Dennis Piatek is manager of Western Pacific Crane & Equipment's new branch in Hawaii.

Dennis Piatek is manager of Western Pacific Crane & Equipment's new branch in Hawaii.

Western Pacific Crane & Equipment (WPCE) has opened in Kapolei, HI to better meet the equipment and maintenance needs of its customers in the Pacific Rim region, the company said. Dennis Piatek has been named branch manager of the new Hawaii facility.

WPCE, a distributor for Manitowoc, Grove and National boom trucks, said it is rapidly expanding throughout the Pacific Rim, the West Coast of the United States and Western Canada. Its sister company is Walter Payton Power Equipment.

"Walter Payton Power Equipment has set the standard for sales and service in the industry, and we are applying the same basic principles at Western Pacific," said Robert Johnson, WPCE president . "Foremost is our commitment to building strong relationships with our customers and always striving to exceed their expectations."

The new WPCE facility will offer regional sales, maintenance and parts distribution for customers in Hawaii, Guam and the Marshall Islands. The facilty will feature a full-service shop and almost an acre of yard space in the Campbell Industrial Park. The branch will have a parts center and state-of-the-art service bay staffed with factory-trained technicians.

"I am pleased to have joined Western Pacific Crane and Equipment a year ago and to have the opportunity to continue representing the premier leader in lift equipment - Manitowoc Crane Group," said Piatek. "As part of the Lanco Group of Companies, WPCE has demonstrated their commitment to the Hawaiian 'Ohana' with their dedication to their customers in the Pacific Rim region."

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