Bigge Crane and Rigging Co.

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    Since 1952, the location of the new Wilshire Grand Center has played an important role to the business, tourist and local communities in Downtown Los Angeles. This site at the

  • Bigge Performs Multi Crane Tilt Up at Pinole Point, CA With Tandem Lift

    In Richmond, CA, Bigge recently performed a tilt up at Pinole Point. Bigge had three concrete panels which required a tandem lift using two cranes. Utilizing a Liebherr LTM1220 5.2 All Terrain crane with 100’ of boom and a Link-Belt HC-268 Lattice Boom Truck Crane with 105’ boom, Bigge lifted and placed panels weighing up to 96 tons for a new warehouse.

  • Bigge Gives Big This 2016 Holiday Season

    The 2016 holiday season brought the spirit of giving to the team at Bigge Crane.  We are proud to announce that our teams participated in variety of ways by contributing to charities in their local communities. The 2nd Annual Bigge Food Drive took place from November 15 through December 15, 2016, in both our California locations: La Mirada and San Leandro.  In 2015, Bigge was able to ...

  • Crane Sales to Latin America Bounce Back

    The year 2016 proved to be a fruitful one for Latin America. According to Construcción Latinoamericana some of the countries currently seeing the most activity are Ecuador, Bolivia, México, El Salvador and Argentina.

  • Bigge Lifts Beardley Spillway Bridge

    Bigge recently perfomed an emergency job for the Oakdale and South San Joaquin Irrigation District, lifting out the Beardsley Spillway Bridge.

  • San Francisco Doyle Drive Project

    In 2016, Bigge worked on the Presidio Parkway restoration project in San Francisco, CA. Our crawler cranes, the Manitowoc 2250 and Liebherr LR1200SX, were used to remove girders and to prep an area for demolition.

  • One Bigge Green and One Bigge Giving Committees

    The One Bigge Green and One Bigge Giving teams partnered to host a can drive in which the proceeds were used to purchase school supplies for a local school. With the assistance of the San Leandro Education Foundation, much needed school supplies, including 100 backpacks with crayons, markers, colored pencils, erasers, sharpeners, scissors, folders and hand sanitizer, were donated to Wa...

  • Chabot Dam Seismic Upgrade

    Recently, the Bigge team participated in a portion of the seismic upgrade process for the Chabot Dam in San Leandro, CA. The cranes used onsite were a Kobelco CK2750G and a Terex RT780, which were used to test and prep the ground at the Chabot Dam. A 6 Line Goldhofer PST was used for mobilization and demobilzation. A The challenges of the job were the steepness of the site, hairpin tur...

  • Bigge Lifts in Seattle, WA

    In August of 2016, Bigge provided an operated & maintained Grove RT880E Rough Terrain crane for new construction in downtown Seattle, Washington. Lifting steel beams, wood, compressors and generators, Bigge was able to execute a plan in extremely limited space.

  • Seeing the Big Picture

    As a young man, I tried on many hats when it came to working before becoming a Safety Professional. Granted all of these positions were entry level, but boy did I learn a lot. The old saying “hindsight is 20/20” is true, we learn from our experiences. Back then I was eager to jump in and get dirty. I was willing to try and learn something new, but many times this ended with an incident...

Bigge Crane and Rigging Co.

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  • Bigge Helps Advance Cancer Treatment in Miami

    Bigge Projects completed a transport and heavy lift project in a new industry segment, Proton Therapy Centers for cancer treatment. Bigge was contracted to transport the two halves of the Cyclotron from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale to the Miami Cancer Institute, to rig the Cyclotron halves into the building, and to install many smaller components for several other associated sys...

  • Bigge celebrated in special AC&T Section

    Bigge was featured in AC&T's September 2016 Issue detailing the first 100 years of our history. From humble beginnings as a small trucking company hauling cargo from docks and railroad depots in San Francisco's Easy Bay region to a global super power in the crane rental, rigging and specialized transportation industry, Bigge Crane and RIgging Co. exemplifies what it takes to succed i...

  • Being Safe!

    If you want to be safe at work, home, and play, you need to demonstrate certain characteristics that are visible by others. When someone claims that you are a safe person, they have observed something about you that resonates with being safe. Someone who is safe can be observed as committed to injury-free work, compliant with safety practices, and working with competency (skills and k...

  • Multiple Tower Cranes on Clearfork Project

    The Shops at Clearfork have six tower cranes (five Peiner SK 415s, one Comansa 21 LC 550). The project was a yearlong tower crane rental.

  • Bigge Receives Numerous Awards for Milestones at Bauma 2016

    Bigge Crane & Rigging Co. was pleased to be recognized by six manufacturers in our centennial year. LiebherrIn honor of Bigge’s Centennial Year, Liebherr spoke about our trusted and long-standing partnership at a presentation with Weston Settlemier, Bigge President and CEO, along with the Bigge team. Standing in

  • Bigge Hauls Cyclotron for the University of California at Berkeley

    On this day (March 4) in 1940, Bigge hauled a 60-inch cyclotron for the University of California at Berkeley. The cyclotron was the largest in diameter and most powerful such instrument of its day. In World War II, the cyclotron created 8 artificial elements including plutonium.

  • Bigge Hauls the Italian Art Exhibit to the World's Fair

    On this day (February 18) in 1939, Bigge hauled the Italian Art Exhibit to the World’s Fair on San Francisco’s Treasure Island. The $40 million art exhibition was borrowed from the great museums of Europe, which was acclaimed as the finest collection ever displayed in the Western Hemisphere. Bigge also hoisted various exhibit pieces including a Diego Rivera Mural. This was San Francis...

  • Fact vs. Opinion

    Knowing what is safe or how to make a situation safe is a constant issue for those in leadership positions. Most safety manuals have a line on the front page that says, “This manual cannot cover all work situations. If you find a situation that the book does not cover, contact your supervisor.” The issue of not having a safety rule for a specific situation occurs many times because th...

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