Entries by Dan Drummond

Public Construction Jobs Are a Public Trust

Municipal projects need experienced crane operators as much as for-profit ventures do. Municipalities and governmental organizations have many of the same concerns as private sector companies when it comes to construction projects. They need to be efficient and safe, and they have to get the job done on time. The difference—government specifications can often be […]


So … what’s your plan?

To move heavy, expensive materials and machines, you need to get the strategy right first. Every construction site presents unique challenges. Materials are often awkward, heavy, and expensive—and contractors need to have a strategy for moving and lifting to keep both the materials and the workers safe. A successful strategy involves both the right equipment […]

Solving a Building Puzzle, Step by Step

General Crane comes up with a novel solution for a tight construction space One of our customers was recently faced with a construction project that, at first glance, seemed difficult. They needed to build a four-story set of stairs on the back of a building, but the neighboring buildings were too close to allow them […]

General Construction Crane Service, Inc., Announces New Ownership

General Construction Crane enterprise to remain in the family as 25-year owner passes the torch. General Construction Crane Service, Inc., has officially announced that Daniel Drummond has purchased the business and taken over day-to-day operations as President. Daniel purchased part of General Construction Crane Service in 2016  and has been operating it in partnership with his father, […]

Construction is growing, but is that a good thing?

It’s a challenge if you don’t have the people you need to get the job done right. Residential, private nonresidential, and public projects are all growing, and construction spending is up. According to an article by Ken Simonson on ContractingBusiness.com, year-over-year construction growth is expected to continue in 2019, and that means employment in that sector […]

Five Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Crane Contractor for a Commercial Construction Project

According to the 2018 Construction Industry Economic Outlook, construction is on the increase. The industry has experienced growth over the last 5 years with expected increases in 2018 and beyond. The strongest area of growth is in commercial construction (offices, parking garages and transportation terminals) which is expected to have a 12.4% increase in starts for […]