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American Towman Magazine Presents the Week in TowingNovember 14 - November 20, 2018
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Carrying on an Ol' Family Tradition

0 dec21By George L. Nitti

To mark the celebration of 30 years in business, N&S Towing of West Allis, Wisconsin, dedicated its 2018 Kenworth T270/Century 21' flatbed to carrying on the family tradition.

J.J. Sancinati, son of company founder John Sancinati, said that he had been talking about doing something special since their 25th anniversary.

"My uncle and father started our family business in 1987," Sancinati said, "with two old Holmes 440s, one flatbed and one (Vulcan) Cradle Snatcher. Thirty years later we have nine flatbeds, two Vulcan 882s, two heavy tow trucks and 16 other pieces of equipment.

"I lost my father in 1993," he continued. "He was loading a Cadillac in our yard and it rolled off the sling. I was 11 years old at the time. We lost my Uncle Danny in January. So this was a perfect time to do something."

The heartwarming dedication on the side of the cab is a memorial paying tribute to his father and uncle with their respective nicknames, along with Sancinati's grandparents.

The centerpiece of the design is on its hood, where approximately 20 pictures of family and tow trucks from the past are showcased within large lettering commemorating 30 years.

On the front end of the unit are silver tow chains and curved lettering, again marking their 30th anniversary.

"Back in the day, our trucks were silver and black," explained Sancinati. "Since the mid-'90s, every truck is different. This one as well is different."

One of the flatbed's toolboxes references the company's specialties, which include towing motorcycles, toolboxes, exotic cars and more.

Bringing it all together is what Sancinati calls the unit's nickname written elegantly on the side of the unit that states, "Carrying on an Ol' Family Tradition."
The close-knit family has kept the business going as if Newsome's father and uncle were still running it.

"Our family is very tight. We have 16 family members who work for us and we now have the third generation starting," Sancinati said.

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