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Walker Crane & Rigging Names New Executive Vice President

July 15, 2022 - Walker Crane & Rigging Corp., Plainville, Connecticut (Walker), has named Joseph Colla as executive vice president.

Colla has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry, including project management, fleet operations, and customer relations.

He is spearheading Walker's future growth, as well as contributing to the ongoing expansion of US Service Group (USSG), an industrial services company formed to build industry-leading national rigging, machinery moving and warehousing businesses. USSG is headquartered in New York.

Colla began his career performing essential hands-on functions, moving up to heavy-equipment operator, and eventually being promoted to foreman. Since then, he’s been construction superintendent, general manager, and president and CEO of a construction company.

"Throughout his career, Joe has been a results-driven leader demonstrating success in business development and sales, along with financial and operational management," said Walker's Chief Executive Officer Steve Laganas. "He has a proven ability to manage high-value assets and streamline operations, while maximizing his team’s performance."

Established in 1883, Walker Crane & Rigging Corp. provides crane, rigging, machinery moving, warehousing and heavy-hauling services.

Its specific services include plant relocation, in-plant rigging, steel fabrication, and millwrighting, export and domestic skidding and crating, transformer installation and removal, modular building construction, set crews, local and long-distance trucking and heavy hauling, and industrial storage and warehousing.


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