A Portable Solution for a Growing Company: In the Field with Suffolk Construction


Suffolk Construction Company is an American construction contracting company with headquarters in Boston and satellite operations in California, Florida, New York and Texas. The company is contracted for work in the aviation, commercial, education, healthcare, gaming and government sectors. Suffolk is the largest construction contractor in Massachusetts and one of the 20 largest in the US. In 2017, Forbes reported that the company is the 158th largest private company in the US. Suffolk was also ranked 27th on Engineering News-Record’s “Top 400 Contractors” list.

Suffolk Construction came to Nation Ramps with a requirement to create access to their Park 5th Los Angeles development site. The tower project within the city created unique challenges for logistics. The large scale project needed to have ability for tractor trailers to access the site during multiple stages of the project development; they needed a ramp that could provide grade level access handle the weight capacity and width, and be adjustable to accommodate for the changing site through the life of the project. They also needed a solution that was strong enough to handle the daily abuse of a busy job site. Engineered to exceed capacity levels, Suffolk needed a solution that could survive the unpredictable.

Our Solution:

Ramp Length 27 Feet
Ramp Width 120 Inches
Ramp Usable Width 115 Inches
Ramp Capacity 50,000LBS (GVW)
Ramp Height – Adjustable 38″ to 55″
12” Safety Rub Rails

The Nation Ramps EQP50K-27×120-46A was the answer. Our equipment loading ramp with 50,000 lb weight capacity and 10’ wide ramp offers the flexibility to adjust height from 38” to 55”. Designed to be versatile enough to move to multiple points on the job site depending on requirement. The steel serrated decking the surface ensures that there is no tire slippage no matter what equipment is utilizing the ramp.

Once Suffolk is finished with their project in Los Angeles they will ship their EQP50K to the next project. Nation Ramps ramp solutions offer the ability of portability – quick delivery or removal from any job site. Designed for durability with high quality North American steel. Built to survive the rigours of an unforgiving job site and then be transported to the next site and go through the process again and again. Chosen by Suffolk because our products are as good as theirs.

Nation Ramps has earned a solid reputation from working with clients like Suffolk Construction throughout the United States and Canada. Delivering quality engineered ground to dock, portable loading dock, equipment loading and custom solutions that meet our clients’ demands to improve efficiency; saving time and money.

Thank you, Suffolk Construction for the opportunity to work with you on this project.  We look forward to working with you again to help meet your portable loading ramp / dock needs!

Questions or interested in learning more? Contact our Ramp Team today!!



Our Nation Ramps Equipment Loading Dock Ramps are designed with the user in mind. Our clients have the freedom to select one of five product models, (Ground to Dock | Equipment Loading | Portable Loading DockMobile Yard RampStandalone Platform) or customized ramps based on their unique project needs.  Our clients benefit from the piece of mind that comes with selecting a ramp that will best help them to mitigate the challenges that often arise on site, saving time and money on all projects.

Choosing a Nation Ramps Portable Ramp provides our clients with multiple and ongoing opportunities to save time and money including:

– An in house loading dock on hand to load / unload freight as needed

– Eliminates having to over handle freight with more than one piece of equipment (including a hand pallet and a forklift)

– Lower labour costs for not having to double handle freight

– The highest level of safety standards available – invaluable peace of mind for clients and their teams

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