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Operational Excellence

At Bigge, we pride ourselves in our ability to maintain a level of Operational Excellence that is unrivaled in the crane and rigging industry. Our well-choreographed procedures may seem effortless, but they are, in fact, the result of decades of hard work and successful execution in real-world working environments.

Repeat customers are very familiar with our ability to efficiently and safely take care of all aspects of a job, from high-level planning all the way down to the smallest detail, and in the most complex circumstances. When you hire Bigge for your job, you will enjoy a high level of confidence and the assurance that our expertise will guide the project to a successful completion.

Check out some of our job stories that illustrate our commitment to operational excellence in everything we do.

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Adobe Cooling Towers are Set by Bigge’s New Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1

Toward the end of the July 4th weekend in 2018, Bigge replaced a total of three bank cooling towers on top of the Adobe Tower in San Jose, California. After careful evaluation and project coordination with the City of San Jose, the FAA, Traffic Control and Adobe Systems it was...

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Bigge Cranes Operate at Warriors Chase Center in San Francisco

Hard at work on the waterfront of San Francisco Bay, Bigge’s cranes are in service during the construction of the Chase Center, a multi-purpose arena, and future home of the Golden State Warriors. This landmark project represents the latest facet of development occurring in San...

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Bigge Assists in Construction of a New Scoreboard for Coors Field in Denver

As part of the Colorado Rockies Coors Field improvement project, Bigge assisted multiple contractors by providing cranes including a 90-ton Grove RT890E and a 150-ton Grove RT9150E.  The job consisted of installing new speakers, updating the technology control room, and the...

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Bigge Transports Wind Farm Components in Oklahoma

In March of 2017, Bigge was contracted for a large project involving over-the-road transport of 95 wind turbine nacelles from the Port of Houston to a wind farm in Oklahoma. Nacelles, the large structures at the top of a wind turbine tower, house key components including the rotor...

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Bigge Assists in Expansion of Los Angeles Metro Rail System

In May of 2017, Bigge was hired to execute the lift and haul of components used in the completion of a new rail extension, part of an overall expansion of the Los Angeles County Metro System (LA Metro). A Tunnel Boring Machine, consisting of a cutterhead and heavy shield sections,...

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Historic Tall Ship Launched by Bigge Crew

In April, Bigge engineered and conducted the transport and launch of a historic tall ship into the waters of San Francisco bay from the shores of Sausalito, CA. Named after a prominent shipbuilder and designer, the Matthew Turner is a wooden brigantine schooner built by volunteers...

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Bigge Lifts a Turbine Case at Historical Mare Island

In April, Bigge recently utilized its Demag AC500, a 600-ton capacity All Terrain crane, to hoist half of a turbine case on Mare Island in Vallejo, CA. In the 19th Century Mare Island was widely used by the Navy and referred to as the “Mare Island Naval Shipyard”. During World War...

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Bigge Contributes to the Construction of the Wilshire Grand in Los Angeles

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 theintersection of Wilshire and Figueroa was home to ever-changing hotel owners, including the Omni, Statler...

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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.


Due to recent heavy rainfall, the water flow from the Friant Dam was greater than normal, potentially washing out the Beardley Spillway...

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