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Bauman Attending Annual Shade Tree Symposium

We are excited to inform you that representatives from Bauman Crane Company, Inc. will be attending the 43rd Annual Shade Tree Symposium at the Lancaster Host Resort, in Lancaster, PA from January 27th to the 29th.

Please come visit us at our booth to check out all of the latest in crane rentals, talk with operators, and check out photos from past jobs. We look forward to seeing you there, and answering your questions.


Best regards,

David Kemmerer
Bauman Crane Company

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Volunteers Services for ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

Local Bucks County business offers help for Levittown family 

Chalfont based, Bauman Crane Company, Inc. will be volunteering their services on Saturday March 10th, 2007 for a Levittown family chosen by “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”.

The home, located on Cobalt Ridge Drive East in Levittown, is set to be demolished on Friday, and building of the new home will start immediately. Bauman Crane Company, Inc. will have a crane and operator, as well as ground men, available for the entire day on Saturday to lift materials and help erect the new home.

Founder and President of Bauman Crane Company, Frank Bauman, is excited to be a part of the process,

“When McGrath Homes contacted us about offering our services for the show,” recalls Bauman,

“we thought it would be a great opportunity to give something back to the community that we have been a part of for so many years.”

Frank Bauman started the company in 1965, originally as a sign installation company, and soon realized that crane rentals were in strong demand. The company was purchased in 2001, by a company employee, David Kemmerer.

“This company is a family to us,” says Kemmerer, “what better way to share our family spirit than to help out another family in need.”

Bauman Crane Company Inc., is made up of 13 employees and 14 cranes, whose business in the five county area for the past 42 years has consisted mostly of residential building, air conditioner lifts, and tree work.

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National keeps Bauman on top of tree business

Bauman has been buying cranes for 41 years and currently has 14 in its fleet – 13 of which are National boom-trucks. The other crane is an older – yet still reliable – 1973 Grove TMS300 truck mount.

Starting out as a sign installation company back in 1965, the Chalfont, Pennsylvania-based company soon found its greatest need was for reliable lifting equipment. After purchasing a crane to handle this need, it soon shifted the focus of its business to crane rental. Frank Bauman, company president, recalls the company’s origins and the work it does today. “The first National we bought was a 21t (23 USt) model 1295,” he says. “We started out doing a variety of jobs with this machine, pretty much what we do today – setting wooden roof trusses, lifting air-conditioning units, installing parking lot lights. However our greatest area of growth now involves tree work. While at first we were being called out once a week with one crane, it is not uncommon to send up to seven cranes out for tree work daily.” Today the company employs a staff of 12 and operates from one location in Chalfont. Although Bauman Crane is based in Bucks County, its job locations often include the five neighboring counties.

David Kemmerer has been the owner of Bauman Crane for the past five years. He works closely with Frank Bauman, whose key role as company president enables the firm to profit from his knowledge of local industry. Kemmerer explains how the company benefits from tailoring its fleet to the local market. “We are able to optimize the services we offer, because our National machines are so versatile. They offer compact dimensions, and have exceptional reach,” he says. “We get much of our work because of our 1500 series cranes – it is our number one model because of its performance. We have seven 1500 series machines, and we find they are second to none on jobsites where space is at a premium. They are well-suited to working in the city because they have practically no tail swing and an excellent boom length.” National’s 1500 cranes are available with four or five section booms, and offer a maximum capacity of 33 t (36 USt). “All of our Nationals hold up well, it’s amazing how little wear they show, despite their frequency of use,” says Kemmerer. “We use Manitowoc Crane CARE services mainly for parts support but because their service manuals are so complete we only call for assistance as a last resort.”

Steady growth

The current market, as far as Bauman Crane is concerned, is fantastic, and continued growth is anticipated. The company has grown steadily over the past 41 years because it has always put its customers first. “Our philosophy has always been to let the market push us, and there is always demand for cranes of all capacities,” says Kemmerer. “We are considering purchasing a Grove. Like National, Grove is a company that offers great products and stands behind its name. Brand loyalty is a personal preference, but we actively assess the market to suit our customer’s needs. The fact MCG products come out on top every time, just shows us we were right all along.”

About The Manitowoc Company

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is one of the world’s largest providers of lifting equipment for the global construction industry, including lattice-boom cranes, tower cranes, mobile telescopic cranes, and boom trucks. As a leading manufacturer of ice-cube machines, ice/beverage dispensers, and commercial refrigeration equipment, the company offers the broadest line of cold-focused equipment for the foodservice industry. In addition, the company is a leading provider of shipbuilding, ship repair, and conversion services for government, military, and commercial customers throughout the U.S. maritime industry.

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