November 12 - Blue Hat Crane was recently made a representative for all Tadano products and has added a selection of Tadano cranes, including an ATF 180G-5, a GR-1000XL, and a GR-750XL, to its fleet.

"Blue Hat will be a key player in growing Tadano's market share in Missouri and Kansas," stated Jay Shiffler, executive vice president of sales, marketing and customer service for Tadano America.

Changing needs also led the company to build a new 22-acre (8.9 ha) facility with a 60,000 sq ft (5,574 sq m) maintenance shop and warehouse. At its open house event, Blue Hat displayed a number of cranes available for rent or sale, including the newest Tadano additions to its fleet.

During this event, Tadano America gave Blue Hat a traditional warrior's kabuto helmet. "We've had to fight battles daily to bring our company to this point," remarked Florian Rothbrust, senior vice president of Blue Hat Crane. "The helmet will bring us luck and victory!"