(This brief was featured in the Business Digest section of the Longview News-Journal.)

BOSS Crane and Rigging celebrated an official ribbon-cutting and offered an open house tour of its Longview headquarters.
The company, a division of Bennett International Group LLC, offers crane, lifting and rigging services.

David Lowry, vice president of Bennett International Group, president of Bennett Motor Express and chief executive officer at BOSS, addressed a crowd of about 100 people at the event.

“We have provided truck services to crane companies, and our paths have been linked in many ways for many years,” he said. “We are now very excited to become an official part of this industry.”

Earlier this year, he said the company had seen the need for crane, lifting and rigging services and its existing customers have expressed interest, “So the opportunities were there.”

“We thought about it for a long time, and when the facility became available in Longview, Texas, that had previously housed a crane operation and with the customer base already there, we decided to take advantage of it.”

The facility is located on a 12-acre tract near Interstate 20 and includes about 6,000 square feet of office space and an estimated 17,500-square-foot shop. Its fleet includes six cranes and eight trucks. The company has 25 employees with the potential to add 10 to 12 more employees in the coming year.

For the link to the story in the November 16 edition of the Longview News-Journal, click here.