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Thackray Crane Rental provides crane rentals, warehouse and heavy industrial trucking services. We offer bare and manned crane rentals with a certified operator, indoor warehousing, outdoor storage, fabrication facilities and construction logistics support services for any size project.

Crane rentals are available in the Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland area.  Customers may rent a crane for short term daily rentals or long term rentals. Many industries trust Thackray to complete the job. Thackray specializes in construction, heating and air conditioning, power generation, petrochemical, communications, road construction, bridge building, and rigging in MD, PA, NJ and DE. We provide just about any industry the expertise they require in the planning, lifting, handling and placing of equipment and materials.

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Rent a crane or heavy equipment and it will expedite your job efficiently! We can provide a top-notch, skilled crane operator and we have lift capacities to 500 tons! Our operators are licensed and we service the PA, NJ, DE, and MD areas. We’ll provide you with the size crane you need for any project, always having support on site for your convenience.

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Facilities are located in the Philadelphia, PA and southern NJ areas.

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All of our operators are trained and certified to drive and maintain your crane efficiently. We have implemented a company policy that mandates a strict training regimen for all of our operators, and all of our employees. You can rest assured that your crane operators are well-equipped to handle your crane safely. With our equipment advancing, the need for a nationally certified operator is of the utmost importance.

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Thackray – Byberry Warehouse

Thackray Crane Rental, Inc.

Byberry Warehouse
2100 Byberry Road
Philadelphia, PA 19116
Phone: 215-464-4280

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Quick Directions

Take US Route 1 to Byberry Road. Head west on Byberry Road for 0.6 miles. Warehouse entrance is on left.

Outdoor Storage | Warehouse Services

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How Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. Stays on Top of the Competition Year After Year

As one of the longest running family-owned and operated crane rental companies that serve New Jersey and the entire tri-state area, we are constantly being asked the question, “After all these years, how does Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. still remain so successful?”

While we would like to say that we attribute our success to just being in business for over seven decades, it takes a little more to be the best of the best in the crane rental industry. The real secret sauce that sets us apart from our competition is our top notch customer service and our ability to go above and beyond for every job that we are hired to do.

We raise the bar high.

Our Beginnings

Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. comes from humble beginnings as a family owned and operated company. Company founders Walter and Anna Cassalia Thackray instilled early values of commitment, integrity, and family as the basis and root of all relationships for the business practices. Even though years have passed since our founders have established these values, their legacy continues to be the guiding light of success for Thackray Crane Rental, Inc.

How We Attain Success

Another very important aspect and driving force of success for Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. is how no matter what the industry is, no matter what the customer’s needs are, we can get the job done. The eldest of the Thackray siblings, Skip Thackray shares that “the company started with only a few cranes and today we now have over 100 different cranes, tractors, forklifts, cherry pickers, lulls, and boom trucks. You name it; we’ve got it.”

However, none of the amazing jobs that we have accomplished in the last 70 plus years that we’ve been in business would have been possible without our can-do attitude and old-school family values. Our customers rely on us and know we are here, and that they can call us at any time. That’s our edge. That’s what makes us the number one crane rental and trucking company in NJ, across the Philadelphia area, and beyond

To learn more about Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., the services we offer, and how we consistently stay ahead of the curve in our industry, please browse our website or give us a call at 1-844-99-CRANE. We would love to hear from you!

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Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. Announces Winner of Walter J. Thackray Scholarship Award

Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. is more than just a crane rental company serving New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and its surrounding areas. Since our company’s inception in 1947, Thackray has remained one of the region’s only continuously owned and operated family businesses, and for that we are proud.

Walter and Anna (nee. Cassalia) Thackray built our company on two fundamental values: integrity and commitment. It is these values, as well as Walter and Anna’s overall vision for the company, that has fueled our success to prioritize customer satisfaction generation after generation.

Because of this, we wanted to honor the man who built our company from the ground up by establishing the Walter J. Thackray Scholarship at The Philadelphia Foundation. It is our company’s intention that through the Walter J. Thackray Scholarship, we will foster his legacy of philanthropy and charitable by awarding this scholarship to one deserving individual.

And the Winner Is…

Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. is pleased to announce that the winner of the Walter J. Thackray Scholarship Award is Evan Cain! A recent high school graduate of Conestoga High School, Class of 2018, Evan has been accepted into the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he will be pursuing a degree in Crop Sciences. This innovative major has been internationally recognized for using the latest advancements in technology to not only improve food production more efficiently, but fuel production as well.

Cain credits his grandmother for fueling his passion in all things agricultural-related. Ultimately, Cain would love to work with a company who shares similar visions, one of which is to one day if not deplete, but ease world hunger.

Thackray wishes Cain only the best in all of his future endeavors and a huge congratulations on being the inaugural recipient of the Walter J. Thackray Scholarship Award.

The Philadelphia Foundation

Due to the organization’s desire and commitment to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia area, we decided to partner with The Philadelphia Foundation when it came to administering the scholarship award. The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) strengthens the economic, social and civic vitality of Greater Philadelphia. TPF grows effective philanthropic investment, connects individuals and institutions across sectors and geography, and advances civic initiatives through partnerships and collaboration. A publicly supported foundation, TPF manages more than 900 charitable funds established by its donors and makes over 1,000 grants and scholarship awards each year. To learn more, visit www.philafound.org. For more information on Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., Philadelphia’s premier crane rental company, please browse our website.

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Sponsoring a Local Children’s Home to Spread the Cheer This Holiday Season

The season of giving is upon us, and here at Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., we always strive to remember the less fortunate members of our community who, unfortunately, have nothing, as we run around searching for the perfect gifts for those recipients on our lists who have everything. It is in that spirit of giving that we have decided to build upon our history of helping the St. Francis-St. Vincent Homes for Children, a Catholic social services agency in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that cares for more than 120 at-risk youth between the ages of 12 and 21, young expectant mothers, teen mothers and their babies, and refugee youth. Last year, we took the youth and infants that depend on this non-profit charitable institution under our wing and hosted a donation drive to provide them with essentials, toys, clothes and money. We are proud to say that not only was it a resounding success, but that we are excited to take our efforts a step further by sponsoring another drive to fulfill their holiday wish lists, as well as to raise funds for a special outing to celebrate the holidays.
When the St. Francis-St. Vincent Homes for Children reached out to us for help this year, we took it as an honor and a privilege to help those most in need. Sometimes the simplest things can mean the most, and providing them is the least we can do if it translates into the smile of a child. This year the teenage program and infant program wish lists consisted of the usual essential items, as well as a few comfort and entertainment items.
The teenage program, which is comprised of 120 teenagers, graciously asked for items that include alarm clocks, hair accessories and styling tools, umbrellas, outdoor winter gear (hats, scarves and gloves), and household linens (bath towels, washcloths, sheets and comforters), comingled with a few items for entertainment, such as video and board games, teen reading materials, etc.
The baby program, consisting of 10 infants, beseeched donators for bedding and clothing items, diapers and wipes, sippy cups and other feeding utensils, and essential toiletries (lotions, soaps and shampoos). The program coordinators also requested entertainment items that included toddler toys and infant/toddler books.
As a tight-knit, family run company, we witnessed the dedication and compassion displayed by our employees during last year’s donation drive for the St. Francis-St. Vincent Homes for Children. That’s why we have had no trepidations asking them to consider participating in this year’s drive and to donate one, or more, of the suggested gifts items. We’ve placed a donation box in our main office in order to collect items, and monetary donations, through December 22, 2015, and look forward to presenting the results of the drive to the children and youth at the non-profit charitable institution.
If you have any questions, or would like to know how you can participate in our drive, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at 1-800-34-CRANE. At Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., our expertise may be in industrial equipment rentals and rigging hardware in NJ and PA, but our heart is in helping those less fortunate, especially children.

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The Walter J. Thackray Memorial Scholarship: What You Need to Know

Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., in partnership with The Philadelphia Foundation, is proud to introduce the Walter J. Thackray Scholarship in memory of our company’s co-founder and beloved family patriarch, Walter J. Thackray.

Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. does more than just supply rigging equipment to NJ, PA, and DE builders. We also give back to the community, following in the footsteps of our founders.

Below, you will learn all about Walter J. Thackray and the scholarship established in his name. We will also explain eligibility requirements for applicants and how you can apply.

First things first:

Who was Walter J. Thackray?

Walter J. Thackray co-founded Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. back in 1947 with his wife, Anna Cassalia Thackray. Their values of honesty, integrity, and family helped shape the company into the organization it is today.

Walter was known for giving back to the community and helping improve the lives of those around him. Sadly, he passed in 2010, but, through this scholarship, his family looks to continue his legacy of helping to grow the community for years to come.

The Philadelphia Foundation

Founded in 1918, The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) strengthens the economic, social and civic vitality of Greater Philadelphia. TPF grows effective philanthropic investment, connects individuals and institutions across sectors and geography, and advances civic initiatives through partnerships and collaboration. A publicly supported foundation, TPF manages assets of over $416 million and more than 900 charitable funds established by its fund holders. It distributes about $20 million annually to over 1,200 nonprofits as grants and scholarships. To learn more, visit www.philafound.org.

Scholarship Details

The Walter J. Thackray Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior looking to continue his or her education in Construction Management, Agricultural or Horticulture Science at a 4-year non-profit college or university.

An award of $2000($500 per year for four years) will be granted to one eligible applicant to help cover the cost of tuition. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years upon meeting criteria. High school senior student applicants should have a GPA of at least 2.5 and must demonstrate financial need and participation in activities outside of school such as volunteer work, clubs, or extracurricular activities to be eligible.

How to Apply

Interested students may submit an application along with an essay, letter of recommendation, and other school documents that can be found on the application’s webpage. Applications will be accepted now through May 1, 2018, and a winner will be selected in the following months.

For More Information

Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. is a leader in more than crane and rigging supplies for DE, NJ, and PA. We are an active member of the community and love to give back in any way we can. Click here for more information on the Walter J. Thackray and the values he instilled in his family and company.

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Choosing the Right Crane for the Job

Put plainly, businesses rent cranes to move and lift up to hundreds of tons of materials. However, no two projects are exactly quite the same. Because of this, different cranes suit different purposes. To get the job done right, the appropriate piece of equipment must be chosen for the task at hand. This decision hinges on proprietary industry knowledge and experience and having served our customers since 1947, Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. prides itself as the premier provider of crane rentals in the tri-state area.

Over the past several decades, we have developed a strong reputation for reliable crane rental services in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. With our construction support services—such as equipment rentals, trucking and transportation, warehouse and storage, and project logistics customers regularly complete their projects both safely and efficiently.

Do you need a crane for your next project? Depending on the nature of the job, we could outfit you with one or more of the following cranes, among others.

Crawler Cranes

These cranes have the ability to move under their own power, allowing them to transport heavy loads around construction sites. This capability, combined with lift capacities that range from 50 to 440 tons, makes them suitable for many different projects.

Boom Trucks

Boom trucks offer even more mobility at the cost of lower lift capacity (about 8-28 tons). Their multifunctional truck beds allow you to easily transport materials and supplies between sites. To add to their versatility, they can even come with an attached man basket, allowing personnel to install and remove signs, maintain cell phone towers, or perform a variety of other essential functions in hard-to-reach places.

All-Terrain Cranes

With lift capacities up to 500 tons and the ability to traverse rough surfaces, all-terrain cranes give contractors a powerful and highly maneuverable crane rental option. These heavy-duty machines include features like retractable and extendable counterweight positions, hydraulically-operated winches, and a maximum hook height of 425 feet.

These cranes serve as just a few examples of diverse selection of equipment. For more information about our crane rentals, browse our website here. To learn more about our company and our construction support services or to hire a certified crane operator in the Philadelphia area and beyond, call us at 1-844-99-CRANE today!

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Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. Celebrates American Heart Month by Aiming to Keep Employees Healthy

As your one-stop shop for crane rental and logistical services near New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. strives to offer as much support as it can to both its employees and customers. In celebration of February and American Heart Month, we want to spread awareness of employee health and well-being; and how that makes all the difference for our company.

American Heart Month in February

Although it isn’t always discussed in the context of hydraulic cranes and construction, American workers do suffer from heart disease at an alarming rate. According to a study by the American Heart Association, a quarter of the deaths in the United States, every year, are the direct results of heart disease. It’s for this reason that Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. takes a proactive approach to its employees’ health.

Optimizing the Health of our Company

Here at Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., our full-time Safety and Risk Management Director, Mark W. Thackray, ensures that our employees maintain optimal health. Mandating regular physicals, along with health and wellness policies, Mark sees that every employee utilizes and optimizes their healthcare and medical services. Ultimately, we recognize that our employees exist as more than one of our greatest assets: they’re an extension of the larger Thackray family.

The Extended Thackray Family

With our roots as a 3rd generation family-owned and operated company, our company bonds as a larger whole—an extended family with the same values, communal ties, and concerns.

Being a Thackray employee is about honesty, integrity, and trust. Since the days of our founders, we’ve instilled values like these throughout our organization and in all of our contracts. It’s a firm belief and personal philosophy that our employees and our customers deserve the best that’s in our power to offer them.

We apply this belief by ensuring that we obey safety regulations concerning our employees and our equipment; that we train our operators and enforce a sense of duty, courtesy, and discipline.
Local community involvement is just as much of a part of being at Thackray, as we cultivate our ties outside of the organization—supporting business partners, fundraisers, loyal customers, and staff however we can.

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Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. Supporting the Kicks4Chris Foundation in 2018

Since our earliest days hauling tractors, trailers, and cranes wherever customers and communities have needed them, Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. has stood for more than crane rentals in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. In fact, since 1947, we’ve continued to make philanthropy and community outreach some of our highest priorities.

Today, we would like to kick off the New Year by proudly and loudly supporting the efforts of the local non-profit organization, Kicks4Chris Foundation.

The Origin of the Organization

Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. has always sought to support communities in NJ, PA, and DE in all ways that it can. When we first heard about the Kicks4Chris Foundation, its mission resonated with us and our hearts went out to the Stern family. In 2015, the Foundation was established in memory of Chris Stern, the son of our cousin Carole (Cassalia) Stern. Chris, who was diagnosed at the age of 21 with sarcoma, spent six years of his life fighting against the disease.

Despite the complication of severe heart disease brought on by immunotherapy, Chris was able to push his sarcoma into remission. Avoiding a risky heart transplant, he pushed through, going on to lead the James Madison University Relay for Life. During these years, he also worked with the City of Hope, making it his personal mission to befriend and support others fighting their own battles against cancer and sarcoma.

It was in the summer of 2014, just as Chris’s cancer returned, that he and his family halted all of the chemotherapy and radiation, turning to alternative treatments. After a consultation with a Dr. Breelyn Wilky, they learned about the medical potential of immunotherapy and the research that had been steadily advancing it.

Researching Immunotherapy in Honor of Chris

Sadly, Chris passed away the following summer, at the age of 27. In honor of Chris Stern and the fight that is still waged by millions of cancer patients to this day, Kicks4Chris has served as a vehicle to fund research into primary immunotherapy. By hosting an annual 5k, paint nights, basketball tournaments, and benefit Galas, Chris’s family has tried to bring more awareness, as well as funding, to nascent cancer treatments.

Inspired by Chris and everyone fighting against cancer, we encourage others to donate towards their cause by visiting Kicks4Chris.org. All donations received by the organization automatically qualify as tax-deductibles, and go directly toward those who need immunotherapy research the most.

Won’t you join us as we support the Kicks4Chris Foundation this new year? We truly appreciate all of your charitable considerations in an effort to “kick” cancer away!

Visit Kicks4Chris.org for more information on how you can support this worthwhile cause.

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