Southwestern Industrial Contractors and Riggers, Inc.
07 May 2008
Beginnings: Founded by J.C. Hudson in 1920 as Southwestern Fuel and Feed Company, hauling coal to homes and businesses and feed for cavalry horses at Fort Bliss.
Milestones: Transported massive equipment ultimately used to develop the first atomic bomb to a federal government site in New Mexico. In the City of Chihuahua, Mexico in 1993, erected a 350-foot flag pole, recognized as the world's tallest in the Guinness Book of World Records. W. Clay Fiske, son-in-law of the company's founder, served as SC&RA President in 1971-72. In 1983, he received the SC&RA Golden Cable Award for outstanding contributions in the industry and/or the Association.
The company today: Operating under fourth-generation of family management, specializes in the transport and rigging of heavy machinery for plant relocations and expansions in such countries as Canada, Chile, Guam, the Marshall Islands, Puerto Rico, and Thailand. Conducts business throughout Mexico under a wholly-owned subsidiary based in Juarez. Besides offering virtually all standard sizes of cranes, designs, builds and installs overhead cranes to client specifications.