Elliott Equipment Company Celebrates 70 Years in Business

Founded in 1948, the company was one of the pioneers in developing truck-mounted aerial equipment

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Elliott Equipment Company, a manufacturer of truck-mounted material handling work platforms, cranes and digger derricks, is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018.

Elliott Equipment Company was founded in 1948 by Dick Elliott in Omaha, NE, where it is still based. The company was one of the pioneers in developing truck-mounted aerial equipment. Its products enjoyed early adoption by electrical contractors and utilities as post-war America constructed its electrical grid. State and municipal transportation departments also recognized the benefits of an aerial work platform that could also handle materials and began using the Elliott HiReach for sign and lighting installation and maintenance during the build out of the interstate highway system.

Today, Elliott serves leaders in the utility, sign & lighting, public works, mining, telecommunications, energy and construction industries. All of its HiReach aerial work platforms, BoomTruck cranes and Digger Derricks can be equipped for material and personnel handling and in some cases digging in addition to their primary functions.

According to Jim Glazer, Elliott’s President, the company's focus is on working with customers to define and build the best solutions to do their work. He added, “Elliott has been in business for 70 years because we truly care about our customers. We are a family-owned business and are proud of the relationships we have developed with our users over the years. We are honored to celebrate this milestone, and are excited about our future. We have a great team and our best years are definitely still to come.”