Sioux Automation Center, Parent Company of STI, Donates to Midwest Honor Flight

Sioux Center, IA — Sioux Automation Center, the parent company of Service Trucks International and Tiger Cranes, recently presented a $2,235 donation to Midwest Honor Flight. The funds were raised through employee donations made as part of SAC’s annual corn hole tournament.

The funds will sponsor three Vietnam veterans’ trips to Washington D.C. this fall.
Aaron Van Beek of Sioux Center, who is the founder, president and director of Midwest Honor Flight, said the organization allows veterans from a 90-county area of Iowa, South Dakota, and Minnesota to fly to D.C. under the care and supervision of Honor Flight Guardians.

“Midwest Honor Flight recognizes American veterans for their sacrifices and achievements by flying them to Washington, D.C. to see their memorial at no cost,” Van Beek said.

Midwest Honor Flight has completed four missions, taking more than 300 veterans to D.C., and is scheduled to have two missions this fall: Sept. 29 — the whole flight of which is paid for by a donation from Smithfield Foods — and Oct. 12.

Sioux Automation, STI, and Tiger Cranes are proud to give back to the communities and citizens of the communities which they live and work in!


Midwest Honor Flight director Aaron Van Beek (center) receives a donation from Sioux Automation Center employees Erin Jansen, Kim Van Zee, Jeremy Hildebrandt, Tabitha Janssen, and Suzanne Barbee.

STI Introduces Truck and Crane Solution for Propane Industry

Sioux Center, IA — Service Trucks International (STI) and Tiger Cranes have designed a new truck and crane unit that serves the propane industry perfectly. The truck and crane are fully customizable to meet customers’ needs.

Key features include:

  • A 7,500 lb. hydraulic Tiger Crane with a 30-foot horizontal reach for better load placement when the truck is parked along a street curb.
  • Unique storage for cement blocks used for shoring tanks on the worksite.
  • The workbench bumper is split inside for individual pipe size/length storage.
  • A fold-down side gate curbside allows for easy loading and unloading into the load bed.
  • A 72-inch curbside front compartment for additional storage and tools.
  • Configurations with or without tool storage are available either street side or curbside.
  • An optional winch on the front of the truck allows the operator to position tanks closer for easy hoisting into the truck with the crane.

Service Trucks International and Tiger Cranes offer industry-leading service trucks and cranes that have proven to be extremely reliable worldwide. For the very best service trucks and cranes available, choose Service Trucks International and Tiger Cranes.

Contact a sales representative at 1-800-225-8789 for more information or visit

5032E & 5032EP Crane Models Introduced

Sioux Center, IA — Service Trucks International (STI) and Tiger Cranes have introduced the 5032E (electric) and 5032EP (electric with proportional controls) crane models to their lineup of innovative products. The 5032E/EP has a 5,000-pound capacity with a 21-foot hydraulic extension and 13-foot length when retracted. The 5032E/EP replaces the 5031E/EP and includes new and improved features including, but not limited to:

  • A larger working envelope.
  • A low-profile boom tip and upgraded anti-two block that allows the crane to operate in more confined areas.
  • Wireless handheld remote control that includes an LCD screen and advanced diagnostics.
  • An optional wireless charging pad for convenience.
  • Sealed mast and fixed rotation creating a weathertight usable crane compartment; and
  • Optional boom tip lights are available to provide work area lighting directly below the boom head at every boom angle.

Tiger Cranes offers industry-leading cranes that perform at the full rated lifting capacity. They are proven reliable from the coal mines of China to the tar sands of northern Canada and the jungles of South America. For the very best service trucks and cranes available, choose Service Trucks International and Tiger Cranes. Contact a sales representative at 1-800-225-8789 for more information or view online.

New Partnership Announcement

Sioux Center, IA — PTR and STI Announce New Partnership Integrating Rentals and Sales.

Premier Truck Rental (PTR) and Service Trucks International (STI) announced today a strategic partnership to provide on-demand commercial mechanic and crane service bodies sales and rentals to customers.  The companies will collaborate to deliver top-of-the-line work truck solutions to the Indiana and Oklahoma City markets.  These solutions will prove highly valuable as a long-term rental opportunity, or a sale to any professional in fleet management or independent contractors nationwide.  PTR will serve as Indiana’s only STI mechanic’s truck distributor and fill a much-needed demand for service truck rentals and mechanic’s crane truck rentals in the Midwest.

PTR offers nationwide commercial truck, trailer, UTV rentals and upfits to professionals in construction, electrical, petroleum, and renewable industries.  Based in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the ability to provide custom upfit solutions to fleets and work truck rental in-house is what separates PTR from the competitors.  Visit www.rentptr.comto learn more.

Based in Sioux Center, Iowa, STI manufactures service and crane truck bodies as well as a complete line of telescoping service cranes under the Tiger Crane brand name. Specializing in high quality mobile service products and telescoping cranes, STI strives to meet the needs of operators and retailers of heavy equipment used in mining, equipment rental, heavy equipment dealers, road construction, site prep and land clearing, agricultural equipment, the oil & gas industry and local, state and federal government.  Visit to learn more.

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