“There is so much red tape, it takes a long time to get anything permitted. When you’re in our industry, you need to be able to react quickly to your customers to stay competitive and create jobs.”
- Kate Lampson
Director of Public Relations
HEAVY LIFTING FOR A STRONGER COMMUNITY
Lampson International makes really big cranes, including the gigantic Transi-Lift that spans the length of one and two-thirds football fields and lifts 3,000 tons. With 300 mobile cranes worldwide, they are making a huge impact on the global construction industry. But back at home in the Tri-Cities, Lampson is doing heavy lifting of a different kind.
For more than 50 years, Lampson has donated the cranes that lift hydroplane racing boats in and out of the Columbia River during the annual Columbia Cup, supporting an event that infuses millions of dollars into Tri-City communities.
A third-generation family-owned business, Lampson has deep roots in the Tri-Cities. When it came time to upgrade Kennewick High School’s football stadium, Lampson donated cranes to help get the job done.
Lampson’s success, and their ability to support working families and their community, is heavily impacted by the regulatory environment in Washington state. “There is so much red tape, it takes a long time to get anything permitted,” says Kate Lampson, director of public relations and communications. “And, when you’re in our industry, you need to be able to react quickly to your customers to stay competitive and create jobs.”