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Maxim Adds Industry Vets to Lead Pacific Northwest Expansion

May 17, 2019 -- Maxim Crane Works LP has named crane-industry veterans Travis Wilt and Alex Clark to lead its expansion of a fully operated and maintained fleet of crane related services in the Pacific Northwest.

Wilt joins Maxim as vice president for the Pacific Northwest Division. Clark becomes the region’s vice president of operations.

They are working with Greg Bellcoff, vice president of sales, and Mark Swaney, regional president, to help integrate the existing Coast/Maxim Division into Maxim.

Frank Bardonaro, Maxim’s chief operating officer, said that Maxim is honored to have such an experienced team of industry experts join the company.

In addition to adding Wilt and Clark to its staff, Maxim has added facilities in Hubbard, Oregon, and downtown Portland, Oregon.

Bardonaro said the new facilities join Maxim’s Perfect Partner network of full-service branch operations. “These new sites, along with existing branch locations in Pasco, Washington, Rochester, Washington, and an additional Portland site will provide our customers in the PNW with the most comprehensive network of people and facilities in the industry."

Bryan Carlisle, Maxim CEO, added, "We are extremely pleased with the progress we have seen since the addition of the Coast/Essex team to our PNW operations over the past few years. Travis and Alex will lead our expansion into the operated and maintained services sector for this region while also ensuring that Maxim is able to support our customers with every type of lifting related service needed.”

Carlisle added that Maxim has 20 new cranes on order to complement 150 already working in the region, and that the regional cranes are supported by a combined fleet of nearly 200 tractors and trailers, as well as more than 100 full time operating engineers, mechanics, and support team members. “This is an exciting time for our team and another investment in people, fleet, safety, and footprint to ensure that we are able to meet the demands of our expanding customer base," he said.


"This is a great opportunity to provide our customers with industry leading equipment, safety, and service," said Travis Wilt. "We are looking forward to joining the existing Maxim team and bringing the addition of fully operated and maintained services to the region."  


Added Clark, "We know the Maxim team very well. We are confident and excited that we will be able to leverage our operational experience and the entire Maxim fleet and footprint to ensure that we are the 'Perfect Partner' for all of our customer and employee needs."



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