Communication Tower

On Friday November 9, our 110-ton crane was sent to a cell tower site in Stafford, VA. This tower was deemed to be 4 feet too tall by the Federal Aviation Administration because of it’s proximity to the nearby Stafford Regional Airport. As a result, the tower owner decided to cut the tower and reduce it’s height to comply.

Due to […]

Helicopter Crane

On Saturday November 8, we helped one of our customers, Colonial Webb, to stage their air conditioning units for a helicopter lift. When a lift is too large to complete with a mobile crane, a helicopter crane may be your best option. One example of this type of lift involves replacing an air conditioning unit in the middle of a […]

Hurricane Sandy

Rent-A-Crane, Inc. will be closed Monday afternoon at 3:00 pm due to Hurricane Sandy, and we will not reopen until Wednesday morning at 5:00 am. Please call Wednesday to schedule any lifting needs. The NCCCO Rigger I and Signal Person exams that were scheduled for October 30th have been rescheduled for Wednesday November 7th.

NCCCO Rigger I and Signal Person Exams

Rent-A-Crane Training will be hosting NCCCO Rigger I and Signal Person training classes and exams in October. The deadline to submit applications is Monday October 15, 2012. For more information, contact Heather at (703) 550-7097.

2012 RAC Picnic

The annual Rent-A-Crane, Inc. picnic was held on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in September. In addition to current Rent-A-Crane, Inc. employees, we had many retired crane operators and managers come back to visit. Grill masters Joe (left), crane operator, and Tom (right), head dispatcher,   provided good food for the day. The water on the Potomac provided a beautiful backdrop for […]

Space Shuttle Discovery

For more than a month this spring, we had a crane posted at Dulles Airport near Chantilly, VA to prepare for the arrival of the Space Shuttle Discovery. We hoisted support equipment on site and helped to assemble the shuttle rigging device. Although this job required a lot of down time, being on site to watch this special lift was […]