Hire expands its Houston warehouse

Lifting Gear Hire Corp is tripling the size of its Houston, TX warehouse, converting it into a fully functioning rental and sales facility. The expanded building will comprise 35,000 square feet with a 20,000 square foot yard.

In addition, the company plans to install a 350 ton horizontal pull test bed, allowing for testing of LGH rental gear and maintenance of customer equipment. The expanded facility will also include a 25 ton vertical hoist test stand. When the expansion is complete, the Houston facility will stock more than $1 million worth of equipment. Previously, the Houston facility only housed LGH's MaxiBar line.

The Houston warehouse will continue to be the main US storage area for LGH's Modular Lifting Beams, including the new 600 ton capacity model. Three overhead crane bays will be installed to handle large MaxiBar/Modular Lifting Beams and other oversized equipment. Lifting Gear Hire Corporation, a subsidiary of LGH Group plc, specializes in the rental, sales, service, inspection and testing of lifting and winching equipment.

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