Transporting Transformers at the Orlando VA Medical Center
 Sims Crane joined forces with Quinco Electrical, Inc last week to help transport transformers at the Orlando VA Medical Center. The new facility is currently being built on a 65-acre campus at Lake Nona, in southeast Orange County.
     CCO Bill Leonhard manned the 120-ton truck crane as he lifted several transformers to the top of the building. With help from Oiler Ralph Cinicola, the Sims crew hoisted the substation transformers for medium voltage high enough to scale the four stories to the rooftop. These transformers will eventually be used to reduce the electrical current to 480 volts.
     Sims Crane was hired by Quinco Electrical, headquartered in Winter Park. The company is a premiere commercial electrical contractor for the southeast United States. In the nearly 20 years the company has been in business, it’s grown substantially to include branches in Texas, Georgia and North Carolina.
     Not surprisingly, the organization is a sub-contractor at the Orlando VA Medical Center. Doors to the 1.2 million square foot facility are expected to open in the fall of 2012. The $665 million dollar medical center is expected to employ more than 2, 000 employees and annually serve more than 100,000 veterans.  The center’s multispecialty outpatient clinic, 134-inpatient beds, 120 community living center beds, a 60 bed domiciliary and administrative and support services makes the facility well suited for the task at hand. 
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