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The Queen City is always under construction. Home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Carolina Panthers, and Charlotte Hornets, Uptown has long attracted new residents as well as millions of tourists. However, neighborhoods like NoDa, Plaza Midwood, and South End have made lists of some of the coolest places to visit in the city. As one of the fastest-growing areas in the South, cranes have seemingly become part of the landscaping for the Charlotte area. 

For contractors researching crane rentals, there can be a lot of new terms to learn in order to determine what system is best for your project. Here is a brief glossary of rigging-related terms to help you get started with your research.



There are several cities and areas in the South that are growing rapidly. Uptown and south Charlotte, Asheville, Columbia, Greenville, the Triad, the Triangle, and Charleston are regularly included on lists of fastest-growing cities in the country. People are attracted to these areas for the mild weather, outdoor recreation opportunities, and quality of life. Moving from out west or up north often means families can upgrade their homes and properties, pay lower tax rates, and get more mileage out of their dollars. The job markets in these cities are strong, and companies are hiring for excellent careers. Each year, tens of thousands of people move to the Carolinas for new careers.

With new people and businesses moving here, for some cities, it seems like cranes are permanent fixtures in their skylines. Contractors are often booked months and years in advance. Parker Crane’s team is proud to provide the highest quality cranes, and machinery builders need to construct new apartments, offices, educational institutions, retail, and industrial buildings throughout the Carolinas. Here is a quick overview of the types of cranes you may need for your construction project:



We have always been committed to providing the best customer service possible for our clients. We are proud to have launched our new website to continue to improve the way we serve you, so you can get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible. With our new website, we want to reintroduce you to Parker's Crane.