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June 24, 2021
Wind, industrial, and construction markets driving rough terrain crane demand
May 6, 2021
Boom and Scissor Lifts support one-stop-shop mission. Include New Skyjack SJ16, JLG 600AJ, 660SJ, 860SJ, 1200SJP, and 1500SJ; and booms from Genie, Z-62, S-65, and Z-80.
April 15, 2021
Jib and attachment package part of the latest purchase
February 26, 2021
Most powerful crawler crane in its class offers 880 USt, 663 feet of hoist height
February 16, 2021
New Liebherr Crane Delivery has begun and continues through 2021. The new All-Terrain cranes include: LTM 1120-4.1, LTM 1130-5.1, and LTM 1230-5.1; three each of LTM 1160-5.2 and LTM 1450-8.1; and one each of LTM 1110-5.1, LTM 1150-5.3, and LTM 1650-8.1.
January 31, 2021
With brothers and sister-in-law, he created the crane rental category in 1964

Butch Bucher - Jeffers Crane Service GM Retires After 32 years

July 1, 2020

Butch Bucher’s professional life began in construction in 1966, as he worked part-time while still in high school. He eventually transitioned to the crane business in the 1970s, working while he attended college and then taking a brief break for military service. By the 1980s, he was the manager of the Lima, Ohio, yard for what was then known as Tilton Corp. He was promoted to general manager and moved to Toledo in 1991, and Tilton was purchased by ALL four years later. Bucher stayed with the company and continued his remarkable career, remaining as GM until his retirement.

Over the years, Bucher successfully navigated the changing waters of the crane industry as technology improved, capacities increased, and the pace of work rapidly accelerated. Through it all, Bucher captained Jeffers with a steady hand, humble demeanor, and an unpretentious get-it-done philosophy.

ALL President Michael L. Liptak says Bucher is a salt-of-the-earth kind of person. “Butch’s word is rock solid; he does what he says and says what he does,” said Liptak. “We’re lucky to have had his leadership and knowledge for so long.”

Serving in a senior role for decades, Bucher earned a reputation as a no-nonsense manager with a straightforward personal style. “There are times when you have to be tough and your decisions won’t be popular,” said Bucher. “But when you’ve got a great group around you and everyone’s in the boat rowing together, that tough side is seldom needed. I’ve had a great crew that’s collaborated to get things done.”

In retirement, Butch had originally planned to travel. COVID-19 has changed those plans, but he’s hopeful to get back on the move next year. In the meantime, he’ll engage in hobbies such as reading and photography, and he’ll keep busy tackling a few projects around the house.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity that the ALL family gave me,” said Butch. “I sincerely couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to work for and work with. I’ve been truly blessed.”

Stepping in to assume Jeffers’ general manager’s duties from Butch is Marty Bowman, a 16-year veteran of ALL who cut his teeth as a crane operator, moved up the ranks, and most recently served as the Lima branch manager for the past four years. When asked about advice he’d give to Bowman, Bucher said, “Be honest, be fair, and be forthright. These are qualities Marty has, and it will serve him well as the next GM.”

December 10, 2019
Alsip, Ill., location to be site of new 12-acre yard, centralized office and maintenance facilities
November 25, 2019
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October 2, 2019
Status Defines Better Parts Availability, Service, and Equipment Quality for Customers
May 8, 2019
Crawlers equipped with Variable Position Counterweight highlight package purchase
March 22, 2019
The ALL Family of Companies is bolstering its own fleet of 2,500 trucks and trailers with the addition of 212 new trucks and trailers.
January 9, 2019
In the past few years, no American city has seen more tower crane construction than Chicago.
January 7, 2019
Authorized dealer strengthens rental fleet so more customers can try G Series
October 22, 2018
October 11, 2018
Celebrating 20 years with company, ready to capitalize on regional building boom
September 28, 2018
Branch honored at Safety and Health Conference in Nashville
August 31, 2018
Bold leader eyes big results in southern and southwestern Ohio
July 24, 2018
July 3, 2018
Delivery in rapid succession creates opportunity for rare “family photo”
May 11, 2018
Tiny but mighty cranes offer high performance and tight-spot versatility
May 1, 2018
Outgoing GM Clay Thoreson retires after five decades in crane business
January 30, 2018
Associated General Contractors of Tennessee - Knoxville (AGC) Bestows Honor
January 24, 2018
More MLC650s and award-winning Grove TMS9000-2 are highlights