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They are outstanding every day. They have always done a super job with parts service and sales. Baker has been a Columbus Equipment customer for about 15 years and he purchased several Grove cranes through the company when it sold that brand. He is slowly but happily transitioning his fleet to Link-Belt which he prefers over other brands. Lead Operator Jason Tom is also a believer and big fan of Link-Belts Pulse operating system which keeps him ahead of the curve in terms of optimal precise and most importantly safe operation. When Baker decided to update his large all-terrain crane his first inclination was to buy used. However after looking at the used market It was a no-brainer to get a new one. People wanted 75 percent of the new price for a machine with 20000 hours Baker said. Jeff put a lot of consideration into the purchase said Bob Weber head of Columbus Equipments Lifting Division. The ATC-3210 can be permitted and moved easily in Ohio because of its weight and weight distribution and the ease of movement and teardown were important factors. The largest crane the company previously owned was a 120-ton so this was a big step in the growth of the company. We are glad to know he has had the 210-ton crane out on numerous jobs and it appears to be a very healthy fit for his business Weber added. Baker started his welding business in 1984 after working in welding shops for about five years. Currently his business is split about evenly between welding and crane work. His welders work on projects such as struc- tural steel for hotels and do job shop work and the crane operators perform contract work for a variety of customers including many building contractors. Bakers Welding Crane Service employs 13 people and Baker is quick to give them credit for the companys success. I have a bunch of great employees who work with me not for me he said. We had a rough three years dur- ing the recession like everyone in the country but now the outlook is good and we have a fair amount of work. Buying the new Link-Belt was an investment in the future. You have to keep growing to stay in the race he said and the 3210 will allow the company to do that. Bakers son Levi has worked alongside him for years and has always aspired to follow in his fathers footsteps and Baker knows the new Link-Belt will serve the family- owned business for a long time to come. Baker is quick to point out his obvious appreciation to the companys customer basesome of whom he has worked with for 30 yearsin making all this pos- sible. Being committed to those you serve and investing wisely are tried-and-tested business strategies just like finding a need and filling it. With a highly-productive Link-Belt crane and dependable support from Columbus Equipment Bakers investment in the ATC-3210 looks promising for years to come. I really like Link-Belt machines. They are dependable machines. We dont have issues with them. Jeff Baker Owner Bakers Welding Crane Service Dealer support is important for someone as small as we are and the service we get from Columbus Equipment is unbelievable. They are outstanding every day. Jeff Baker Owner Bakers Welding Crane Service 5