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Maxim names Richmond VP

US based rental company Maxim Crane Works has appointed George ‘Jigger’ Tanner as vice president of its new Virginia operation - see: Maxim to open in Richmond, Virginia.

Tanner's first job will be to build the team with local crane and lifting experts for tower, crawler and Rough Terrain cranes for long term and daily crane rental activity throughout the region. He has more than 35 years of industry experience and has a high profile in the region as a crane and rigging expert. He was one of the founding members of Richmond based American Heavy Rigging & Hauling in 1991, which was acquired by Bigge in 2005, and has spent a good deal of his career working with the Richmond operation of W.O. Grubb Crane Rental, leaving in 2019 to set up his own business - Tanner Heavy Equipment Rental - essentially working as a heavy lift consultant, organising lifts and brokering equipment.

Speaking of his appointment he said: “I have known the Maxim team for many years. I am confident that we will be able to leverage our operational experience and the entire Maxim fleet and team to support the region and all of our new team members."This is a great opportunity to provide our customers with industry leading equipment, safety and service. I am looking forward to joining the existing Maxim team and bringing the addition of fully operated and maintained services to the region."
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George ‘Jigger’ Tanner

He will work with Monty Glover, Maxim’s vice president of the Mid-Atlantic region, who added: "We are excited to have such an experienced and professional leader join the Maxim team Jigger’s ability to lead our successful growth strategy with a customer focused approach will ensure that we hire and retain the best talent available in the industry.”

Chief executive Bryan Carlisle said: "We are extremely pleased to add the fleet, footprint and most importantly, people, needed to support our strategic growth initiatives. Jigger and Monty 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. We have already have nearly 50 cranes working throughout the market and will now focus on fully operated and maintained services as well. Our Richmond and Virginia market is an area we have supported from outside the area for many years, and the addition of Jigger and a full service branch will ensure that the local market has a ‘one stop shop’ for every type of crane rental."