Happy 56th Birthday RAC


By |April 24th, 2014|Rent A Crane News|0 Comments

Long, Lost Blog

Long time, no post. This picture was taken at our annual company picnic in 2009. Since that time, we have lost many of those who were and still are near and dear to us. Paul Devine was the first to leave us after we saw him at our 2011 picnic. Barnes passed away in December […]

By |April 8th, 2014|Rent A Crane News|0 Comments

Howard Barnes FitzGerald

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our long-time boss, coworker, family member and friend, Howard Barnes FitzGerald. Barnes, as he was known to friends, family and coworkers, was one of the three founding FitzGerald brothers who made their start as steel workers with Arlington Iron Works. In 1957, he headed […]

By |December 7th, 2012|Crane Rentals, Rent A Crane News|0 Comments

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 […]

By |November 15th, 2012|Crane Rentals, Rent A Crane News|0 Comments

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 […]

By |November 8th, 2012|Crane Rentals, Rent A Crane News|0 Comments

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.

By |October 29th, 2012|Rent A Crane News|0 Comments

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.

By |October 11th, 2012|Rent A Crane News|0 Comments

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 […]

By |October 10th, 2012|Rent A Crane News|0 Comments

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 […]

By |October 2nd, 2012|Rent A Crane News|0 Comments

Welcome to Rent-A-Crane

Welcome to our new blog. Come back often to see updates about upcoming jobs and pictures of jobs that have been completed. You can send me pictures of your jobs to post here as well. We will also post information about training sessions and events that will be open to the public. For more information […]

By |September 26th, 2012|Crane Rentals, Rent A Crane News|0 Comments