Dawes general manager retires

Steve Freckmann, former general manager of Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, will retire at the end of 2023 after 34 years as general manager and 45 total years with Dawes.

Steve Freckmann

Freckmann is a crane business lifer, starting out in the shop and yard as a pre-teen. Freckmann’s father, Thomas, was a part owner of Dawes before selling to the ALL Family in the late 1970s. Freckmann succeeded his dad as general manager in 1989. Freckmann was highly active in local and national business communities.

Freckmann is a longtime member of SC&RA, including a decade and a half serving on various committees, with a chairmanship on the Crane & Rigging Group, and a three-year term on the board of directors. He also served on the Crane & Rigging Group Labor Committee.

“Even though I’ll be departing my formal service in SC&RA, I’m pleased that ALL is still represented through the participation of Rick Mikut, ALL’s crawler crane division manager, and Derek Baumgartner, our director of risk management and counsel,” said Freckmann.

Continuing ALL’s legacy of promotion from within, Ryan Harrison, branch manager of the Madison, WI, Dawes branch and a 24-year ALL veteran, will succeed Freckmann as general manager.


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