Scott Powerline and Utility Equipment recently added a new Tadano Mantis GTC-550 to its inventory at ConExpo 2020, North America’s largest construction trade show for the lifting, mining, utilities, asphalt, concrete, earthmoving and related industries.
“Tadano Mantis Cranes have a great reputation in the industry. They’re tough. They’re versatile. They’re unmatched in performance and reliability.” said Jeff Johnson, Executive Vice President and COO at Scott Powerline, at the massive show in Las Vegas.
ConExpo also gave Tadano Mantis a chance to honor it valuable partner, as Scott Powerline and Utility Equipment celebrates turning 20 in 2020. We were excited to present Jeff and his team with a 20th Anniversary crystal plaque, and to display the GTC-550 with the SPL commemorative logo.
The Scott Powerline story began in a cotton field outside of Tallulah, LA., with a chance meeting between Tom Scott, Jr. and Irby Construction Company. An enduring relationship between Mr. Scott and Irby brought Scott Truck and Tractor, a farm and general construction equipment distributor founded in 1939 by his father Tom Scott, Sr., into the world of utility-related construction and maintenance. Since that day, over forty years ago, Scott has provided contractors and providers in the powerline, telecommunication, and other related utility industries with industry-recognized products and unsurpassed service. Scott equipment has served on numerous projects from Alaska to Florida, Canada to California – not only that, but many of the employees of Scott Powerline have chewed much of the same ground supporting that equipment. According to Tom Scott, Jr., our company’s founder, “Service to the customer is priority #1. That commitment is the basis of our success in the past, present and future.”
That commitment to service, coupled with the recognition of enormous opportunity in the industry, led Mr. Scott to “spin off” the Powerline division and form Scott Powerline and Utility Equipment, L.L.C., on March 31, 2000. At the time, Scott Powerline employed no more than 13 employees and worked out of a small office in Monroe, LA – today, we’ve more than quadrupled our workforce operating out of a much larger facility in Monroe as well as a location in McDonough, GA.”
Scott Powerline and Utility Equipment is headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana and has a service center in McDonough, Georgia. Scott offers everything from Mantis cranes to boom trucks to bucket trucks to pressure drills and tracked utility vehicles.
Tadano Mantis Cranes appreciates the Scott Powerline partnership over the last 20 years, and looks forward to a bright future together. Here are some fun photos from over the years: