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Manitowoc names Western Pacific Crane and Equipment as new dealer

2/23/2011 Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States

Manitowoc Cranes is announcing that Western Pacific Crane and Equipment has been named the new exclusive distributor of Manitowoc, Grove and National Crane in western North America and the South Pacific. 

Western Pacific Crane and Equipment will represent the full line of Manitowoc Cranes including: Manitowoc lattice boom cranes, Grove mobile telescopic cranes, (rough-terrain, truck, all-terrain, and industrial) and the National Crane boom truck lines.

The Potain tower crane line will continue to be marketed and sold by Coast Crane Company, which recently became a wholly owned subsidiary of Essex Rental Corp., a Chicago, Ill.-based company.

Manitowoc’s new dealer had been previously announced with the name of Pacific Coast Cranes & Equipment. That name was since changed to avoid similarities and confusion with the name of Manitowoc’s previous dealer.

Western Pacific Crane and Equipment, a newly formed affiliate of the Lanco Group of Companies, will sell, rent, service and provide product support on all Manitowoc Crane products in the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii, as well as western Canada, Guam and the Marshall Islands.

Larry Weyers, executive vice president for Manitowoc in the Americas, said the new dealer was chosen after careful consideration and will benefit Manitowoc’s customers.

“Based on our in-depth research on these very important markets, we implemented a comprehensive and detailed review of several potential candidates to become our new distributor which resulted in the selection of Western Pacific Crane and Equipment,” he said.

Weyers also noted that Walter Payton Power Equipment, another affiliate of the Lanco Group of Companies, has been Manitowoc’s distributor in the Midwest for the past seven years.

“During that time they have become one of the leading Manitowoc Crane distributors and continuously exceed our expectations in market share growth with the Manitowoc and Grove product lines. In addition, they have become a leading Crane Care Elite dealer,” he said. “Their management continues to demonstrate their dedication and commitment to achieving our company’s long term goals by providing superior sales, service and after-sales support.”

Weyers said the philosophy and resulting success of the Lanco Group of Companies is based on a business model of providing exemplary sales and service support to all of their customers.

“We are confident that this emphasis on customer service and support will continue with the addition of Western Pacific Crane and Equipment and we are very pleased to welcome them as our west coast distributor.”
About The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (“Manitowoc”) was founded in 1902 and has over a 117-year tradition of providing high-quality products and support services that are tailored to customers’ needs. Its 2019 net sales were approximately $1.83 billion. Manitowoc is one of the world's leading providers of engineered lifting solutions. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Manitowoc designs, manufactures, markets and supports comprehensive product lines of mobile telescopic cranes, tower cranes, lattice-boom crawler cranes, boom trucks and industrial cranes under the Grove, Potain, Manitowoc, National Crane, Shuttlelift and Manitowoc Crane Care brand names.
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