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US Service Group Expands by Buying Transcope


Oct. 13, 2021 - US Service Group LLC (USSG), Deer Park, New York, is a newly formed industrial services company that is building a national rigging and machinery moving business.

USSG recently expanded by buying Transcope Services, LLC (Transcope), of Randolph, New Jersey.

Started in 1964, Transcope is a fully licensed ICC carrier specializing in transportation, warehousing, rigging, and logistics services, primarily for manufacturers and installers of elevators, escalators, and moving walkways.

Mark Elfant, Transcope's president, plans to remain with the company to provide strategic guidance to help grow the business.

Led by its founder Steve Laganas, USSG was formed to build an industry leading national rigging and machinery moving business.

Able Rigging Contractors LLC (Able), of Deer Park, New York, is also a USSG company. A number of other companies are in discussions about becoming part of the group.

Laganas also owns Able Equipment Rental Inc., Deer Park, New York, which is not part of the USSG group. Able Equipment Rental is a leading provider of equipment rentals, sales, service, parts, transportation, and user training throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

"US Service Group was formed to allow us to seek out business opportunities on a national basis," said Laganas. "Acquiring Transcope strengthens USSG's presence in the Northeast and expands our services into an attractive sector of rigging services. Expansion into new regions and lines of business is a key component of USSG's growth strategy. We're very excited to add a company with Transcope's history and reputation to our group."

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