The heartbeat of Turner Industries’ Crane and Rigging group continues in operation today in a new state-of-the-art equipment repair facility located at the site where the company began, referred to internally as the “Nichols or Mason Street Yard.” With immediate access to Interstates I-10 and I-12, in Baton Rouge, La., our equipment can easily be transported to jobsites and customers. In the spring of 2014, the new facility, designed to keep our equipment and automotive fleet in perfect condition at all times, opened its doors. Explore the facility at www.maintainingexcellence.com
With 50,000 square feet under roof, 65,000 feet of apron space and a total of 25 bays, this facility will maintain, service and perform repairs for over 2,000 pieces of equipment.
The facility also features a huge parts-warehouse and keeps a full library containing service and owner manuals for all equipment. A backup generator ensures the facility is capable of maintaining operation throughout the shop in case of a power outage.
Eight large exhaust fans, four on each side, replace the air in the building once every minute. This not only removes exhaust fumes generated by the equipment, but it also provides a cooler working environment during the warmer months. During the winter months, nine heaters located throughout the main bays keep the facility at a comfortable temperature.
The new state-of-the-art paint booth with 116 light fixtures is 75 feet long by 30 feet wide, and is large enough to hold our biggest mobile crane.