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Central Contractors Service Consolidates in New HQ

Jan. 31, 2022 - Central Contractors Service, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, has moved all of its operations to a new headquarters on 13 acres in Alsip, Illinois.

The full-service crane service company began the process of relocating its operations in 2019, with the purchase of property adjacent to a four-acre satellite location.

At the time, the company’s operations were spread over three properties. The new, expanded headquarters includes a centralized logistics hub and operations department, a six-acre storage yard, and modern offices and maintenance facilities.

The new parcel boasts more than 50,000 sq. ft. of combined maintenance space. The anchor of the property is the new 35,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art maintenance facility that includes many amenities unmatched in the region, according to ALL. One example is a 40’ bay with two 20-ton overhead cranes to assist with boom repairs and rebuilds. “This type of work can now all be done indoors,” said John Martello, general manager. An additional 18,000 sq. ft. of maintenance space is housed in another building on the property.

Central was founded in Chicago in 1946 and had a headquarters in Crestwood, Illinois, beginning in 1995. The Alsip site was added in 2004, and a location in Gary, Indiana, for tower cranes followed in 2005. Now, all operations will be housed at the expanded Alsip yard.

Consolidating all operations allows the branch to serve its customers even more efficiently.

“We made the three separate locations work,” said Martello. “But these centralized facilities and yard will mean even faster, more responsive service for our customers.”

Central Contractors expects consolidation to make the branch stronger while expanding its regional influence.

Martello says a grand opening celebration planned for this spring will give customers a chance to tour the new facility.


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