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For the Biggest Stages, Nothing Beats On-Site Assistance

With 760,000 square feet of event space, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is an economic pillar of New York City, and soon, it will be even bigger.

The center is undergoing an expansion that will add approximately 1.2 million square feet of space, including a new pavilion, a ballroom, and an on-site marshaling facility for more than 200 trucks. Sunbelt Rentals is part of the team making it happen, with Lend Lease Turner, A Joint Venture, and Turner Construction. 

Since August 2019, our team has maintained an on-site equipment facility to support the project as it progresses. Partnering with nearly 30 customers, we’ve had a wide range of equipment ready to go: forklifts, saws, scissor lifts, floor scrubbers, pallet trucks, and boom lifts. In our yard, we’ve provided a fuel cube for fast and convenient service. 

Working around the clock, our technicians have been constantly available for maintenance and equipment. We’ve been there to answer contractors’ questions at a moment’s notice. When the COVID-19 pandemic arose, we worked together to overcome the challenges of social distancing and made up time from a temporary shutdown in spring 2020. 

A renovation of this magnitude requires experts from many fields, such as carpenters, electricians, welders, and iron workers. To support the project at every level, we’ve maintained a regular presence at weekly foreman meetings to look ahead and plan for outages and other complexities. 

Together, our on-site personnel and top-notch equipment facility have provided an efficiency boost for contractors. By having our team accessible on the jobsite, we have helped keep the project on time and on budget. With our network and expertise, we’ve reduced rental days and service calls, while saving transportation costs. 

When the Javits Center expansion opens in 2021, the Big Apple will enjoy an enhanced economic impact. In the meantime, we’ll keep building the conventions of tomorrow with the Power of Sunbelt. In the city that never sleeps, neither do we.